If you want to cut down the space and weight associated with speaker system then you should probably go for the small and easily portable iPod speakers. These units are easy to handle and you can easily use them while you go out for a jog. They are also very popular and are available in various sizes, powers and prices.
You can also select these units according to the color and pattern of your choice. You can select one that suits your sense of style. They are also available with charging docks which are compatible with almost all Apple models. Apart from iPods these charging docks are compatible and also work well with other digital players. They are also available in various shapes and there are different functions depending on the various types available; some are for outdoor purposes while others can be used even in the bathroom. You can use them anywhere according to their purpose. Like for example, Tear Drop iPod speakers were recently made available so that you can use them in the bathroom even while you go for a shower. Just put your super sensitive iPod in the tear drop shaped speaker and close it and you can enjoy music while taking a bath. Thus, the entire unit is protected from water and at the same time you can also listen to the music.
With a good cable connection you can connect your iPod to a stereo and enjoy a full bass and treble effect of music with other people in a room. These little accessories are very good units for travelling purpose. Also these units are better than the ones used for computers in terms of quality and clarity. These units can be used outdoors and are slightly heavier than the iPod itself. Recently, wireless portable speaker systems are also made available. These are called OutCast and they contain a transmitter known as the iCast which also has a built in iPod dock.
Brand freaks will prefer the Apple branded accessories. The speakers from Apple feature a power jack, which is the only auxiliary audio input made from 3.5 mm analog cables or optical digital cables. Apart from Apple there are other brands that manufacture these units.
Accessory Geeks is one store where you can walk in get the speaker of your choice from the different brands that they keep for sale. These units come in handy anywhere and you can use them wherever you want.