From the "why aren't more companies doing this
?" department comes Kinyo's DS-350 USB flash disk drive speaker, which can play MP3s and WMAs from USB flash drives
, despite being in an enclosure the size of an average MP3 player dock. This particular example is a rather unimpressive one, being that the USB port's location means your stick will jut out, the speakers are only rated at 2 Watts total output, and it runs off 4 AA batteries (yuck!). Anyway, it's still nice to see companies come out with gadgets that give the owner a little more choice about what they can plug in: the DS-350 is shipping now for around $40, so if you're looking to give your flash drive a tinny soundtrack, then go ahead and snap one up.