Well, well, convergence that makes a bit of sense. While Sony's new MDR-EX36SC headphones are just another in-ear pair with 9-mm drivers, that bundled case is something special: it doubles as a passive speaker. Sure, the quality won't impress, but for a total price of just ¥3,675 (about $41) they'll do just fine for listening to podcasts in a pinch. Available in Japan starting February 10th.

[Via Impress]

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