JVC's latest boomboxes do touch control, iPod integration

Full-blown boomboxes definitely aren't as popular as they once were, but there's still something curiously attractive about buying a music system that can be slung upside one's shoulder when the mood strikes you. To that end, JVC has introduced a new trio in its micro audio system, with the UX-GN6 boasting a "wake-up" sensor that turns the rig on when motion is spotted and a "laser touch" control feature, which is a sophisticated way of saying touch sensitive. Obviously, all three play nice with iPods, and they'll all be available in around two months for $99.95, $149.95 and $199.95 for the UX-G200, UX-LP5 and the UX-GN6, respectively.