Sound Off: Tools To Make Your Ear Drums Pop

Kicker iKick501 Speaker System. Photo by Chris Wellhausen Transworld Snowboarding

Kicker iKick501 ($250)

Built as “the loudest docking station on the market,” the iKick501 turns your little iPhone/iPod into Hercules-seriously. The thing has a mini subwoofer in the back, four speakers up front and is only the size of a watermelon. The docking station works with loads of iPods and accepts a 1/8″ auxiliary cable. It includes a credit card-sized remote and has video outputs so you can link videos from your iPod to a TV.

Photo: Chris Wellhausen