There are soooo many external speakers for music players and smartphones it is hard to pick just one. Some sound great but look like crap, and the opposite is true. The Sony Ericsson MS430 is the latter, looks great but sounds just OK.
The Sony Ericsson MS430 Media Speaker Stand has a clean design and brushed metal finish. One side has a plastic speaker grill and the other has a rotating piece that reveals another plastic speaker grill and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The MS430 speaker is powered by 3xAAA batteries and will set you back only $39.95. Cool speaker that doubles as a stand with ok sound quality.