These Folding Speakers from Design Warehouse resemble an accordion or a foot pedal, but is a compact battery or USB-powered speaker ideal for the nomadic traveler.
While these folding amplified speakers are a unique space-saving solution, they probably don't provide premium sound quality. Although, they probably do a better job than your built-in laptop speakers. Design Warehouse currently retails the Folding Speaker for $18 a pair.
Implications - Since speakers have become a mainstream technological item along with many others, businesses are starting to create items that not only function, but are made to look a certain way. Items that many people have, such as speakers, are now being created with design in mind. People often like to buy items that are designed to fit in with their home decor and personal style.