Music Angel Friendz mini speaker is designed for travelling

It's not often that we feature a product here on designed by a Norwegian biologist. But this little number is the brainchild of one Baard Johannsen, who came up with the idea while travelling.

The £25 Music Angel Friendz (sic) is a compact stereo speaker (7.5x5x5.2cm) with built-in digital amplifier and rechargeable battery giving up to 120 hours' playback time. It weighs 150g.

It's finished in aluminium and comes in a choice of seven snazzy colours, with a small carry pouch. The speaker can be charged using its micro USB connection from a PC/Mac and any standard USB charger. Multiple units can be daisy-chained together to produce greater volume should the need arise.

Smartphones, tablets and laptops can be connected via the 3.5mm stereo jack. The Music Angel Friendz is available in black, blue, silver, green, pink, orange and red from Waitrose stores or online from Amazon and

Follow on Twitter

Join us on Facebook

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.