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These Torch Speakers Encase Your MP3 Player

Although not quite a set of premium speakers, the Torch does offer one good function: the ability to hold a small MP3 player inside of its shell. Unfortunately, it's only a mono speaker, meaning you won't get stereo sound from using one.

The upper half of the Music Torch opens up to reveal a relatively roomy compartment for your favorite portable media player. A 3.5mm jack plugs into the PMP's audio out port, for direct streaming of music to the Music Torch's speaker. Given this concept gadget's presentation as a beach buddy, this interior space no doubt keeps the moisture out when screwed shut.

The upper half of the Music Torch opens up to reveal a relatively roomy compartment for your favorite portable media player. There's room to put in an iPod Nano, but a full size Zune or iPod Touch will likely be cramped.

Whatever the case, the Music Torch is currently a concept. As a creative exercise inspired by (what else) the conical-shaped torch, we'll have to wait and see if designer mintpass has any plans to turn their idea into an actual retail product.

Music Torch