If you want to take your entertainment out on the deck this summer, you might want to check out this offering from Monster, the company best known for high quality audio/video cables. http://www.monsterproducts.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=6563 I do not possess this item, but it is high on my wish list, having heard it a few weeks ago. This thing ROCKS...literally. Looking like a simple pair of speakers, it has multiple possibilities. There is a 30-pin connector on the top for plugging in a pre-Lightning iPhone/iPod. It comes with a BlueTooth adaptor and it has a range of plugins for hardwiring it to a sound system. Worth $800? Probably not, but some dealers are heavily discounting the model, so $500 is nearer what you will need to pay. I've heard of (but not seen) a price of $300 attached to the Model One, so it's worth looking around. Amazon and Newegg could be worth a visit. Based on what I heard, I'd give this a 5 star rating at $500.