Sony Ericsson Bluetooth speaker loves phones

After the excitement of yesterday's new Sony Ericsson phones, we thought we'd share with you an innovative little product that could easily be overlooked.

The MBS-100 Bluetooth speaker launches - like the phones - in the final quarter of this year and combines unusual design with a simple concept. The idea is that we all carry such amazing music around on our phones we have an overwhelming urge to share it with friends in a Kids-From-Fame-style dance party.

Space debris or speaker?

To that end, the speaker can hook up to a phone by Bluetooth and relay the audio therein to the world in all its 1.5W glory. A 900mAh battery should keep the party going for up to five hours or on standby for ten times that.

Fortunately, a Sony Ericsson phone isn't a requisite - any handset that supports the Bluetooth A2DP profile will play nicely - but do please be careful when lugging the 225g asteroid-look-alike speaker around on the bus. There's no word on pricing, but expect it to come in at around £50.