gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Edifier Luna 5 iPod Dock

Edifier have opted to add to the ever growing wealth of iPod-related curious you can strategically place in kitchen to crank out the tuneage whilst you cook… or sit waiting for takeaway.

The Edifier Luna 5 sports a decidedly bold and brave design which could be construed as moon-like, but does appear from the front to look like a small, iPod carrying hot air balloon.

Phil Jones, of Wharfdale and Acoustic Energy fame, is instrumental in the development of attractive and high performance audio products from Edifier. The Luna 5 is no exception, concealing 3 drivers in its peculiar form with a total power output of 55w. Judging by the repeated mentions of iPhone compatibility you can also expect that adequate shielding will be protecting those speakers from picking up unwanted noise from your iPhone.

A handy, but nearing obsolete, FM radio rounds off the unit nicely, filling in that entertainment gap with over-the-air “goodness” that your iPod and iPhone can’t supply on their own.

Luna 5 Features:

The unit will retail for £199 at in February. That’s about the going rate for a decent iPod speaker dock, but it remains to be seen if the Luna 5 actually lives up to its claims of excellence.

Monday, January 19th, 2009, News.