Just last night on iPhone and iPad Live I went on another rant about how Apple is paying a lot of attention to iPhone, and maybe iPad, cameras, but almost none to iPhone and iPad speakers. I still have to cup my hand and crane my ear to hear anything in an even moderately noisy room. Apple has to pay some attention to music lovers at some point -- they invented the iPad after all! -- but until then, Zooka looks like a great alternative.
Zooka promises 5 times the sound of the iPad speaker and comes in a variety of colors including orange, yellow, blue, brown, gray, and black -- and a glow in the dark special edition. It will run for 8+ hours on a single charge of its lithium ion battery, and is made out of medical grade silicone so its light and resilient.
While it looks made for the iPad, it will work with any device that has Bluetooth, including the iPhone, iPod touch, your Mac or Windows PC, and even has 3.5mm jack for non-Bluetooth devices.
The Kickstarter project is already funded but there's still 24 days to go if you want to get in at the startup price.
Check out the videos below (bonus points for the Veronica Mars song!) and if you like it, head on over to Kickstarter to pledge. I know I can't wait to try it out.