Altec Lansing has announced a new iPod speaker called the MIX that allows you to connect up to three MP3 players at once.

Called the MIX or (iMT800), the boom box aimed at kids, will come with a "retro audio rack-style design and a powerful built-in subwoofer to thump big bass from the heart of your scene."

To save you having the agony of switching out your friend's iPods and therefore generating an awkward silence, the speaker will allow you to switch sources via the cool looking remote control that slips into the back of the unit without disturbing flow.

Compatible with both iPhone and iPod, the MIX also includes two top-mounted auxiliary inputs plus onboard FM radio and a seven-band graphic equalizer.

They can ‘mix it up’ between three music player inputs – a 30-pin dock connector for the iPhone and iPod and also two front-facing 3.5mm jacks.

On the speaker side you'll get a 5.25-inch side-firing subwoofer and 5.25-inch tuned passive radiator. The MIX runs on AC or gives 30 hours of play time on 8 D-cell batteries, even sporting a built-in battery life display.

Yours for £269.99.