Launched in Japan, this funny looking little effort is Creative's latest iPod-loving speaker in its TravelSound range.

The Creative TravelSound i50 is designed for the 2nd gen iPod shuffle which neatly docks on top of the speaker.

Spec is translated from Japanese from may not be 100% accurate but apparently you're looking at dimensions of 128 x 47 x 15mm and a lightweight 85 grams.

A micro driver and digital amplifier have been squeezed and it offers 15 hours of playback.

It charges via mini USB and appears that you can dock your shuffle in to charge that too.

A carabiner clip and a little plastic cap that goes over the top of the shuffle to protect it should ensure the diminutive device's portability.

A Yen price tag of 7980 means a direct conversion to around £35, although "elsewhere" pricing and availability is not confirmed.