Create a super-successful mobile game and who knows where it can take you, even into the speaker market, as Gear4 announces a coming range of iPhone, iPod and iPad compatible speakers shaped as characters from Angry Birds. Meet the musical Black Bird, Red Bird and Helmet Pig.
Rovio has played on the popularity of the Angry Birds game to create a large variety of licensed gear ranging from iPhone cases to socks, and now speakers for the iPod/iPhone/iPad thanks to their work with Gear4.
All three speakers are shaped as the characters from the game, and we expect these speakers to be more a novalty fun speaker for kids than for more serious music lovers.
Tom Dudderidge, founder and CEO of Gear4 said: “We’ve been delighted with the response to Gear4’s Angry Birds products. Our Angry Birds cases have proved incredibly successful and we’re really excited to be adding to the nest! The speakers look fantastic and we’re looking forward to seeing how people respond to the unique designs.”
The black bird is said to support charging of the iPad, while the helmet pig has a built in docking station at the top for iPod/iPhone. The Angry Birds Gear4 speakers are expected to retail between £49 to £69 and are said to be released imminently. The two models without the built in docking station comes with a docking crate and 3.5mm cable for connection.
[source: Gear4 blog]