The Audioengine 5 speakers are compact, but quite powerful. They have an iPod charger port, two audio inputs (you plug in your iPod this way) and an Airport Express power outlet. That means not only can you use your iPod directly with these speakers while keeping it charged, you can just directly stream your iTunes to it as well. The cabinets are made of wood, and feature a 3-year warranty.
The price isn’t too bad either: $350 from Audioengine directly, and available in black or white.