I’m sure Mike Kobrin can do a better job of assessing these new portable iPod speakers from Bose — they’re portable! With a battery compartment! But they just arrived a few minutes ago and I popped in the iPod with nice results. After using a smaller pair in the kitchen for almost a year, there is definitely improvement in the bass and clarity and the portable was just about as big as the old speaker set. We’ll round up a review with some actual audio tests in a bit but for now feast your eyes on her rubberized remote.