Dec 17, 2009 9:49 AM
If you've got a discriminating techie on your holiday gift list, surprise them with the JBL Creature III Speakers ($100). The latest in JBL's line of idiosyncratically designed computer speakers, the compact Creature III features otherworldly lines and touch-sensitive controls (thus avoiding the dreaded static caused by a dusty volume knob). A standard earthly 3.5mm stereo mini input makes it easy for anyone to hook up a laptop, iPhone, iPod, or some other gadget. Do not fear its glowing green light. As space creatures go, these JBL Creatures are pretty benign.