We're a schizophrenic society, us. On the one hand: BIGGER! BIGGER! BIGGER!
On the other: smaller smaller smaller. From our SUVs and our fountain
sodas to our own mushy, bloated bodies, we're a nation of size queens
and wanna-be Texans, prostrate in mass worship of sheer mass. But our
phones and other electronic devices keep shrinking, always shrinking,
approaching the point of vanishing altogether (if only). What's a
portable speaker to do, when it must satisfy these two contradictory
The pocket-sized Saitek A100 MySpkr
Personal Stereo Speaker packs as much rich creamery bass as its
itty-bitty frame can handle. It makes a cute couple with your iPod, MP3
player, laptop, or new or refurbished Zune (ahem). While its sound is
as big and burly as a chronic steroid abuser's bicep, the speaker
itself is as undersized as his testicles.
Now, don't expect the laws of physics to suspend themselves in honor of the A100 MySpkr
- when it comes to sound, it's still pretty much true that you get what
you have room for. For one thing, it's only one speaker, so your
stereophile exotica and quadrophonic soundscapes will be better served
by a bigger system. But when all you have is that little zipper pocket
on your laptop bag that you haven't opened since that one day you took
cold medicine to work, the Saitek A100 MySpkr is worth packing.
the MySpkr seems to have lost some vowels along the way. But it sounds
just as good whether you think cutesy names like MySpkr are clvr or
Warranty: Two Year Manufacturer
Designed for iPod® and MP3 players, MP3 mobile phones, handheld game consoles and laptops
On the evening of October 19, Earl Wayne Earlwayne of Goshen, IN says he was abducted by ethereal, glowing, very skinny beings from another galaxy. "It was the damnedest thing," he says. "From one angle they looked like big, scary aliens - but when I looked at them from the side, they almost disappeared. They seemed harmless enough, almost cute, but I got the sense they were some kind of invasion force. I'm just glad they couldn't figure out how to probe me."
(3) Armida Winery 2006 Poizin Sonoma County Zinfandel
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Sure, trick-or-treating is lots of fun - until you get out of middle
school. What's in it for the grownups? There's the joy of your own
children's excitement and wonder, and the neighborly pleasure involved
in sitting on your porch handing out treats to the local tots. But come
on. None of that compares to free candy.
This year, start
your own adult Halloween tradition with a seasonally-appropriate bottle
or three of Poizin from Armida Winery. This Sonoma County blend of
Zinfandel and Petite Sirah is bold, jammy, and fruit-forward enough to
satisfy the mature version of your candy cravings.
bottle on your porch and some plastic cups, and every parent in the
neighborhood will stop by. More than once, probably. If you're pulling
chaperone duty for a gaggle of trick-or-treaters and the going gets
grueling, keep in mind the rich, spicy raspberry and oak flavors
waiting for you at home. And if you don't have kids and aren't handing
out candy, let Poizin soothe your bitter feelings of loneliness and
isolation on Halloween night.
Of course, there are a lot of
other grown-up applications for Poizin around this time of year. So if
you order by Wednesday, October 17, we promise the winery will get you your Poizin
by next Friday, October 25 (except in Indiana, New Jersey, or Arizona),
just in time for Halloween weekend and the parties thereon. And if
you're too late for that, there's still time to start a new
Alcohol: 15 %
Total Acidity: 0.60g/100ml
Residual Sugar: Dry
Tasting Notes: Raspberries, dark cherries, currants, and a hint of brown spice pop out
of the glass. The mouth is ripe with fruit, balanced out with toasty
oak, and mild tannins. The finish lingers, leaving you wanting more