Take your music traveling

iHome Capsule SpeakersRemember when you used to see guys walking around the beach with monster stereos blaring on their shoulders? Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you were into that), those days are behind us. The advent of iPods and MP3 players has made traveling with music a lot easier — but it you want to have your music blaring for all to hear, you’re gonna need some portable speakers.

Fortunately, iHome has a whole line of travel-friendly speakers which fit iPods and iPhones and any player that works with a basic music cable. The speakers power your Apple accessories while they playing, and some are perfect for the beach: Splash-proof and battery-operated.

I’ve tried out several of the iHome products and actually use their Bose-rivaling speakers in my very own kitchen. I made it my mission to find out which products travel the best — check out our fave five in the gallery below.

Daily deal – Slacker 4GB Wi-Fi Internet Radio for $79.99

My daily deal for today is for the Slacker 4GB Wi-Fi Internet Radio. I’ve reviewed Slacker here before, and their portable player was selected as one of the best travel products of 2008.

The player on sale today is their previous generation unit, and while it may look nothing like the version I reviewed, it does offer the same functionality and of course, it uses the fantastic Slacker.com online music service.

This player normally retails for about $150, but buy.com has it on sale today for just $79.99 with free shipping.

Included with the player is a charger, USB cable and a pair of headphones. The basic Slacker music service is free to use, but for the best experience, you’ll want to upgrade to Slacker Premium.

If you are ordering this as a Christmas gift, then I suggest upgrading to 2-day shipping, you’ll find the buy.com Holiday shipping schedule here.