On October 1st, Franklin Electronics will release their new ROADIE portable speaker system. Portable speaker systems are nothing new, but the ROADIE is unique for several reasons. It uses any flat surface as the speaker to provide ample volume. It’s also a 3 piece modular design that consists of the USB powered base unit that has a built-in microphone for VoIP, plugs into any audio device such as a mobile phone, MP3 player, computer, etc. The second module is a self-contained rechargeable MP3 player with a SD card slot. The third module offers an equalizer and a hi frequency tweeter plus AC power to enable a second amplifier stage for an even more sound. The base ROADIE Portable Speaker System EVS-2000 will retail for $49.99. Combined with the second center module, ROADIE Unplugged Portable Speaker System EVS-3000 will retail for $79.99. And all three modules together, ROADIE Amp’d Portable Speaker System EVS-4000 will be sold for $99.99.