Soundcast Systems is shipping its Melody wireless speaker system. It’s a Bluetooth gadget in a 360-degree enclosure.

The Melody boasts a battery life of up to 20 hours and built-in Apt-X codec technology. It weighs in at nine pounds so, along with its built-in handle, is portable.

In addition to its wireless Bluetooth capabilities, Melody also includes a 3.5 mm input port for added convenience. It includes an A/C adapter, 12-Vvolt automotive adapter and USB charging cable, providing an array of charging options while at home or on the road. Melody, which retails for $449, is available now at select U.S.- based retailers. For more info go to .