Sony Ericsson MS430 Media Speaker Stand for your X10

by X10 on December 2, 2010

in Accessories, News

Sony Ericsson MS430Sony Ericsson is set to launch a stylish new accessory in the form of the MS430 Media Speaker Stand. As the name suggests, the MS430 is an external speaker that is designed to be plugged into your phone (all Xperia models are supported) and play music or video without having to be tethered to the handset.

When plugged into a handsets 3.5mm jack, the speaker acts as a stand, which means you don’t awkwardly have to prop up the phone. The device itself is clad in aluminium that gives it a premium look. It’s also reasonably pocketable weighing in at 67g and no bigger than 11cm in length. The speaker is powered via 3 x AAA batteries. At this point, we have no idea what kind of sound it will generate, but we hope to get a hands-on as soon as it hits the market. Click through for some promo videos and pictures of the MS430.



Sony Ericsson MS430

Sony Ericsson MS430

Sony Ericsson MS430

Sony Ericsson MS430

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 First December 2, 2010 at 9:03 AM

First 🙂

2 ST December 2, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Neato! Loving the cool accessories SE is pumping out!

3 Sean December 2, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Doesn’t look like it charges which is a huge con in my books

4 Asad Mulla December 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Very cool but wouldnt it be great if the phone just had a louder speaker built in then there would be now issue. We will have to see how loud this device will be

5 FP December 2, 2010 at 9:58 AM

@Sean dont be silly. if it could charge the phone it wouldnt be portable. the speaker wouldnt be able to play for a reasonable time too.

6 FP December 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM

@Sean 1 more thing: you can never charge a phone through the 3.5 mm jack. think first before posting a comment.

7 Leo December 2, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Good design but don’t expect much from the acoustics.

8 Tarek Ali December 2, 2010 at 10:53 AM

@FP sean wasn’t talking about charging the speaker through the 3.5mm jack.
He was talking about seeing if there was an extra port on the speaker to plug a charger in, preferably, inside where the top turns out.
Think first and learn GCSE english again before posting silly comments like that. …(w*n**r)

9 cat December 2, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Sounds no better than my X-mini max II capsule speakers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhSIz_eu-yw I use it for my laptop, works just as well for the X10.

10 x19 December 2, 2010 at 12:16 PM

se cap their volume onn phnes just like sony do on mp3s 🙁

11 Paul December 2, 2010 at 12:17 PM

mm, if they do this and handle the awkward placing of the connection ports why dont they make a dock for the phone? granted our launcher doesnt go landscape but still.. I WANT.

12 S&N December 2, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Convenient, no cables to the speakers!!!, however like an earlier post read it has no charging port…sure you can use rechargeable batteries however you need to carry an extra charger for the AA batteries which could be cumbersome. Still, sleek looking (as much SE produces).

13 S&N December 2, 2010 at 1:08 PM

…key word : “looking”

14 tarek ali December 2, 2010 at 2:06 PM

@x19

hi x19, i think se cap their volumes because of the speakers.
The speakers can only go so loud before sound gets distorted, if you download a music app like mixzing which has an equaliser which can go above the capped volume, you can hear from adjusting the equaliser to max that the sound is just terrible.
You would need multiple speakers in a phone to handle the bass, low freq, med freq and high tweets.
That from my knowledge, anyone can correct me.

15 Sparks December 2, 2010 at 3:06 PM

How does this work with music on the X10 when mediascape music player doesn’t go into landscape?

16 Jan December 2, 2010 at 3:46 PM

@ Sparks: propably it will change with coming update

On 3rd photo i can see bass-reflex. Can we expect some low freqs?

Best mobile speaker is wireless and rechargeable.

17 ConradM December 2, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Good point Sparks, looks like SE will change this in the next update, ore we are forced to use a 3th party player.

18 dan December 2, 2010 at 3:57 PM

@Sparks seeing as mediascape didn’t work with Sony’s live view I bet mediascape might not work here as well.

19 Jeshurun December 2, 2010 at 4:10 PM

@FP
I think what Sean meant is that the device doesn’t seem to be chargeable, and needs batteries to run (3 AAAs as mentioned in the post) instead of charging off of the phone’s charger, and not that it should charge the phone.

20 Oj December 2, 2010 at 6:59 PM

good design but i take it these are photo shop pics and not of the working product.if you hold your phone up you notes. as the usb port and the input are the wrong way round.

21 Sparks December 2, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Media Scape doesn’t work with liveview?

That’s a bit of an own goal.. I was considering getting one of those for standing at train station with phone in coat etc… but not if it doesn’t work with mediascape..

22 PackRat December 2, 2010 at 8:34 PM

For the X10, im wondering if the USB cable can be plugged in at the same time. There doesnt seem to be enough room for it. I use my phone as an alarm clock and usually charge it by night like probably 99% of us.

23 Lweek December 2, 2010 at 11:13 PM

There are only chargers for 2AAA batteries so 3 AAA batteries is just a pain in ass. Not really good strategy at all. And sound quality? It is maybe a little bit louder than build in speaker but definitely not better sound quality. Just another geeky trash toy. 😛

24 Latest December 3, 2010 at 12:44 AM

This ticks quite a few boxes like design, convenience ( built in jack, bluetooth compatible), portability. Portability seems to be the main goal here so its not fair to expect it to be rechargeable as well. Trying to make room in that design for a recharger cable will also ruin the design. I like it. I wonder whats the price.

25 Latest December 3, 2010 at 12:48 AM

@PackRat: good point. from the looks of it, seems like the extendable part with the audio jack is quite adjustable in terms of angles. the 2nd pic is a good indicator. i think plugging in the usb shouldn’t be a problem.

26 Sean December 3, 2010 at 2:22 AM

Yea i was hoping it had a rechargeable battery possibly with an ac adapter that hooked up through the usb port rather than the 3,5mm. This would make it portable/ stationary and i could use it as an alarm clock that will effectivly wake my ass up. Unfortunately due to the design i dont think an upright docking station/speakers is possible. If im wrong and a product like this exists sum1 throw up a link.

27 Claustral December 3, 2010 at 9:59 AM

SE cap volume on their devices just like all other personal audio devices marketed in Europe. Apple do the same. It’s due to an EU regulation intended to stop people causing permanent hearing loss by blasting their ears with loud music.

28 OSCAR December 3, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Well it looks really cool and it looks like it fits and X8 so it should fit and X10. My question here though is simple and maybe X10 and all others that regulate this blog might think about it. Here goes nothing: Would you guys do a review of this piece and if so would it be possible that you can open the portion were the 3.5 mm jack is housed and see if it’s empty? Reason why I ask this question is because If I was a designer/engineer, I would have possibly built-in a retractable/spooled mini usb cable that connect to the existing charger cable without creating lenghtiness of messy cables. I dunno but that’s just my thought’s. Anyone got something better I’m open to your opinions 🙂

29 MobileSmug December 6, 2010 at 11:22 PM

The Android 2.2 for Xperia X10 was officially announced by Sony Ericsson for the Q2 2011. Read more on http://mobilesmug.com/news/2-software/662-android-22-for-xperia-x10-in-q2-2011

30 Kit December 8, 2010 at 6:32 AM

Anyone know when this will come out?

31 JJ December 15, 2010 at 1:48 AM

I’d love to see the same system on a car dock (a dock with built in usb charger) to avoid having a docking station AND a cable separately, but have a dock with a cable and a built in mini-usb plug.

32 julie March 2, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I want a docking station, that charges and plays music on my xperia mini 10 pro, thats mains plug in, just like you can with the iphone! Not asking much, eh?

33 vrushabh March 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM

where can i by this product

34 sudhir July 21, 2011 at 5:32 PM

where can i buy and what the cost in india

35 Raj August 24, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Can i use this Media Speaker Stand for your X10 in my Dell laptop, Other wise please point me the handy speaker for my laptop

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