Electric Friends announced the immediate availability of its line at Staples.com and JR.com, with additional national retailers scheduled for the fall. The collection includes Sing Sing the Panda, Chew Chew the Dog, Kwack Kwack the Duck, and Ki Ki the Cat.

Electric Friends include five-watt speakers,  40mm full-range neodymium drivers, volume-adjusting touch controls located on the ears, a built-in charging dock for iPod or iPhone, and a 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input to connect other audio devices. They can be powered by the included AC adapter or four AA batteries and are compatible with  the iPhone (4/4S, 3GS/3G), iPod Touch, iPod Classic, and iPod Nano (1st-6th generations).

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