Backpack With Amplified Speakers (Image courtesy Smarthome)By Andrew Liszewski

While it’s easy to complain about those hipsters blabbing away with their bluetooth earpieces at least you only have to hear one side of the conversation. Imagine what it would be like if they were wearing this cellphone-compatible backpack with built-in amplified speakers the next time you passed them on the street.

That’s right, the Skullcandy LINK backpack has 60mm speakers embedded into the upper straps that can be connected to any MP3 player or audio device with a headphone jack. It’s kind of like a boombox for the 21st century. What’s even worse is that the LINK can also be connected to a cellphone (via included adapters) allowing the person wearing it to carry on a hands-free conversation without the need for an earpiece or being polite. Hooray! The backpack also includes buttons on the strap for controlling the music, volume and answering your phone and is powered by 4 AA batteries.

The Skullcandy LINK is available from Smarthome for $129.95.

[ Skullcandy LINK Backpack ]