My speaker wires don't just tether my mp3 player to the wall, they tether me! I live with four 24-year-olds in a big old house in the middle of Seattle. We are a hub of energy and community around these parts so it seems like every night is either a movie night, potluck, or a dance party.
2 of us used to be radio hosts and one of us still is, so we're always playing eachother brand new music, streaming from youtube or from our phones. Right now we use a 6 foot audio chord to connect our phones to our jerry-rigged speaker set. The chord gets tangled around legs, tripping people (specifically me) and spilling precious wine. It's inconvenient and is always threatening to pull our ipods, phones, our laptops crashing down onto the floor below. In general it's inconvenient, but this isn't the most frustrating thing to me. If my phone has to be 6 feet from the speakers, than if i want to be near my phone (which as a party host i often do) than I have to be 6 feet from the speakers. I can't even enjoy my own parties to the fullest because i'm tied to the couch!
So many times I've put on a playlist that seems right and watched the party enjoy the first song only to walk to another part of the party and come back to to find everyone awkwardly lingering while some Mongolian throat singing or acoustic love song blares through the speakers. If you put the music at my fingertips and in my pocket, i will make sure the right song is always bumping!
I would use a libratone to blast the best beats while staying connected with my friends at the same time. I'll no longer have to choose either good music, or a good time because i'll be free to enjoy music, videos, and content from anywhere in my house. This is the future and i want to get there as soon as possible.