Tom Petty Designs Speakers For Auction Benefiting MusiCares

A custom set of speakers, dubbed the Ultimate Ears UE BOOM wireless speakers, designed by Tom Petty have hit the auction block, with proceeds going to MusiCares, the Recording Academy charity that helps musicians in need.

Petty is just one of 40 artists who came together at Bonnaroo 2013 and Vans Warped Tour to add their design flair to the speakers.

UE BOOM calls its product the "the first-ever social music player, a wireless speaker [that] offers 360 sound powered by a rechargeable battery with up to 15-hours of play time . . . allowing you to share your music no matter where life takes you."

The personalized Petty unit features his signature and that of the members of the Heartbreakers. It is currently on the block at eBay, and will remain there until September 28.

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