iPod Docks: The Group Test

iPod Docks: The Group Test

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  • iPod/iPhone docks offer high-volume playback of your music library, charging your device at the same time. Most have a remote control but some offer wireless connectivity so you don't have to leave your Apple docked. They all claim to have audiophile-grade sound but who's telling the truth? Court is in session…

    Best: Overall
    Arcam rCube
    £500
    Love: Smart, timeless design. Superb sound. Eight-hour battery life
    Hate: A little expensive. Wi-Fi dongle costs extra
    Arman rCube pics I Arcam rCube review I Link: Arcam

    Best: Easy Listening
    SoundFreaq Sound Platform
    £200
    Love: Groovy retro styling. Effective Bluetooth connectivity. Useful online app adds iPhone control. Reasonable VFM
    Hate: Speakers lack projection and distort
    SoundFreaq Sound Platform pics I SoundFreaq SoundPlatform review I Link: SoundFreaq

    Best: Rock
    TEAC SR-100I Aurb
    £240
    Love: Powerful audio. Good value. Interesting elliptical design. Useful CD and USB playback
    Hate: Some may find the boomy bass a bit much
    TEAC SR-100I Aurb Pics I TEAC SR-100I Aurb review I Link: TEAC

    Best: Dance
    Geneva Sound S
    £300
    Love: Very cool styling. Powerful, seductive bass
    Hate: Not much in the way of extra connectivity
    Geneva Sound S pics I Geneva Sound S review I Link: Geneva

    Best: Acoustic
    B&W Zeppelin Mini
    £300
    Love: Potent sound from a small dock. USB input
    Hate: Lacks the bass warmth to fill a big room
    B&W Zeppelin review I Link: B&W

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