There is no denying the fact that Appleâs iPod and iPhone are the most popular electronics devices available in the market. The sound quality of both these devices is excellent but still some iPod and iPhone users prefer to use audio docks in order to improve the sound quality. The docking stations are lightweight and portable but their output is definitely amazing. Here is a list of 10 best portable iPod/iPhone speaker docks.
1. Cambridge Sound Works i525
Priced at $124.99, the Cambridge Sound Works i525 features an integrated dock that can be used to charge iPod. The “Smart Volume” technology used in this audio dock levels the volume automatically according to the broadcast program signals. This speaker dock features snooze/Mute bar and sleep Mode. Featuring 2 inbuilt speakers, the sound quality of the i525 is excellent. This dock speaker has a LCD display and it can be controlled by a remote. The dimensions of this product are 14.6 x 8.5 x 5.9 inches and it weighs 4.5 lbs.
Priced at Â£99.99, the Explorer-SP is a remote controlled 4 dock adapters, which is compatible with both iPod and iPhone. It features two 10W speakers. This gadget is powered by both electricity and Lithium-ion battery. The dimensions (H x W x D (mm)) of the Explorer-SP are: 140 x 291 x 45. This product weighs 1074g. The 3D sound produced by this speaker is very good. The frequency response is 140hz-18khz and the bass port helps in reproducing rich sound. This speaker has battery level indicator.
3. Sony RDP-XF100iP
Priced at $249.95, the RDP-XF100iP manufactured by Japanese electronics giant Sony is a high-quality speaker dock available only in Black color. The height of this speaker with two 20W speakers is 7.50 inches. This speaker is powered by both electricity and rechargeable battery. The flip-down dock of this gadget can be used to recharge iPod and iPhone. This 3G certified speaker has FM Radio with 20 station presets. The dimensions of the RDP-XF100iP are 17.1 x 10.4 x 7.6 inches and it weighs 2.4 lbs.
4. Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
Priced at $599.95, Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is a dock speaker which is compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad. This speaker features USB connectivity, which means that you can sync your iPod or iPhone with iTunes without undocking. This speaker can be connected directly to Mac/PC to stream music. The speaker features two 25mm tweeter and one 125mm Subwoofer. The dimensions of this product are 25.2 x 8.2 x 6.8 inches and its weight is 20 lbs.
5. StreetParty Size 0
Priced at Â£23.99, the StreetParty Size 0 speaker dock features line-in port, allowing the user to connect this gadget with other music players as well. The design of this speaker with On / off light indicator is sleek and stylish. The metal grill protects this speaker, which is controlled by remote. It is powered by either electricity or battery. He dimensions (H x W x D) of this product are Product Dimensions 124 x 219 x 16 mm. It weighs 320g.
6. Philips Fidelio DS3000 desktop speaker dock
Priced at $79.95, the Fidelio DS3000 desktop speaker dock manufactured by Philips is a very useful gadget because it plays and charges iPhone and iPod. This lightweight speaker is portable and has a sleek design. The presence of USB port allows the user to connect this speaker to PC. The total power output of this speaker with Neodymium drivers is 8W. The dimensions of this product are 9.4 x 5.7 x 9.4 inches and it weighs 3 lbs.
7. Klipsch iGroove SXT speaker for iPhone/iPod
Priced at $199.00, the iGroove SXT speaker is manufactured by Klipsch. This speaker for iPhone/iPod runs Nintendo Wii. This remote controlled speaker is compatible with nearly all iPods and iPhones. This speaker can also be use to recharge iPod and iPhone. The shield reduces the cellphone interference noise. The dimensions of this product are 4.6 x 12 x 4.8 inches and it weighs 3.2 lbs.
8. Audyssey audio dock
Priced at $299.99, the Audyssey audio dock features Bluetooth connectivity which allows wireless music streaming. This speaker can also be connected to computer. The inbuilt speakerphone of this audio dock can be used to receive calls. The dimensions of this product are 11 x 7.2 x 14.6 inches and it weighs 11 lbs
9. AeroPad One
This speaker dock has 30 pins which can be used to play and charge iPod and iPhone. It has 3.5 mm mini-jack auxiliary input. This speaker has USB port as well. It has two speakers with 30 W output and 1 subwoofer 60 W RMS. The back and bottom of the AeroPad One is made of stainless steel, while front is made of bamboo wood. The weight of this speaker dock is 17.60 lbs.
10. Altec Lansing Mix iMT800
This speaker dock features Audio Alignment technology to deliver excellent quality sound. It has an FM radio and AUX IN jacks as well. This speaker is controlled by a remote. This speaker is powered by both electricity and battery.