Speaker Dock

JBL On Stage Micro II Review

JBL On Stage Micro II Review

In a world near-saturated with iPod docks, JBL still managed to carve a niche with their diminutive On Stage Micro. The battery-powered portable speaker system is now around three years old, and JBL have updated it in the shape of the On Stage Micro II. Fresh to the spec sheet is iPhone compatibility but, more importantly perhaps, JBL reckon they've worked wonders on the audio quality too. Does this iPhone speaker dock's musical prowess belie its compact form? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Kenwood AS-iP70 iPod speaker dock packs digital photo frame

Kenwood AS-iP70 iPod speaker dock packs digital photo frame

Kenwood might not be the first name you'd associate with iPod speaker docks, nor with digital photo frames, but their latest product ticks both boxes.  The Kenwood AS-iP70 has a 7-inch WVGA LCD display and a pop-out iPod/iPhone dock; as well as listening to music and viewing photos and video from the Apple PMP on the display, owners can also load up photos from an SD card and view them instead.

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Gear4 SoundOrb Aurora Review

Gear4 SoundOrb Aurora Review

If you want to stand out in the increasingly crowded iPod speaker-dock market, you need a gimmick. That might be superlative audio quality, extreme design or some other sort of novelty; in Gear4's case, they've given the SoundOrb Aurora two claims to fame. Not only does it come with a wireless subwoofer, the sub actually lights up in a variety of different colors. So, enough to catch your attention, but does the Gear4 SoundOrb Aurora do enough to warrant a lasting place in your living room? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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iLuv iMM178 Vibe Plus shakes you awake (then plays you music)

iLuv iMM178 Vibe Plus shakes you awake (then plays you music)

iLuv knows you have trouble getting up in the morning, and they want to help.  The new iLuv iMM178 Vibe Plus is an alarm clock with a difference, and that difference is a "shake & awake" attachment on the end of a cord.  Hide it under your pillow and, when the alarm goes off - which, since the iMM178 Vibe Plus is also an iPhone/iPod speaker dock, could mean your favorite playlist - it'll shake you until you get up.

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D&A RX1 Kleer iPod speaker-dock receiver review

D&A RX1 Kleer iPod speaker-dock receiver review

Kleer wireless is gradually gaining momentum, and the D&A RX1 fills in another gap in the audio market: cutting the connection between your iPod and your iPod speaker dock without cutting out sound quality. A simple receiver dongle which plugs into an iPod dock and promises CD-quality wireless audio, we slapped the RX1 into our test system to see if this affordable Bluetooth A2DP alternative delivered on its promises.

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Creative ZiiSOUND D5 iPod speaker dock eschews anything ZiiLABS

Creative ZiiSOUND D5 iPod speaker dock eschews anything ZiiLABS

Looking for a guaranteed way to confuse press and customers alike, and dilute your new brand?  Creative have a good example: they've called their latest iPod speaker dock the ZiiSound, which you'd expect to thus include some of the clever ZiiLABS "StemCell Computing" magic they've been discussing this week.  Instead it's a bog-standard speaker dock, with nary a whiff of a Zii processor.

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