Speaker Dock

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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