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Top 10 iPod Docks for Gadget Geeks

May 21, 2009
For the last couple of months I've noticed that a lot of companies carry on introducing new and completely different iPod docks that boast great designs and some even include pretty cool tech specs. So I decided to pick the ones I enjoyed the most, taking into consideration both the style and technical features. Below you will find the most inspiring iPod docks (certainly a subjective opinion).

In case you have something to add, some new iPod/iPhone docks that are worth mentioning in the list, you are free to comment or email me at gadget@infoniac.com. I promise to check out your choice and maybe write about it. Until then here's the list of the top 10 iPod docks that I have chosen:

The Edifier IF500

This great iPod dock was brought by Inter-Asia. If you look at the top of the device you may notice a lenticular-shape cabinet that can store not less than 5 drivers, including a 5-inch woofer, dual midrange drivers and tweeters on the Edifier's sides.

All of them turn the dock into a stunning three-way audio system. The overall power that the device delivers reaches 55W.

Concept iPod Dock

This is just a prototype but what a great design it really has. The iPod dock is more than a dock; it can be a bedside lamp as well.

The concept looks great, though it lacks additional features. It is definitely worth including in the list just for its beautiful curves. The designer who designed this iPod dock is Sang-Hoon Lee.

Alfie Audio iPod System

Alfie is a device that includes the standard iPod alarm clock, remote, AM/FM radio, CD player and dual alarms.

Besides, the device has a pretty nifty design with its outside literary shining. There are several additional inputs and a subwoofer with bass controls. The system has 40W speakers.

Movie Cowboy DC-MC35ULI

This iPod dock can boast a long list of features. Besides being an iPod dock it includes a 3.5 inch HDD, a USB port that can help you copy more content to the disk, an ethernet port that you can use to access the Internet or any computer on your network and download favorite content.

The Movie Cowboy supports a wide range of video and audio formats. The list of video formats includes: MPEG, DivX, XviD, MOV, RMVB and MKV. The audio formats supported by the dock are: MP3, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis and WAV.

VestaLife Ladybug iPod Dock

This one goes to all the ladies. It is round and it's beautiful. The Ladybug features two speakers on the front and if you open the speakers the Ladybug automatically spreads its wings so you could insert your iPod and enjoy favorite music.

The iPod dock features a built-in subwoofer along with a full functioning remote control. You can use the dock for almost all types of iPods. The gadget features a USB connector so you could sync it with your computer.

Amethyst iPig iPod Buddy

Cute design of an iPod dock. We've seen a lot of futuristic and pretty common designs but this one is really comical, which is why (probably) it was listed here. Besides, it delivers a rather good sound quality. It has touch-sensitive ears, which you can use to control the volume.

The four short legs feature rubber that prevents the dock from slipping. iPig iPod dock comes with a remote control. Here's another thing - each time you use the remote, the piggy's mouth lights up. The device has a 15W subwoofer that generates rich bass with powerful resonance.

TEAC SR-2B iPod/ iPhone Docking Station

As you can see the SR-2B has a stunning design. There are some pretty common features like alarm clock and AM/FM tuner. You can even connect your iPod dock to a screen in order to see images uploaded on the iPod. Its output power is 4W x 2.

Ewoo eFizz - a Stylish iPod Dock

Another well designed dock with a long list of features, including a 2.1- 70 Watts RMS audio system, Mini-USB cable, as well as a cover art display on the remote control.

Among other specs the dock can boast there's a wake up and sleep mode, Hi-Fi 2.1 eFizz stereo system, 1.8" color LCD screen; eFizz iPod music enhancer; remote control; 2-way 2.4GHz radio link and Jukebox Mode. In addition, you can observe all your actions on the iPod screen.

Geneva Sound System M

This beautiful sound system features four speakers that are powered by one 100 Watt amplifier. On top of the device there's a universal iPod dock, which means you can connect any Apple iPod to the sound system and enjoy favorite music.

In addition, this iPod dock has a slot-loading CD player along with an FM radio tuner. Nothing to add here - really impressive gadget.

Altec Lansing iM600

The Altec Lansing iM600 was built as a travel device, featuring built-in lithium-ion battery that, according to the company, can hold up to 7 hours of non-stop music playback.

Behind the unit there's special place to store the remote control, which is pretty comfortable for a travel gadget. Just like most iPod Docks featured in the list, this one is compatible with all types of Apple iPods. In addition, it has a built-in FM radio and a small blue backlit screen showing source information, along with data regarding the power and sound effects functions.



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posted by: Gadgets Infoniac

Nov 09, 2010 04:43 PM » posted by: Lee Yon

wow! now that some decent home entertainment, u know for the size of them. thats if all the ratings are in RMS(i hope)



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