Top 8 | Speaker Docks for iPhone

Recently, we took on the latest wireless speakers available for the iPhone and found a bunch of fascinating and innovative designs. It seems as though, at least these days, developers of hardware and accessories have really figures out what today’s users are looking for: that being smart, robust accessories that you can take with you wherever you go and that aren’t going to break upon contact with a little dirt or water. Indeed, of those wireless or portable speakers we reviewed, our favorites were definitely the more robust options such as those developed by Logitech – and the ones that give you some kind of 360 degree sound panorama. Given all these innovations, I guess it’s kind of surprising that the old speaker dock is still in production and – much more than that – still notches up the sales as people look for an uncomplicated speaker system that they can simply plug into their iPhone upon getting home from work and accessing their favorite tunes. These days it’s all about home media centers and wireless entertainment systems, but what if you still have an iPod or iPhone and want a physical dock to slide it into? We take a look at some of the best options, of those still in production!

4. Altec Lansing iMT620 inMotion ($65.00)

Altec Lansing iMT620 inMotion

This one has a classic design, which is something that many people will go for. It’s also affordable, and has a digital radio included with it as well as a remote control so is ideal to go on your bedside table! – Buy from Amazon

3. Logitech S715i ($174.99)

Logitech S715i

I’ve always been a fan of the Logitech brand since first investing in one of their mouse/keyboard combos way back with my first PC. I’ve never really been impressed with the level of durability that most hardware has these days, and often seems designed to fail at some point so you will have to replace it and spend more money, or otherwise call a brand technician to fix it. That simply isn’t the case with Logitech, whose products always seem to outlast everything around them. Usually, the only time you will have to upgrade your Logitech mouse or keyboard is if you break it yourself, or if technology advances and you can’t sit back and let it go. This Logitech S715i system is unique when it comes to design, but also affordable for those not willing to break the bank. – Buy from Amazon

2. Sony RDPX500iP ($99.99)

Sony RDPX500iP

I love the low end sound on this one, and would say that it’s also one of the most versatile options on the market at present. But then, we can’t really expect anything else from Sony whose smartphone hardware is typically quite good and reliable. It’s just a shame that they don’t have a product out there and properly challenging for the crown currently being wrestled for between the likes of Android and Apple. This is a nice speaker dock option if you have the space, though the price isn’t quite as affordable as other options that may offer a similar level of functionality and quality. – Buy from Amazon

1. Bose SoundDock Series III ($249.00)

Bose SoundDock Series III

I’d have to say that of all the options we tried out when doing research for this list, the most impressive performance came from the Bose SoundDock Series III. The problem I suppose is that it is the most expensive of all those mentioned here, but it’s simply the case of you getting what you paid for. As far as stations for the iPhone 5 go, I’d say it’s the most comprehensive speaker out there and gives you the best power, but it’s obviously not for the price conscious of accessory buyers. Bose have a huge amount of pedigree when it comes to fashioning excellent speaker systems, and I’ve had many of their products in the past, so you just know that the technology and durability is there no matter what happens. They’re not particularly well known when it comes to providing products to be used for smartphones, but really what you’re paying for here is the speaker technology, right? – Buy from Amazon


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