Finding the Right iPod Docking Station
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If you have an iPod then you’ll be aware that there are loads of accessories available for it. Some of them are great, some seem like a waste of money but one accessory which is essential is an iPod docking station. A really good iPod dock system will give you a place to keep your iPod, it will recharge the device and it will give you access to the music and audio files within and let you play them through high quality speakers.

No-one wants to have a bulky CD collection any more. Tapes and records are a thing of the past. Why bother with a chunky Hi-Fi system when you can have your entire music collection on a device that fits in the palm of your hand? Your iPod doesn’t need to just be a portable device either, you can purchase a docking station which comes with high quality speakers, a remote control and all of the features you would expect to find on a music system.

If you do a search on Amazon you’ll find a wealth of options. There are some excellent small docking stations with speakers which are compatible with any iPod. The stations themselves are portable enough to move around the home. They will recharge your iPod and allow you to play music and audio files through the speakers. Some are designed to be bedside devices with a clock, a radio and an alarm system built in as well.

Many of them come with remote controls and they are available in a variety of shapes and styles. My personal favourite is the Speakal iBoo which is a novelty dock in the shape of a ghost.

The variety of iPod docking stations out there is amazing. If you want something simple you can always get a basic dock which just recharges the device. The majority of docks have speakers which offer a great alternative to headphones and you can even get docks with larger screens for watching video content from your iPod. If you want to check out a range of possibilities and read some honest reviews then check out Gadget Speak. They cover a wide range of docks and offer informative and interesting reviews of each product.

The iPod range is so popular that you may find you don’t need to buy a specific iPod docking station at all. Many of the latest releases in terms of flat screen televisions, home theater surround sound and wireless music systems or modern Hi-Fi systems actually come with an iPod dock feature. JVC added an iPod dock as standard to their latest range of flat screen TVs such as the JVC LT-32P679. This development is liable to continue as more and more people use iPods.

If you are looking for some of the best iPod docking station options out there to suit various budgets then you should check out the top 10 iPod docks over at the T3 website. Their article highlights some of the best options out there in terms of style and power. The Geneva XL really packs a punch with a staggering 600W output.

If you still haven’t found the right system for you there is another great article over at the Times Online website. They explain related jargon and then give you a rundown of the some of the best systems you can buy.

To find the right system for you there is a lot to take into account. Think about what extra features you might need, what room you are going to use the system in and what budget you have available to you. Once you have those questions answered you just need to browse through the various styles and choose one that suits your tastes.


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