Best iPad speaker dock
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I have the Jensen iPad speaker dock and I love it because it kills 2 birds w/one stone: it's both an iPad stand and iPad speakers in one. The sound quality of the speakers was great, especially for $99 it's an inexpensive way to dramatically improve the iPad's native speakers and gives just enough boost for music / music / games. You can fully rotate the angle of the iPad from horizontal to vertical, as well as tilt the iPad forward for easy typing, and backward (for god knows what!). And although the sound comes out of the sides, I actually like it because it allows the iPad to sit in front and minimizes the appearance of the speakers, which in effects makes it look more like a stand than a bulky tacky boombox. I figured that if I was gonna spend money on an iPad stand, then I'm better off getting something that lets me blast my music rather than just sitting there looking pretty! Also it comes with a handy remote control so I can use the speakers from a distance.
P.S. This iPad speaker dock also works with my iPhone and has Audio out and Video out inputs for my MP3 player and TV!
If you want a speaker dock with some $bling$, the Philips Fidelio is a sexy looking speaker dock that will get real cozy with your iPad. The bass is really bumpin' with this piece and the curvacious lines of the speaker are very eye-catching, if ya know what I mean. Check it out:
I received the iDesign Portable Speaker for iPad as a Christmas present and I have to say I'm really enjoying it! It's a cool little speaker dock for my iPad from Brookstone, and sure it's nothing fancy, but it does everything! The speakers sound great, but it also works as stand, dock, and charger for my iPad in one. It's lightweight and portable so I can carry the speaker around wherever I want without any cords (it runs on 4 AA batteries or a cord). There's a little carrying case it comes with to protect it from the bottom of your backpack. Finally, I can turn my iPad in either direction, which is a nice added bonus. Overall, it's a great little speaker for iPad!
The PadDock is super cool, it's a stand and a speaker dock that you mount your iPad into and your iPad will look just like a mini iMac! The speaker dock has two speakers, a dock-connector, and sockets on the back for charging or syncing. It also lets you rotate the iPad 360-degrees so it can be in landscape or portrait orientation. Now just use your iPhone as a remote control and now you have a mini Apple TV!
If you want something just for listening to music, the iLuv Audio Cube is a pretty cool iPad speaker dock, but it only lets you dock your iPad vertically (thus no movies). It looks pretty nice on my desk and the speakers put out really great sound. The dock charges your iPad and can connect to your Mac for syncing whiled it's docked.
The brand new BeoSound 8 iPad speaker dock by Bang & Olufsen just came out, and I have to say it's looking real hot. Audiophiles know all about Danish audiomaker Bang & Olufsen as being a high-quality brand that often charges like it (this one's $999!!). But for those who can afford it, the BeoSound's speakers apparently deliver the "sound experience of a lifetime." I personally just like it because of the little silver UFO-looking remote control...
If you aren't married to having a dock attached to the speakers, you should definitely check out this other post on external ipad speakers without docks posted here:
There's some interesting options such as portable iPad speakers that just plug into your iPad's headphone jack as well as wireless speaker options.
I got the iHome speaker dock for my iPad to replace my alarm clock. It's kind of like having an advanced BOSE Wave. When used together with the iHome Sleep and iHome Radio apps, I can create different schedules with my alarm clock, wake up to any music that I want, and check the weather first thing in the morning. My iPad doesn't even have to be docked to work either, I can control the speakers wirelessly. The only downside is that it's a little pricey at $199,
I'm not so into the docking thing, I'd rather my speakers be portable! If you want that option, you should check out the SimplyVibe portable iPad speaker. It's a small speaker about the width of your iPad that hooks into your iPad's headphone jack. The only downside is that the iPad does need to be attached to a laptop, car charger, or wall USB charger in order to work. But the portability is unbeatable, especially if you don't have an AUX cable in your car and want to play music on your iPad.
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