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Gadgets September, 30 2013

Buyer’s Guide: 10 iPhone 5 Speaker Docks Available Now

With the recent release of the new iPhone 5s and 5c, the new Lightning connector is slowly but surely superseding the old 30-pin standard. This development led to a number of new product ranges and accessories for Apple’s latest lineup of gadgetry including speaker docking stations. Depending on your budget there are myriads of options out there. Trying to narrow it down, we center our attention of course on the most vital part, which is the quality and fidelity of the speakers. We scoured the World Wide Web once again and rounded up a selection of 10 speaker docks in a variety of  sizes, shapes and price points. See all of them after the jump.

 

Soundfreaq Sound Step

Soundfreaq’s Sound Step delivers a crystal clear audio experience, featuring a 2.1 speaker configuration with a dedicated subwoofer and Soundfreaq’s proprietary UQ3™ spatial sound enhancement to deliver natural bass and stereo separation. Get it now directly from the source.

 

Altec Lansing Mix BoomBox iMT810

With its distinct retro boombox styling and excellent bass-heavy sound, as well as built-in FM radio, two auxiliary inputs, portable power options, and a remote control, the Altec Lansing Mix BoomBox iMT810 is without doubt one of the best speaker docks money can buy. You can pick up yours here.

 

Bose SoundDock Series III

With a retail price of around $250 for the Bose SoundDock Series III, it isn’t exactly the first choice for those living on a tight budget. If you’re willing to shell out that cash, however, you will be rewarded with one of the best speaker dock in its price range. Get it now here.

 

iHome iDL45

Besides acting as a docking station for your iPhone, iHome’s iDL45 boasts a FM clock radio, as well as a USB port for both charging and playing your non-Lightning devices. You can pick it up here.

 

iLuv Aud5

iLuv’s Aud5 not only impresses with a bold and slick design, but with some head-turning specs too. The dock holds both your iPhone and iPad via Lightning, while Bluetooth and 3.5mm AUX connections support the rest of your gadget arsenal. Get it here.

 

JBL OnBeat Micro

The JBL OnBeat Micro provides a lot of power despite is rather small size. Equipped with four batteries it runs approximately for five hours. If you don’t want to spend too much of your hard-earned coins on batteries, there is an AC adapter too. It is now available here.

 

JBL OnBeat Rumble

Retailing at around $400 the JBL OnBeat Rumble is definitely one of the more pricey items on the list. However, in return you will get to experience an impressive performance provided by a pair of 11-watt full-range drivers and 4.5 inch subwoofer. You can pick it up here.

 

Philips DS1155

The Philips DS1155 is a slick, compactly sized, yet reasonably priced iPhone dock that boasts enough power for a top-notch indoor listening experience. You can purchase it here.

 

Sony RDP-XF100iP

Despite its portable size the Sony RDP-XF100iP impresses with a clear and powerful sound and comes with a handy remote control and FM radio, making it a versatile iPhone speaker for around the home. You can pick up yours here.

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