I need an affordable iPod dock that travels well. Yes, I've searched other AskMe questions.
June 12, 2012 2:28 PM Subscribe
I need a portable iPod all-in-one dock (like a boombox); something you put the iPod into and it just plays the music for about $50 or less. It doesn't have to have audiophile-quality sound. It just has to do its job, and be sturdy enough to travel a lot.
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To head off this suggestion at the pass: yes, I have searched AskMe for questions about iPod docks, portable iPod solutions, and related tags. Most of the recommended products have been either too expensive or are no longer available.
I have an older iPod; it's one of the video ones from 2005. I teach ballroom dance to engaged couples (and sometimes their entire wedding parties). I travel to their homes and work specifically with what they want to do (much better than them paying for classes where they only get to do what is taught to the entire class and they don't get detailed personal attention).
So I need a way to play my iPod wherever I go, but I can't afford to spend more than $50. The sound quality is not as important as a) affordability and b) portability—we just need to hear the music and feel the beat. And it has to be able to accommodate my particular iPod. I don't care what it looks like.
It would be best if it can be plugged in (and charge the iPod while plugged in) because my iPod is old enough that it doesn't hold a charge for very long.
I don't want speakers&mdashnot even small ones—they're more unwieldy than a dock and I'd rather keep cords/wires to a minimum.
Anyone have a product they're happy with that fits my specifications?