I don't want to give Apple any more money for a crummy speaker
May 1, 2012 6:59 AM   Subscribe

A good iPod dock under $120?

I'm looking for an iPod dock speaker under $120. I don't need it to be portable, it's meant for my bedroom.

Must-have features:
- Great sound quality
- Auz in (for other non-iPod devices)
- Support for older iPods (I have a 5G iPod Video - the very first iPod Video)
- Remote control (if it comes in the form of an iPhone app that's fine too)

Nice-to-have features
- AirPlay
- Internet radio
- iPad support
- Alarm clock features
- iPhone / iPod Touch app

Any advice is much appreciated!
posted by titantoppler to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Be aware, while the physical connector has stayed the same, things about the dock connector have changed over the years. There are adapters to use newer devices in older docks. And I have seen plenty of new docks that don't work with older devices.
posted by fief at 8:03 AM on May 1, 2012

If the dock can't physically mount the ipad because of it's design, you could use a dock extension cable.
posted by fief at 8:08 AM on May 1, 2012

The Apple store Speaker section lists specific device compatibility for each product.
posted by fief at 8:10 AM on May 1, 2012

The iHome is great.
posted by lotusmish at 8:15 AM on May 1, 2012

Seconding the iHome. I have this model.
posted by bearwife at 1:41 PM on May 1, 2012

P.S. I get internet radio on my Ihome via my Itouch, FYI.
posted by bearwife at 1:43 PM on May 1, 2012

I really like this Altec. The sound that comes out is far better than any speakers that small have a right to produce. It has an aux port and a good remote, and while you don't need this feature, pulling the AC adaptor from the back turns it into a boombox with several hours of battery life. Obviously, you should not pay the list price on that page.
posted by wnissen at 1:55 PM on May 1, 2012

I'm waiting for my current docking station to die so I can replace it with this one.
posted by Twicketface at 12:14 PM on May 4, 2012

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