iDock . . . therefore I rock!
Your iPad can become a stereo with the addition of just one extra gadget, writes Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
tuned bass pipes sit at the rear of the unit.
The result is a crisp, bassfriendly and, frankly, enormous sound. We were scared to turn this speaker’s volume all the way up. Even using half its volume earned dirty looks from neighbours.
Surprisingly, this wall of sound can be delivered without wires, thanks to a built-in rechargeable battery that promises to deliver five hours of music while away from a power point.
There are few flaws to this speaker, though the dock is one of them. While it accommodates almost every Apple iGadget, it does so loosely.
This means it can be used with bumpersporting iPhone 4, but it’s not a thoroughly secure iPad seat. Bass reproduction, though good for its size, could be deeper.
The Philips Fidelio is hard to beat for flexibility, simplicity and volume, however.
Anyone looking to make an in-house showcase of their iPad this Christmas should appreciate its front-and-centre presentation.
Dock on: the Philips Fidelio DS8550 rocks your iGadget.