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The G-Go water-resistant Bluetooth speaker impresses

The G-Go water-resistant Bluetooth speaker is shaped something like a Dustbuster or an iron, but it sounds a lot better than either of those appliances.

iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker system betters its predecessor for less

iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker system is small but loud, with good sound and well-implemented features.

Big Jambox is like the original, only bigger--and better

Jawbone's sequel to the acclaimed Jambox speaker is notably bigger, and this is a case where bigger really is better.

Logitech UE Air impresses, but audio quality is just decent

Logitech's UE Air AirPlay speaker system gets a lot right, from its simple setup to its wireless performance to its built-in iPhone/iPod dock cradle. But it's audio quality is unremarkable.

SBX-300 Music System offers good sound for any i-device

Onkyo's SBX-300 iOnly Bass Dock Music System works with iPads, iPhones, and iPods, providing good sound and looks. It's especially appealing at current street prices.

Audyssey's Lower East Side Audio Dock Air is a compact, good-sounding AirPlay speaker

The Lower East Side Audio Dock Air sounds amazing and doesn't take up much space, but it's not without some odd design choices.

Review: Four desktop amplifiers/DACs

We tested four desktop amplifiers, each with a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC), aimed at turning your Mac into a quality desktop audio system.

Scosche BassDock is a solid speaker, stand, and charger for iPad

The BassDock is a very good iPad charging stand, and the integrated speaker is plenty powerful, too.

iMainGo XP iPad speaker case is good for watching video

The iMainGo XP is an iPad case that doubles as a speaker. It's a clever idea, and it works well for video-watchng, but it's bulky and it doesn't sound great for music.

Logitech's Bluetooth-enabled Wireless Boombox is slim and portable

The Wireless Boombox from Logitech is slim and portable, but you may be better served by its sibling, the S715i.

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 is impressive and expensive

The Beolit 12 is lovely, portable, and sounds great. But boy, is it expensive.

Pioneer's X-SMC4-K Elite Music Tap AirPlay Music System is feature-rich but fares poorly

Pioneer's X-SMC4-K supports Bluetooth, AirPlay, iPhone and iPod docking, Internet radio, FM radio, and more. But it's clunky to use and exhibits numerous flaws.

Focal XS Book provides great sound at moderate price

The Focal XS Book is a 2.0 desktop speaker system that provides rich sound without a lot of extras.

Review: Denon RCD-N7 Network CD Receiver with AirPlay packs a lot of functionality into a compact package

The Denon RCD-N7, an AirPlay-enabled receiver, packs a heck of a lot of functionality into a compact package.

Grace Digital Bookshelf Micro System doesn't quite gel

Grace's Bookshelf Micro System offers audio from a fair number of streaming sources but navigation, control, and the sound of the bundled speakers aren't very good.