Don't-Miss Speaker Stories
Jawbone's sequel to the acclaimed Jambox speaker is notably bigger, and this is a case where bigger really is better.
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.
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.
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.
The BassDock is a very good iPad charging stand, and the integrated speaker is plenty powerful, too.
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.
The Wireless Boombox from Logitech is slim and portable, but you may be better served by its sibling, the S715i.
The Beolit 12 is lovely, portable, and sounds great. But boy, is it expensive.
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.
The Mac-matching PadDock 10, a combination iPad stand and speaker system, holds your iPad snugly. The speaker won't impress, but the stand does a great job of angling your iPad well.
Logitech's Mini Boombox is impressively small. But in this case, such portability comes at the expense of audio quality.
The AirPlay-ready G-17 Air from Klipsch isn't cheap, but it doesn't sound cheap, either.
The iHome iW1 looks great and offers solid AirPlay wireless-audio support. The audio quality, however, is merely good.