At a Glance
Dock for connecting iPod to a home-entertainment system.
The NavDock does a fine job of making the most of your iPod and its library of media. If you’re choosing among the NavDock, HomeDock Deluxe, and TuneCenter, only the NavDock and the HomeDock Deluxe offer video-output compatibility with the 3G iPod nano and the iPod classic. These two products also display album art (the TuneCenter does not). Otherwise, the NavDock is functionally very similar to the HomeDock Deluxe and, thanks a lower retail price, it offers a better value, even if you decide to purchase an optional S-video cable. And if you can live without album art, and are willing to put up with the quirks of the video and photo use, it also provides reasonable compatibility with the iPhone and iPod touch.