Docking Station Reviews For 2019

Gadget Review can help you find just the best docking station you are looking for with our docking station reviews and news. Ordinarily, a docking station allows you to plug in and charge a mobile device, like your smartphone, while still being able to see the screen. However, the best docking stations go far beyond this simple task and give you so much more to do. Many allow you to hook up multiple phones and tablet computers at the same time. Some are part of speaker systems so you can also list to music. The more advanced versions can even charge your phone wirelessly through contact points so you don’t have to plug anything in.

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SoundFreaq Sound Stack

SoundFreaq Sound Stack

SoundFreaq is back and their latest device, the Sound Stack, is bigger, badder and more freaky than the first.  Those are all good things, despite their negative conenatation, and here’s why. The Sound Stack has a 2.2 speaker configuration.  Most systems, if at all, have a 2.1 speaker setup, but…
Pioneer Music Tap Systems: X-SMC3-S and X-SMC4-K Elite

Pioneer Music Tap Systems: X-SMC3-S and X-SMC4-K Elite

Today Pioneer has introduced two new table top systems; the X-SMC3-S Music Tap and X-SMC4-K Elite Music Tap. They’re essentially the same in terms of specs, though the SMC4 Elite version boasts Bluetooth connectivity.  But that’s really a moot feature since each of these semi-sexy music system are built to…
Philips SoundRing

Philips SoundRing

Philips line of Fidelio speakers continues to expand.  Last week the company introduced the SoundRing with Airplay.  Two versions will be available when it goes on sale later this year, but both promise natural and immersive sound that fires in all directions. Under the hood are a central bass sound…
iHome iA63 Review

iHome iA63 Review

[rating: 4/5] iHome’s iA63 is a stereo speakered alarm clock with a 30-pin dock.  It’s compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch (it is not compatible with the iPad), and includes a motorized dock that rotates from portrait to landscape mode at the touch of a button.  It sports a…
JVC’s UX-VJ5 Dual iOS Speaker Dock Rips CDs into your….

JVC’s UX-VJ5 Dual iOS Speaker Dock Rips CDs into your….

This is JVC’s UX-VJ5 speaker dock.  As you can see it has two docks: one for the iPhone and one for the iPad.  What you can’t see is a CD player hidden behind the iPad that can RIP cds to an attached external hard drive.  Unfortunately, you’ll still need a…
Beatbox iPod Dock Review

Beatbox iPod Dock Review

[rating: 4.5/5] Pros: Awesomely loud Built-in handle for carrying Includes remote and built-in iPod Dock GSM shielding prevents cell phone interference Cons: Expensive; $300+ A bit bright tonally at high volumes Heavy and big No battery or Bluetooth option If 5 years ago someone would have told me that a rap artist…
Speakal Kicks Out New Basketball, Golfball and Football Inspired Docks

Speakal Kicks Out New Basketball, Golfball and Football Inspired Docks

The iPod Dock space is over saturated, no doubt about that.  But Speakal, in their infinite of wisdom has managed to carve out a niche all of their own: speaker docks that resemble sports paraphernalia. First they started with the soccer speaker dock and now, today at CES they’ve launched…
Altec Lansing Octiv Stage Review

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage Review

[rating: 3.5/5] Pros: Great bed side companion to the iPad Dock rotates 90 degrees left and right Aux input for non iProducts Cons: Sonic abilities just ok in this price range ($149.99) Dock connector has a tendency to disconnect when jostled Remotes additional menu buttons are pretty much useless Altec Lansing’s Octiv Stage is…
Yamaha PDX-31 Portable Dock Review

Yamaha PDX-31 Portable Dock Review

[rating:3.5] Pros Little to no sound distortion or interference One-size-fits-all for current iPods and iPhones; plus an AUX-in Crisp, clear audio presence at medium volumes Cons Isn’t actually “portable” with a 15-volt requirement Bass is present, but not impressive For $40 more, doesn’t improve much on PDX-30 With just a…
iHome iA100 iPod, iPhone And iPad Audio System Review

iHome iA100 iPod, iPhone And iPad Audio System Review

[Rating: 3/5] Pros: Works with the iPad iHome+Sleep app provides enhanced features Quick and easy setup Cons: Docked iPhone interferes with radio reception Just so-so sound quality for $200 Plagued with a few bugs UPDATED.  iHome bills their iA100 as their flagship bedside solution, and given the feature set I’d…
Hello Kitty iPod Speaker Dock

Hello Kitty iPod Speaker Dock

Guys, I know how excited you were when you read that headline. Yes, there is now a Hello Kitty iPod Speaker Dock, available in both white and pink. I can’t believe this wasn’t released sooner, since they love putting Hello Kitty on pretty much anything. In case the fact that…
JVC Kaboom RV-NB50 iPod Boombox Review

JVC Kaboom RV-NB50 iPod Boombox Review

Truth be told, at the end of the day most iPod speaker docks just aren’t loud enough.  Sure they may sound good, but often end up distorted when cranked at a higher volume.  If they even can get that loud.  The JVC RV-NB50 does not suffer this problem.  While not…
The iDeck Converts Your Car’s Cassette Deck Into An iPod Dock

The iDeck Converts Your Car’s Cassette Deck Into An iPod Dock

I’m waiting on the iKit to come to market, but until that time I might have to survive with the iDeck.  It turns your car’s cassette player into an iPod dock.  There’s no word on if it works with the iPhone but since it’s sports a standard 30-pin dock I…
TEAC SR-LUXi iPod/iPhone Dock

TEAC SR-LUXi iPod/iPhone Dock

Looking like some type of space age Event Horizon or Stargate style speaker dock, the TEAC SR-LUXi is now in its 2nd iteration that supports all things iPod Touch and iPhone this time around.  The SR-LUXi has a LED lamp that is meant to be used as a bedside dock…
Fatman iTube ValveDock Carbon Edition II For Your iPod/iPhone

Fatman iTube ValveDock Carbon Edition II For Your iPod/iPhone

Looking like it escaped from some crazy audio laboratory, the Fatman iTube ValveDock Carbon Edition II wants to spread your wallet apart ($700) with the vigor of a 7-10 split from a prosthetic arm.  Compatible with all iPods/iPhones barring the iPod Shuffle, this beast of audio slaughter is a one-piece…

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