August 16th, 2010
Harman Kardon have got a cool looking iPod sound system out there called the Go + Play. The unit will set you back $300 and for your money you get
* Compatible with all docking iPod models
* Included RF remote with full iPod navigation
* AC- or battery-powered (eight D batteries
* Digital amplification and DSP
* Evercharge topology charges iPod even when unit is switched off
* 9.5 x 9 x 20 inches
* 12 pounds
PC Mag have reviewed the Go + Play and awarded it a four out of five rating. On the pro front they state audio performance, design, battery powered and full iPod navigation on remote control. Cons include potentially too large for true portablility, large number of batteries required.
The Harman Kardon Go + Play is in a very competitive iPod docking system market. We’ve already taken a look at the JBL On Stage iPod dock which may be at the cheaper end of the market at $76.62 but probably beats the Go + Play iPod dock on portability.
However if audio quality is important to you then you can check out the Harman Kardon Go + Play at Amazon for $299.
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July 24th, 2010
Here’s an iPod docking system from JBL called the On Stage Micro II. Simply drop your iPod into the slot and listen to the funky tunes from the unit. It’s currently retailing for a snip under $100 at Amazon, so if you’re keen here are the specs on the the iPod dock from JBL
* Compatibility: iPod mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod classic 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch; iPhone 1G, 3G, 3GS
* Four neodymium-driven Odyssey and slipstream port design provide full-range, accurate sound
* New RF remote provides reliable control from distances up to 50 feet
* 3.5mm auxiliary input for external audio devices such as iPod shuffle, MP3 players, etc.
* Power with included power supply or four AAA batteries for portable use
Whilst all sounds good for the On Stage Micro II, a review over at PCMag gave the unit only three stars out of five with audio performance a negative and portability a positive. Unfortunately with audio performance the most important criteria for docking units this has put a damper on the JBL’s On Stage Micro II, yet a customer review on Amazon (four stars) rates the Micro II’s performance and only dislikes its volume or lack of.
If you’ve played with a JBL On Stage Micro II iPod system, let us know what you reckon.
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