4 iPad Audio Docks to Keep Large and In Charge(d)

4 iPad Audio Docks to Keep Large and In Charge(d)

Joel Pirela
Oct 25, 2011

There's an abundance of iPhone and iPod docks out on the market, but relatively few iPad designed audio docks, probably because iPads are secondary mobile audio devices compared to their portable siblings. But we still think having somewhere to charge up and occasionally play some music from can be as handy as any iPod version...

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450
The Octive Stage's dual full-range speakers pump out impressive sound with no distortion even at high volume, for room filling sound. There is certain sound advantage when you are watching a movie on your iPad and you are connected to these speakers! You can find The Altec Lansing online for $78.

iHome iD9
The iHome iD9 is a very sleek looking, rechargeable speaker system. It's iPad centric but it can work with your iPhone or iPod too. It charges your device while it's playing and gives you excellent sound quality. It's a perfect device for games, apps or movies. You can also use it with iHome+Sleep app for custom alarm settings.

iLuv iMM727 ArtStation
The iLuv gives you flexibility on the viewing options and angles, while providing an Aux input jack for other audio devices. The remote control makes it easy to adjust your setting from across the room. It comes with a free app that provides you with a custom clock, creative alarms and even searchable weather channels.

JBL OnBeat
The JBL is the best sounding of the group, providing crisp music and deep bass, due in part of the dual, full range transducers with a computer optimized DSP equalization system. It will let you rotate the dock connector in order to orient your iPad to portrait or landscape mode. Available at $149 now.

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