Cut the (USB) Cord: Wireless iPod Docking Stations

Cut the (USB) Cord: Wireless iPod Docking Stations

Joel Pirela
Jul 25, 2011

Nothing can spoil a party more than confusing cables running around connecting components and speakers. Add an iPod to the mix and you have at least one extra set of cables to worry about, not to mention possibly an adaptor and/or dock to deal with. These wireless iPod docks will make hooking up and getting the party started easier and quicker...

Marantz IS301 Wireless iPod Dock
The Marantz wireless iPod dock transmits both audio and video without cables and even includes a receiver for complete home theater integration. Practically every dock-connecting iPod will work fine here, and Bluetooth 2.1 support for receiving and beaming tunes from BT-enabled devices. We love that!

Yamaha YID-W10 Wireless iPod Dock
iPhone or iPod, the Yamaha is good to go, providing a wireless connection between your player and your home audio system with a compact docking station. The system used by Yamaha (called yAired) doesn't need any pairing; it works once it's plugged into the dock.

Sony S-Airplay
The Sony wireless docking station takes a a more complete approach, with 2 receivers/speakers. The wireless iPod dock offers AM/FM radio with a remote control (each dock works as its own radio unit),with wireless transmission working up to 164 feet.

Roth Audio RothDock
The RothDock utilizes 2.4 Ghz spectrum, decreasing the chance of interruption and cross talk with other wireless channels. The dock also support every bottom dock iPod model for up to 32 feet of wireless audio while also charging your device whether in use or off.

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