Top MP3 Player Docks

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An mp3 player docking station is a handy accessory that allows you to charge your player and enjoy full stereo sound. While some stations are designed for specific music players, with iPod docking stations being the most common example, others are built to support a variety of mp3 music players made by various manufacturers.

Features to look for include portability, built-in radios and clock displays, wireless connectivity and video playback. Some docking stations also allow you to play music from CDs, if you still use your compact disc collection.

Here are our picks for the top mp3 player docking stations on the market:

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Logitech S715i

This system packs a lot of features into a small, light and portable package that provides excellent sound quality. The Logitech S715i comes with eight drivers to manage all your files, and provides sound that’s akin to a full stereo system experience. It also offers excellent compatibility, supporting virtually every major mp3 player on the market, with specially designed iPhone and iPod docks. The Logitech S715i also has a rechargeable battery, which will save you money over its lifespan.

On the down side, this unit lacks some of the features that many people consider standard, such as a built-in radio and a digital display. However, for the money, this system provides outstanding sound, and that’s the most important thing.

Specifications:

  • System requirements: iPhone, iPod; supports other mp3 players via auxiliary input
  • Dock: Trayless
  • Battery type: Nickel hydride, rechargeable
  • Battery life: 8 hours
  • Auxiliary input: 3.5 mm
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InMotion Classic IMT620

The InMotion Classic IMT620 is a uniquely designed docking station that benefits from an adjustable stand and nimble size. It features an auxiliary input port, which allows you to connect a wide range of electronic devices to the system, all while providing high-quality sound. This unit has also drawn rave reviews for its handle feature, which allows you to carry it easily once you collapse it.

However, this docking station is not without its drawbacks. Its remote control range suffers from limitations, and the company’s support system is notoriously bad if you ever need assistance.

Specifications:

  • System requirements: iPhone, iPod; supports other mp3 players via auxiliary input
  • Retractable antenna
  • FM radio with station presets
  • LCD display
  • Battery type: Rechargeable
  • Battery life: 5 hours
  • Auxiliary input: compatible with all mp3, CD and DVD players
  • Remote control
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Cyber Acoustics 492

If you are looking for small mp3 player speakers, this is the docking station for you. It is one of the smallest units on the market, yet loses nothing in sound quality despite its slight size. The main drawbacks of this system are its lack of a rechargeable battery power source, leaving you to use four AA batteries if you want to take this system on the go.

Specifications:

  • AC power
  • Peak power: 6 watts
  • UL/CUL approved
  • 2 inch full range drivers
  • AA battery compatible for portability
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iHome iP46 Portable Speaker System

With a pair of passive speakers to go with a pair of active speakers, this small and compact system has excellent iPod speakers. However, it doesn’t allow you to charge your iPod when you run the system on battery power.

Specifications:

  • 4 speakers (2 active, 2 passive)
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Universal 100 240-volt adapter