With rumours abounding that Apple is planning on implementing a new, smaller dock connector, now might not be the time to invest in a new dock for your iOS device. A smaller connector would automatically make obsolete any existing Apple-playing music docks (notwithstanding hardware updates by manufacturers) so any investment made now could cause expensive problems in the future.
But for the moment, forgetting about what may or may not happen in the upcoming months, just what are the top five most stylish speaker docks for your iPad, iPhone or iPod?
Audio quality apart, the criteria in the Gizmodo list focuses more on looks rather than hard specs. The site narrows down the field somewhat by eliminating ‘ugly’ models, concentrating upon marques with a history of producing high-quality audio, only including those that are available for purchase or pre-order now. Of course, stylish usually also means expensive. There are plenty of good-quality speaker docks on the market for iPads, iPhones and iPods, but finding one that looks as good as it sounds takes a bit of effort. The following fivesome round up the most stylish amplification systems you can get for your iOS device right now.