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The Top 5 iPod and iPhone speaker docks

PC Advisor selects and reviews the best five iPod and iPhone speaker docks in the UK right now. Updated 30th August, 2012.

5. Pure Contour 100Di

Pure Contour 100Di
  • Reviewed on: 18 May 12
  • RRP: £94.99 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Pure Contour 100Di digital radio is a stylish digital radio with good sound quality and an affordable price.

4. Pioneer XW-NAC3

Pioneer XW-NAC3
  • Reviewed on: 7 April 11
  • RRP: £299 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

Pioneer's XW-NAC3 mini hi-fi is full of innovative features. Even if you're not using the dual-iPod shuffle feature, the second dock might be useful for charging your iPhone while listening to music on an iPod. Internet radio is also available (although there's no wireless networking support) and Bluetooth streaming works well. We think that given the range of features on offer the Pioneer XW-NAC3 is worth its asking price.

3. Lenco IPD-9000

Lenco IPD-9000
  • Reviewed on: 20 July 12
  • RRP: £229.99 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

This Lenco IPD-900 is an one box CD player, FM radio and iPod dock from the Swiss audio specialists. It offers good sound, impressive 65W output and an attractive aluminium finish.

2. Philips Fidelio DS9/10

Philips Fidelio DS9/10
  • Reviewed on: 28 October 11
  • RRP: £249 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Philips Fidelio DS9 is a very likable iPod and iPad speaker dock that offers exceptionally good audio output and is very keenly priced. It doesn't support Apple AirPlay music streaming, but you can play streamed music from services such as Napster as well as internet radio stations.

1. Arcam rCube

Arcam rCube
  • Reviewed on: 10 October 11
  • RRP: £350 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Arcam rCube matches a minimalist design aesthetic that Apple would be proud of, with sensational audio performance and smart wireless functionality. With a recent price drop it really does earn its five-star reviews.

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