Acoustic Research ARS20i

If you haven’t got a docking station for your iOS device mainly because you don’t want to spend a fortune on one, you don’t have to. The great thing about having a popular device like the iPad or iPhone means there will be tons of third party manufacturers creating accessories for the gadget. So while docks like the JBL OnBeat might be a bit too pricey for some, the ARS20i from Acoustic Research might be a little more affordable at about half the price.

Acoustic Research’s dock has the ability to dock your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch through the 30-pin proprietary Apple port. Once plugged in, your iOS device can play music through the docks’ two speakers. While connected to the dock, the device is also charged while playing music. If you’re using the dock to watch movies, it even has an easily rotated base that can hold your iPad in landscape mode.

It also comes with a 3.5mm audio input port for those times when you don’t have your iOS device with you or you have a non-iPod using friend who wants to share his/her music on your speakers. The ARS20i also functions as an alarm clock and a digital FM radio when used standalone. It is available now from Amazon for $77.74 (normal price $79.99).

Filed in Apple >Audio. Read more about Dock, iOS, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

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