Thanks to that a lot of design companies create accompanying products for them. Designing an iPod dock become a “must to do” for most leading companies in the industries. Of course small companies aren’t stay aside because for some of them that is the way to declare itself. At the moment you can find in stores docks made by such famous names: Sony, Porsche Design, Lasonic, Jean-Michel Jarre and so on. Although guys like Philippe Starck or Victor Vetterlein easily can compete with them. Most of modern docks are suitable for both iPods and iPhones and have remote controls. Some of them have video outputs while other have wireless speakers. There are plenty of good choices for every Apple lover.
Parrot Zikmu by Philippe Starck
Zikmu is wireless speakers designed by Philippe Starck for Parrot. At 2.5 feet tall, these speakers are iPhone/iPod docking station with surround sound technology and a range of wireless capabilities. The two speakers, which radiate sound from both sides, can be placed anywhere in a room and work without wires. Speakers can also stream audio from mobile devices such as a PC or a Mac using Bluetooth A2DP or Wi-Fi. They also have remote control and very trendy minimalist look.
iPod Dock Light
Sang-Hoon Lee designed this multifunctional unit, which could become great addition to every bedroom. It combines a bedroom light, iPod/iPhone dock and speaker. The speaker is hidden along the surface of the dock. The combination of functions is great not only for bedroom but for office or any other place where aren’t a lot of space but music and light are needed.
B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker
IDEA 2008 winner, Bowers & Wilkins’ Zeppelin designed by Native, is the unique, eye-grabbing designed dock for iPod. The dock has not only great design but also a lot of functions under the hood. A cradle supports all recent iPods (charging all but the 3rd-generation models). Zeppelin has a remote control, an auxiliary-input audio jack and composite/S-video output jacks for viewing video and photos from your iPod, on your TV.
iPod dock designed by Porsche
The Porsche Design P’9120 is a table top stereo system with iPod dock and radio. It has a clean, linear shaped design with superior acoustics and powerful subwoofer. It recharge any iPod and iPhone but haven’t any wi-fi connectivity so can’t be used as network player.
Lasonic iPod Ghetto Blaster
Lasonic made some classic boomboxes during the 80s, and now they’ve updated their TRC-931 boombox with a built-in iPod dock, SD card reader and USB port. It comes in different colors and could work from 10 batteries.
Victor Vetterlein wireless iPod dock
American designer Victor Vetterlein decided that our iPod docks needed to have wireless speakers, speakers that could be detached from the dock and roam around apartments. Yo dock is designed for iPods and other MP3 players. The speakers are waterproof and have rechargeable batteries inside.