updated 11:25 am EDT, Thu October 5, 2006
iLive iPod Docking System
Stereos with iPod docks are now common, which leaves electronics makers with the need to truly distinguish themselves if they hope to garner significant attention. The iLive Home Docking System may accomplish this through the sheer number of features. The iLive stereo can output photos or videos to a TV and includes a DVD drive to play movies directly from discs. An AM/FM clock radio and auxiliary audio input are similarly regular features, and many of the functions (including basic controls for dockable iPods) can be managed by a wireless remote. What may be most worthwhile for comparison shopping is the audio quality: most bookshelf stereos lose some or all dedicated subwoofer strength in the name of size, but the iLive set has two side-firing subwoofers and delivers a strong overall 75W of power. The Home Docking System ships in black or white for $160.