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Now that you’ve loaded your smartphone (or tablet) with your entire music library, you need some good-quality speakers for playback. Here are our top three audio docking stations.
The Philips docking speaker with Bluetooth is made especially to dock an Android smartphone and features a flexible dock. It doesn’t matter where your phone’s connection socket is, the Philips FlexiDock will work with it. Also streams music over Bluetooth via digital sound – meaning there is less distortion, and has unique features through the DockStudio app, which supports your favourite Internet radio stations. Ideal for your bedside table as it charges your handset while playing music.
Price: R2 200; Philips
The LG wireless dual docking speaker allows you to dock both Android (4.1 Jellybean and upward) and iOS devices, supporting Lightning connectors found on the iPhone 5 upwards, including iPad. It simultaneously plays music and charges your handset. It also supports audio streaming via Bluetooth, NFC pairing and Airplay. You really don’t have to worry what device you have as it supports a wide range. Download the LG Bluetooth remote app to control the speaker. It has an stylish design and comes in white.
Price: contact LG South Africa
The Sony iPod and iPhone docking clock radio station is compatible with a Lightning connector device (iPhone 5 and upwards). The stereo speakers features Sony’s Mega Xpand Sound System, so recommended if you are serious about sound. It has an FM/AM digital tuner, an LED display with brightness control and extras such as a radio alarm, buzzer, snooze, and sleep timer. The speakers are 3.5W each and it comes with a remote control.
Price: R940; Kalahari.com