Get a Sony iPhone-iPod speaker dock for $69.99

The RDP-X50iPBLK originally sold for $199 and still sells for around $100 from most stores. It delivers "impressively powerful sound," according to reviews.

The Sony RDP-X50iPBLK offers impressive sound from your iPod or iPhone.
The Sony RDP-X50iPBLK offers impressive sound from your iPod or iPhone. 1 Sale A Day

If you own an iPod or iPhone, a speaker dock is a must. It not only gives your gadget a place to roost and recharge, but also belts out your playlist for all to hear.

The Sony RDP-X50iPBLK is fairly no-frills as speaker docks go, but it's got it where it counts: it sounds great. It originally sold for $199, and still sells for at least $100 most places, but today only, 1 Sale A Day has the Sony RDP-X50iPBLK iPhone/iPod speaker dock for $69.99, plus $4.99 for shipping.

This is a new unit, not a refurb, so it comes with a full one-year warranty from Sony. It's compatible with most iPod and iPhone models, including the iPhone 4. That's a great perk, as not all speaker docks have the shielding necessary to work with iPhones.

Beyond that, the RDP-X50iPBLK includes a wireless remote for controlling your tunes from across the room. It also has an auxiliary input in case you want to connect another music source, like an iPad or a CD player (remember those?).

CNET reviewed the dock about a year ago and had mostly good things to say about it--especially the sound quality. The big complaint was that this wasn't the higher-end model, the one with the FM radio, rechargeable battery, and other nifty extras.

I'll just say this: I have a similarly basic Altec Lansing dock in my kitchen, and it sees constant use. These things are really great for the iDevice-equipped family, and it's hard to beat $70 for one with great sound and a slim design.

Bonus deal No. 1: Early-bird-gets-the-worm alert! An outfit called Erwin Computers currently has in-stock the 16GB HP TouchPad for $129.95 shipped. It's not quite $99, but still a very compelling price--meaning these probably won't last the day. In any case, check out Donald Bell's 5 great uses for an HP TouchPad . Update: Already out of stock. Sorry, folks!

Bonus deal No. 2: While supplies last, CowBoom has the refurbished Xbox Kinect for $79.99, plus $5 for shipping. It comes with everything, including Kinect Adventures, but there's no warranty info listed. (CowBoom itself offers a 30-day return policy.) Microsoft's standard warranty on refurbished gear is 90 days.

 

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