Sony RDP-XF100iP: The name says it all

Sony's RDP-XF100iP portable speaker dock for iPhone and iPod delivers a big sound in a small package, along with extras such as a remote control, removable battery pack, and FM radio.


OK, so the name of the Sony RDP-XF100iP actually conveys nothing about the product. Let's look past Sony's hideous naming schemes for a minute and just appreciate the fact that the company still knows how to make a fine portable speaker system.

There have been a rash of surprisingly good and affordable iPhone speaker docks crossing our desk of late. The Sony RDP-XF100iP ($249) is one of the more recent additions. It has the power and detail of the recently reviewed Philips Fidelio , with the portability of the Logitech S715i , and the FM radio of the Altec Lansing inMotion Classic .

To learn more, head to our full review of the Sony RDP-XF100iP . If $249 is too rich for your blood, try the Sony RDP-X50iP, which strips away the portability and the radio, but leaves sound quality intact. For other suggestions, check out our roundup of portable iPhone speakers.

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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