Speakal iPig 2.1 Stereo iPod Docking Station review: Speakal iPig 2.1 Stereo iPod Docking Station

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The Speakal iPig speaker offers an absurdly cute design with touch-sensitive ears that control volume; it incorporates a variety of useful features, including a remote with bass and treble controls; it's compatible with all iPods as well as other MP3 players; sound quality is good.

The Bad Not everyone will be into the Speakal iPig's cutesy look; there's no visual indication of bass and treble levels; no battery power option.

The Bottom Line The Speakal iPig is the perfect iPod speaker dock for porcine lovers, but anyone who hankers for an unusual design and solid sound quality will find this unit to be more than suitable.

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In the realm of adorable iPod speakers, Lanchiya Technology's Speakal line has to take the cake. You can find the accessory shaped as a ghost, a panda, even a flower pot. But perhaps even more endearing than all of these is the iPig 2.1 Stereo iPod Docking Station, which takes the form of--you guessed it--a portly piggy. Not everyone will be able to get past the cutesy design of this $130 audio accessory, but those who do will be rewarded with surprisingly good sound quality and an array of handy features.

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Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.