The Good Supports iPads. Distinctive design. Crisp, clean sound. USB PC support.
The Bad Sound hardens at volume. May not support your device.
The Bottom Line If you're looking for a top-of-the-line iPod dock that not only supports iPads but looks and sounds amazing, Bang and Olufsen's BeoSound 8 is what you should get.
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 8
Got an iPad? Tried fitting it to a speaker dock yet? Doesn't work, does it? Thankfully B&O has thought of this and presents not only its first iPod dock, but also one of the first docks in the world that will fit the Apple tablet.
By B&O's own admission, the BeoSound 8 is unusual for the Danish design maestros as it centres around another company's product. It may be several years behind the rest of the world in getting an iPod dock into the arms of the public, but when the company does something it says it wants it done right.
The BeoSound 8 is an iPod dock first, but the plinth is wide enough to accommodate an iPad and the player is held on by an adaptable, screw-in brace.