The Bose SoundDock Portable is a really good iPod speaker, but it should cost less than $400.
If you're looking for a basic, portable iPod and iPhone speaker that is exceptionally easy to use, the Philips SBD 7500 is a solid choice for less than $100.
The Monster Beatbox may not deliver the most refined sonics, but if you're looking for big, aggressive sound from a small box, this is the one you want.
Altec Lansing has been in the iPod speaker market longer than anyone, and it shows. The inclusion of a rechargeable battery and an FM radio makes the iM600 incredibly versatile.
While we think it's overpriced, the JBL On Air Wireless speaker dock is a great-sounding device with the luxury of Apple AirPlay built right in.
It's no Sonos, but the Rocki Play is an incredibly affordable and user-friendly wireless streaming device, and the most cost-effective way to add Spotify Connect to your system.
The Tailgater isn't for audiophiles, but it succeeds as a great all-purpose portable speaker system with a big sound and a rugged design.
The Logitech mm50 Portable Speakers for iPod are useful and affordable--and they sound good, too.
The Harman/Kardon Go + Play is one of the best-sounding portable iPod speaker systems you can buy, but its high price and lack of compatibility with recent iPod models make it a limited recommendation.
The Altec Lansing Octiv 650 is one of best-sounding iPod/iPhone speaker docks in its price class, with a distinct, stylish look and component video output to boot.
If you're an iPod Nano user who likes to pack light and thin, most certainly check out the nice-looking and -sounding Altec Lansing iM500 speaker system.
While the B&W Zeppelin Mini's sound didn't blow us away, this stylish, compact iPod/iPhone speaker is appealing for its size, swiveling dock, and decent performance.
If you're looking for a portable iPod speaker system/alarm clock that can also serve as a home-based system--and you don't need a radio--the iH27 may fit the bill.
The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin effectively combines substantial build quality and detailed sound--but you're still paying a hefty premium for the iPod speaker's stunning good looks.
While it's expensive and isn't loaded with features, the Bose SoundDock 10 is classy looking and sounds excellent for a compact iPod/iPhone speaker.
Despite some budget design traits, the iHome iH70 effectively combines PC speakers and an iPod speaker dock in one product--but you can get the nearly identical black version for half as much.
If you're looking for a compact, affordable speaker for your bedside table that charges two iPhone or iPods simultaneously, the Octiv Duo is well designed and offers reasonably good sound for the money.
The Soundfreaq Sound Step offers everything you'd want in an all-in-one speaker dock, except great sound.