10 speaker docks for iPhone 5, iPad mini, or iPad 4
1. JBL OnBeat Micro
First we have a compact, yet premium offering by JBL, compatible with the iPhone 5. The 360-gram OnBeat Micro can run on 4 AAA batteries whenever AC power isn't available, so you're free to take it with you on the next Sunday afternoon picnic. The accessory doesn't come cheap, however - it is currently priced at almost $100 on the manufacturer's web page.
2. JBL OnBeat Venue
Need something with a bit more power? Then here's the JBL OnBeat Venue providing up to 30 watts of output power. At the same time, it is compact enough to fit on your desk. The OnBeat Venue by JBL can be yours for $200 and is compatible with both the iPhone 5 and the newest iPad models.
3. BOSE SoundDock Series III
Another premium speaker dock from a maker you've surely heard of is the BOSE SoundDock Series III, compatible with all of Apple's Lightning connector devices. Sure, at $250, the accessory isn't cheap, but it promises to provide high-fidelity sound without taking too much space. Plus, you get a handy remote control out of the box.
4. Philips Room to Room Docking Speaker
If you're looking to spend no more than $130, keep an eye out for the Philips Room to Room iPhone 5 speaker dock. Despite its relatively small footprint, it should offer decent audio output through the use of quality speakers with balanced frequency response. Besides, it looks kind of fancy, too.
5. Philips Portable Docking Speaker
$130 is also about as much as you'd spend on a Portable Docking Speaker by Philips. As the name suggests, the accessory is meant to be carried around, which explains the presence of a built-in rechargeable battery.
6. Philips Lifestyle Music System
The most expensive iPhone 5 speaker dock by Philips so far is the Lifestyle Music System, which in addition to a Lightning connector also includes a CD player and an FM radio. Its power output is rated at a total of 20 watts.
7. Philips Bedroom Docking Speaker
Yup! It is another iPhone 5 dock by Philips. This one is meant to go in your bedroom, which is why it is designed as an alarm clock. The accessory emits audio in 360 degrees and should be well capable of filling a room with sound.
8. iLuv Aud 5
This is the iLuv Aud 5 speaker dock for the iPhone 5 and other Lightning connector equipped gadgets. See those white glowing things on top? Those are touch-sensitive controls. Fancy! The accessory was just announced during CES, but unfortunately, it won't be on the market earlier than May of this year.
9. JBL OnBeat Rumble
Another iPhone 5 speaker dock that got shown off at CES is the JBL OnBeat Rumble. Like the maker's other offerings, it isn't cheap. It costs almost $400, to be more specific, but in return you get a product that should impress with its performance. The OnBeat Rumble is equipped with a pair of 11-watt full-range drivers and a 4.5-inch subwoofer for enhanced bass response.
10. Soundfreaq Sound Step
And last but not least is the redesigned Sound Step by Soundfreaq, which the company announced last month and then brought over to CES 2013. Unfortunately, its speaker docks with Lightning connectors aren't expected to be available before Spring.