10 speaker docks with Lightning connector for your iPhone 5, iPad mini, or 4th generation iPad
0. phoneArena 18 Jan 2013, 10:01 posted on
So, you've bought that new iPhone 5 or iPad mini and now you're wondering what accessory it might go well with? Perhaps a speaker dock would be the perfect addition to your desk, bedroom, or living room! However, if you demand having a Lightning connector available on a speaker dock, then it gets a bit complicated since there aren't a whole lot of options available on the market...
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1. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
I have a Galaxy S3 and a Nexus 10, but one(and only) thing I've always been jealous of iOS users is the amount of accessories the iPhone and iPad have.
2. Droiddoes (unregistered)
I know for a fact you can connect eiter device to 99% of the recievers available. If you really want to be locked into apples proprietary bullsh*t though more power to ya I guess.
4. Droiddoes (unregistered)
I also have a GS3. I just don't get this whole accessory craze. You do not need to "dock" your phone to a speaker when an aux cord works just fine.
7. stealthd (Posts: 1025; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
"Need" has absolutely nothing do with any of this stuff. You don't "need" your GS3, I guess that makes you stupid for buying it?
10. xsquid (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 May 2014)
When you grow up and work for a living you will figure out a lot of people DO need their phone and how "stupid" your comment is.
5. JunitoNH (Posts: 1185; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
You are correct about the auxiliary jack. However, most people enjoy the functionality of the dock device e.g. if you dock your iPhone to say, Bose portable speaker and your using the grill; you are able to change tracks, playlist, mute etc with the provided remote, or you can purchase a 10' cord. Is the afforded convenience it provides.
6. techloverNYC (Posts: 486; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Tip for everyone considering buying one of these:
Just buy a bluetooth connector/adapter ($5-$50 amazon) that will fit into the old docks
Result: you now have a wireless bluetooth speaker that will stream all music wireless and will work with any Bluetooth device. that mean andriod,window,etc
I realize there is not much speaker choices for andriod and the ones offer is really expensive. I happen to have a old docking station for ipod (which I no longer even own, sold it) and with a Bluetooth adapter my nexus 4 can play music from anywhere in the house.
What I learn: New model does not mean better sound the older monster beatbox / bose has better sound/bass than these new models.
8. amirata_xman (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)
GS3 owner, i feel the same way.
9. Willman (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
Best option for me was to use the dock from The Lightning Dock to charge my iPhone and use a bluetooth dongle to stream to my speakers, works like a charm.