Excerpt: The Arcam rCube is another high-end iPhone dock to hit the home audio market along the lines of the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air . What sets Arcam’s offering apart from the rest is the Sonos-like ability to wirelessly network up to four rCubes throughout the house, using an included USB dongle, for a complete home audio solution. The same dongle enables the box to stream music from your iDevice or computer as well.
Excerpt: Arcam’s most obvious superpower over the other docks here is its portability — you can slip your hand behind the top-mounted dock-flap into a hidden grab handle, and off you go, taking 5kg of Arcam hi-fi performance on the trot. You shouldn’t do this with an iPod in place, warns the manual, though we did so perfectly safely before reading that warning (who reads warnings!), just taking care it didn’t either get bent or drop out while in transit.
Excerpt: Apple’s Steve Jobs always had a thing about cubes (G4, NeXT), and a love of music. Arcam’s very Apple-like rCube speaker system looks and sounds so good Steve would have been happy to have stuck the company logo on it.
Excerpt: Arcam spent three years perfecting this unassuming cube, and yes, all the expensive stuff is on the inside. The British brand has used the same capacitors and amps found in its high-end FMJ hi-fi components and blessed it with wireless streaming and a battery offering up to eight hours of playtime. Arcam recons it’s the ultimate iPod dock and we’re inclined to agree.