Excerpt: In a world full of iPod docking stations, it’s no surprise to see Bose launch yet another. The latest to hit the stores is simply called Bose iPod Docking Station. The need for a docking station is in keeping with one's desire to have music played loudly, but it may not be that great an idea if you crave extreme loudness.
Summary: Overpriced and not exactly as portable as what the competition offers, the Bose SoundDock Portable isn’t that different from its non-portable sister model. It’s not exactly the easiest thing to lug around -- even though it features a retractable iPod dock and a built-in carry handle. Not that it sounds bad or anything, Bose devices always sound great, especially when you can reverberate music at high levels on battery power, but it’s just so clunky.
Excerpt: (1 items) For those of us who follow iPod accessories, it's difficult to believe that it's been nearly four years since Bose's original SoundDock was released, making it one of first "desktop" speaker systems for the iPod. Perhaps just as surprising is that while most of the other big vendors of iPod gear have revised their speaker lines several times over that period, Bose has continued selling essentially the same SoundDock, at the same $299 price, that it released...
Pros: Replaceable, rechargeable battery, Several improvements over original SoundDock, Solid sound quality, Good battery performance
Cons: Expensive, Doesn't include iPod dock adapters, More transportable than portable, Lacking many features found in competing systems
Summary: Do you live in a massive, minimalist, babe-magnet apartment overlooking a city park? Us, too. You probably also own a Bose product. In fact, even the paupers who don’t live our dream lifestyle aspire to own one – and people who've never even heard a bit of Bose kit seem to have an opinion about it.