Excerpt: Do you live above me? If not, go ahead and buy this astonishingly bassy, badass iPod dock. The Kicker iKick (iK500) even looks mean: With a Vaderesque design and scowling speakers, it actually looks like it’s a little pissed.
Pros: You can’t get busted for disturbing the peace if you can’t hear the cops banging on your door. Achieves ear-stinging volume without distortion. Volume, bass and treble controls are accessible with a poke and pinch of the front-facing knob. Zune owners can pick up a similar zK500 model.
Cons: The iPod docks vertically (rather than at an angle), making the screen hard to read. The direction buttons on the remote slow down scrolling. No mic-in for high-decibel karaoke.
Excerpt: Now I have hear many speaker docks for iPods and iPhones. Great ones, terrible ones, and a few in between. I had heard a lot about the iKick before I received it, and hearing nothing but good things, my expectations were quite high. The iKick actually surpassed my expectations.