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. Kicker, a big name in the car audio industry, is well known for their pounding sound equipment. So it’s reasonable that they would make an iPod dock that is meant to be the loudest out there.
Summary: At $US249, it costs more than we would want to spend on a speaker system (especially since it doesn't have a wide range of features), but the iK500 would be perfect for garden parties, barbecues, and house parties — provided that the local authorities are not too stringent on noise complaints.