JBL OnBeat Xtreme
Though it's pricey, this iPad/iPhone speaker system offers excellent sound, plus Bluetooth wireless streaming capabilities.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $429.95
The good: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme offers excellent performance for an iPhone/iPad speaker dock, with detailed sound and good, tight bass that can fill a fairly large room. It also has built-in Bluetooth for wireless streaming, speakerphone capabilities, a video output, an RF remote (with 30-foot range), and a pass-through USB connection for computers that allows you to sync a docked iPod/iPhone/iPad with iTunes on your computer.
The bad: At $500, it costs as much as an iPad. The eye-catching design may not appeal to some people.
The bottom line: While it's on the expensive side, JBL's OnBeat Xtreme is one of the best-sounding iPhone/iPad docks we've heard--and it has built-in Bluetooth and speakerphone capabilities.
April 18, 2012 4:50 PM PDT
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