By Todd Bernhard on Mon, 09/03/2012
ION Audio has done it again. The innovative developers of cool and unusual app-cessories for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices has a really impressive jukebox that reminds you of the neon Wurlitzer models, but is much more affordable!
The other day, I was tasked with providing a boom box for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Rather than a boring black portable stereo, I thought of the Jukebox Dock! In addition to booming stereo sound, it has great looks and is a conversation piece. The colors change with the music and the iPad or iPhone is integrated beautifully, with the album cover displayed front and center.
Music is provided by any iOS device, thanks to the built in 30 pin dock connector. You can also use a standard 3.5mm audio jack, so your non-Apple MP3 player will work. This also makes it future proof for the rumored new dock coming in the next iPhone and iPad mini. Or in my case, I might keep an older device, like my iPod Nano in the dock as a dedicated music player.
I've tried their iCade products and really enjoyed them. The deluxe version of the iCade requires some assembly, but because of the heft and rounded edges, the Jukebox Dock comes preassembled. The iCade and the Jukebox Dock are kinda heavy so their $1 shipping promotion is an even better deal.