|Brand Name||Acoustic Research|
|Item Weight||8.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.9 x 5.9 x 3.4 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||ARS13|
|Number of Items||1|
Acoustic Research ARS13 Docking Station for iPad, iPod, and iPhone
|Price:||$29.99 + $5.49 shipping|
|You Save:||$20.00 (40%)|
- Charges your iPod, iPhone and iPad (Compatible with iPhone 4 and iPad 2)
- Compact amplified speaker design
- Perfect for home or office
- Play/Pause, Power, Volume up, Volume down
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Top Customer Reviews
My husband who is a complete music and sound maniac was completely gobsmacked and enthrilled with he's gift. This particular brand has not been available in SAfrica for many years, he owned a sound system by Acoustic Research about 30years ago.
The IPAD2 fits perfectly, no wobbling, sound quality is effective and he can now listen to all he's tunes in he's office.
Thank you to all of you that take the time to add your comments - I now see the value of taking the time to provide product feedback especially when you have no-one to rely on for advise or direction, (more so) when you buying a product from across the shores, the last thing you want to do is send it back. I have become quite an expert, I bought he's wireless keyboard for he's Ipad from Amazon for Christmas as well, he was equally thrilled with the technology and comfort... think I scored some serious points!!
I was a complete sceptic, now I'm on Amazon all the time.
It sounds awful. You can hear the plastic. It sounds like a phone speaker placed inside a cardboard box. No lows, no highs, not clean, not very loud.
Three cheap buttons that feel like they're already broken, although they're not.
Won't connect with my iPad 2 when the silicone skin is on it; just the thin skin is too thick for the docking connector to mate.
Giant wall-wart power supply, the big old-fashioned kind.
It's a shame to see the grand old names of Hi-Fi on junk like this. Ed Villchur and Henry Kloss are rolling in their graves.
This little speaker does as it says it does. It charges your iDevice and provides a nice speaker for your music and such. Is it much louder than the device already is? Not really. Is it a great sounding speaker that will replace your Bose speakers? Not at all. It was never meant to. But it serves it's purpose.
If you're wanting a small, inexpensive dock to charge your iDevice while you sleep or to turn on a Pandora station to set the mood for your night in, than this works perfectly. If you can pick it up for $20 during a Woot sale like I did, then it's a good deal.
If you're looking for stereo sound and bass, look elsewhere for a more expensive device.
Bottom line: At the sub-$25 price point, this is the best thing going. If you're looking for a device to keep your iPhone/iPad/iPod charged and play music at a mild volume at work, this is a perfect fit. If you are looking for a high quality/high volume audio solution, this is not the product or price point for you. AR offers higher end solutions as you move towards the $100+ range.
True, it will not fit with a back cover installed, but not a big deal to me. I was concerned about the size of the IPad on this, but it is very stable on this small base, and is also compatible with almost every Apple mobile device and phone, even my old 1st generation Nano!
When I get ready for a room-filling sound dock device, I will definitely look to AR again. If they can do this tiny and inexpensively, I can't wait to see what they can do for $200 or so....
I can get it to work with my iPod Touch (2nd Gen), but the speaker is barely better in quality than the built-in speaker of the iPod Touch. There's no base to speak of. I would characterize it as a louder version of the built-in speaker.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had this for over a year and it worked great with my iPhone 3GS and my husband's iPod Touch 4. A few months ago, we both upgraded iOS on our devices and now both give us the... Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by diynotkelly
I bought this as a replacement for an identical one I had been using for a couple years. The new one arrived in packaging that had obviously been opened before, probably because it... Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Don Isaacson
Not a "secure" docking station for my iPod touch, if I were to carry the docking station, with iPod engaged, from one location to another, the iPod might very well jump out... Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Arizona Senior
My friend bought this item and I listened to her music while we were cooking in the kitche at her home. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by toonie
Believe the other negative reviews. This AR docking station does not work with my iphone 4S. The docking station power-on light works, the docking station speakers do not work and... Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by GeorgiaT
Be warned that this docking station does not properly work with the iPhone 4 or 4s. I've bought and returned 1 (and getting ready to return the replacement) due to charging and... Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Dubs
It's easy to use, but the sound quality is just a little better than the ipod itself, don't be fooled by the brand.
I would give it 4 stars if it has AUX output.
Got 2 of these on another website, for a few bucks cheaper and very pleased. Only 1 of them would not charge my iPad3 (while other does just fine), so I found a reviewer that said... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by FP-Doc
I bought this for 17.99 + shipping off woot.com recently. It only charges my ipad1. It does not charge either of my 2 ipods. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by meathouse