iLuv iMM288 Stereo Speaker Dock for iPod and iPhone
This iPod dock is a lower level device in this category. It has mediocre sound quality but maybe for this price range that is to be expected. Still, it would be nice to be surprised that it's better than the price belies. Well, not so much with the iLuv.
It is very basic in its feature set. It has the dock connector up front, a mini jack in the back (for non-iDevices) and three buttons, volume up, down and power. It's simple to deal with, for sure. The instructions steer you towards some iLuv apps in the iTunes App Store. They are very basic but give you an alarm clock the weather and some music/radio like channels. The good news is there are countless other such apps, many free, that perform these functions far better. At least they did provide an app to complete the package. Given the sound quality, I'd stay with talk radio or other less demanding sonic type stations. I tested the iLuv with a first gen iPod Touch. That device has no speaker so this is an opportunity to get some sound out of it. It's an OK device but I really wish the sound quality was better. At the current price point of about seventy dollars it's too high for what it is. If it goes on sale for twenty or so less maybe then it can fill an inexpensive need.