The iLive Speaker bar is a certified speaker dock for iPods- listen to your songs from the iPod through the speaker and at the same time recharge your iPod. The 3.1 channel sound is superb with a built-in subwoofer and AM/FM radios on top of a sleek, easy to use, and portable design.
The iLive speakers are terrific for listening to audio whether it is from your computer TV, DVD player or AM/FM radio- the iPod docking is the extra feature.
The ultra slim design allows it to be mounted on the wall, to become your TV speakers, wall mounting hardware is included in the box, and the bracket for iPod will get you an iPod dock!
The built-in subwoofer and the AM/FM radio augment the 3.1 channel sound and digital clock adds more functionality to the offering. There is also an RCA video output jack for viewing photos and videos from the iPod on to external screens and two other auxiliary RCA inputs for connecting external audio gadgets like the audio out of your TV.
Pros and Cons
One positive thing about the iLive speaker dock is that it is flexible and easy to use when you do not want to dock your iPod, you can connect to other audio or video devices. For instance, you can make it your dedicated TV speakers and use it for your iPod when you want it to- it is even capable without an iPod. The subwoofer enhances the sound and 5.1 surround simulation. The remote is impressive too. Coming to iPods the docking station works well and supports all models of iPod- the Classic, Mini, or Nano across their generations.
However, iLive speaker will not dock the iPhone, which is a big negative. In addition, it does not have the greatest sounds.