iPod docks will never die, for the simple reason that iPods will never die. The term 'iPod dock' can be misleading to some — the thing is these devices are not different from music systems. They are mostly stereo, sometimes 2.1 speakers, all built into a snazzy chassis with iPod support and regular inputs for other audio sources/devices. Although TDK's previous encounter with us did not yield such a good review, we're hoping to get better results from their latest offering — the TDK iWave Dock. Let’s see if this one can make any waves and resurrect itself.
When it comes to design, these guys always deliver something unique and attractive. Stylization is offered in the form of a concave, scooped out type front panel, which is covered with a shiny metallic surface. The speakers are hidden behind this, thus it is grilled throughout to let sound out. At the bottom is a black gloss finished strip with touch sensitive controls neatly arranged in a row. In the top half, centrally located is a rectangular LED screen with blue backlight, that varies in intensity when any button is pressed.
The sides too have some aesthetic highlights, like a circular metallic plate on each side panel, rimmed by a similar blue LED light, like the front screen. All these lights make the dock look futuristic, and will suit a d
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