Acoustic Research App-Enhanced Docking Station for iPad
App-Enhanced Docking Station for iPad

Review: Acoustic Research App-Enhanced Docking Station for iPad – On My Things I Use Everyday List

by Alicia in Electronics, Gadgets, iPad, iphone, New posts

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I work from home and it can get really quiet around here when the kids are in school.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining.   I do get lonely though and I feel a little disconnected when there’s no sound around me so I like to have music or a TV show on in the background while I’m working.  I don’t watch TV but hearing it makes me feel less alone. The TV is actually in another room. I can’t even see it.

Acoustic Research iPad Docking StationI was when I received an App-Enhanced Docking Station from Acoustic Research to review.   I ripped the box open, set it up, and was listening to music within minutes of getting the delivery from FedEx.

When I plugged my iPad in to the docking station for the first time, I was prompted to download the free Dock Plus app from the app store.  Dock Plus brings the ultimate in functionality to the docking station.  The app allows me to listen to local FM stations, set my favorite stations, and play and control my iPod/iPhone/iPad music library.  It’s also an alarm clock and has a snooze function.

My 5 year old daughter loves to dance and so she’s always asking me to play songs that are on my iPhone. I love that I can plug my iPhone into this docking station and blast the music super loud so she can dance all over the house and still hear the music!


The Acoustic Research iPad Docking Station:

  • Charges your iPod, iPhone or iPad
  • 5 adapters included for iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • Rotates 90 degrees for two portrait and landscape viewing options – I love this!
  • Comes with a remote control
  • Emits high performance sound
  • Will enable you to view iPod/iPad video content on your TV
  • Comes with an iPad, iPod, iPhone, and iPhone 4 adapter

To connect to an external device such as a TV, you’ll need  a VIDEO cable (not supplied).  AUX connection requires a 3.5mm audio cable (not supplied) to connect your external audio source to the AUX input on the back of the main unit.

Here is a very brief (20 second) video demonstrating two features: rotating and song switching.


You can buy the App-Enhanced Docking Station on or on the Acoustic Research website.

Disclosure: I was provided a unit for review purposes, free of charge. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by compensation.

Alicia Hagan, Editor

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