According to its makers, this iPod/iPhone dock was ‘forged in the darkness by twisted souls’. A likely story, but who are we to question its genesis when it delivers a sonic wallop capable of razing Hades and giving Lucifer his worst headache since St Cliff released The Millennium Prayer. Look, the point is the KitSound Boombox kicks serious audio butt.
Just slip your appley gizmo into this gorgeously engineered 2.1 system’s top-loading tray and batten down the hatches as forward-firing satellite drivers and a down-firing 5.25” subwoofer deliver a sonic punch that easily knocks the wind out of pricier systems and might even nibble the ears off the likes of Lemmy.
But it’s not all about ribcage rattling bass response; the KitSound delivers serious clarity too. We’re talking beef with all the trimmings. Speaking of which, gravy comes by way of an integrated FM/AM radio. As for stuffing (this is the last roast dinner reference, honest) there’s an alarm clock capable of waking even the laziest of music fan, especially when the volume’s cranked up.
On the subject of volume, KitSound boffins have used revolutionary aluminium cones for the aforementioned satellite drivers which allow for a massive dynamic range close to 90dB. If there’s a similarly priced dock that goes this loud and this deep without sounding like a chainsaw carving through a cutlery drawer, we’d love to hear it.
Round back the KitSound boasts a pair of phono inputs so you can hook up other devices, from your Wii to your TV. ‘Yay, Mario Kart with muscle.’ Factor in a sleek remote that controls your docked iPod/iPhone and you’re looking at a noise maker that totally defies its eye-rubbingly low price tag. Buy this and, like He- Man, you really will have the power. Tolerant neighbours not included.
Full function remote control
Sleep / Wake functions with iPod and Radio
Built-in Clock, dual Alarm & FM/AM radio
Recharges the iPod battery when docked
Dimensions 420 x 280 x 155mm (W x D x H)
KitSound Boom Dock
Remote Control with batteries included
3.5mm to Boom Dock audio cable / 2 x RCA to 2 x RCA (phono
to phono) cable
FM antenna / AM antenna / cradle adapters for various iPo
Any idea when this'll be back in stock? Spartanmatt!, Bristol - 8th April 2012
Firebox says: Hi, we are unsure as of yet, add yourself to the mailing list at the top of the page for up to date info!
Hi, is this compatible with things with 3. 5mm audio jacks? Charlie, Sheffield - 6th December 2011
Firebox says: Hi Charlie, this should come with a cable that allows you to attach a 3.5mm audio jack to the Boomdock too!
This is one awesome piece of kit. It works just fine with iPhone 4. This is my third and final speaker dock for my iPhone. The other two were just not clear enough in sound. This has amazing sound clarity and when you are playing music it is amazing. For this price, it is a steal. Well done KitSound and Firebox! George, Ireland - 11th May 2011
Firebox says: Absolutely agreed George.
Hi can you tell me how many watts the speakers are and also is the radio digital?
thanks! Ben, Edinburgh - 28th March 2011
Firebox says: Each of the drivers (not the sub) deliver approximately 16W RMS.
Unfortunately not digital radio though.
Will an iPhone 4 work? Squid, - 2nd March 2011
I have owned this dock for about 8 months now and it's brilliant! You have to turn 'shake to shuffle' off otherwise you will find it skipping tracks by itself. With the lack of quality of speakers in flat screen TV's this dock is a god send, I keep mine connected to the TV and use it whenever I am watching a movie or something with lots of music in it. It does work with both the iPod touch and every iPhone up to the iPhone 4 but you may need to put it on flight mode. My only gripe is that the clock is too bright. I sleep with my phone cover over it otherwise it keeps me awake. Jen, Berkshire - 1st March 2011