How to Choose a Right iPod Docking Cradle

By: Jenny Yu

IPoddocking stations are a great way to share your music with the world.It allows you to plug your iPod into a speaker system and broadcastthe music outside of the headphones you would normally use. But thereare so many docking stations to choose from...colors, gadgets, and ofcourse the prices. Which one? Follow these 5 tips on how to choosethe right iPod Docks.

1.Know the specifics about your iPod.

Whilemany of the docking stations work for any iPod, there are othermanufacturer's that may make them different. Know your iPod's modelnumber and music capacity.

2.Decide which features you want.

Lookat sites, magazines, and shops. There are docking stations that comewith alarm clocks and are huge, or there are tiny ones which onlyallow you to plug in you i-pod. Prices vary. Some cost two hundreddollars, some cost five hundred dollors or more. Make sure thedocking stations you are considering are compatible with your iPod,specifically, as there are many MP3 players out there, and somedocking stations will be for other manufacturers' MP3 players, notthe iPod. There are even docking stations for specific styles of iPodthat don't fit all of them.

3.Get the money you need.

Don'tget so excited about buying a docking station that you rush out andbuy the first one you see. Save up if you should. It's better to waitto save up and get the one you want, rather than digging out andborrowing cash for something that isn't really what you want.

4.Look around.

Checkout e-bay, and all the shops that sell iPod Docks. Don't just go toone shop-they could be selling at rip off prices, and you won't knowuntil you look around.

5.Narrow it down until you have 2 or 3 docks that you're eyeing.

Comparethem. Which one is most conveniently sized? Which one is the bestcolour and price? Which one wins most of these questions? Buy the onethat is most like all of these questions. However, if you findyourself reluctantly picking it up, you most probably don't want it.Make sure you actually WANT the docking station you buy.

Choosinga proper iPod docking station may be a tough thingPsychology Articles, but follow theabove tips will make your shopping experience much easier.

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