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November 02, 2011
There are already plenty of iPod docking and companion speaker products on the vast Apple aftermarket, but none quite looks like the iKurv docking station and speaker system. Available from Speakal, which bills itself as a lifestyle-oriented entertainment company out of Culver City, CA, driven by passion for sound, the iKurv, which is shaped like a futuristic starship and sports cool-blue accent lighting, is said to be perfect as an executive office gift.

The iKurv delivers 20 watts of crisp sound through its built-in amplifier. Weighing just one pound and available in black, with pink, blue, white, yellow, and green color finishes to come, the iKurv also charges a device while it's connected. Its universal cradle fits all iPods and the iPhone 4S, 4, and 3. A supplied remote control handles all of the iKurv's functions and lets the user browse the connected device's menus. It also has a stereo minijack.

The iKurv has an LCD display for keeping track of all settings, and its ambient LED accent light has four levels of brightness. The docking station and speaker system comes with an AC power adapter and cable.

Speakal is offering the device for $79.99 through its website, www.speakal.com.