VUUM Audio introduces a vacuum tube amplifier stereo system featuring iPod docking station. VUUM VTi-B1 comes in a beautiful cabinet and the kit also includes 27-button remote control, dust brush, glove cleaning kit, RCA cables and a pair of high quality speaker’s cables with banana ends. All these things make it perfectly suitable for your iPod. It provides you with a high sound output with its vacuum tube amplifier (15W x2) with dual inputs. The sound quality is really good as it is amplified including bass output. This multi functional system also ensures charging of your iPod. Now you can use your iPod just as your surround sound system with this device for just $700.
Incipio ShuffleBud is a tiny USB to 3.5mm adapter than eliminates need of an iPod docking station and hefty connecting wires. This tiny device can readily connect your iPod to any USB port with a lot more ease. This is a perfect travel gadget as it has a compact size and serves almost all the functions offered by the iPod docking station. Price: $6
Apple iPod is a wonderful product that has been hampered by the audiophiles just for one reason that the player sends an analog output. Actually what you transfer in the iPod is pure digital content that is converted in the device to analog output. The iPod may be of any generation but the audio quality that comes out from the device is far from a good CD being played on any high-end system. A company called MSB has come with a one of its kind docking station for the iPod called the iLink. The iLink modifies your iPod so that the output is digital and of the same CD quality. All you have to do is to send your 5.5G iPod to the company and they will modify it for you. For the modification you will have to pay $199 to the company. If you are still planning to buy an iPod and want a digital one then you can order it for $1999 with a 5.5G iPod and the iLink docking station. The docking station has a RF receiver and transmitter so you can move around with your iPod without changing the sound quality. Moreover the iLink also charges the iPod’s batteries.