Ultimate iPod Bracket Update That's Ultimate

Some of you may be completely confused as to our current obsession with iPod docks. For those who may have missed it, we've been running an NCAA-style (but way better) bracket full of 20 speaker systems fighting for our hearts, only to be won by the most bestest dock in the world (judged by style, function and sound).

The neat thing? We've expanded the bracket because more companies wanted in on the fight...even after watching us rip some competitors to shreds. Hit the jump for a CliffsNotes version of the first five matches.

Ultimate iPod Bracket Update That's Ultimate

Round 1 involved the iHome iH8 vs. the Logitech Audiostation Express. Logitech wins by a landslide on superior sound.
BATTLE 1 RESULT

Ultimate iPod Bracket Update That's Ultimate

Round 2 pitted the Altec Lansing iM3 vs.the Griffin Journi. The Griffin has some good ideas, but is bested by the smaller, clearer iM3.
BATTLE 2 RESULT

Ultimate iPod Bracket Update That's Ultimate

In battle 3, Griffin returns with their Amplifi to face the Logitech mm50. And the Amplifi's large, wooden construction is the key to victory.
BATTLE 3 RESULT

Ultimate iPod Bracket Update That's Ultimate

In the fourth battle, the Kensington SX3000R fights the Altec Lansing iM600. The iM600 wins on all accounts, then gives Kensington a cookie because they are good people.
BATTLE 4 RESULT

Ultimate iPod Bracket Update That's Ultimate

For battle 5, iHome requests a rematch. So we pit the iLive Studio vs. their iHome iH52. And vengeance is sweet—a dish best served with massive amounts of bass.
BATTLE 5 RESULT

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