Wouldn't it be grand if you could just plop your smartphone down on a speaker dock and not have to worry about attaching an adapter cable, connecting to a wireless network, or firing up Bluetooth and pairing both devices? RCA has done away with all that hassle with its new SoundFlow alarm clock that simply requires you to place your handset on top for a litte more oomph in the sound department.
But while your music is certainly louder, it takes a big hit in terms of sound quality. The SoundFlow functions a lot like the iFrogz Boost speaker in that it uses a sort of microphone to capture and amplify the music already playing on your device, but it's almost like listening to someone else's music across a phone connection. And it gets pretty awful and distorted when you really start to crank it.