Hello, old people who can't see or hear your iPhone. This 100 percent analog sight-and-sound amplifying dock is for you! The Hive combines two classics of sensory augmentation—a horn and magnifying glass—into one as-seen-on-TV-worthy dock. And it's $45.
When does an iPod dock stop being an iPod dock? When it weighs 20 pounds? When it has a subwoofer the size of a child's head? When it costs $600? Whatever you do, don't ask Bose.
The most startling thing about the new Bose SoundDock Portable is that it's bigger than its forebear (though thankfully not heavier). The least startling thing about it is that it sounds better than the original.
Those sneaky folks at Bose just launched one of their "Press Conference in a Box" initiatives, this time unveiling the new Bose SoundDock portable: It's a bit smaller than the original, with a new remote, retractable dock, lithium-ion battery and, yes, auxiliary input.
In our final match of round 2 in our iPod Bracket Battle, we have the three most expensive systems left. The Altec Lansing "boombox" IM7 faces off against the Bose Sound Dock...while battling the hi-fi slayer, the Altec Lansing IMV712. The winner of this match very well could be the winner of the entire competition.…