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Sony SRS-GD50iP 2.1 PC Speaker System with iPod Dock Function review

Sony SRS-GD50iP 2.1 PC Speaker System - Have Dock, Will Travel

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Overall rating 8.5/10
Integrated iPod/iPhone Dock
Above average audio performance
Dull, uninspired looks
Wires easily clutter up desks

Showing Apple Love

Showing Apple Love

The iPod is easily one of the most important tech products in the last decade. Not only did it dominate the portable media player industry, it also laid the foundations for Apple's stunning growth, turning it into the force that it is today.

And according to Apple, over 220 million iPods have been sold worldwide since its launch. Therefore, it is no surprise that the iPod is, by a huge margin, the most popular portable media player today.

On the other hand, the iPhone is no slouch either, having sold a staggering 50 million phones already since its launch in 2007.

Apart from the fact that both the iPod and iPhone are capable portable media players, the two also share the same 30-pin dock connector. While we are not fans of proprietary connectors, but with close to 300 millions units sold, it's perhaps not an overstatement to say that Apple's very own 30-pin dock connector has become a standard onto itself.

Perhaps this explains why there's no shortage of iPod and iPhone-compatible docks these days, with every major player in the CE industry each having their own Apple-compatible docking speaker system. So it is therefore fitting that we focus our attention today on Sony's newest SRS-GU50iP PC speaker system, a 2.1 speaker system with a unique Apple twist.