With the advent of reliable, high quality Bluetooth speakers, the once popular speaker dock has been in a bit of a decline as of late. This is why you’ll find it hard to get one that sports the Lightning connector needed to work with iPads past the third generation.
It’s a pity, since many of these docks had sizable speakers capable of bass and volume most mainstream Bluetooth speakers are just not able to reach. On the other hand, if you still have an early iPad hanging around, buying a decent speaker dock provides you with the opportunity to turn it into an awesome home jukebox, with access to iTunes and services like Apple Music.
If you were in the market for a speaker dock in the early days you may also remember that the prices on these devices were insane. That is luckily no longer the case, as the hysteria around iPads has died down and accessory makers can no longer charge a massive premium.
Here you’ll find some of the most promising-looking docks that I could find. Some only support older iPads and some can work with the newer models. Either way, if you are looking for a charging and music solution in one, you’ll probably find the right product here.