12v Iphone/Ipod speaker dock

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  1. Ridgeway

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    We have a 230v Logitech speaker dock at home and this is perfect for sitting an Iphone on when you want some music, radio etc. However I cant seem to find a device that would run off 12v as they seem to all be either 230v mains or battery powered.

    Anyone know or better still can recommend a 12v speaker dock ?
     
  2. motorhomelover

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    Jim had some thing like that at Stratford :BigGrin:
    Looked like it was battery / 12 volt

    Oh speak up O great master Jim tell us what it is you had playing music on?
     
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    Perhaps use one of those little cup holder inverters that have a 3 pin uk socket and usb charging port. Haven't used one as yet but seen them in Halfords or camping supply shops.
     
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    We have a JBL Radial Dock which we use with an i-pod. It runs off a 12volt supply in the van. I am not sure if it will accept an i-phone, might be worth a Google to find out.

    Brisey.
     
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    Have you thought about changing your car radio for one with full iPod compatibility; not one with just an Aux input but full compatibility? No inverters or messing about with wires trailing about.

    Bought a Phillips one last year for ~£150; DAB, remote control and a USB socket for your iPod cable. Remote also changes tracks on iPod.

    Cheers.
     
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    Seconded. £50 from Halfords plus a remote control - £7 off eBay
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/..._productId_818317_langId_-1_categoryId_165474
     
  8. Ridgeway

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    Would like portability so can take the device outside, good suggestion though.
     
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    For portability and outside use, I can recommend the Bose Portable Sound Dock. Not cheap but a real quality bit of kit.

    Brisey.
     
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    I've got one of these - never realised that it'd work on 12v :Doh: Perhaps you can give me a demo when we next meet up. :Smile:
     
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    Have to say that the sound quality on Briseys Bose is excellent.
     
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    i ordered an inverter off amazon which plugs into the 12v socket and has a normal plug socket on the end..

    runs my tv and sound bar no problem, maybe try one of these,i think it cost about 8 quid

    hope this helps:Smile:
     
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    can also recommend this ,
    i have one at home really nice sound quality
     
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