If you're like me, you are always looking for ways to play your iPhone or iPod music. Headphones are great, but sometimes you just want to be free of them. Using an AUX cord works for most system but don't you wish you could control it without having to walk across the room. The Rothdock offers a solution for that!
The Rothdock is a two piece system that is a docking station for your iPod/iPhone but also offers wireles transmission of your music to any hi-fi system.
One piece is the actual dock. It has the iPod connector and makes putting your iPhone in it very easy. The other is the attachment that needs to be plugged into your existing speaker system.
The end that plugs into your speakers is a small little box and comes with an RCA attachment as well as a 3.5mm jack, the latter of which I am using to connect to my computer speakers in my room.
Both parts of the dock are required to be plugged into the wall. Since this is a European product, I was sent European plugs, but with attachments, both ends are working. (EDIT: If you give
the ends a little tug, there are US plugs underneath) The voltage did not need to be converted, a simple plug converter is enough.
Both parts of this are very light and compact. Once plugged in, there was no configuration needed. Simply operate the music on your player and it will come through the speakers across the room just fine.
There is even a small little credit card sized remote to adjust volume, play with the menus, skip sons, etc.
The sound quality was impeccable as it operates at 2.4GHz
and the dock even charges your device. If you don't have an iPod or iPhone, you can still use this dock with other MP3 players as the dock has a 3.5mm input.
This is a very cool piece of equipment and gives you additional musical functionality for your iPhone/iPod. I recommend it if you want wireless docking capability and you don't mind picking up a couple adapters.