Sony RDP-XF100iP iPod Speaker - Portable Songstress

Portable Songstress

Portable Songstress

iPod/iPhones docking systems are becoming increasingly popular thanks to Apple’s continued dominance in the portable media player and smartphone market. With close to 300 million iPod and iPhone devices sold worldwide, it’s little wonder that just about every major consumer electronics brand have their own line-up of iPod/iPhone docking systems.

The sony RDP-XF100iP iPod/iPhone docking system prides itself on its portability and premium sound.

And the latest iPod/iPhone docking system to reach our labs is the Sony RDP-XF100iP. Positioned as a premium docking device by Sony for both iPods and iPhones, the RDP-XF100iP stands out because of its portability. Apart from being slim and compact, the RDP-XF100iP comes with a removable lithium-ion battery which lets it play tunes without the need for a power source for up to seven hours (manufacturer’s claim).

This makes it ideal for a variety of situations. We can think of picnics in the park, BBQs by the beach, or even the occasional car wash, where the portability of the RDP-XF100iP will come in handy, and we leave it to your imagination to think up other places where it’ll come in useful.

Since the RDP-XF100iP prides itself on its portability and so it is little surprise that it comes in a slim and compact form factor and weighs a relatively light 1.9kg. But before we delve further, here’s a quick look at the RDP-XF100iP iPod/iPhone speaker.

The docking connector is retractable for easy transport.

With the front panel bare, all the buttons are located top side.

Behind, all you would find is a 3.5mm auxiliary jack and a DC-in power jack.

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery is removable so it is possible to get extra batteries for extended trips.

The remote control is easy enough to use and has all the controls you would need.

The Good
Very portable
Easy to use, competent remote control
Good clarity
The Bad
Light sounding
Subdued bass response

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