Bluetooth iPod Accessories for the Home: Holiday Gift Guide
written by: KennethSleight•edited by: Amy Carson•updated: 11/23/2010
When you are looking for that perfect accessory for your home iPod needs you probably don’t want to hassle with a bunch of new cords. These Bluetooth iPod accessories for home are the perfect solution for the overabundance of cords tangling around your feet.
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Sony DRBT101/BLK Over-the-Head Style Stereo Bluetooth Headset
If you’re looking for a way to listen to your music without have to carry your iPod with you then this headset is perfect for you. With the built in Bluetooth you can easily connect to your iPod and continue about your business without needing to lug the iPod around with you. The built in lithium battery gives 11 hours of use and charges via USB (cord included). Built in controls on the headset allow you to control basic functions of the iPod from anywhere within range.
For $49.45 this is probably the cheapest Bluetooth headset you’ll find.
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Philips BTM630 Bluetooth Wireless Micro Hi-Fi System with iPod Docking Station
How about a nice docking station, a place to charge your iPod while still enjoying the music? This sleek dock from Philips is just the thing. Not only does it have a great sound it also allows Bluetooth streams from any device to be played. This means that you could feasibly take phone calls, listen to music from multiple units, or even stream directly from a Bluetooth enabled laptop!
For $199.99 this isn’t just a Bluetooth device and dock though, it can also play audio CDs in a variety of formats from the standard CD to MP3 and WMA files. It also has a built in AM/FM tuner. It can also rip CDs directly to a USB device and accepts most SD cards. All in all this is much more than another Bluetooth iPod accessory for home, it’s a full function stereo system with multifunctional capabilities.
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Philips DC315/37 Speaker System for iPod/iPhone with LED Clock Radio
Looking for a new clock radio? Philips has you covered here too. At $59.99 the DC15/37 speaker system has a universal docking system that fits most iPods, a clock radio with dual alarms, a built in digital FM tuner and a gentle wake up feature that slowly increases the volume of the radio so you aren’t jolted awake. The best feature of this little devil is the bass reflexive speaker that gives amazing bass resonance.
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Creative Labs ZiiSound D5 Bluetooth Wireless Multimedia Speaker System for iPod and iPhone 3G and 3GS
Creative Labs is known for quality audio solutions so it comes as no surprise that they are one of my picks for best Bluetooth iPod accessories for the home. At a very reasonable $252.47, the ZiiSound D5 is capable of amazing, audiophile caliber sound, while charging your iPod. Easily pair the ZiiSound D5 with any Bluetooth-enabled iPod and wirelessly stream music from up to 33 feet away.
The sleek, compact, contemporary design is only outdone by the components that it houses; integrated bass port, apt-X audio codec technology, high-performance 2.75-inch full-range drivers and efficient digital amplifiers all together create a formidable sound that fills the room. Take this one out for a spin, you won’t be disappointed.
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iHome iHC5 Wireless Bluetooth Clock Radio for Cell Phones, iPods, and MP3 Players
The iHome Bluetooth clock radio is only $40.90 and packs a lot into its tiny footprint. When you are looking at Bluetooth iPod accessories for home you need to check out the functionality. This clock radio features dual alarms, FM tuner, speakerphone compatibility and an accessory cradle With the bluetooth dock you can stream your music wirelessly from your iPod through the Reson8 speaker chambers for a great quality sound. The quarter circle design would fit in most contemporary environments including offices, kitchens and bedrooms. This is a great gift idea for the teenager on your Christmas list.