Speaker / Alarm Clock docks

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by 545h4, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. 545h4 macrumors newbie

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    How long do you think it is going to take for the speaker dock market to catch up with the iPhone? From what I understand there are only a couple currently that are shielded from the GSM noise.

    I need a new mini stereo, and would love to kill 2 birds with 1 stone, getting the charge and sound out of my iPhone at once, but I don't think investing in one of the mid-range (price-wise) speaker docks is really what I'm after. The sound quality doesn't have to be symphony-rated, just sufficient for general listening. I just don't want to go get a cheap-o iHome and listen to the static before calls, or deal with putting it in airplane mode every time... So, what's the word on the street???
     
  2. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    Is the GSM noise there all the time or like 2-3 seconds before the phone rings?

    I get the GSM noise on speakers here at work a few seconds before the phone actually rings.
     
  3. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    GSM noise can occur anytime the phone goes out for data over the network so if you have mail setup to fetch/push then it will occur randomly or when you get a text message. To prevent this you need a dock that is made to prevent noise from the speakers by using shielding.
     
  4. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    Completely forgot about data transfers. I was thinking if the phone is ringing I would pick it up anyways to answer it. Who cares about the music.

    Should be interesting to see what comes out.
     
  5. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    One thing I've noticed is that I get no interference when on 3G...only when I get kicked back to Edge or when I turn off 3G. With the popularity here of turning off 3G to improve reception...some people may not realize this benefit of leaving 3G on.
     

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