Hello everyone, I had been shopping around for new speakers for traveling and home use and have recently been paying more attention to iPod speakers. I understand that they have been around for a number of years, but I wanted to really know the following: What is so special about iPod docking speakers that warrant the need to make speakers designed specifically for iPods? Are we getting some benefits from buying and using iPod docking speakers compared to hocking them up via 3.5mm audio jacks to some computer speakers? How do iPod docking speakers compare to mini audio systems in terms of quality and functionality. I thought these might have been some good discussion questions to allow other experienced macrumors users to share what they know. Thanks in advance everyone!