Sony docks down trio of iPhone speaker options

Sony iPod/iPhone docking speakers are like buses, you wait ages for one and then three come along at once.

Actually they're nothing like buses at all (they're much smaller for a start) - we just needed a catchy intro for this post announcing the arrival of Sony's three new docking systems; the RDP-X60iP, the RDP-M5iP and the RDP-M15iP.

We know what you're thinking, that we failed and the intro wasn't catchy at all. But you've read it now, so we win. What has been read cannot be unread. So let's move on shall we and get on to the important matter of detailing the new docks.

First up is the RDP-X60iP wireless speaker dock which goes sans-wires by the way of Bluetooth (the first Sony dock to do so). And, because it's Bluetooth rather than AirPlay it isn't confined to Apple devices - you can stream from other media devices too.

It has a 20W+20W output power and features two 76mm loudspeakers with twin port system and a super-long duct.

Next up is the portable RDP-M15iP, which has a 10W+10W output power and boasts a swivelling bracket so you can rotate your iPhone to view photos or widescreen videos. It has 6 hours of battery life for playback and comes with a soft travel pouch.

The final offering is the RDP-M5iP, which has just a 2W+2W ouput, but has the same 2x 50mm loudspeakers, with full range with bass reflex, as the M15iP. It's super portable with a grab handle and you'll get 10 hours of playback via four AAA batteries.

The RDP-X60iP and the RDP-M5iP will be available in June, the RDP-M15iP a month later. Prices TBC.