Our Verdict 
The world is awash with mediocre iPod speaker docks and the Intempo InSession falls firmly into that category
Compact, fully functional remote
creates a fair amount of bass weight
Coloured, hazy sound
disorganised presentation
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Compared with the unusual Edifier iF500 iPod system, the Intempo InSession looks remarkably sedate. Well, what do you expect from a product that costs half the price?

The Intempo uses two, 25W speakers and a rear-firing 9W sub for a bigger bass presence. On the front there's a protruding platform on which to park an iPod (apart from the Shuffle).

You can charge your iPod through the dock and use the USB input to transfer music from a PC or Mac. There's no built-in rechargeable battery with the unit.

The cabinet vibrates uncontrollablyA small remote allows full control over your iPod, including bass and treble, but even a whole week's worth of tweaking would prove pointless.

Yes, the Intempo produces a weighty sound, but this only encourages the plastic cabinet to vibrate uncontrollably, leading to a colouration of the sound and a loss of clarity and detail.

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Even if your budget is limited to £80, there are better alternatives.