Our Verdict Some docks sound better, but if the interesting looks and wireless convenience appeal, it’s a top choice For FullRoom technology punchy, open sound Against Bass not as deep as the best Reviewed on 26th May 2011 The Libratone Beat isn’t your average dock. For a start, the cashmere-clad, 47cm-high unit has no dock – it’s wireless. This isn’t another new Apple AirPlay product, though: instead it comes with a USB dongle for your PC and an iThing plug. Sound bouncing off the wallsWithin that luxury outer layer lie five drivers that use proprietary FullRoom technology to bounce sound off the walls and create a larger sense of space. It works, too. The upright unit spreads music a decent distance, and you get much the same delivery straight on or to the sides. There’s some loss of directness and impact, but put it about 20cm from a rear wall and it delivers a full, weighty sound. More after the break It still doesn’t dig as deep as the best, or reach the sparkliest highs, but it is enjoyably punchy and open. See all our dock system Best Buys Follow whathifi on Twitter Join whathifi on Facebook Related News iXOOST speakers are made from supercar exhaust pipes Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 03:14pm Best iPod, iPad and iPhone docks to buy in 2014 Thu, 01 May 2014, 05:27pm Arcam rDock-uni with built-in DAC handles all iPhones and iPads Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 11:19am Pure Contour i1 Air comes with AirPlay, 30-pin and lightning connectors Tue, 01 Oct 2013, 11:52am Pure expands Jongo family with T2, T4 and T6 wireless speakers Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 06:00pm Beat Dock systems Hi-Fi Libratone Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.