Gear4 launches StreetParty 5 iPod dock with Apple Lightning connector

Apple Lightning docks remain thin on the ground, leaving you without many options if you still want to play your tunes and charge your iPhone 5, latest-gen iPod Touch or iPod Nano with one simple speaker dock.

Gear4 has stepped in to the breach with the release of the StreetParty 5, an Apple Lightning dock.

Gear4's StreetParty range of docks have been some of the biggest-selling iPod docks on the market, and this model replaces the massively successful StreetParty 3 speaker.

The combination of a portable battery-powered dock and a knockdown price tag looks likely to tempt people once more, with the StreetParty 5 running off mains power or 4 x AA batteries and costing just £50.

Thanks to the option of battery power and the ability to fold the dock up, the StreetParty 5 is certainly nice and portable.

It will of course play all your tunes from your iPhone and also charge your device.

If you want to use older generation iPod docks with the latest iDevices you have to use the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter.

This Lightning dock joins the JBL OnBeat Micro, Venue LT and OnBeat Rumble as the first speaker docks to hit the market with the new Apple Lightning connector.

The Gear4 StreetParty 5 is available for purchase now at an RRP of £50.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).