Arcam's rDock hates being in charge

Normally we'd be looking for dodgy wiring if our iPod dock didn't start topping up our player the moment it was plugged in, but Arcam reckons it knows

Normally we'd be looking for dodgy wiring if our iPod dock didn't start topping up our player the moment it was plugged in, but Arcam reckons it knows something that other makers don't.Seems that the Apple favourite sounds a little ropey when it's having its cells massaged – something to do with interference from the mains – so Arcam cuts the circuit as soon as you hit play.Should the green battery indicator turn a perilous shade of red it will begrudgingly give it some juice, but otherwise the only top-up comes when it's safely stopped spinning.The dock's designed for Arcam's fine, one-box Solo CD unit and the Solo remote control, but Arcam-less hi-fi nuts will find connectors for their amps too. Just remember to pack the travel charger if you're off on a long journey.

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