Reviewed: Logitech mm50 speakers

We have a problem with our plastic friend. No, we aren’t hovering on the verge of having all our gadgets repossessed after a month of tech overindulge

We have a problem with our plastic friend. No, we aren’t hovering on the verge of having all our gadgets repossessed after a month of tech overindulgence – our iPod is in desperate need of a mate for the holiday season.

If you’re already dreaming of sea, sun and sangria, you’ll doubtlessly want to take your ‘Pod with you and crank your tunes to the max. So, to try and satisfy various musical demands we’ve placed our player in the hands of Logitech’s mm50 dock.

Initial impressions are great. The mm50 comes with foldaway feet and a neat carry case so you can slip it in your luggage. There’s even a remote control so you can fire commands from afar. However, the big bonus is the fact that it has its own rechargeable battery - good for around 10 hours playback - making it’s fully portable. Plus it’ll charge your iPod when docked.

If you thought the good news stopped there, dear readers, you’d be wrong. The icing on the Logitech’s cake is its superb sound quality: it sounds punchy and entertaining, delivering clarity and a commendable bass kick.

So, if you want to be a happy camper this summer, then pitch your tent, and £100, on Logitech’s plot and audition the mm50.

Check out our June issue for a comprehensive test of some of the latest docks on the market, including the Logitech and Apple’s iPod Hi-Fi (also on this week’s podcast).