Acoustic Research Rotating Docking System for iPod, iPhone and iPad Review

Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating Docking System for iPod, iPhone and iPad


This Acoustic Research iPad Docking Station is the all-around sound station. It has a motorized 90-degree rotating arm that quickly and conveniently switches the iPad’s position from portrait to landscape with just the push of a button. Use apps and the internet in portrait positioning or watch your favorite videos in landscape.


  • App-Enhanced (Free) so you can customize your settings
  • Comes with multiple adapters (iPad, iPhone or iPod)
  • Charges devices while playing audio
  • Includes audio line-in connection to listen to other mp3 players or phones
  • FM radio
  • 20 watt total audio power
  • Multi-alarm functions
  • Component video out to hook up to TV and view iPad, iPod or iPhone media
  • 4 high performance front firing speakers
  • Remote control


Right out of the box the Acoustic Research Rotating Dock System is ready to go.  Once you plug it in (yeah for no batteries) it will automatically prompt you to download a free app from the App Store.  It was nice to not have to search for the right app or forgot to do it.




Features from the app:

  • Alarm
  • Sleep Timer
  • Playlist
  • Rasio
  • Aux-In
  • Equalizer

Comes with additional docking station adapters:

This Docking System is so nice I actually think we need at least one more because I can’t decide where to put it! The bedroom would be nice for the charging and alarm feature; the kitchen would be nice for charging, radio, and ability to follow recipes while my iPad is safely docked; basement would be nice for music feature!

I found the quality to be great and have had no issues whatsoever.  The design is sleek and not bulky.  I love that it comes with additional adapters since we do have an iPhone and iPad in our house.  The System allows for a durable stand too for my boys to watch a movie on it – its like a little tv for them!

Overall, my family and I really enjoy the Acoustic Research Rotating Docking Station.  It is simple to use (no buttons on it, all controls via free App)  and the design works everywhere.  The design also allows for easy portability which is nice because I see us moving it room to room for different activities or even parties!

BUY IT:  Check out the Rotating Docking System direct from Acoustic Research for a suggested retail of $129.99.

Mom and More Disclosure: I received this product to review in exchange for my honest opinion. Please see my Disclosure Policy.

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