Photographs: Kana Okada, Karl Juengel/Studio D.
Used to be that you paid a bundle—and tore open a few walls—if you wanted to pipe music throughout the house. But here's a system that gives the same power for a lot less dough (no contractor required). Griffin's Evolve iPod dock wirelessly transmits tunes up to 150 feet away (half a football field) so you can place the speakers anywhere—in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or all of the above.
- $300 dock includes two speakers—extras are $130 each and come with a charger
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