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Sony launches its best ever sounding speaker dock

Press release   •   Jun 08, 2010 18:28 BST

·        RDP-X80iP: Ultra stylish portable speaker dock delivering breath-taking sound quality

·        RDH-SK8iP: Fully customisable speaker dock for individual expression

Sony today announced the launch of RDP-X80iP, a stylish, portable speaker dock that delivers stunning audio quality, specifically for UK listeners. In addition, Sony also introduced the RDH-SK8iP, a fully customisable speaker dock that can be made truly individual with photo’s, artwork or professionally designed skins, available at

“We’ve been listening to our customers who are demanding great audio quality and the ability to personalise their products,” said Ben Law, Category Marketing Manager, Sony UK. “The RDP-X80iP has been designed just for the UK and with 7 hours battery life is perfect for both the garden and around the home. RDH-SK8iP is like nothing that is currently available in the UK. It is designed for users who want to completely change the appearance of their speaker dock so it is reflective of their own personal style.”


The slim, brilliantly styled RDP-X80iP effortlessly creates stunning hi-fi sound that fills any room in the house while charging your iPhone* or iPod. Despite its compact size,  the performance has been fine-tuned by Sony engineers to ensure exceptional clarity, projection and separation of every instrument, specifically for the UK ear.

A newly developed Digital Amplifier delivers a generous 20W + 20W output power. Emphasizing the dock’s hi-fi credentials, the long-stroke speaker unit features a twin port system with super-long duct. The result is a finely-detailed soundstage with full, solid bass plus crystal-clear midrange and sparkling highs.

As an extra refinement, on-board Digital Signal Processing offers a choice of five sound modes (Rock/Pop/Jazz/Vocal/Flat) to suit personal listening preference.

The crisp, elegant lines of the RDP-X80iP are accented by touch sensor keys and a smart OLED display. As an extra design touch, the retractable dock tray folds away flush when the unit is not in use or being carried.

Unlike many other premium speaker docks, the X80 includes a rechargeable battery that allows up to 7 hours continuous playback when you’re not close to a power socket – or even outdoors.


With the RDH-SK8iP, you can express your own style through a selection of graphic skins that can give it a look that’s distinctly you. It comes with 4 designs out of the box; designs can be created with any existing photo’s or artwork; or for a more professional finish, they can be designed and printed via

The integrated docking station makes it compatible with your iPod or iPhone and a 75W RMS audio output guarantees rich and powerful sound. RDH-SK8iP is the ideal speaker dock for the bedroom and is compatible with iPhone 3GS and all other new iPod models.

It comes supplied with a remote control for easy control of iPod/iPhone music playback functions from anywhere in the room.