Denon hasn’t released all that many speaker docks over the years, but their latest offering looks quite good. The Cocoon wireless speaker has an interesting shape and is packed with tech to make you consider this as a good option.
The Cocoon comes in two varieties, one for your home, and a smaller portable version with rechargeable batteries that will last 5 hours. DLNA and AirPlay Wi-Fi streaming takes care of all mobile devices on your home network and you can hook it up with the press of a single button.
The docking mechanism looks swanky and the connector retracts when iOS devices aren’t docked. Unfortunately, it’s only got a 30-pin dock connector, so iPhone 5 users will have to connect wirelessly and cannot take advantage of the charging capabilities.
A white-on-black OLED display on the face of the docking tray can display track information, and also functions as a clock. In terms of sound, it has two-way speakers, double-layer woofers, two bass ports, and four 25-watt amplifiers coupled to a nine-band digital equalizer.
The dock also includes a wireless remote control, which tucks neatly into the back of the dock when not in use. The Denon Cocoon Home sells for $599.99 and Cocoon Portable for $499.99, and they’re both available for order over at Amazon now, though they are currently out of stock.