Angry Birds BlackBird dock review

By Amanda McGahan,

Not content with taking your phone, Angry Birds are taking over cartoons, plush toys, clothes, films and a soon-to be theme park attraction in Finland. Last year Gear4 released a set of three speaker docks based on Angry Birds that made me squeal with delight. I am a huge Angry Birds and can’t stop playing it to this day. So I saw the big bad Black Bird speaker dock and I had to get my mitts on it.

Gear4 Angry Birds

The Black Bird Speaker Dock is the only one in the range that can dock an iPad. The dock is standalone from the speaker. It is a fun, entry level iPad dock for fans of the Angry Birds series. It is easy to setup and I had it up and running in minutes. The 2.1 speakers and 30W amplifiers provide a decent sound for a casual listener. I found it was clear and I enjoyed the clarity. The sound is good for small rooms, however at higher volumes, you may hear some distortion.

The volume and bass buttons are at the back which are not convenient however the included remote makes it easy to control so no complaints here. I think a button integrated into his face would have been great. I would not suggest this is a portable dock or one to take on your holiday. This is a great addition to a kid’s room and will definitely be a talking point in any living room. If you do not have an iPhone, have no fear, you can connect your smartphone using a 3.5mm Aux jack at the back, cable included. It is available from Gear4 for £69.99 and Currys and PC World who currently have a good price, £34.97 but keep it our little secret. Back to getting some golden eggs on my iPhone.