Unboxing the Sonoro cuboDock is one of the most exciting things that has happened in my time on this site. Everything about the experience was a pleasure. The neatly packaged remote and manual, then the soft white gloves immediately gave me the sense that I was opening something pretty special. Once I’d removed the speaker dock from its white cloth bag, it became immediately apparent that I had.
Although as yet unavailable in the States directly, the Sonoro carries on the well designed and engineered ethos of its previous products with the cuboDock. Its sleek, minimalist and shows a lot of attention to detail. The one I was sent was white/bamboo, and looks stunning. There are other color combinations: walnut/black, black, white, green, pink and blue. One to suit almost everyone, and each carrying the same promise of exceptional sound quality.
I was skeptical at first. How could anyone create an iPhone dock/speaker system with great sound? Those things are normally just for show, or if they’re BOSE-made, hideously expensive. To tell the truth, I’d never heard of Sonoro before now and wasn’t sure what the end result would be. I switched it on, flicked through my Music library, and played some tunes. I played some soulful Adele tracks, loud Foo Fighters and slightly haunting Coldplay, each time the speakers gave me a great, full sound.
Overall, my first impression is fantastic. It’s truly incredible how great this thing looks, feels and sounds. Almost certainly worth the initial Â£249 ($390) outlay.