Denon Cocoon

The Cocoon, available in home or portable models, represents Denon’s late foray into the iDevice market. Reminiscent of Chicago’s Cloud Gate, the dock’s sleek curvaceous monocoque comes in black or white, like an iPhone, and sports an OLED display for song in play, volume, or the time. Both versions support iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems, as well as AirPlay for audio streaming via Ethernet or wireless connection. With the home version, you get 100 watts from four speakers for $600, and the smaller portable comes with two pushing half that—your consolation being about 5 hours of playing time, a carrying handle, and water-resistance for the $500 price.