The Panasonic SC-NE5 is one of the top models in a range of new speakers announced by Panasonic at CES 2013. While streaming is the main focus, offering up both AirPlay, Bluetooth and DLNA support, this model also comes with a Lightning Dock as a separate unit from the main speaker, allowing for ‘charge n’play’ of the latest iOS devices, such as the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5.
The speaker set up of the SC-NE5 includes dual 3-inch subwoofers and 1-inch tweeters with a 40W total power output from the main speaker unit. The separate Lightning Dock connects to the main unit wirelessly so no need to keep them within a cable distance of each other. Besides allowing docking of Lightning Connector devices, the separate unit also houses a vertical loading CD player (opens at the back of the unit). There is also a USB port for older iOS models and other audio sources supporting USB.