Despite its name, reviewers find the Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro a bit bulky for a portable iPod dock, and the required eight C-size batteries add to its heft. (You can also plug it in if you're staying in one place.) That said, the handle does make portability easier (at least out to the deck or yard), and the funky design is a definite attention-grabber. Most importantly, reviewers agree that the Go + Play Micro delivers exceptional sound, avoiding distortion even at higher decibel levels. Although the Harman Kardon speakers are thin on features (there is no radio or clock), the iPod-menu-navigating remote and multiple connection options are definite pluses. If your primary concern is portability, the Logitech S715i (*Est. $150) is slightly cheaper and gets great reviews.
Two review sites -- Pocket-Lint.com and PCMag.com -- provide testing details, photos and full consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of the Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro. We also found a handful of user reviews on Amazon.com.
Stuart Miles supplies a well-rounded review of the Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro with several accompanying images. Although he is impressed by this speaker system's sound, he notes that the unit is better at faithfully reproducing sound than enhancing it. He raves about the design, but acknowledges that some may find it less than appealing.
Review: Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro Review, Stuart Miles, Aug. 25, 2010
PCMag.com rates the Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro at 4 out of 5 stars and praises its excellent sound quality. Reviewer Tim Gideon particularly likes that the remote control allows you to navigate your iPod's menus. While he notes that the built-in handle aids portability, the size of the unit, combined with eight C batteries, limits its travel possibilities.
Review: Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro, Tim Gideon, Aug. 10, 2010
The Go + Play Micro only has little over 15 customer reviews on Amazon.com, far fewer than many other speaker systems. The average rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars, and reviewer comments are mostly positive, ranging from "well built" to a more conservative "not bad."
Review: Harman Kardon Go+Play Micro Speaker System for iPod, Contributors to Amazon.com