Unless you’re talking about a designing a ridiculous Steampunk costume for Halloween, everything is better without wires—especially electronic equipment. Wires get tangled, look messy and someone will inevitably trip on them sooner or later. Cutting the cord was always a difficult proposition before because that meant you also had to sacrifice some amount of quality. That isn’t an issue with Audyssey’s Lower East Side Audio Dock Air. Clocking in around the size of a toaster, the newest addition to the Lower East Side line is designed to work with all manner of Apple devices that are capable of utilizing AirPlay. Passive bass radiators bring the thump (and sound like a cool metal band from the 80s) instead of a bulky subwoofer. Your kitchen would be much more lively with one of these on the counter instead of something that burns bread.