Since I’ve had a Google Nexus 7 tablet. One item I’ve looked out for is a Speaker Dock solution.
But I’ve recently acquired a Philips Fidelio docking speaker (AS351) with Bluetooth® for Android
The product page has a lot of images, videos and detail on the product so I recommend having a look. Here are a couple of product images.
What I find particularly thoughtful and innovative of Philips is the FlexiDock part of docking solution design – which the following image shows in more detail
The Philips FlexiDock is perfect for Android powered phones. Its unique design cleverly docks most Android powered phones – whether the phone’s connection socket is at the bottom, on the side or even on the top. This extreme flexibility is the first of its kind, catering to Android powered phones that are made by different manufacturers with no standardised position and orientation for the micro USB connection socket.
This I’ve put to good use by adjusting it to simply dock the Google Nexus 7 – which you can see in the following image
It’s a recent acquisition but my first impressions are favourable, it has a solid feel to it, and a re-assuring touch of quality about it. Sound wise it seems fine to me, it’s not a hi-fi system or top of the range dock, but the audio quality is reasonable and meets my expectations. A nice feature is that it charges the device without being “switched on” itself, so the tablet is always charged and ready to go. Of course it receives the audio signal over Bluetooth so support playback from any Bluetooth compatible device and even has an audio input jack too.
The specifications mention –
- Shielding technology to block mobile phone interference
- Precisely tuned bass pipes for deep, tight bass reproduction
Which are sensible design features to reduce noise interference and enhance the quality of the audio playback.
- Philips Fidelio (AS851) – which is the top of the range option
- Philips Fidelio (AS351) – which is the middle of range option
- Philips Fidelio (AS141) – which is a docking station combined with alarm
- Philips Fidelio (AS111) – which is the smallest android docking station combined with alarm
One of the things I recommend is if you’re interested in an Android docking system is to check recommendations posts like:
Also hunt around for the best price – there are good deals out there!
Let me know if you thinking of getting some like this as an Android device owner. I certainly think the market will see more options come available as more and more Android devices are in the hands of consumers.