Summary: No reason not to buy it. Can be hard to set the phone back on in the middle of the night and the light dimming is funky to operate. Still not sure how to make it work all the time. The three dimming options are great. The connection moves back and forth and side to side meaning it will connect with a case. However the case my interfere with a good connection for charging. I had to adjust the leveling to one side for my Samsung S4 to make a connection with my soft case...
Nice hardware, but funcitonality crippled by Philips app
12 July 2013
Summary: If I were just rating the hardware here, I would give the product 5 stars. It's sleek and nicely sized for a bedside device. The speakers sound ok. The clock display is sleek, minimal, and sexy. The brushed metal buttons have a nice click when you tap them. The nightlight, however, is pretty wimpy.
Summary: If you're buyting this product just to listen to music out loud, then don't get it. You can use any speakers for that. Also I have the HTC one s and was confused on how to hook it up bc the micro usb is on the side not bottom. I just returned it cuz I was too lazy to figure it out.
Summary: Pros: The shape and size Gets great sound Easy to connect to my phone via bluetooth Has a nightlight that can be turned on, dimmed or turned off Cons: Awkward to connect the phone to (EVO shift with a side port), connection isn't tight and even with the little adapter the phone has to be balanced just so in order to keep the connection and not have the phone fall off The app you download to use this really needs some work.
Summary: After only one week of use, it stopped charging any android phone...when called the Phillips care number they were easy to please, but because it was a Xmas present and I'd had it for over a month they wouldnt give me a brand new one...only refurbished. Which turns out to work fine after shipping it quite fast. But it has a few scratches due to being refurbished. In my eyes, I paid over $70 for a used dock, that angers me.
Disappointing sound given the cost; features are a mixed bag
D. Deep, Amazon
11 June 2012
Summary: I understand the challenges faced by Philips as they attempted to create a universal docking device that works with the wide range of available Android devices out there. I'm glad they offer a range of Droid-friendly products. That said, I don't think this device offers enough functionality to justify its price. I found the charger dock was barely acceptable.
Summary: I bought this dock since it was one of the first docks I found that was made specifically for android phones, great idea! I am so tired of seeing iphone docks. I bought this and loved it for the bluetooth capability, it's nice to be anywhere in the room and still be able to play music through the dock, and still have your phone on you so you can use the phone. The only thing that turned me off to this dock was it has a very low RMS, so it can not be turned up to loud.
Summary: I was hoping for something that would be easy to use and allow me to listen to music around the house. I don't like how the phone sits on the cradle as it is constantly connecting to charge then disconnecting. I like how the phone doesn't need to be connected but it's easier to connect it first before removing it. Also, the software for this device on my phone isn't the easiest to use.
Summary: I've tried this docking station with a Motorola Droid (original) and the Galaxy Nexus. Below are my thoughts... Pros ---- + Good sound for its size + Bluetooth support + Clear, simple instructions + Customize-able phone holder to adapt to various phones + Compact size for crowded nightstands Cons ---- + No non-Bluetooth audio support I like to go into air plane mode when I sleep but doing so disconnects the Bluetooth so it prevents you from using the docking station to...
Good Sounding, Good Looking Dock but Not So Good as an Alarm Clock
R. Angeloni "slicktiger28", Amazon
13 December 2011
Summary: In a world where there are a large variety of iPhone and iPod speaker docks and clock radios, I was happy to see that Philips is producing good sounding speaker docks for the Android platform. With the debut of the Philips AS111/37 Fidelio Docking Speaker for Android, Philips has made an affordable Android docking speaker/clock radio that both looks and sounds good. The Philips Android speaker dock is small and cylinder shaped, looking somewhat futuristic.