Summary: I am quite pleased with the dimensions and performance of the Philips DC185 iPod dock. My intentions were to use it for parties, but I was afraid the sound wouldn't produce. It could be that the accoustics in our home are conducive to quality tunes, but whatever the case, I was able to keep the dock out of sight and still hear music throughout the space. The only thing it doesn't have that would be an added bonus, is a remote.
Summary: Love this little guy. Plenty loud enough for an outdoor party and it doesn't suck down the battery too fast. I wish it came with more options for iPod hookups, as it looks a little silly with my girlfriends iPod nano in there, but it still works just fine that way.
Summary: Just got this, and absolutely love the design and features. i don't think the sound quality is that great, and considering taking it back and paying more for better sounding speakers, however the design is so good I am not sure I want to. If only I could pay may for better seakers in the same set up. I love that the ipod is protected inside the unit instead of sticking out like many others. The hande and stand is great for portability.
Summary: I purchased the new item on Amazon.com but when I got the item, it was just packed in a normal box, not a mfg box and all the pieces were loose. I was a little disappointed with Amazon to send me the used when I ordered new. The sound is not great but I hooked up some other speakers to the unit and it sounds much better. We only needed it for outdoor use on our patio.
Summary: I'd been looking for a speaker system for my iPod that could also serve as a charging station and this unit looked like it could handle that. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the other features it had. I got it for $19 at Electronics Expo and certainly couldn't argue with the price. And, while its true you really need to use the DBB function to get great sound (I just leave it on) the unit really delivers the audio goods.
Summary: I've been looking at this item at the local Target store and decided to look on Amazon.com. The price at target is $69.99 so when I found it here for half prize I didn't hesitate to order it. I purchased it over the weekend and it arrived on Thursday. What a great purchase. The sound is great and the price can't be beat. I am extremely satisfied with this purchase and I highly recommend it.
Great sound and features from a medium sized stereo!
21 September 2014
Summary: I say medium because this thing is a little bit bigger than some iPod docking stations I've seen, but it has so much to offer. Great sound quality as far as my ears can tell once you turn DBB on. Comes with a radio which is a bonus for me because I wasn't really looking for one with a radio, but I have used it, and the quality is great and I pick up every station I pick up in my car.
Summary: PROS The sound is great for one of the lower priced stereo docks out there (volume level 10 is perfect for general listening). Radio tuner worked well for my local station preferences. They all came in clear and were able to be preset easily. Price is decent. As much as I try not to shop there, found this on clearance at Walmart for $49. The current price on Amazon ($66) is not too bad either but certainly happy to find it cheaper. Charged my iTouch 2g.
Summary: I was shopping for a small iPod dock with radio, and after doing a lot of research, I settled for the Philips DC185, and I couldn't be happier. If you need a nice looking and simple solution to listen to the radio and your iPod, this is a great choice, and for $62, its a bargain. Pros The sound quality is very good (but not great) It has FM radio USB port to read mp3s from a pen drive It can be carried around the house with ease Comes with several adapters for older and...
Summary: I just got this stereo for my 4th generation nano. I was worried it wouldn't work with it, but it does, and charges it as well. I like how portable it is, and that it has a radio. Overall I really like it. The only negative I can see so far is that it doesn't look as cool with the nano docked as it does with a larger unit.