Excerpt: The Good Solidly built. Clear and clean sound reproduction. Reasonably punchy bass for its size. Quite attractive. The Bad Poorly designed iOS app. Too expensive. If you seek a sound dock for your iOS device, the Philips Fidelio 7700 Docking Speaker is an attractive and compact dock that also plays music from 7,000 Internet radio stations. It features Bluetooth and charges your iPad, iPhone or iPod when docked.
Pros: Solidly built., Clear and clean sound reproduction., Reasonably punchy bass for its size., Quite attractive.
Excerpt: The Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker (DS7700) looks like a magical alien capsule. It’s shiny, sleek, and metallic! The only thing missing is the extra-terrestrial meteoric glow. Seriously, it looks awesome and it also sounds great too! The Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker (DS7700) can accommodate your iPod, iPhone, and iPad. It also has an iOS app called Fidelio that’s both a ...
Conclusion: Unfortunately, the iPad we use for testing is going through some problems at the moment and we were unable to use it on the DS7700. We did have access to our iPhone 4 though. First of all, once you hook up the power cable and dock the iPhone, you’ll be notified that there is an application available to download for use with the Philips Fidelio DS7700. The application in question is the Philips Fidelio app, which we also reviewed in the Philips DS3020 review.
Conclusion: If you're after a portable dock for your iPad, then you can't go far wrong with the Philips Fidelio DS7700. The removable protective shield for the contacts means that the dock is ideal for carrying round in a bag or suitcase and the fact that the mechanism also doubles up as a stand is great news. Sound quality is impressive, particularly the low-end response, and it takes a fair bit of volume before the clairty starts to suffer.
Pros: Portable, slick design, easy to use, decent audio, Bluetooth