Summary: The 3* awarding does NOT apply to the product- that is pure 5*. Amazon asked me to review my purchase and that is what this is all about. I returned the item (it arrived far too late as a gift) and had to pay both my initial postage and return postage. I was - at the end of the day- £21.90 out of pocket. Complained to Amazon but no joy. Beware who you buy of, and their returns policy. My Amazon experience left a nasty taste in my mouth!
Summary: I tested the Philips DS9000/12 Fidelio Docking Speaker with the iPod Classic 120gb, iPod Touch 3rd gen, iPhone 3GS and original iPad. The unit is quite stylish, with very little to mar the nicely curved lines. The wood effect finish is serviceable, but doesn't appear to be real wood. The speaker grills are covered in a stretchy woven material. The whole feel of the thing is solid and reliable.