Philips launches Docking Speakers with Lightning connector for next-gen smartphones and tablets

July 10, 2013

Sydney, Australia – Philips today launched a range of docking speakers that are compatible with the iPhone 5 and latest iPods and iPads via the Lightning connector, giving music and gadget lovers the flexibility to playback their music with great sound quality thanks to advanced audio technologies, and from anywhere in the room thanks to Bluetooth wireless capabilities.

 

The new docking speakers also come with new enhanced applications downloadable from iTunes to expand the functionality of the music device.

 

Philips docking speaker with Lightning connector for iPad, iPhone 5 and latest iPods (DS8300 & DS8400)
These docking speakers allow for docking, charging and playback of the iPad mini, iPad with Retina Display, iPhone 5, iPod 7th Generation and iPod touch 5th generation, plus wireless playback from any Bluetooth-enabled audio device.

The actual shape of the docking speakers allow them to deliver exceptional sound performance, as the carefully designed curve back cover creates a highly effective acoustic structure for sound reproduction. The clean curve enforces the rigidity of the speaker cabinet, dramatically reducing internal resonance and eliminating the vibration and distortion of sound.

 

Vastly superior sound performance compared to conventional analog speakers are achieved through advanced pure digital sound processing technology, which collects the iPhone or iPod’s digital audio output and employs digital processing at each stage of the circuit. This allows for a much higher Signal-to-Noise ratio for unsurpassed sound clarity that is in perfect balance.

 

To complement the speaker docks, Philips has pioneered the SoundStudio App, which can be downloaded from iTunes and lets the user change every aspect of sound with intuitive and simple controls, is compatible with Apple AirPlay, and offers access to thousands of Internet radio stations worldwide.

 

The DS8400 also incorporates a built-in rechargeable battery to make the dock even more portable.

 

Philips docking speaker with Lightning connector for iPhone 5 and latest iPods (DS3480)
The DS3480 allows for docking, charging and playback of the iPhone5, iPod nano 7th generation and iPod touch 5th generation via the Lightning connector, plus wireless playback from any Bluetooth-enabled audio device.


Shielding technology blocks mobile phone interference for uninterrupted music playback and a compact design makes it ideal for any space or lifestyle. For added convenience, this speaker includes a USB port for charging a second mobile device even when an iPod/iPhone is docked.

 

A free ClockStudio app available on iTunes adds an array of exclusive features to the DS3480 docking speaker, such as using favourite images as wallpaper, and access to thousands of Internet radio stations worldwide.

The Philips Docking Speaker range will be available from July 2013, joining the full range of Philips audio products. 

 

Model No.SpecificationsRRP  

Philips docking speaker with Bluetooth®

(DS8400)

• Play and charge from iPad mini, iPad with Retina Display, iPhone 5, iPod 7th Generation and iPod touch 5th generation via Lightning connector
• Wireless music streaming via Bluetooth
• SoundCurve design for crystal-clear sound
• Pure digital sound processing technology
• Compatible with SoundStudio App
• Audio-in connectivity
• Built-in rechargeable battery
$299 
     

Philips docking speaker with Bluetooth®

(DS8300)

• Play and charge from iPad mini, iPad with Retina Display, iPhone 5, iPod 7th Generation and iPod touch 5th generation via Lightning connector
• Wireless music streaming via Bluetooth
• SoundCurve design for crystal-clear sound
• Pure digital sound processing technology
• Compatible with SoundStudio App
• Audio-in connectivity
$229 
    

Philips docking speaker with Bluetooth®

(DS3480)

• Play and charge from iPhone 5, iPod nano 7th  generation, iPod touch 5th generation via Lightning connector
• Wireless music streaming via Bluetooth
• Mobile phone interference shielding technology
• Audio-in connectivity
• USB port for second device charging
• Compatible with ClockStudio App¬¬
• Built-in rechargeable battery
$149 

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Baber
FleishmanHillard
Phone: +612 9025 9286
Email: andrew.baber@fleishman.com.au 

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About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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