Rated 4 out of 5 by clpvick Love it but you can't use a case
I love everything about this docking station except for the way the phone sits on the docking station. If you have a case your phone the pegs that they have to support your phone evenly on the charge will prevent your phone from sliding all the way down on the charger. If you have a soft bottom to your case you will have to trim out most of the bottom of your case to get it on the charger. It would be great if they offered an extension that you could put on the charger to make it longer if you have a case.
25 October 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MartinV Does what is promised but not what I would expect
For use with an Android device, it does what it needs to do. Connects easily and plays music. Sound quality is what I would expect from a device this size. A bit dull and flat though, high frequencies seem to be missing. What I would expect for this price. Also connects to my Ipad 2.
What it does not do is connect to my Windows 7 machine. When I try to connect, my Windows machine detects a bluetooth headphone, two com ports are added in bluetooth management with the name Philips AS351 and that is it. Windows complains about a missing driver and points me to a Broadcom website. The detection tool downloaded there does not find usable Bluetooth devices and sends me to the manufacturer. Philips does not provide Windows bluetooth drivers for this device. Elsewhere I find comments from others with the same issue. I am a A+ certified computer technician and conclude bluetooth connection from a Windows machine to this bluetooth speaker is not possible.
5 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EdmilsonRS absolutely fantastic
excellent performance, sound crystal clear and loud, I got to use as a mobile phone charger, but now is my sound system in the room
12 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by droiduser Easy set up with great sound
This speaker was very easy to set up via Bluetooth and sounds very good. I like that it can work with batteries for outdoor use. The only issue I have is that it can be tricky to get your phone docked with how the design is. Note- if your phone is docked while on batteries, it will not charge your device only does this when plugged in.
Overall it meets my needs to be able to play my google music from my phone.
6 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Royster76 Clear sound, great range and looks sleek.
I'd recommend this to anyone with an Android phone...I can hear sounds in the music I had not known were there! I love it.
27 July 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scubamike A great start
Having waited for almost 2 years to dock my HTC so that I could play music and charge at the same time I couldn't wait to get my hands on this docking station. I did have a couple of reservations beforehand, particularly around the apps/software that you need to download. the other concern was that with 4 different Android phones in our house how easy would it be connect them up with different locations of the micro USB ports.
The first thing to note is that you don't need to download Songbird or Fidelio, I just synced my phones bluetooth to the docking station and off I went, the sound quality through bluetooth is surprisingly good with no obvious distortion or loss of quality.
With the FlexiDock system Philips get really close to getting connectivity spot on at the first attempt. My HTC has its micro USB port at the bottom which means it sits perfectly on the FlexiDock and looks great. When I first tried to connect up with phones skin in place I couldn't get a connection to the dock, but after adjusting the 2 rubber pads on either side of the connector down the problem was solved.(FlexiDock living up to its name?)
The only problem that I have is when I mount a phone where the micro USB port is on the side, the phone tends to lean to one side which doesn't look great and I worry about how much strain this would put micro USB port. some kind of support is required on the slider to compensate for this.
For a first attempt at a product that is designed to work a variety of different phones and configurations I think it is a brilliant start.
Well done Philips!
14 February 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by bartender2 Great Android Dock
I am very pleased with this product. I use it with my Samsung Epic 4G Touch, and the charging port on the bottom works great. I was able to connect it through bluetooth immediately and have been streaming Pandora ever since.
The only thing that keeps this from being a full 5 star rating from me is the Fidelio software from the android market. It's helpful for some stuff, but generally unnecessary, and when the phone is connected to the dock, the notification is permanently on the status bar and it can't be removed. Since this product is still fully functional without the software (only the equalizer presets won't be available), I will happily uninstall the software and enjoy my new docking station.
1 December 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by HKLEVI Great idea but won't charge Droid Boinic
I set up the doc this morning and was able to sync everything and start playing music right away. I really like the Bluetooth connection and ease of using the unit. Great sound and I like the app on the phone for weather, time and alarm.
However, it will not charge my Droid Bionic via the main mini USB. This even after updating the firmware (which is done over the phone via the Bluetooth). To me, it feels like the mini-USB is not engaging the port when connecting. I base this upon how I get a feeling of some resistance when connecting to my charging cable.
If the unit charged my phone, I'd give it 5 stars and be yelling from the highest mountains for everyone that has an Android device to get it.
Entire point of getting the unit was to have a charging doc and speaker system. Looks like I'll be returning it tonight. :(
15 November 2011