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PHILIPS DS1200/05 Fidelio Docking Speaker for iPad/iPhone/iPod with Clock

by Philips
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Dock any iPod/iPhone/iPad, even in its case
  • LED clock display
  • Charge both iPhone and iPad together
  • Soft night light
  • Dedicated app available on the App Store for more functions


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 20.8 x 8.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: DS1200/12
  • ASIN: B004ING3MY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Feb 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

This sleek Fidelio fills your mornings with delightfully rich music. Perfect for the bedside, it tells the time, wakes you up, works as a nightlight and charges up to two iPods, iPhones or iPads together. When connected and docked, this Fidelio docking station will automatically synchronise the clock with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Charge your iPad on this Fidelio docking station through the dock connector. At the same time, you can also charge your iPod, iPhone or any other mobile device via USB connector.

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Fidelio DS1200 Docking Speaker:
Obsessed with Sound

  • Shielding technology to block mobile phone interference.
  • Precisely tuned bass pipes for deep, tight bass reproduction.
  • Rich omni-directional sound to fill your bedroom.
  • Soft glow night light.
  • Dock most iPod/iPhones, even in their case.
  • Dedicated app available on the App Store for more functions
  • Charge both iPhone and iPad together.
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The Fidelio range has a dedicated app on the App Store. One simple application with a whole range of cool new features that allows you to browse easily and play your music collection, control your speaker's acoustic properties and check your docking station's battery health from your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. It also has a clock feature with multiple music and sound of nature alarms. You can set your docking station to wake you up playing your favourite music, while your docked iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch displays your favourite photo. This is a free application created exclusively for use with the Fidelio docking station and the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch.

Compatible with Most iPads, iPods and iPhones

Smartly designed spring-loaded docking port effortlessly accommodates any iPod, iPhone or iPad, without special adaptors. What's more, it works even when most protective cases are on - just dock your iPod, iPhone or iPad as it is. Now you can truly have fuss-free enjoyment of your music.

What's in the Box

Philips DS1200 Fidelio Docking Speaker for iPod/iPad/iPhone

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Product Description

This sleek docking speaker fills your mornings with delightfully rich music. Perfect for the bedside, it tells the time, wakes you up, works as a nightlight and charges up to two iPods, iPhones or iPads together.

This Docking Speaker also acts as a digital alarm clock, which automatically synchronises when you connect and dock your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Connecting your device to the dock, will also charge your device at the same time as being able to use it.

The Smartly designed spring-loaded docking port effortlessly accommodates any iPod, iPhone or iPad, without special adaptors. What's more, it works even when most protective cases are on - just dock your iPod, iPhone or iPad as it is. Now you can truly have fuss-free enjoyment of your music.

Compatible with iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod nano 1st Generation, iPod nano 2nd Generation, iPod nano 3rd Generation, iPod nano 4th Generation, iPod nano 5th Generation, iPod nano 6th generation, iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd Generation, iPod touch 2nd Gen 8/16/32 GB, iPod with colour display, iPod 5th Generation.

Also compatible with the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and the iPad.


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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but a few niggles 26 Jun 2011
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I really wanted to love this but there are a couple of small things that prevented me giving it more stars. It certainly looks stylish and modern - no problems there. The sound is fantastic considering the speaker is only rated at 4W RMS, so you would think there is not a lot of power but it's very capable. Having said that, the unit is small so no noticeable stereo separation.

If you are thinking of buying this for an iPhone or an iPod then you'll probably be more pleased with it than I am but I bought this for my iPad 2 and there is one thing that really lets it down. There is only a small support which sits behind your device so when the iPad is sitting in the dock actually doing much with it becomes a slight problem. When touching the screen the whole iPad flexes backwards a bit so anything that involves a lot of screen tapping is a bit iffy. It's not ideal if you have to hold it steady with one hand. I realise it is not specifically intended as a stand but more substantial physical support for the iPad would have been good.

I do like the clock (three brightness levels), subtle night light (two brightness levels or off), and the weighty solid build with rubber feet on the bottom for extra non-slip.

One really nice touch is the alarm clock which is a feature of the free downloadable Philips app. It starts off quite quiet and gets steadily louder and louder until you silence it.

I don't like the fact there is only 1.5m of cable - how much would it have cost Philips to give us another metre of cable? This could be a problem for you if you want to place it far away from a socket.

Another slight minus point is you are stuck in portrait mode for the iPad when it's docked and I almost always use the iPad in landscape mode.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Piece of Kit! 25 May 2011
By A. Williams VINE VOICE
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I've only had this a few days but everything I have experienced so far has been great. I've only used it to play my ipod so can't comment about any of the other problems/niggles experienced by the other reviewer - re: internet radio/issues with the App!

Plus points:
* Fantastic sound quality
* Heavy build, feels fantastic and sturdy.
* Visible but not intrusive clock
* Separate USB port for charging other items.

Slightly Negative points:
* No remote control, which I do feels is a HUGE mistake by Philips.
* The colour is a dark brown rather than a black/grey.
* Unable to set alarm to a radio station.

Over all this piece of kit is very good , there are just a few little niggles. Can you complain about these for the price ... especially when you compare to BOSE or B&O?
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sounds great, but why no radio? 21 May 2011
By Chris Widgery VINE VOICE
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This product has blurb promising a "surprisingly rich sound". And, sure enough, the sound is indeed surprisingly rich. The device is not very big at all but the sound is really impressive - deep and detailed. It's not very loud, but then again, it is aimed at the bedroom. There is a digital clock (which is a bit old fashioned looking in terms of the digits - somehow orange looks a bit on the cheap side) and a night light, but no radio. Maybe it's just me, but if I'm going to have an alarm clock/radio/dock by my bed, I want a radio in it. I suppose I could listen to the radio through my iphone, but there are plenty of rivals out there with either AM/FM radios for a similar size or with DAB for slightly bigger. And they are comparable on price, too.

I currently have a PURE Chronos iDock DAB/FM Clock Radio with iPod Dock - Black by my bed. It's exactly the same price as the Philips. The sound on the Philips is much, much better. There's no comparison, in all honesty. But the PURE has a DAB & FM radio and that's a better solution on the bedside cabinet, for me at least.

There is a Fidelio app available which is actually a clever part solution to this. It gives you access to internet radio stations (assuming you have wireless in your home) so you can indeed listen to the radio very easily, but only when the iphone is there. And quite often my iphone isn't by my bedside. So I have revised this review (I originally gave it 3/5).

The sound is great. It's very good indeed. It's not up there with a Bose, but it's not all that far off, and for far cheaper.

As a bedroom dock: 2/5
As a docking station to have in another room: 4/5
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By The Fat Monk TOP 500 REVIEWER
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First of all I must say that the sound produced by this speaker dock is really, really good.

For it's size, the sounds is both very clear, punchy and bassy, and very detailed. There is plenty of volume and I noticed very little in the way of distortion towards the top end.

Also, the unit looks really good, is heavy (a good thing) and feels very solid in its build.

On the subject of looks, though, I would have preferred a different colour for the clock digits. Or even selectable clock colour - orange just cheapens the look for me, though it. That's a matter of taste, though, I guess. But how difficult would it have been to provide switchable orange, green or white?

Contrary to some others reviewers concerns, I actually think this dock looks better with an iPad on it. The size matches the width of an iPad very well, and the Fidelio app for the iPad is also able to make better use of the screen size to display more information at the same time (such as the clock and the weather for a few days ahead).

That said, the use of the iPod / iPhone screen space isn't at all bad.

Another really useful feature of note is the inclusion of TuneIn (WiFi) radio with the Fidelio app. This adds radio playback to your iPod/Pad/Phone, albeit internet radio rather than FM or DAB. A really useful feature that works really well - if you have a WiFi signal available.

So, the sound and looks of this dock are great, and they are probably the most important features, but why only four stars?

Well there are a couple of things. The write up says that the dock can run of external power or batteries. It would appear that this particular model cannot run off batteries.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
A Christmas present for my wife who loves it.great all round product with all signing and dancing features. It proved a hit with the missees
Published 6 months ago by Ken Moore
2.0 out of 5 stars would not recommend
it was fine for the first 6-9 months or so, in fact we hardly used to use it with our iPad. However one day the actual dock got pushed inside and it is now unusable.
Published 8 months ago by saudj
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love it!
Sound: 5 Stars
Handling: 5 Stars
Quality: 5 Stars

What else can I say? It's working perfect with my iPhone 4S I'm so happy I've found the Docking Station here.
Published 9 months ago by Dark Rose
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with iphone5
The description says it supports all types of iPhone & iPad, it doesn't! I am quite disappointed & I will be returning. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow wow
This is such a small thing but the sound quality is awesome, it's not a hifi but for listening to the radio or you songs library in your flat it is more than adequate good value... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Deon
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant speaker dock
I love this speaker dock. The sound is far better than I expected. You can set different alarms and just on the appropriate one you need. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Andy240170
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is a really neat, simple to use docking station. It sounds really sharp and I would definitely recommend it.
Published 15 months ago by Almendros
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great product, sounds really good for a little device, the app has improved and now works on a 4s, other apps work if the Philips one doesn't
Published 15 months ago by Anna McDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars 82 year old iPad user
The sound quality is really good. It is small and neat so doesn't take up much space. The only thing is I have difficulty fitting my iPad onto the docking bit, but that may be... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Doreen
5.0 out of 5 stars Value for money
Bought this for my partner's birthday and he loves it. Good sound quality and small enough to sit on the bedside cabinet. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. S. Officer
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