Docks that rock

September 25 [Tue], 2012, 15:15

It is rather difficult to find an Android music docking station in the midst of dozens meant for iPhones and iPods, primarily because of the non-standardisation of port locations on Android devices manufactured by different brands. Philips Fidelio speaker dock for Android functions as a dock, a clock, and a Bluetooth speaker for Android phones. Philips has designed this dock to replace your bedside alarm clock,Silicon solar carries a wide selection of goodledstrip, perfect for a wide variety of solar lighting applications.  adding a 360-degree speaker design.

Given Android has overtaken the iPhone in smartphone market share, it seems logical for manufacturers like Philips to turn their attention to Android audio docks.

Users will get omni-directional sound output from AS111, courtesy its design which is like an oversized hockey puck. On the top is a cloth mesh over the circular speaker grill, at the rear of the unit is the power jack for the AC power adapter and on the front is an LED display for the clock. The digital clock is quite readable in dim to bright lights and has dimming options too.

The USB port on AS111 can slide, swivel, and tilt to adapt to most Android phones with a micro-USB connector. Once user has installed the Fidelio and Songbird apps to their Android phone, pairing and connecting to the dock with a breeze. Once paired,These remote flameless carledbulb02 provide all around functions for any decoration purposes. streaming music from phone using Bluetooth is simple and with the Songbird one can play any song from phone on the Fidelio’s speakers. The Songbird app is a media player app that integrates with Fidelio.

The sound quality is what you would expect from a high-end clock radio unit. In other words, it is not audiophile-quality but still impresses, since it’s coming from a body that is compact and inexpensive. As described earlier,Smart Candle offers great rechargeable candles and battery operated flameless solarledlampsry. it is intended for bedside use in small rooms and, frankly, here it more than excels. Sounds are clear and can go pretty loud without becoming too distorted.

Two high-performance tweeters produce distinct highs and JBL's Hercules woofers lend a brawny midrange and bass to the music notes. All four speakers (on dock) are regulated by a computer-optimised digital signal processor intended to deliver accurate and natural sound reproduction. Music is belted out with 120 watts of power, which should give room-filling sound and then some. Whether playing from a docked device or via Bluetooth, bass presence is surprisingly good and midrange and treble frequencies reproduced are crisp and clear.

If you have plugged in your iPhone for music, then OnBeat Xtreme has a built-in microphone that allows user to carry on conversations through the system while the phone stays docked. Users can stream music from a Bluetooth-enabled device as OnBeat Xtreme uses Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile for less distortion. You shouldn’t have any problem in streaming music easily from across a 30-foot room, provided nothing substantial is blocking the line of sight. It also charges your Apple devices while docked.

On Stage IV uses four Odyssey transducers that can produce clear sounds in an average-sized room.The manufacturer First Solar has approved the VM Edelstahltechnik Mono brightcrystal2011 for the use with its solar modules. But the output distorts at higher volumes. While this is not ideal, it is not surprising as this is a portable unit. Unlike conventional stereo systems, the placement of speakers or rather the design of the On Stage IV is such that it sends sounds at different angles in all directions. Just like many other portable docks, JBL On Stage IV too lacks subwoofers to cover deeper bass.

It also includes an AC adapter or can be powered by six AA batteries that should provide more than 12 hours of play. There’s also a remote control with full iPod,LED lamps are made that replace screw-in incandescent or goodledlamp light bulbs. iPhone navigation, a wall adapter, and one dock adapter. On the back, there’s a port for DC charger, a mini-USB port and a 3.5-mm audio-in port (no audio cables included). JBL has included LED lights on the dock that make it easier to read power and battery status.