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Rated 5 out of 5 by MountainRunner Excellent quality android dock
Finally a full featured dock that fits a samsung S3 with a case-mate on. Thanks to the fully adjustable usb stand, one handed docking is possible, and the fast rate charger does the job in an hour.
I do not use the Dockstudio app since it is still currently buggy, but the clock can be manually set and the bluetooth links just fine once the AS111 is located.
The fidelity is very smooth with decent bass and reaches room filling volume easily without distortion. This was my main concern, and the AS111 performs better than I hoped.
The nightlight is useful to have, but illumination of top controls, or at least tactile locators for them would have been even better.
20 November 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by climbergirl Love the hardware, but crippled by heinous app
The hardware is actually quite nice, very sleek and attractive. However, the DockStudio app is horrendous.
It crashes frequently; doesn't properly overwrite the graphics on the screen, creating a jumble of menus and buttons; has some bizarre and inexplicable settings (lifestyle?) but lacks other settings that would be nice (setting your own clock background). The menus are confusing and unintuitive. And, worst of all, the app hogs memory and crashes often, and your alarm will not sound if the app crashes.
I do appreciate the fact that the hardware is very nice and the bluetooth connectivity is such that I can use the Fidelio as a generic bluetooth speaker for other music players and apps. It makes this purchase not a total wash.
I'm just hoping that soon Philips will update their terrible app so that it's sleek, shiny, and functional like their dock hardware.
12 July 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alexandre Good sound TERRIBLE app
Come on Phillips, i bought this dock, the sound is really good but the App crash ALL THE TIME, could you PLEASE atualize it, and i will change completely my point of view, you dont need to do much thing, JUST DEBUG THE CRASHS and it will be fine.
About the Songbird and Fidelio, please put a option to not lock the screen while the apps are running, since the dock controls(mainly change music) are on the cell phone is terrible have to unlock the screen all the time.
The Bluetooth turn on everytime i put my cell phone on the dock(option) and this is perfect, but when i take my phone off would be good the bluetooth turn off
I know the design is relative restricted couse the fragmentation, but the cell phone could not be too high, this could be better, i dont know, maybe a "hole" to put it, i dont know.
8 May 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by WickedChicken Good sound - VERY bad software :(
Software is very non-intuitive.
Even something simple like setting the clock display is difficult...
Why Internet radio? - this absorbs bandwidth & not everyone is on a phone 'plan' with unlimited bandwidth... why not build-in an old-fashioned FM-radio receiver chip?
Most of the clock & timer functions in fidelio are already on the home-screen of the android phone - why duplicate these?
At least it charges my phone and shows the time ...
I don't use any of the other 'features'
I would have liked FM-radio though ...
4 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RubberDucky Nicely done 'Droid alarm
In attempting to finally move totally away from the "other device", I needed a bedside device that would function as an alarm clock as well as a reasonable set of speakers.
The AS111 fits the bill perfectly. Once the DockStudio software is loaded, it's plug and play. the Bluetooth connection is automatic and media audio is routed through the speakers.
Songbird software is included if you need to stream from another device, but I don't use it. On balance, this is an excellent solution for the price. Sound quality is quite good, and volume is more than adequate for bedroom use. The final item is the micro-USB connector. A bit of adjustment and it will fit any phone that I can think of, a nice touch and solid design.
16 April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jaykay1979 the android application need some fine tunning they
They have two android applications for the dock one is getting phased out and the new one is the same as the first ap but has a different name but has the same problems hard to synchronize the Bluetooth at time and it took for ever to set the clock
26 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by harpf Google Nexis' Buddy
Only Trick was un linking my Blue tooth ear think that I never use.
Fidelio is nice, like the home screen and has all my local radio stations, I live in the hills so I cant get many sations over the air so love the IP radio feature.
6 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gapsaph Beautiful and Simple!
I give Philips a huge thumbs up because they've kept their innovation going in order to bring us loyal Android users a worthy dock! It's beautifully round, and the music has great highs and lows as I listen to it while writing this. Couldn't ask for more except the option to choose Google's Play Music instead of Songbird inside the DockStudio app.
Philips, keep up the pioneering!
25 December 2012