Philips docking speaker with Bluetooth® AS351 for Android
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
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
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