Philips docking speaker DS1200 for iPod/iPhone/iPad Clock display
Unreliable as an Alarm Clock
Update 3/19 - Philips just updated the app and amazingly it is worse than the previous version! Forget using this as an alarm clock, the app just crashes. Clearly Philips doesn't quality test their apps before releasing them.
This Philips alarm clock/speaker dock requires the Philips app to do anything other than set the time. (You cannot set an alarm with out the app installed on your iphone/ipad).
The app must continue to run for the alarm to work, however the app constantly crashes! It crashes when you have an alarm set, it crashes when your listening to music from your iphone, radio station or pandora.
If Philips fixes the poorly designed app the Alarm clock/Speaker dock will be a great device. It has amazing sound and styling. However, until then it is a large mostly unusable digital clock.
Avoid this and any Philips device that requires the app.
19 March 2012