December 6th 2012
By Mike Flaminio
Little by little, third-party device makers are introducing docking solutions specific to Apple's new Lightning connector. There are a number of solutions to bridge newer devices to 30-pin docks, but for those who want a integrated solution or buying new, might as well get the latest dock interface.
The lineup announced by Philips features four different docks across a range of features. The low-end DS115 will retail for $90, the DS3205 and DS7580 is $130, while the DMC2067 isn't priced yet.
• Philips Portable Docking Speaker (DS7580) - slim and compact enough to fit in your bag, it features Philips' wOOx technology that provides a rich and deep bass. Precise tuning between the speaker drivers ensures a smooth transition between low- to mid- and high-frequencies. With a built-in battery that lasts for approximately eight hours you can enjoy your music anywhere.
• Philips Room to Room Docking Speaker (DS3205) - incorporates high-quality neodymium speakers, which are great for better bass response and a pure balanced sound quality.
• Philips Bedroom Docking Speaker (DS1155) - has a 360-degree design, providing rich omnidirectional sound to fill your bedroom. The clock display of the docking speaker automatically synchronizes with the clock of your Apple device, and the speaker also includes a USB port at the back of the speaker allowing users to easily charge a second mobile device.