Philips unveils new Fidelio docks for Android that are full of rock

September 2, 2011

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Philips has shown off three new docking stations in the Fidelio family and all three of these are made specifically for the Android devices out there. The docking station line includes the AS111, AS351, and the AS851. The Android units are based on the same speaker systems as the range made for the iPhone and promises superior sound. The key to allowing the docking stations to work with all Android devices is a special micro USB connector on the dock.

The connector can be adjusted for portrait and landscape modes allowing any tablet or Android phone to be plugged in. Philips also has a dedicated Fidelio app for Android devices that pairs the smartphone with the docking station using Bluetooth. The app has some interesting features like the ability to let you find new artists, new music styles using music and media stores, and it can play your media library along with media from the web.

The AS851 is the high-end offering with 30W RMS of output power and special bass pipes to provide deeper bass. The A351 is made for use at home and the go with options for AC power or battery power. It has bass boost technology and 10W RMS total power. The last model is the AS111, which is a compact dock. It has a 360-degree design made to sit on a table and offers omni-directional sound.

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  • Brickock

    If you’re thinking of buying this, you should first download the Fidelio app and the companion Songbird app to make sure they will play nice with your phone and other apps. 

    The Songbird app makes my Slacker Radio app unable to be controlled by the Rewind and FF buttons in my Bluetooth car stereo. Also,  when my phone is plugged in to a wall charger (not necessarily a dock), the Fidelio app turns on Bluetooth and constantly looks for a Philips device.

  • Cindydk

    any idea why my samsung galaxy mini won’t charge when using the as111?