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Philips Fidelio AS851/37 Android Speaker Dock with Bluetooth (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Bluetooth wireless music streaming from Android device
  • Smartly designed FlexiDock to fit and charge Android phone
  • Optimal acoustic volume to match speakers' requirements
  • Charge your second mobile device via USB
  • Songbird to discover, play, sync music between PC & Android
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePhilips
Item Weight7.7 pounds
Product Dimensions19.1 x 6.2 x 8.7 inches
Item model numberAS851/37
Power Source Typebattery-powered
Number of Items1
Remote Control Descriptionremote_control
  
Additional Information
ASINB005HY4UH8
Best Sellers Rank #216,505 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 10, 2011
  
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Technical Details

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Product Description

Product Description

Dock your Android phone and enjoy the sensational sound quality of this stylish speaker. Digital sound processing delivers pure silence and crystal-clear sound while Songbird lets you sync music between your phone and PC.

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The Philips Fidelio docking speaker for Android works with your Android device to deliver powerful, robust room-filling sound on 30 watts of total output power. With free, easy-to-use apps, you can sync music libraries between phone and PC or listen to thousands of Internet radio stations. Dock your Android phone to play and listen, and connect a second device for charging via USB.

This dock is compatible with devices with Android 2.1 or above, Bluetooth 2.1 or above and a micro USB.

callout top with logo
Android Docking Speaker AS851/37
At a Glance:
  • Precisely tuned bass pipes produce deep, tight bass reproduction
  • Sleek, scooped design is optimal for acoustics
  • Charge second mobile device via USB connection
  • Download free Fidelio app to harness music, alarm clock functionality, and other features
  • FlexiDock, Bluetooth, and aux-in give you multiple connectivity options
  • Limited one year warranty
Philips Fidelio Android Docking Speaker AS851/37 feature
Charge your tablet or other portable devises with the second charger.
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Compatible with:
Android 2.1 or above
Philips Fidelio Android feature
Bluetooth 2.1 or above
Philips Fidelio Android feature
micro USB
Philips Fidelio Android Docking Speaker AS851/37 Product Shot
Sleek, scooped design is optimal for acoustics.View larger.
Philips Fidelio Android Docking Speaker AS851/37 feature
Download the free Fidelio App and sync your phone with music and social media sites.View larger.
Philips Fidelio Android Docking Speaker feature
The FlexiDock feature makes it easy to securely connect and charge your smartphone.
Digital Sound Processing for Clear, Beautiful Sound

This Philips Fidelio docking speaker for Android boasts two built-in speakers that produce strong, robust room-filling audio. The precisely tuned bass pipes produce deep, tight bass reproduction. Digital Sound Processing facilitates distortion-less music, and optimal acoustic volume matches the speakers' requirements. The curved design not only looks great, but is also an optimal structure for acoustics. This docking speaker includes several sound settings, including DBB, DSC-flat, pop, rock, jazz, and classic.

Attractive, Modern Design Looks Good Anywhere

With its curved back and clean lines, this docking speaker has a modern aesthetic look. The all-black finish and fine tuned back-firing bass pipes combine sleek look with high-end performance.

Multiple Connection Options for Versatility and Power

Despite its streamlined appearance, this docking speaker boasts a variety of compatibility capabilities. A 3.5-millimeter auxiliary input allows you to connect nearly any electronic device. You can even charge a second device via the USB port. This speaker system allows you the convenient option of physically docking your Android phone for charging and music playback by connecting via Bluetooth.

Expand Functionality with Free Fidelio App

Download the free Fidelio app onto your Android device to listen to over 7,000 Internet radio stations, browse your music library, and share media with friends via Facebook and Flickr. The app includes the Songbird music function, which helps you discover, listen to, and sync music.

Straightforward Design and Operation

The speaker is designed for exceptional ease of use. The FlexiDock fits most Android devices and enables a quick, secure fit and charges your phone during use, as well as giving you the option to dock vertically or horizontally. The speaker recognizes the phone's software automatically upon connecting. You can also use the speaker to dispense crisp, powerful gaming sound by syncing your portable device via Bluetooth. The dock comes with a remote control.

Product and Warranty Information

The speaker measures 6.2 by 16.57 by 5.5 inches (H x W x D). It is backed by a limited one year warranty.

About Philips Philips has a brand promise of "sense and simplicity" that encapsulates their commitment to understanding and catering to the desires and needs of consumers and customers. By putting end users front and center, Philips creates innovative products that are designed around people's needs and aspirations, and are both advanced and easy to use. With 60,000 registered patents, Philips is a global leader in innovation, and receives numerous international design awards every year.

What's in the Box

Philips Fidelio AS851/37 Android Docking Speaker, 3.5-millimeter aux-in cable, AC power cord, remote control, quick start guide, warranty information, and user manual.

Philips LogoAS140/37
AS140
AS111/37
AS111
AS351/37
AS351
AS851/37
AS851
Features
Bluetoothyesyesyesyes
Songbird Music Managementyesyesyesyes
Pure Digital Sound Processing      yes
Output Power10 watts4 watts10 watts30 watts
5 Band Equalizer      yes
Dynamic Bass Boostyes  yes 
Clock Displayyesyes   
Clock Time Synchronizationyesyes   
FM Radioyes     
Internet Radio (Fidelio App)yesyesyesyes
AA Battery Operation  yes 
Soft Glow Nightlight yes   
Remote Control   yes
Charge tablet with rear USB port   yesyes
Free Android Appyesyesyesyes

Customer Reviews

Sound is good quality.
Lou
If you are looking for a very nice (less expensive) speaker dock with great sound, this is the dock for you.
Amazon Customer
Once I dock the phone, every feature automatically connects, bluetooth, the app and so forth.
N. Grey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Dustin Deckard on December 29, 2011
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First of all, ignore any comments you may read about dependence on the Songbird app. Philips partnered with Songbird to encourage users to use their service, but you absolutely don't have to. I, like many Android fanboys, use Google Music and nothing else. You can even pair your phone with this dock and use GMusic without the Philips Fidelio app, but I prefer to use the Fidelio app for easier pairing, and it's actually a pretty nice app when you've got your phone physically docked. The station's remote has some nice features - for example, you can make your phone show the time with a nice analog clock and weather at the push of a button, and still have full music control.

Most of the time, though, I just keep my phone in my pocket and play music through the dock over bluetooth, when I'm washing dishes, housecleaning, playing board games at the table, etc.

As far as sound quality goes, you get what you pay for, and $160 for a docking station is a pretty good price range for a good balance between sound quality and value. The AS851 has round, booming sound with enough bass that nothing ever sounds tinny, like you would expect from cheaper docks. Volume goes way up, and could easily fill a large room or even blast music on the patio or out to the pool.

Philips has done an excellent job of crafting a product line of great devices aimed straight at Android users. I hope these devices pay off for them, since we really needed devices like this, but I wonder if there's enough interest. Most Android users are casual or first-time smartphone owners, and probably don't even realize that their phone has the same functionality as any iOS device. Docking stations aren't just for iPhones anymore.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By N. Grey on November 23, 2011
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I ordered the AS851 and the AS111 docking system on November 19th and received them both on November 22, 2011. The hook up was so easy out the box. The sound of the AS851 is amazing, whether at low or high volume. The AS111 sound is also amazing to be four watts. I have a Nexus One phone and the fidelio app worked smoothly without any issues. Once I dock the phone, every feature automatically connects, bluetooth, the app and so forth. I am extremely pleased with this purchase with no issues or regrets. I would really recommend this system to anyone with an android phone. FYI, I did have to install a firmware update after the fidelio app was installed. After installation of the fidelio app, go to settings and config whether you want an auto or manuel updates for the firmware updates. In my opinion, Philips did an excellent job with their android Fidelio docking series...no complaints.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. Wimberley VINE VOICE on January 19, 2012
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I was super excited to get this as I have a Samsung Captivate Android phone and a Kindle Fire. Out of the box setup was painless. Then I tried to attach my phone to the dock. Well, my phone's connectivity port is on the top of my phone, not the side. So there goes watching any video play horizontally (though yes, I could then simply hook the phone to play audio through the aux cord on the speaker, it would not rest cleanly on it's side on the dock thus defeating the purpose) I wish there was a way you could somehow rotate the little docking port so the that the connectivity point could turn up and to the side thus allowing phones like mine to sit horizontally, but that would probably mess with the nice, clean design this speaker has.

Connecting my phone vertically was a pain. The Samsung Captivate (to no fault of the Philips Dock) has a ever so slightly rounded top which means it does not sit flush with the docking connectivity port at all. It kept sliding off. No matter how much I messed with the little tightening knob on the port, it didn't help at all.
Is this detrimental? Not really, because you can of course still play audio through bluetooth without it having to be physically docked, or you can hook up the aux cord straight to the phone, but in the end, a big purpose of this dock is to, well, dock the phone. I downloaded the app, (which I really wish wasn't a requirement but I understand why since the devices need to be paired) The sound came through via Bluetooth just fine, and the speaker did give off a great sound.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 7, 2013
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This is my first experience with a sound dock. In the past, I have simply used my Logitech 5.1 surround system to play music. I must say, I am pretty impressed with this little dock.

Interfacing:
The docking port is simply used to charge the device, no other interfacing is enabled through USB. Everything else takes place through the bluetooth connection. The bluetooth connected up quickly. Switching devices is as simple as turning disconnecting on one and reconnecting on the other. The bluetooth range is good. I've found my phone (Samsung Galaxy SIII) can be 20-30 feet away and still connect clearly. The iPad mini has a little more difficulty: at the 20-30 foot range I got the occasional skip. My MacBook Pro is almost worthless when connecting to the dock (it has to have direct line of sight within 10 feet or else I get a constant skipping), but I suspect that it is the MacBook's fault considering the other devices work perfectly fine. This is one awesome feature about the bluetooth dock: any device with Bluetooth can work with it wirelessly. In fact, we hardly ever use the built in charging port. The remote seems to be high quality. About all we use it for is volume control. If you use the Philips app, you cold probably use the remote more.

Phone Apps:
One word: worthless. I wouldn't even take the time to download them. They don't enhance your experience at all. Plus, if you connect to the dock, the app automatically launches and sits in your notification bar.

Sound:
Now the part you all have been waiting for: sound. First, let me say I am fairly knowledgable in the area of sound. I am not an audiophile by any means, but I am an experienced musician. The sound is excellent considering what the device is.
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