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Philips DC290/37 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Alarm Clock Speaker Dock (Brushed Aluminum)
- Compatibility: iPod mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G; iPod classic 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch 1G, 2G; iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS
- Wake to iPod/iPhone or FM radio with dual alarms; separate weekday/weekend settings
- 10 watts (2 x 5) output power with Dynamic Bass Boost and selectable EQ curves
- Auxiliary input for connecting external audio devices
- Stylish aluminum design for durable good looks
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Awake gently to great music from your iPhone or iPod, or get updated with news from the radio with the Philips DC290. Make your mornings brighter with crystal clear sound and add a dash of style to your bedroom with the aluminum cabinet.
Gently wake to your favorite iPod/iPhone tunes or FM radio, complete with separate weekday/weekend alarm times. Or simply enjoy your music with this docking clock radio from Philips. This stylish system is decked out in a sleek aluminum case, for looks to match any room.
A stylish iPod/iPhone docking clock radio in a sleek aluminum case. View larger.
Play and Charge Your iPhone/iPod
Enjoy your favorite tunes while your iPhone/iPod gets a charge. The dock fits most docking iPod/iPhones, and while you're listening, it provides a charge--no need to worry about your battery running out.
Digital FM Tuner
Tune in to FM radio to get your morning news, traffic reports, or other live broadcasts. Presets let you quickly access stored favorites.
Rich, Clear Sound
The DC290/37 packs 10 watts RMS total output power. The Dynamic Bass Boost feature maximizes your music enjoyment by enhancing the low end no matter the volume setting--this is similar to "loudness" features on other systems, allowing you to get consistent, full-range sound even at lower listening levels. Philips also lets you dial it in with "Digital Sound Control," or preset EQ curves for different musical styles (Jazz, Rock, Pop, and Classical), so you can get the most out of your music.
Dual Alarm Clock
Whatever your alarm needs, the DC290/37's ready. A dual alarm feature lets you set different alarm times for weekdays and weekends, or vary the alarm settings for you and a companion. Forget the hassle of fiddling with different alarm times every single night, and set it up for your lifestyle.
You can wake to an FM radio station or your favorite iPhone/iPod tunes from a docked device. A "gentle wake" feature gradually increases the alarm volume to wake you without jarring you out of sleep.
Philips' "MP3 link" connection (a 3.5-mm auxiliary input) lets you plug in your other MP3 players, CD players, or pretty much anything with a line out. So if you have other devices besides iPods/iPhones, or non-docking iPods such as the shuffle models, you'll still get to enjoy it over the system's speakers.
Philips is committed to understanding and meeting the needs and desires of its customers. This is why Philips creates cutting-edge products that are user friendly. With 60,000 registered patents, Philips is a global leader in innovation, receiving numerous international design awards every year.
What's in the Box
Philips DC290/37 docking clock radio, remote control, auxiliary audio cable, and documentation.
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Top Customer Reviews
First and foremost, whenever you plug an iPod or iPhone in, the clock automatically starts playing music at a high volume. This can get really annoying, especially when you wife its in bed sleeping with your infant son. I had read the directions multiple times. I guess Phillips engineers believes that every time anyone plugs an iPhone into an alarm clock they must want to hear music. Call me crazy, but I sometimes plug my iPhone in at night just to charge it.
The second, and far more trivial issue is the back light dimmer.m every time you plug in an iPhone or iPad it automatically resets to the brightest level. I'm not sure what the engineers were thinking on this one.
I could overlook the issue with the backlight, but the automatic blaring music is just too much. I'm going back to my iHome IP9. It may not look as sleek, but at least I will not longer wake up my baby when I go to bed at night.
The first night, I tried it out as an alarm clock. In the morning, my thought was that the snooze button was a little too stiff. The display legibility was not much of an issue when you're that close, but I still wish the digits were a little bigger. I'm making these comparisons to my regular alarm clock - the iHome iH9. Another nuisance was that because the alarm buttons are so close to the snooze button, that if you accidentally hit it when the alarm is going off, the snooze button no longer works.
Now it's back in the bathroom, being used as a good-looking music player that's a little selfish about revealing the time.
Now for the dislikes; The little remote that comes with this is kinda handy but a little small. Its not really needed - except for adjusting the display brightness - and isn't really a very good idea in my opinion. That's all everybody needs is one more remote to try to keep track of and as small as it is that just makes it easier to loose it. At least the display brightness is adjustable but it needs to be brighter.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great product, awesome sound! I have found no issues with.Published 20 days ago by Raechelle Bogdon
I don't know allot about the details of music devices. I do know what sounds good to my ears, and this little gem sounds awesome. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It's ok, nice looking unit. The display could be brighter but it's fine. Having a hard time programing the alarm, not easy to figure out.Published 2 months ago by Michael G. Tesi
I have 3 of these but doesn't work with the latest iPhone unless you buy an adapter. Cheap and easy to get online. So, I still love the design and function also very good sound!Published 2 months ago by Joseph M.
This is better than I thought it would be the look is great the sound is fantastic I don’t and didn’t plan on using the docking system, but the clock and radio are great. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert G.