- Brand Name: Philips
- Model Number: SBD8100/37
- Item Display Weight: 7.00 pounds
- Tuner Technology: No
- Color: Stainless Steel
Philips Revolution Motorized Portable Speaker Dock for iPhone/iPod
- Motorized dock rotates for watching movies and videos
- Wireless remote controls all basic functions
- Class D digital amplifier with Dynamic Bass Boost
- Advanced speaker technology for rich, static free sound
- Runs on batteries or AC adaptor (included)
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Well, as so often happens with those daydreams of having the outright COOLEST (fill in the blank) EVER MADE, reality fell pretty far short. Not that this is a bad dock necessarily, but...
Okay, let's talk about it.
===== Appearance =====
It's a pretty slick looking box, no doubt about it. The blue LED ring is noticeable but not distracting, and the face has clean lines and a high-tech minimalist feel. When rotated to movie viewing mode, the LED ring fades to white. The LED ring light is defeatable via one of the buttons. There are 5 low-profile buttons on top and a power jack on the back, along with a line in jack.
The manufacturer's photos are deceiving -- they did a good job making the unit look thin, but this is not the case. It's several inches deep, which is a mixed blessing. You might be disappointed in its size after looking at the photos, but the depth of the unit does allow Philips to utilize the space for improved bass performance.
Finally, the piece that the phone/iPod attaches to sticks out a bit more than the product photos suggest. It's not as deceiving as the depth, but worth a mention.Read more ›
One of the joys of the new players, of course, is that they not only play music but act as a pretty awesome pint-sized video player. Our two toddlers love that capability and consequently our iPhones get used for video rather than music more often than not. Interestingly, however, most iPod Docks still seem based around the idea of the "classic" model: where you have an upright iPod simply playing music.
The Philips Revolution makes no such assumption, and has a neat, remote controlled capability to shift your iPod/iPhone to a horizontal position. This means that, among other uses, the Revolution is great for watching movies using more than just the iPhone's relatively wimpy built-in speaker. Granted most of the time you'll want to watch iTunes content on your TV via an Apple TV, but such a solution isn't portable and, for us, the TV room is also Dad's office, so the kids are upstairs during the day.
The Revolution lets us show the kids video upstairs with loud enough volume that both of them can hear fine, but is also powerful enough to act as a pretty decent room-filling speaker for when my wife wants to listen to tunes during the day. Additionally, since it's optionally battery powered and has handles on the sides, we can take it with us on road trips and let the kids watch the movie at a volume that can overcome road noise.Read more ›
The sound.....I'm not an audiophile but I think it has very good sound. Plenty of volume (at least for me) to fill my 20x20 den. On the negative side the bass boost does nothing in my opinion. Others have said that as well and if they hadn't I'd have thought it was defective. However the sound is good enough without it.
At first I thought the rotating feature was just a marketing gimmick, but I find myself using it to watch an occasional video. I keep the speakers on a table next to my recliner so it's not too far from me for good viewing (about 3 feet). There's a lighted ring that glows blue when the iPod is vertical and turns white when rotated to landscape mode. That's not important to me at all and it can be turned off by pressing a button on the unit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the product and this is my second one. Only problem is the the remote does not work. I changed the batteries.Published on February 22, 2014 by James Gettle
It was much bigger than anticipated. I wanted one I could take in my inboard suitcase. Therefore no one has made one for the iPhone 5 that will turn horizontally to watchovies and... Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Janet E. Arthur
Have no idea what this is - but my teenager does and loves it and its one almost 24/7...thanks for the additional surround sound!!! Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by ed
For the price, it's a good buy. It does what it needs to do. Like what others have said in more words: don't expect Bose sound quality and you're going to be happy with your... Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by Aila
ilove this product, its very good, the pay is just for de quality, i am happy form my desicion. congratullationsPublished on May 21, 2013 by jonahtan navas
I chose this category because i like the product. I really like and I recommend it to all my friendsPublished on May 4, 2013 by Luisa Cesin