The Philips DC290 docking clock radio delivers surprisingly rich, deep sound in a stylish and attractive brushed aluminum finish that compliments any décor.
Designed with modern-day lifestyles in mind
Dual-alarms let you set different alarm times for weekdays and weekends, or even vary the alarm settings for more than one person. Gentle wake up gradually increases alarm volume, and allows you to wake to your favorite music, radio station or buzzer alarm.
The Digital Sound Control and Dynamic Bass Boost features combine to provide sound quality that rivals much larger audio systems.
- Play and charge your iPhone or iPod
- FM stereo tuner with 20 station presets
- Dual Alarms with Gentle Wake feature and sleep timer
- Full-function wireless remote control
- 2x5 watts
- Digital Sound Control offers a choice of preset EQ settings
- Dynamic Bass Boost for great sound at all listening levels
- Aux-in for easy connection of other electronic devices
Did you notice?You can choose from a variety of preset EQ settings thanks to the Digital Sound Control capability.
Apple Recommends ForWaking to the music on your iPhone or iPod.
What's in the Box?
- Philips DC290 Docking Clock Radio
- Wireless remote control
- Aux-in cable
- User manual
- Quick start guide
- Height: 3.0 in./7.6 cm
- Width: 10.3 in./26.2 cm
- Weight: 3.5 lb./1.59 kg
- Length: 6.5 in./16.5 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: DC290/37
- UPC or EAN No.: 609585187443
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One-year limited. (For details, please visit, www.support.philips.com/support/html/index_us_en.html.)
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Ratings & Reviews
Very happy with my new Philips DC290!
Was looking for a replacement for my iHome Clock Radio, since my iPhone 4 didn't fit in the dock part. I liked the brushed alumin Was looking for a replacement for my iHome Clock Radio, since my iPhone 4 didn't fit in the dock part. I liked the brushed aluminum look of this unit, so I bought it and COULDN'T be happier! Not only does it fit my new phone - without having to take the case off - it sounds 10 times better than my old unit, and looks really great too. The matching remote is easy to use and controls all of the functions, and the display is clear and easy to read. All in all, the Philips met all my needs, and actually exceeded my expectations! Very happy! …
- Written by Bob M from Stamford
162 of 184 people found this useful
Philips DC290 Docking Clock Radio with Remote
I purchased the Philips DC290 two months ago and haven't had a problem with it. The sound is great, clear, and loud if wanted. It' I purchased the Philips DC290 two months ago and haven't had a problem with it. The sound is great, clear, and loud if wanted. It's fairly easy to use with the quick set-up guide that comes with it, and the alarm clock function is excellent. You can set what volume you want to wake up to, and it progressively gets louder every couple seconds. You can set the alarm for a specific day of the week, or weekend. Radio is very clear, and haven't had any connection problems with the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod shuffle, etc. on the dock, or mp3 connection. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a iPod dock, or an alarm clock. Everything is excellent, Philips has a great product here! …
- Written by Joel L
145 of 157 people found this useful
Good sound, but...
The clock has pretty good sound if you follow the advice of the other reviewer. Use the EQ on your iPhone/iPod and set on bass red The clock has pretty good sound if you follow the advice of the other reviewer. Use the EQ on your iPhone/iPod and set on bass reducer, with the clock set to rock (or other applicable setting). Otherwise you have to leave the clock equalizer on "flat", which sounds tinny and flat. There is way too much bass if you use the any other clock EQ setting without the bass reducer on.
As for the rest, the only thing I dislike is that the clock automatically plays the iPod as soon as you plug into the dock. REALLY annoying if your spouse is sleeping when you plug in for the night, and 3 seconds later loud music turns on. The manual says nothing about this so I suppose it could be a fluke with this unit, but it does the same with iPod classic or iPhone 4. This seems completely ridiculous for a unit you are supposed to use at night. All I can do is plug in and then quickly hit the standby button before it turns on. I will be calling philips to ask about this deal breaker. If they all do this it is unbelievably dumb. . If it were not for this issue I would heartily recommend it; for now I would say take this into account when purchasing. I will either be returning or exchanging mine. …
- Written by Charles C from Cranston
137 of 153 people found this useful
Not supported with iphone 4 v6.1.3
I have this clock radio for 10 months now. Since the latest update from iPhone v6.1.3 it states the iPhone is not supported. It on I have this clock radio for 10 months now. Since the latest update from iPhone v6.1.3 it states the iPhone is not supported. It only charges. It does not play music or update the clock time and the remote control does not work. …
- Written by Richard W from London
8 of 9 people found this useful
Only lasted a year
I was happy with this alarm clock for the first year, although I could never get it to play the right playlist. Sound quality is I was happy with this alarm clock for the first year, although I could never get it to play the right playlist. Sound quality is decent and I liked a lot of the features: dual alarms, screen dims all the way, iPhone charging... It worked fine for a little over a year but then, out of the blue, it stopped charging my phone. Conveniently this was about a month after the warranty was up. When I talked to Philips, the representative could give me no troubleshooting advice except to unplug the device. …
- Written by Whitney C from Gladwyne
26 of 26 people found this useful
Good News/Bad News
Overall I'm disappointed in the DC290. I bought it recently to replace my iHome IP90 that suddenly died. Compared to the iHome, th Overall I'm disappointed in the DC290. I bought it recently to replace my iHome IP90 that suddenly died. Compared to the iHome, the sound of the Philips is better, but otherwise I prefer the iHome. I like going to sleep with white noise from a white noise app on my iPhone, and waking up to regular FM radio, The white noise part works fine, but getting the radio to turn on in the morning has proven difficult. Usually it just doesn't work at all, though it did for a few days until the need to switch to daylight savings time caused whatever I'd done to get it working to be undone again. The settings in general are not intuitive, and poorly explained in the manual, in contrast to the iHome where everything is more straightforward.
On the other hand, the sound quality, while not as good as a Bose or Tivoli, is quite good, and reception for the FM only radio is quite good too. …
- Written by Peter D from Seattle
33 of 34 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you have a case on your iPhone 3GS when plugged in to this clock?
- Asked by Cassidy W from Soulsbyville
- Jul 2, 2010
Yes you can. But it will only depend on the size of the case. i have a DGTEC All in one system and Yes you can. But it will only depend on the size of the case. i have a DGTEC All in one system and a silicone case on my ipod touch 4th gen and my cae won't fit in the socket because the case is to big …
- Answered by Connor E from Sydney
- Apr 14, 2012
Will the display on the ipod turn off or does it perpetually stay lit when docked?
- Asked by Michelle L from Cookeville
- Oct 2, 2011
The iPhone display works as usual, going off after a certain amount of time. You can also turn it o The iPhone display works as usual, going off after a certain amount of time. You can also turn it off yourself. I would imagine the iPod would work the same way. …
- Answered by Peter D from Columbus
- Mar 31, 2012