The Philips DC291 docking clock radio delivers surprisingly rich, deep sound in a stylish and attractive brushed aluminum finish.
Wake up your way
Dual alarms let you set different times for weekdays and weekends, or even vary the alarm settings for more than one person. The gentle wake up feature gradually increases alarm volume, and allows you to wake to your favorite music, radio station, or buzzer alarm.
Great sound and convenience
The Digital Sound Control and Dynamic Bass Boost features combine to provide sound performance that rivals much larger audio systems. The smartly designed spring-loaded docking port allows you to effortlessly dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, even in a protective case. And when you connect and dock your device, the DC291 automatically synchronizes the clock with it within a few seconds. So you never need to set the time manually.
- Play and charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad
- FM stereo tuner with 20 station presets
- Dual Alarms with Gentle Wake feature and sleep timer
- Full-function wireless remote control
- 10 watts RMS total output power
- 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
- Auto clock synchronization with iPod/iPhone/iPad when docked
- Neodymium speaker driver for rich and clear sound
- Battery backup (battery not included)
Did you notice?The spring-loaded docking port lets you easily dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, even when it's in a protective case.
Apple Recommends ForListen and wake to the music on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
What's in the Box?
- Philips DC291 Docking Clock Radio
- Wireless remote control
- Aux-in cable
- User manual
- Quick start guide
- Input Type: 30 Pin Dock,3.5mm Stereo Jack
- Power Source: AC
- Height: 4.5 in./11.4 cm
- Width: 10.3 in./26.3 cm
- Weight: 3.1 lb./1.4 kg
- Length: 6.5 in./16.5 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: DC291/37
- UPC or EAN No.: 609585212923
- 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
Beautiful industrial design, charges ipod and ipad 2 simultaneously. Decent sound quality (I haven't blasted it yet...only used f Beautiful industrial design, charges ipod and ipad 2 simultaneously. Decent sound quality (I haven't blasted it yet...only used for quiet night time music).
My only problem is the ipad is a little hard to get docked, especially if the Smart Cover is on. A few times I thought I docked it, but in the morning realized the plug was only wedged betweeen the smart cover and the ipad!
The remote control works but I wish it were a little more hefty. It feels so lightweight that it's kinda like a toy remote. If the line of sight is blocked, the remote doesn't work very well.
Overall, this is a beautiful piece of equipment that works well with your ipod/ipad. …
- Written by Kwang P from Woodbridge
231 of 252 people found this useful
Not quite right
Sounds great, looks great. Unfortunately it does NOT have battery back-up. If power is lost the alarm and time are re-set. I confi Sounds great, looks great. Unfortunately it does NOT have battery back-up. If power is lost the alarm and time are re-set. I confirmed this with Philips who pointed out that the documentation shipped with the product describes this.How stupid is that? They couldn't tell me what the batteries actually do.
Also, whenever my phone is docked, the radio cuts out for 3-15 seconds on a seemingly random basis. …
- Written by Wayne C from Belmont
223 of 266 people found this useful
Great sound and remote. Little big and not intuitive to program, but once it is...its great.
- Written by laura F from spring
200 of 220 people found this useful
No AM Tuner!
I didn't read the description well enough.....no AM tuner! I had never seen a radio without it, so was quite surprised.
I have t I didn't read the description well enough.....no AM tuner! I had never seen a radio without it, so was quite surprised.
I have trouble docking my iPad when it's in the Apple iPad case. …
- Written by Nicalaine B from Baker
2 of 3 people found this useful
worked for about 9 months
then in the fall of 2012, I started getting error messages about being incompatible with iPhone. I have the 4GS; did a software up then in the fall of 2012, I started getting error messages about being incompatible with iPhone. I have the 4GS; did a software upgrade to the phone eliminate the utility of this as an iPhone speaker? It appears so. The docks will still charge the iPhone, but it stopped communicating to the Philips speakers. I'm surprised the Apple Store is still selling it. The compatibility list for this device needs to be updated. …
- Written by CHRISTOPHER P from ATLANTA
45 of 49 people found this useful
Best Bang For Your Buck!
I just recently received this item as a gift. I was immediately impressed with the sound quality. It does only play FM stations. B I just recently received this item as a gift. I was immediately impressed with the sound quality. It does only play FM stations. But, if you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod you can download apps through the app store, connect it to this baby & it will play the radio through the device!
I have owned a Bose stereo, & if you know the company. They produce High Quality audio at a high price tag. Where as this device sounds almost..if not just as good. It has several sound options to adjust to what type of music your listening to. So if you want a quality item for a fraction of the price..look no further! I absolutely love it! :-D …
- Written by Lucas C from Winston
113 of 115 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will this work with ipod touch 5th generation if 30pin to lightning adapter is used?
- Asked by Tamatha T from Apopka
- Nov 26, 2012
Works for me. I have the dual dock clock so I put my husbands 30pin phone on the front and my iPhone Works for me. I have the dual dock clock so I put my husbands 30pin phone on the front and my iPhone 5 on a lightning adapter on the back. Alarm still plays music from my iphone 5. Just not as neat looking. …
- Answered by Rosemary B
- Sep 18, 2013
Is the Philips DC291 docking compatible with iPod Classic?
- Asked by Ariel N from New York
- Jul 17, 2011
Yes, this model plays and charges at least the 5th gen iPod classic (only classic I have). Philips Yes, this model plays and charges at least the 5th gen iPod classic (only classic I have). Philips website has a compatibility PDF available with most up-to-date model support. …
- Answered by Chris R from Nashua
- Nov 27, 2011
What is the different between the dc291 and the dc390
- Asked by Carol U
- Feb 22, 2013
the dc291 only has one adapter however the dc390 has 2 adapters however don't no much more about it the dc291 only has one adapter however the dc390 has 2 adapters however don't no much more about it so you would have to google it …
- Answered by David J
- Apr 8, 2013
Can u turn the alarms off and on with the touch of a button?
- Asked by Juan E from Edison
- Apr 5, 2012
Can I plug it into my computer to play music? If so, does the cord come with it, and how long is it? Also, can I put it with multiple speakers?
- Asked by Chris W from Allston
- Jan 22, 2013
Yes you can plug your laptop/other device via a 3.5mm jack. It is supplied with the required cord ap Yes you can plug your laptop/other device via a 3.5mm jack. It is supplied with the required cord approximately 6in long.
No it doesn't support multiple speakers. …
- Answered by Nicholas P from Campbell
- Jan 29, 2013