• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, works as advertised

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I've had this unit for a week now, and have not had any of the problems mentioned by the first reviewer. It basically works as advertised (but see caveat below about the alarm).

    Dock 1 supports an iPhone or iPod; Dock 2 supports an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. (This is all spelled out in Philips's documentation, available on their website.) My iPhone 3GS docks easily in its case, and my iPad 2 can be docked with its Smart Cover on (it can also be docked with the Smart Cover folded around to the back side). A bulkier case on an iPad might be a problem. Docking the iPad takes some practice to line up the connector just right (probably true of other iPad docks as well).

    Sound is very good for a unit so compact.

    I was worried about display brightness (I've found some clocks too bright to sleep when they're next to the bed), unnecessarily as it turns out. There are four settings--full, medium, dim, and off--and I can sleep fine on the dim setting. For some reason some actions make the display revert to full brightness, but it's easy enough to dim it again just before I go to bed.

    One caveat: Mostly the instructions are clear, but I find the alarm settings a little confusing. When I've set the alarm to play from my iDevice, it has usually worked, but a couple of times it hasn't come on--I think there's some requirement about setting up the iPhone or iPad that isn't clearly spelled out, and which I haven't figured out yet.

    265 of 284 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Dock!

    • Written by from Washington

    I have had the dock for about 2.5 weeks and so far, it is working great. The dock I bought from the apple store did not have an Ipad 2 bumper (looks like it wasn older batch), but apple was able to put me in contact with someone at philips who sent one to me, which was great! On to the dock itself.

    Looks great
    Sound is amazing
    Docks an iphone and an ipad 2 (though making the connection is a little tricky, but I am getting better at it)
    Time sync feature is nice
    Remote control

    Cons (why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars):
    Price (a little high)
    The Ipad 2 dock connection (as I said earlier, a little tricky, but with practice it does get easier).

    Overall, I am really happy with the dock and the ability to charge both my devices at once.

    187 of 201 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, great sound.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Philips really thought this product through. It looks great in almost any environment, and compliments the Apple product design. In the league of clock docks this dock takes the cake with sound quality. The mids, highs, and bass are all pretty good.

    The only thing that kept me giving this one the full five stars was that I noticed when both an iPhone and an iPad were docked only one seemed to be charging at a time, and they would often switch back and fourth. I don't know if there is a reasoning to this or not, but its slightly annoying.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality unit with great sound, but not perfect

    • Written by from Toronto

    I use this in the kitchen and charge our iPhone and iPad with it. It has really excellent sound and feels like a quality product. There are a few rough edges, regrettably. I don't care about the lack of AM radio at all. But the clock display bugs me. You can't read it from a high angle, e.g. if you have the unit at table height. The angle thing is annoying, hence the 4 not 5 stars. I really like this unit otherwise.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Alarm Clock

    • Written by from Toronto

    No issues with this alarm clock. Once you figure out how to set all the alarms and what not, it's a breeze to use. Would definitely recommend it. Plus the sound is pretty good for an alarm clock. I use my iPhone 4 and my 'New' iPad on it. Works great!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Something Extra ?

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    After 3 months of research for a unit to work with todays newest Apple media, this one meets my demands. Except, and here it is, if you own an iPhone with a Otter Box case, be prepared to purchase at lease one "30 pin pass-through extender". Both connecting plugs on the docking unit are not tall enough to make contact with the internal male connector in your iPhone, unless you remove the Otter Box case completely ! Wish it had a earphone jack for those private moments of listening. And read the manual carefully and experiment with the unit. It will solve problems you may have in the middle of the night or waking up at the wrong time with no music. On a happier note, the sound is great. Surprised to see 2 rear-mounted bass ports. Not bad for the price. Enjoy.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed bag

    • Written by from Camden

    I bought this for a bedside alarm clock that can serve as a radio/music player.

    Looks great!
    Great sound for its size (just don't push it too loud)
    Lots of options for setting alarms (example: alarm loudness)
    You can dim the front panel
    Searches and sets preset radio stations

    Poor design had me grabbing for the manual to set the alarm
    It needs a iPad/Phone app for setting the alarm or alarm options (It would be allot easier)
    When using any of the music options on the unit it resets the LCD brightness
    FM radio only (no AM signal tuner, not a big deal)
    LCD is hard to see at angles and lacks contrast

    Just not a well thought out product, example: buttons for setting system time (labeled time) are not the same for setting the alarm time? Wha? Looks great but usability is lacking. It's sad because it could be a knock out hit but feels like the company rushed the product to market too quickly. It is desperately needing a app that can interact with the radio.

    I give this four stars but really it should be three and a half stars. I wish there were more options for radio/alarm/ipad clocks but since I have not found any better than this, it'll get a begrudged four stars.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Phillips dual clock

    • Written by from Temecula

    Love the sound, remote,quality of this unit. Only problem I have is it's sometimes hard to dock the iPad if you're not directly on center. It's also hard to slide the on switch on the iPad bc it's so close to the iPhone. If the iPad dock were more offset to one side it would be easier to get to. Also, that plastic piece behind the iPad dock sticks up when not in use. Afraid it may break off if bumped. Otherwise, I love this unit!!!

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Montreal

    What I like:
    -Great sound quality, especially with the bass booster.
    -Gradual volume increase when the alarm goes off.
    -Shows the date and day of the week.

    What I don't like:
    -The display is sort of small.
    -Setting the alarm takes some getting used to. Lots of steps involved.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing some important features

    • Written by from Dollard-des-Ormeaux

    I love that this has dual docks for iPad and iPod. However, two important featurea are missing: no AM radio and no battery backup!!!

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love it!

    • Written by from Jupiter

    perfect size, great sound...exactly perfect for my desk @ work

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product !

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    I bought this last week and have been practically hooked on to it. With an Ipod and Ipad full of sings, this device has been overworking for me.
    The sound quality is excellent.
    The radio is not too great. Did not scan all the channels.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product from Philips

    • Written by from Lenexa

    I have three clock radios for over a year from Philips and I must say they performs as advertised. One of the best clock radios I have owned over the past twenty years.

    - Great sound
    - Very clean professional appearance
    - Easy to program
    - Remote control
    - Battery back up

    - No USB power on the unit for non Apple products

    If you want a great looking clock radio that performs this is the one!

    3 of 4 people found this useful