Perfect audio fidelity for the discerning Android user
When a device boasts the Philips Fedelio branding, it is
often prudent for audiophiles to take note. The pedigree of the Fidelio series
has been acknowledged over the course of the past few years as the last word on
audio docks, clinching the coveted Editor’s Choice award for Best Speaker
Docking Station two years running at the HWM + Hardwarzone.com Tech Awards. The
Philips Fidelio Primo DS9000 won in 2011, while the Philips Fidelio Primo
DS9/10 took it home this year.
Following this success, Philips has expanded the Fidelio
line-up with the Fidelio AS851, the world’s first Android speaker dock.
Instantly recognizable as a product from the same genus as the DS9/10 and
DS9000 due to its curved back design, the AS851 brings this same high quality
Fidelio engineering and audio performance to Android users.
Philips Fidelio Primo DS9000 in 2011
As clarity of sound and attention to detail are the
hallmarks of the Fidelio series, the Fidelio AS851 will no disappoint when it
comes tto audio performance. Built with the same design principles as its
Apple-based cousins, the twin 3-inch full range drivers and proprietary Philips
Digital Sound Processing technology that power the Fidelio AS851 will dutifully
convey all the subtle nuances of music; its thumping bass performance will make
the Fidelio AS851 the center of attention at any party.
Prioritizing convenience, the Philips Fidelio AS851 is
capable of streaming audio wirelesslu through Bluetooth, making it an universal
wireless speaker system. Any device that is capable of supporting the A2DP
Bluetooth profile can be paired with the AS851, greatly extending its use and
functionality as your primary audio solution. However, a special Android
Fidelio app is also available to enhance wireless playback experience while at
the same time placing a wealth of resources at the fingertips of the user such
as Internet radio, social network sharing, and Songbird music network
At last, Android users can enjoy top-notch audio fidelity
with the Fidelio AS851 docking station.
now for Android
Android smartphones come in a variety of shapes and
sizes, with many devices featuring non-standard placement of their micro-USB
port. When developing the new Fidelio, compatibility with Android devices was a
paramount consideration, resulting in the smart FlexiDock system. Philips
engineers designed the FlexiDock to be rotatable up to 180 degrees with
adjustable positioning, makingg the AS851 compatible with virtually any Android
device in the market. In addition, two support blocks with independent height
settings are present to ensure devices fit snugly and securely into the AS851.
When docked, the AS851 can simultancously play music from
and charge your device. Going one better, a separate USB port allows a second
device to be charged as well. A 3.5mm port and IR remote are also included as
part of the overall package. With these design considerations, the Fidelio
AS851 is more than equipped to meet the high standards Philips aims for,
finally delivery a worthy docking speaker system for Android.