Just in time for Christmas, Philips has introduced a series of new docking stations designed to empower consumers with the ability to unleash, amplify, and get the most out of their Apple iPod and other portable entertainment devices. Philips’ new portfolio of best-in-class docking systems come in a range of different styles and sizes to suit a host of individual needs and tastes. Dedicated entertainment systems like the DC910 and DC570 offer style and power for the home, while the DC1010 Sound Machine and DC185 provide compact and simple alternatives for portable docking and playback on the move.

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Philips DC910

Philips DC910 iPod dock

Perfect for the desktop in a home office or children’s bedroom, the Philips DC910 is a slimline, yet powerful iPod docking system. Featuring a sleek, horizontal design measuring 50 cm across and less than 20 cm high, this flexible unit includes a table-stand and offers wall-mounting options. In addition, users can rotate their iPod device to both portrait and landscape positions while docked to view content the right way.

First-class performance on the DC910 is delivered via 30W RMS power output, backed up by dual wOOx loudspeakers for solid bass. Users can play and charge their iPod, while MP3/WMA music playback is possible via USB Direct, or SD/MMC card slots. It also includes an FM digital tuner with 20-station presets and an all-in-one remote control for the system and iPod.

Features

  • Play and charge iPod
  • Compatible with: iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation, iPod 5th generation, iPod mini, iPod with colour display
  • USB Direct and SD/MMC card slots for MP3/WMA music playback
  • Dual wOOx loudspeakers with 30W RMS
  • Digital FM Tuner
  • Wall-mounting options
  • Aux in: Dual Aux, 3.5 mm

Price and availability

Suggested Retail Price: $249.95. Available now.

Philips DC570

Philips DC570Get your holiday party started in style with the the Philips DC570. Featuring an elegant speaker tower design measuring just over a metre tall, it is designed to take up minimal space, while distributing powerful 100 RMS sound output via a 2.1 speaker system with built-in subwoofer.

Play and charge iPod devices or playback favourite music from other MP3 devices through the a USB Direct functionality. The DC570 also includes Digital Sound Control and Dynamic Bass Boost, allowing users to personalise and optimise their music style settings with deep and dramatic sound. Also featuring as standard an all-in-one remote control for the system and iPod, and digital FM tuning for 40 preset stations.

Features

  • Play and charge iPod
  • Compatible with: iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation, iPod 5th generation, iPod mini, iPod with colour display
  • 2.1 system with built-in 4-inch subwoofer
  • 100W RMS total output power
  • USB Direct for MP3/WMA music playback
  • Digital Sound Control
  • Dynamic Bass Boost
  • Digital FM Tuner
  • Aux in: 3.5 mm

Price and availability

Suggested Retail Price: $349.95. Available now.