We continue to acquaint you with acoustic docking stations from Philips. On turn — two very various pieces. Under sounds of one it is possible to fall asleep, and it badly not to eat. Philips Original Radio Mini — is a radio receiver with a hint on a retro and several useful functions, like a "clever" alarm clock.
The 2nd piece — is Docking Speaker 7580, and very much hunting it is simple to look at it. Still it simply hunting somewhere to put, it is better on a foreground. The design of this dock was successful wonderfully well, well and a sound too from worthy. Besides it also the portable.
Philips Original Radio
Radio ordered? Outside 21 eyelids, but Philips surely lets out an inquisitive hybrid 2, apparently, non-comparable thoughts. It is Philips Original Radio — a retro a docking station with the old-fashioned screen and absolutely not old-fashioned port Lightning for new iPhone and iPod touch. To complete the picture does not suffice unless the telescopic aerial
Video: unpacking and control
Times of analog radio very long time ago left. But it does not prevent producers to create the case of audio systems by the form and to similarity of favourite radio receivers of a past. Many of us lived in then in "other" reality — where radio receivers were made «under a tree». Perhaps, therefore at the first type of this dock, on reason does not come any from retrodevices. In particular soft-blue color.
All this lyrics. Upon, Original Radio Mini is made with caution on the well-known radio receiver of Philetta 254 which has been let out by the Philips company in 1955. Mini prefix, vobshchy, means obvious configurations in design and a design. From here and dissimilarity of the case on that retrorarity. Modern strips on the face-to-face panel hint at redesign in the spirit of today’s time. Nevertheless, the big display window keeps reminiscence that before us the guest from a past was based.
Case material — completely and absolutely plastic, opaque and various: here and there snow-white, here and there green-blue, here and there the black. The unique detail as though made of metal — a cylindrical regulator on the face-to-face panel. All combination looks fashionably, but asks for very "house" interior without serious and terrible combinations of flowers a la snow-white with the black. For such cases there is other updating of Original Radio of cream color. The idea that is good dock for a nursery and a bathroom few times ran.
All rather modern hid behind a cover on the top panel. Having pressed it, we will open a rack with the Lightning socket. Depth of a rack small therefore there it is impossible to establish iPad. The tip moves down to facilitate device connection. Under dock three buttons — two for regulation of loudness and one on the center, responsible for level of illumination of the display window are located. It shines soft-blue light and not so is bright.
Time exorcised about the monitor, means, at the same time we will discuss the forward panel. Despite of "textural" hints on metal, all it is made of plastic. Not excellent, well — simply the fact. Behind a black lattice two loudspeakers disappear. And under a grayish strip the cylindrical regulator of loudness is established. If to press on it, the docking station runs across in radio mode or back, to воcпроизведению music of the attached device. On my look, it would be more logical, if the pressing puts on a pause a lost track on phone or a player.
The Tuning toggle-switch on the right side of the case pleasantly amazed. Teoreticheki, it should change a wave in a radio mode — is so made on all retroradio players. Indeed, it is intended specifically for this purpose. But in a mode of playing of music, Tuning becomes the toggle-switch of tracks. In other words we twist up — it is listened to the subsequent song, we twist down — that it is respectively listened to the previous. As do not twist, thought good.
The back party looks interestingly. In the top left corner there are two small buttons: Sleep and Set Time. They adjust displayed time and hour/minute in which the dock should be disconnected by the machine gun. The last is useful, if you have a habit to fill up under music. Still here and there the Audio In port in which it is possible to thrust though what device with an exit of 3,5 mm to earphones here hid.
At connection though what device in dock, hours on the display window by the machine gun are adjusted. In dock there is no own battery — i.e. it not mobile. The Pristykovanny device, naturally, is charged from a network. iOS to a descent suggests to download the HomeStudio appendix from App Store [iTunes link] through which it is possible to adjust alarm clock characteristics — a musical track or radio when awakening, loudness, duration etc.
Radio too can keep control through the appendix, passing "analog" toggle-switches on the case. There is an option with control to 2 at once working alarm clocks. Eventually, music when awakening gets the idea with accruing level of loudness — in other words first very silently, and then everything is louder and louder. Economy of nervishka.
Radio — it is excellent, but, most likely, even more often you will listen to the music. Snutri of dock costs one column on the 5th watt. Clearly put, from it it is not necessary to expect a shock and superqualitative sound. Basses easy, highest frequencies not so accurate. It would be oddish, if the retroradio receiver gives a fine and deepest sound. It seems, as though Philips purposely did not become заморачиваться with radiators in this model — finally, it precisely do not get for the sake of cool sounding of the integrated column.
Retroradio, retrosound, Lightning-port
Sample of functions in Philips Original Radio Mini very much amused. Existence of the radio was natural, and here the alarm clock and synchronization with the appendix for iOS were pleasant prizes. The case and in particular color and ask for a nursery or a bedroom. Not the most high-quality sound, naturally, but design and thought the very good. Cost in retail — from 4 to 6 тыщ rubles.
As a postscript I will pay attention of those who wishes something similar, but it is ready to pay more. Philips have Original Radio in metal and with the telescopic aerial, also with 2 loudspeakers and more high-quality sound — can be, this model will suit you more. I will test, if possibility is presented.
Docking Speaker for iPhone 5
Certain things are pleasant to us still before we take them in hands. I unpacked this column, already understanding that I wish to take away it for myself. Philips DS7580 — not from the titles flying from language. But the design of this dock is remembered instantly. Is in it is mute something very photogenic: where you would not put it, it looks to a place — and looks fine. And to put this dock it is possible anywhere — as it portable and, moreover, can charge the attached accessory even on the way.
Set at Philips DS7580 completely standard, with a small prize: the external power unit and a fabric cover for column transportation. The power unit one-segment that simplifies column transportation on far distances. But its size not from the malekhanky. The benefit the replaceable — can be inserted the socket tip though European though English, and both lie in a box in the beginning.
The lattice of loudspeakers on the face-to-face panel of dock entices attention. Unlike many other docking stations, including from Philips, segments in it pretty big. Besides it actually does not reflect light. The reason for that is covered in a material: it is the condensed black rubber. Under it on direct light can consider outlines of loudspeakers of dock. A brilliant border round the case and the iron Philips logo contrast with a lattice, and all this looks zavorazhivayushche perfectly and, I will not be afraid this word, fashionably.
That in certain degrees it is cheerful, as a light part of the case, as well as all back panel, are made of plastic. By the way, plastic places of shows not the best method — on the last measure, on my model.
It not only only stationary and mobile docking station. A form at it typical — as half cut-off "pill". Plastic behind opaque, thus it draws tsarapinka be healthy.
Direct attention to "leg" – a rack. It gets from case grooves with significant effort and is even more difficultly inserted back. Such resistance in this case goes on advantage: the rack will not develop itself on for itself even at bolshenny desire.
Under a rack, in the left bottom corner there are two sockets — for connection of external audiodevices and for a charging of the integrated battery. On Philips assurances, the battery works till 8 o’clock continuous playing of music. At all this the charging of a device is not considered. And means, real operating time at long to a charging of the battery of attached iPhone or iPad will be the smallest here and there on the third part.
In a rack of dock it is possible to put not only only iPhone and iPad mini and, maybe, even full-size iPad. The symmetric rubber legs holding a tablet practically at right angle hint at it. It keeps there, vobshchy, very much not so. Therefore neither on a box, nor in the reference possibility of connection of iPad not дискуссируется. But thanks to the producer that voobshchy thought over it. By the way, the tablet at me costs there day two, everything is all right.
Portable sound for which it is not shameful
All governing bodies of dock are located on the top side. In the middle of a standard set — buttons of inclusion and a loudness regulator — затесался the mysterious DBB toggle-switch. It is the development of Deep Bass Boost increasing sharpness and depth of a bass on low loudness. By the way, it also lifts also the highest frequencies, doing them more accurate, ringing. I did not find any option when any music sounded better without DBB. Therefore this toggle-switch is necessary only for this purpose once to establish it in the situation On. Well and to feel a difference and.
DS7850 does not try to sound academically precisely or specially greatly. In dock two columns on the 5th watt are established. They play interestingly: a sound "raised", with any bright mood, whether that. The highest and low frequencies are allocated happy strongly at the expense of what averages it is expected suffer. The sound "pop" in quite good sense of a word, but is sensitive more poorly on depth of basses, than not so long ago DS3400 described by me. Blow that sharp. Generally, it is felt that it is a column for "tyts-tyts". In particular taking into account what it sonorous (the help: very sonorous). Cost in retail: from 5 to 7 тыщ rubles.