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The Philips Fidelio DS8500 is one of eight Philips Fidelio docking speakers for iPhone/iPod released in 2010.

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Pros

The dock itself and the included remote are aesthetically pleasing while the remote also boasts a simple and easy to use layout.

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Great sound projection and quality for a smaller unit.

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A spring-loaded dock connector lets any generation iPod or iPhone fit without the need for any annoying adapters.

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Cons

Seems to have some compatibility issues with iPhone 3G/3GS.

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Philips, Samsung and some other manufacturers' television remotes operate on the same frequency as the Fidelio's, causing the dock to wake up or turn off when not wanted.

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iPhones work fine with the dock without downloading the dedicated Fidelio app but you'll get a reminder telling you to get the app every time you plug in with no 'never show this again' option.

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Bass notes tend to get a little distorted on higher volumes.

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The Philips Fidelio DS8500 is one of eight Philips Fidelio docking speakers for iPhone/iPod released in 2010. Each Fidelio speaker/station accommodates any iPod model and any iPhone generation without the need for special adapters. The DS8500 improves on its predecessors (DS7550, DS3000, DS1100) by incorporating PureDigital audio for enhanced sound clarity; Neodymium speakers for better bass; and a proximity sensor that activates the backlit control panel. Plus the DS8500 adds along a remote control designed to complement the speaker design. Additional features include an auxiliary port for connecting to external music players; a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery; and a dedicated iPhone app for additional functionality.

Features
  • Philips Fidelio Docking Speakers
  • Compatible with ALL iPods/iPhones
  • PureDigital Audio
  • Neodymium Speakers
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Remote Control
  • Auxiliary Input
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Dedicated iPhone App
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