Saturday, 8 December 2012

Sitting on the Dock (of the Android)

I've been eyeing this Philips Android device dock for some time. Today I went browsing in DSE, only to see a sign that said "40% off Android Docks Saturday and Sunday."

So, for a shade under  AUD 90 I got this nice bit of kit.  Of course it:
  • Charges the device
  • Syncs time with the device
  • Provides great sound playback
It also provides an FM tuner, that can be controlled via the dock or the bluetooth-synced Android device.  Dual alarms, each with the ability to use internal FM tuner, buzzer, or playback from the Android device.

For higher-fidelity audio, it's possible to use a 3.5mm stereo lead.

It's not quite a complete replacement for a clock-radio, because AM is still significant here in Australia. However most AM radio stations are available through mobile aps, so - provided that data usage isn't limited, that's a great workaround.

A pie-in-the-sky wishlist would have it including a DAB+ tuner, also.  I can pipe the output from my digital radio via the 3.5mm jack, however.

So, at home, my phone will be sitting on the dock of the android, wasting time...