Electronics development company Philips recently announced the upcoming launch of four new lightning connector-compatible speaker systems. Thank goodness. We may not have to buy that 30-pin adaptor after all.
Tech blog 9to5Mac had the opportunity for a hands-on review of all four speakers and “can confirm they sound every bit as good as they look.”
- Philips Lifestyle Music System (DCM2067) – an elegant and slim design that looks good in any modern interior. As well as charging and playing music from Lightning enabled devices through its retractable Lightning dock; the system also includes a CD player and FM radio. Even with its slender footprint, the system delivers 20W RMS power to provide a great sound performance.
- Philips Portable Docking Speaker (DS7580) – slim and compact enough to fit in your bag, it features Philips’ wOOx technology that provides a rich and deep bass. Precise tuning between the speaker drivers ensures a smooth transition between low- to mid- and high-frequencies. With a built-in battery that lasts for approximately eight hours you can enjoy your music anywhere.
- Philips Room to Room Docking Speaker (DS3205) – incorporates high-quality neodymium speakers, which are great for better bass response and a pure balanced sound quality.
- Philips Bedroom Docking Speaker (DS1155) – has a 360-degree design, providing rich omnidirectional sound to fill your bedroom. The clock display of the docking speaker automatically synchronizes with the clock of your Apple device, and the speaker also includes a USB port at the back of the speaker allowing users to easily charge a second mobile device.
These speakers are so new that they are not even listed on the company’s website. In fact, the only place you can see images of the upcoming Lightning connector compatible sound systems is from Philips’ flickr page.