Do you love playing your favorite power jam playlist from your Apple devices, be it an iPhone or iPod? Lately, we have reviewed different portable wireless speakers that are perfectly designed for any Apple devices out there. These portable wireless speakers are also known to be AirPlay speakers because of its wireless connectivity via Apple’s new wireless protocol.

Now, we would like to review another kind of portable speaker, specially designed for your iPhones and iPods. This kind of portable speaker is considered as Dock speaker.

Dock speakers are speakers that include a docking station where the audio source or device can be placed or attached with. The docking station is usually designed with a connector or a charging input. With this, while docking and playing your music from your device, the device itself is also being charged, thus removing the possibility of it being juiced down.

Philips MFI Certified Bluetooth Speaker
One dock speaker we focused our attention to is the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. This portable wireless speaker features the new lightning pin connector as the docking station (now compatible with present generation iPhones and iPods), impressively decent sound and bass quality, compact and slim design, as well as Bluetooth wireless connection.

To know more about the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, continue reading our full review below

Philips MFI Certified Bluetooth Speaker


Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Performance

For a very compact and slim design, we found the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker to have a very decent sound and bass performance. We were really impressed with how this portable wireless speaker delivers its sound.

The Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker features loud sound that is also really clean, crisp, and balanced from the low, mids, to highs. The speaker uses up 10 watts of power which makes the sound production to be really strong and loud. Aside from that, it also has the wOOx technology which allows every audiophile to hear a rich and precise bass. With this, the bass was indeed very powerful without any noticeable distortions. The DBB, or Dynamic Bass Boost, also contributes in enhancing the bass output of the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker which was one thing that made the bass quality to be great, basing on our testing.

In dock speaker, devices are obviously attached to the portable speaker making interference to be an absolute problem. But with the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, mobile phone interference is not a problem at all because this portable wireless speaker is set to have the shielding technology.

In terms of battery life, the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker packs a rechargeable Li-ion battery that power up the speaker for a duration of 8 hours.

Philips MFI Certified Bluetooth Speaker


Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Design

The design of this portable wireless speaker looks plain yet still very elegant. The Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is compact and slim, measuring 1.7 x 15 x 4.2 inches and weighing 1.3 pounds. Most dock speakers we have reviewed were large so having the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker makes us realize that there really are smaller, compact portable dock speakers out there.

In front of the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is where the speaker drivers (covered with a honeycomb-like grille) and the new version of the lightning pin/connector are found. As mentioned, the lightning pin serves as the dock for the iPhones and/or iPods while allowing these devices to charge and play music. At its back is where the functions for the power, Bluetooth pairing, and the ports for charging and Audio input are placed.

The Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker comes in two versions, one with Bluetooth connectivity and the other one without Bluetooth connectivity.

Philips MFI Certified Bluetooth Speaker

Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Connectivity

Aside from the lightning pin/connector, the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker also has other connectivity options such as Bluetooth and 3.5mm Aux input for wired connections. We didn’t notice any problem with all of these connectivity options. For the Bluetooth connection, pairing was very smooth, fast, and easy. We are really impressed with its connectivity.

By the way, you can still use the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker even if you are using devices other than the iPhones or iPods. Bluetooth and Aux input is absolutely compatible with it.

Summary

PROS CONS
Impressive sound and bass quality for its compact and slim design Docking station is only compatible with Apple devices such as iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus and newer generation of iPods
Long 8 hours of battery life  
Very compact and slim design for a dock speaker  
Affordable  
The Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is one dock speaker we would really recommend to everyone. It features impressive sound and bass performance considering its very compact and slim design, long battery life of up to 8 hours, Bluetooth connectivity and 3.5mm Aux input as addition to lightning pin connection, as well as an affordable price in a dock speaker of its kind.