Philips Fidelio DS8550 iPad Speaker Now Available for Pre-Order
The Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker line that we reviewed a while back has now added a model with Bluetooth and iPad compatibility. The new addition first appeared at IFA last month but has now finally made its way to mass consumption. This new model comes in a slick glossy black finish, with a matching remote, which is a nice improvement over their other gray models. The speaker also offers iPad compatibility with two options for connecting your iPad – you can dock it directly onto the Fidelio’s dock to play music while simultaneously charging your iPad, or alternatively you can wirelessly play music from your iPad through the speaker via bluetooth. An external, portable iPad stand is also thrown in with the DS8550 to optionally hold your iPad while it wirelessly streams music to the speaker. The Philips DS8550 Fidelio Docking Speaker is available for pre-order for $299.99, and it just might be the smartest iPad speaker system yet.