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Philips launches docking speakers with Lightning connector for Apple iPhone 5

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2012 13:57 GMT

Philips today launches a range of docking speakers with Apple’s new Lightning connector, making them compatible with Lightning enabled devices. This new range of docking speakers offers a superior sound performance in comparison to the analog processing technology common in current docking speakers.

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Spotify arrives on Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2012 09:43 GMT

Philips announces a new update to the Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range that brings Spotify, the popular music streaming service, to owners across Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

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Philips creates interactive audio-visual campaign to highlight the quality of the Philips Fidelio premium audio range

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2012 12:20 GMT

Philips has announced the launch of ‘The Sound of Creation’ – an audio-visual, digital campaign created in collaboration with songwriter and producer Washed Out and Swedish film director, Gustav Johansson to celebrate its award-winning Fidelio audio range.

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Philips & O'Neill launch new headphone models "The Tread" and "The Construct"

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2012 11:57 GMT

Philips and O’Neill are cranking up their successful headphone collaboration yet another notch this spring with the anticipated launch of two new headphone models, namely ‘The Construct’ and ‘The Tread’.

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Philips lets you enjoy home cinema with your tablet, wirelessly.

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2012 15:19 GMT

Philips bring movies and music to life from your tablet/smartphone with this home cinema speaker. SimplyShare and built-in Wi-Fi let you stream movies and music wirelessly from your Android™ DLNA device or PC to enjoy with your family and friends. For Android™ devices and PCs.

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Multitask-Force-One: Philips presents new handsfree phone

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2012 14:57 GMT

It’s like a scene from science fiction movies: You just touch the communicator and the person you want to talk to is on the line.You talk freely while you wrestle with aliens or do more mundane tasks such as preparing your meal. Philips makes this vision come true with the new Philips handsfree digital phone (MT3120T).

 Thanks to its light weight and small size this new Philips handsfree phone makes your everyday calls easy and flexible. You can wear the phone around your neck or clip it to your clothes so you can continue your activities while chatting away on the phone anywhere in and around the house.

 For incoming calls the connection is made simply by touching the screen. Thanks to the Caller ID feature you’ll know who’s calling before you pick up the call. To make calls the touchscreen provides intuitive access to the integrated telephone book, call log or dial pad.

 The phone is GAP (Generic Access Profile) compatible, which means you can simply register it with your existing phone base. This makes it the ideal companion for any DECT phone to make and receive calls when your hands are busy.

 While on the phone and moving around good sound quality is crucial. That’s why Philips built this new phone with its HQ-Sound technology which ensures that conversations are loud and clear. The phone can be used handsfree or with a headphone for more privacy.

It’s like a scene from science fiction movies: You just touch the communicator and the person you want to talk to is on the line.You talk freely while you wrestle with aliens or do more mundane tasks such as preparing your meal. Philips makes this vision come true with the new Philips handsfree digital phone (MT3120T).

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Philips wins 18 red dot awards for product design 2012

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2012 09:44 GMT

Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is delighted to receive 18 awards from the 2012 prestigious red dot product design competition.

Awards include a red dot ‘Best of the Best’ award representing ‘highest design quality’ for the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush. This is a welcome result for a product designed to be the ultimate in form and function. “Throughout the process of designing this product we were aiming to bring the best possible product to market,” explains Edouard Gebski, lead designer for the Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush. “We wanted to meet the highest expectations of product quality, design aesthetics, technology and usability, and we made no compromises to achieve this.” Read more about designing the Sonicare DiamondClean and its unique features here.  

An impressive 17 red dots representing ‘high design quality’ will be awarded to products across our Consumer Lifestyle, Lighting and Healthcare sectors, as well as Brand Licensing and our Philanthropy by Design program. Please see the full details of award winners  here. 

“These awards recognize and reflect the high quality designs being produced across Philips. Our people-centered approach to design and innovation is creating meaningful new products that make people’s lives healthier, easier and more enjoyable,” says Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer for Philips. “The Sonicare DiamondClean truly deserves the red dot ‘Best of the Best’ award. This product has achieved a new level of quality, simplicity and sophistication in its category.”

View the slideshow with the winning designs and click here to download high resolution images of all the winning product designs.

About the red dot design awards
With more than 14,000 submissions from more than 70 countries, the international ‘red dot design award’ is one of the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world. The red dot jury is comprised of design experts of international repute, whose background allows them to consciously assess the special intercultural aspects of design. All award-winning products are presented an online exhibition and in the red dot design museum in Germany. Please click here for further information on the red dot awards.

 

For further information, please contact:

Ange Dunselman

Philips Design Communications

Tel: +31 (0)62032 4488

E-mail: ange.dunselman@philips.com

 

Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is delighted to receive 18 awards from the 2012 prestigious red dot product design competition.

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Philips extends SoundSphere Speaker Range with the addition of Apple’s AirPlay® in 2012

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2012 14:18 GMT

Las Vegas, US – Philips is proud to announce the Limited Edition Fidelio SoundSphere with Apple's AirPlay®. Constructed from seventy-pieces of natural wood, and only 500 available, this limited edition speaker delivers unbelievably detailed sound and will add elegance to any home.

 Equipped with Apple's AirPlay®, the Fidelio SoundSphere gives users both an amazing sound and hassle-free access to all of their iTunes music. They can seamlessly stream music from iTunes on their Mac or PC, and from iPad, iPhone or iPod touch* to their Fidelio speaker over their home Wi-Fi network. With iTunes, AirPlay allows users to play their music simultaneously on every speaker, in every room. 

Thanks to excellence in acoustic engineering and craftsmanship, the Fidelio SoundSphere speaker range ensures true fidelity in sound production. Producing clear and natural audio, SoundSphere speakers feature unique free-floating tweeters that deliver a 360° sound.

The sound waves radiate naturally, echoing the on-stage positions of performers, so you get a life-like audio as though the artists are performing in front of you. Precise audio crossover engineering and careful positioning of the woofer to embrace the tweeter ensures minimized interference so you can enjoy a truly authentic, detailed sound, just as the artist intended.

Philips has also introduced to this range the Fidelio SoundSphere Mini a smaller version of the Fidelio SoundSphere that is completely wireless and can be placed anywhere in your home. The SoundSphere Mini also comes with AirPlay so you can enjoy your music with unprecedented freedom.

The speakers of the Limited Edition Fidelio SoundSphere in wood come with 2x50W RMS total output power, the smaller Fidelio SoundSphere speakers with aluminum design offer 2x25W RMS total output power.

The Fidelio SoundSphere speaker range with AirPlay comes with FullSound technology for fuller bass, more depth and sound that reproduces each voice and each instrument with precision. Philips' innovative FullSound technology lets you experience music without any distortion so you can rediscover your compressed music with life-like detail.

Access a suite of features that bring out the best from your Philips Fidelio docking speaker with the free Fidelio app. Including playback controls, internet radio and a multi-function alarm clock, you can sit back and enjoy crystal clear sound quality with utter simplicity thanks to a host of smart features and functions. Browse through your music collection and share what you're listening to with friends via Facebook and Twitter. The Fidelio App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

*  AirPlay requires a Mac or PC with iTunes 10.1 or later or an iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad or iPad 2 with iOS 4.2 or later.

Visit www.philips.com/sound for more information on Philips’ range of Fidelio docking speakers.

Philips is proud to announce the Limited Edition Fidelio SoundSphere with Apple's AirPlay®. Constructed from seventy-pieces of natural wood, and only 500 available, this limited edition speaker delivers unbelievably detailed sound and will add elegance to any home.

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Philips brings high fidelity sound to your ears with the Fidelio M1 headphones

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2012 16:08 GMT

Philips has bolstered its obsession with sound by introducing the most authentic listening experience on the move. Building on 50 years of heritage in headphone acoustics. With clear, detailed sound reproduction and a dynamic bass in a lightweight, sturdy and stylish design the Fidelio M1 lets you enjoy your music as the artist intended it.

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Sensual sounding, streaming Philip Fidelio Primo redefines docking speakers

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2012 14:23 GMT

The Philips Fidelio Primo gains wireless connectivity and a powerful new bass port for 2012, making it the perfect choice for music lovers looking for a stylish docking speaker to stream their tunes.

 Equipped with Apple's AirPlay®, the Fidelio Primo gives users both an amazing sound and hassle-free access to all of their iTunes music. They can seamlessly stream music from iTunes on their Mac or PC, and from iPad, iPhone or iPod touch* to their Fidelio speaker over their home Wi-Fi network. With iTunes, AirPlay allows users to play their music simultaneously on every speaker, in every room.

Building on last year’s popular Fidelio Primo, the designers have made the sound even better for 2012.  Laying the foundations for audiophile quality, the bass port has been redesigned to reduce turbulence noise so that no matter how loud you want your music, a pure and clean bass will burst out. Secondly, bi-amplification with active crossover has been introduced so you can hear a clearer voice presence and vocals, better sound balance, as well as defined instrument separation even at the highest of volumes.

 The Fidelio Primo distinctive iconic curved back design lets you feel the full effect of the SoundCurve technology by allowing sound waves to travel in random directions, filling your home with clear, quality sound. The wooden design has been handcrafted from natural materials so it has a sleek look that fits seamlessly into your home and will take pride of place wherever you keep it. In addition to looking great the wood finish also enhances sound quality with improved reproduction and less distortion than other commonly used materials.  

 *  AirPlay requires a Mac or PC with iTunes 10.1 or later or an iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad or iPad 2 with iOS 4.2 or later.

The Philips Fidelio Primo gains wireless connectivity and a powerful new bass port for 2012, making it the perfect choice for music lovers looking for a stylish docking speaker to stream their tunes.

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Philips Lifestyle Entertainment is about enjoying entertainment and the little events in everyday life: sharing time with family and friends, having time off from a hectic schedule, and moments of comfort, fun and caring.

Our product portfolio ranges from Hi-Fi systems, docking stations for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, home cinema systems, smart media boxes, Blu-ray players and headphones to charging solutions, Dect phones and pocket cameras.

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