Philips archive

  • Philips at IFA 2012: Fidelio speakers, Original Radio, some tellies and a chef
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    Philips at IFA 2012: Fidelio speakers, Original Radio, some tellies and a chef

    By 31 August 2012

    Philips at IFA 2012 was always going to be a slightly odd one, what with the company handing over the keys to its television manufacturing name to TP Vision. Naturally, we did get a few a sets thrown in but the growing focus from the Dutch engineers was...

  • Philips Original Radio pictures and hands-on
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    Philips Original Radio pictures and hands-on

    By 30 August 2012

    Philips started with radio back in 1927, but it's most classic radio is the Philetta 254, released in 1955. Not one to ignore the retro trend, Philips has released the Philips Original Radio at IFA 2012, and we've laid our eyes on it, and lent it our...

  • Philips HomeCooker with Jamie Oliver pictures and hands-on
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    Philips HomeCooker with Jamie Oliver pictures and hands-on

    By 30 August 2012

    Jamie Oliver made a surprise appearance at IFA 2012 in Berlin to launch the new HomeCooker, developed collaboratively with Philips. We got the chance to see the London lad cook up an eight,-minute curry, before checking out the Philips HomeCooker for...

  • Philips Avance Airfryer XL makes cooking fat free chips even easier
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    Philips Avance Airfryer XL makes cooking fat free chips even easier

    By 30 August 2012

    Philips has launched a new model of its successful Airfryer kitchen appliance, which can fry food using very little oil. The Philips Avance Airfryer XL uses an improved version of the manufacturer's proprietary Rapid Air technology. It combines rapid...

  • Philips Fidelio Portable Speaker pictures and hands-on
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    Philips Fidelio Portable Speaker pictures and hands-on

    By 30 August 2012

    Philips has announced a cool portable speaker as an extension of its Fidelio premium audio line. Known simply as the Philips Fidelio Portable Speaker, with two models the P8 and P9, the Bluetooth speakers were unveiled at IFA 2012. Philips has been focusing...

  • Philips goes retro with 1950s inspired radios
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    Philips goes retro with 1950s inspired radios

    By 30 August 2012

    Philips has gone back to its roots by unveiling a range of retro-looking radios at its IFA event in Berlin. The company has been making radios since the 1920s and though Philips hasn’t gone that far back with its new array, the Philips Original Radio...

  • Philips Fidelio X1 headphones are built for indoor use
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    Philips Fidelio X1 headphones are built for indoor use

    By 30 August 2012

    Philips is targeting the music connoisseur with its Fidelio X1 headphones, a set of audio cans designed to be enjoyed with your home stereo system. That’s not to say the Philips Fidelio X1’s aren’t compatible with smartphone or tablet devices, but...

  • Philips 9000 series TV copies moth's eye for screen tech
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    Philips 9000 series TV copies moth's eye for screen tech

    By 30 August 2012

    TP Vision, the company that now makes televisions for Philips - has announced an update to the Philips 9000 series at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The new model will offer the company's three-sided Ambilight Spectra XL technology alongside something Philips...

  • Philips HomeCooker co-designed by Jamie Oliver... pukka
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    Philips HomeCooker co-designed by Jamie Oliver... pukka

    By 30 August 2012

    Philips has announced an addition to its kitchen appliance range that aids the preparation of food and cooks it all in one. The Philips HomeCooker can chop, stir, steam and sauté, and has been co-designed for the manufacturer by celebrity chef Jamie...

  • Philips 6900 Smart TVs ditch the frame
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    Philips 6900 Smart TVs ditch the frame

    By 30 August 2012

    TP Vision - the company that now makes TVs for Philips - announced at the Philips IFA press conference today that it is to offer a new series of Philips PFL6900 Smart TVs that ditch the frame. "The frameless panel is set in an unobtrusive 1.2mm rim...

  • Philips expands Fidelio range with P8 and P9 portable speakers
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    Philips expands Fidelio range with P8 and P9 portable speakers

    By 30 August 2012

    Philips has unveiled two new portable speakers as part of its Fidelio range, at the IFA event in Berlin. The speakers consist of the P8 and P9 Fidelio Portable Speakers, the latter being the higher-end of the two. Made from a combination of wood and...

  • Philips Fidelio M1 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio M1 review

    By 9 August 2012

    We recently reviewed the Philips Fidelio L1s, and we did like them quite a bit. So these new M1s were greeted with some excitement when they landed on our doorstep. They're about £50 less expensive than the L1s, but still retain that interesting design...

  • Philips DJ-Dock sound system for the iPhone makes you king of the decks
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    Philips DJ-Dock sound system for the iPhone makes you king of the decks

    By 1 August 2012

    Take two iPhones and one Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock and what have you got? Only a bona fide set of mixing decks, that’s what. Philips is attempting to prove it’s down with the kids by introducing the stereo sound system that enables two iPhones to be...

  • Apple encourages speaker firms to drop the iPhone dock altogether
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    Apple encourages speaker firms to drop the iPhone dock altogether

    By 24 July 2012

    With rumours swirling around the internet that Apple is to change the size of the dock connector on the next iPhone 5 to a smaller 19-pin version, Pocket-lint has heard from several sources that Apple has quietly been encouraging speaker manufacturers...

  • Philips Fidelio SoundSphere Mini speakers: small in stature but big in noise
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    Philips Fidelio SoundSphere Mini speakers: small in stature but big in noise

    By 12 June 2012

    Philips has given its Fidelio SoundSphere speakers the minimising treatment, making them far more transportable while promising the same blockbusting sound. The design remains more or less unchanged: we’ve got the same free-flowing tweeters at the top...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Philips TV buying guide (Android and iOS)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Philips TV buying guide (Android and iOS)

    By 7 June 2012

    Today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is not one that will stay on your mobile for very long but, then, nor do many in this day and age. So, if you’re thinking about buying yourself a nice, new piece of kit - and we hope to be hearing a lot of yeses...

  • Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi hands-on review
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    Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi hands-on review

    By 5 June 2012

    It's inevitable that the Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi system is going to draw comparisons with Sonos, but that's no bad thing. There aren't many in the market right now offering complete wireless audio solutions for the home and the first thing to note...

  • Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi: Sonos, the Royal Dutch way
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    Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi: Sonos, the Royal Dutch way

    By 31 May 2012

    Philips has stepped up its assault on the audio market with the launch of a wireless hi-fi system to rival the current leader in the home audio streaming space, Sonos. The Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi set-up hits the shelves in August 2012 with five...

  • Philips PicoPix 2480 projects 120-inch images
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    Philips PicoPix 2480 projects 120-inch images

    By 24 April 2012

    Plug the Philips PicoPix 2480 into your laptop, smartphone, camera or tablet and you’ll be able to project your content up to 120 inches in size. While smartphones and tablets try to establish ways of transferring their content on to a bigger screen,...

  • Philips TV: 'Here to stay and to grow', says TP Vision
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    Philips TV: 'Here to stay and to grow', says TP Vision

    By 13 April 2012

    Maarten de Vries, CEO of the newly formed TP Vision company, comprised of TPV and Philips television, took to the stage today at the IFA Global Press Conference to clarify the direction the TV company will be taking. Talking under the banner "here to...

  • Philips spins-off TV division, retains 30 per cent
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    Philips spins-off TV division, retains 30 per cent

    By 2 April 2012

    Philips Lifestyle has made its last TV. The company first dabbled in television technology with signal experiments in 1925, but after 87 years in the market, it has withdrawn from manufacturing TV sets. Its name, however, will live on, with a television-making...

  • Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box review

    By 20 March 2012

    There is no doubt that 2012 will be the year of the smart TV. But if you already own a TV, and don't want to upgrade it just to get access to internet services, then don't despair, you have options. Companies such as LG, Samsung and Sony have been putting...

  • Best iPad accessories
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    Best iPad accessories

    By 16 March 2012

    The iPad is a shiny shiny thing. More coveted than the Rosetta Stone for some and more precious than a newborn baby for others, keeping your new iPad shiny is a near-religious exercise. So what wondrous items should you be adorning your brand new iPad...

  • Philips Fidelio L1 headphones review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio L1 headphones review

    By 14 March 2012

    Philips told us it considers itself to be, first and foremost, a high-end audio brand. We've seen some evidence of this in its TVs, to be honest. It's one of few firms that takes TV sound seriously, and the results are always impressive. Its iPod and...

  • Philips HMP2000 brings Netflix to your dumb TV
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    Philips HMP2000 brings Netflix to your dumb TV

    By 17 February 2012

    It may look like a door-wedge but the Philips HMP2000 has the skills to make even the oldest TV smart. Well, the oldest TV packing a HDMI port at least.... Taking the Apple route of going diddy for a streaming solution, the HMP2000 measures just 90 x...