Unless you have the HTC One with BoomSound , you probably don't want to listen to music through your phone's wimpy little speakers. A Bluetooth speaker is a popular solution to the problem, but they can get pricey. The Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker for Android is priced pretty reasonably, and it's on sale through Amazon today.

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The Fidelio connects to any Android device running 2.1 or later, and it doubles as a universal phone dock. The microUSB connector on the top surface swivels and tilts, ensuring almost any Android device can be connected. The USB is only for charging, though – the music has to be pumped out over Bluetooth. There's also a simple LCD time display on the front so it can make for a competent bedside clock.

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The $39.99 price tag is quite a bit lower than the same model sells for elsewhere. It's $15 more at Best Buy, and more than twice as expensive at Newegg, for example. Audio quality is debatable, but the price is right. Audiophiles should be wary, but everyone else feel free to take a look.

[Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker on Amazon, via SlickDeals]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • nxtiak

    Not bad for $39.99, has alarm clock too

    • squiddy20

      Apparently it doesn't even have FM radio. The AS140 on the other hand, does. According to the comparison checklist anyway...

  • Michael

    was really interested, but my razr maxx charger is on top...

    • ElfirBFG

      It's not ideal, but I know that Nova Prime has the option to force the screen to rotate 180 degrees. Personally, I find my RAZR's rear speaker to be plenty loud enough for most situations, or I just use speakers with a line-in.

  • http://twitter.com/xhaxol Vetal

    im in, think my wife will like it.