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Philips DCB242

Philips DCB242
alaScore 84

16 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Philips DCB242. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Philips DCB242 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Philips DCB242 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and usability also get good reviews. Views are divided on the design.

usability, price, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DCB242/05 Docking Entertainment SystemPhilips DCB242/05 Docking Entertainment System

May, 2018

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great product, easy to use, stylish and great quality. would recommend to anyone wanting a DAB radio with ipod/iphone docking station.

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


RMS rated power:10 / 5


Color of product:Black


Backlight color:Blue
Clock function: Yes

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100 - 240
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:3
USB charging: Yes

Other Features

Auto digital tuning: Yes
Backlight: Yes
Channels quantity:20
Package dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 6.69 x 3.23

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, Audio (3.5mm)
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Alarm clock: Yes
Apple Docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock / Pop, Classic, Jazz, Rock
Playback mode:Fast backward, Fast forward, Next
Playback Modes:Fast backward, Fast forward, Next
Sleep Timer: Yes
Snooze function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple 30-pin docking connector:Y
Apple Lightning docking connector:N
Bluetooth: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


AC input voltage:100 - 240
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:3
USB charging:Y


FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Technical Details

USB charging port:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:4.45
Package height:7.8
Package width:14.2