Philips AZ105S/05 Portable CD Player with FM Tuner and Line-In for MP3 Playback

Philips AZ105S/05 Portable CD Player with FM Tuner and Line-In for MP3 Playback Front View

Philips AZ105S/05 CD SoundMachibe Silver

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List Price: £34.99
Sale Price: £98.64
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Now just hold on a moment. What an earth is cutting edge, new or gadgety about a Portable CD/Radio Player? Well, to be honest, not a lot really. But this type of gadget is what could be called a “Classic Gadget”, in that although it may be superseded by new media and/or devices the original still has a niche, and more importantly the price point has tumbled such that it can be used places you wouldn´t want to take your shiny new media player.

Philips AZ105S/05 Portable CD Player with FM Tuner and Line-In for MP3 Playback Full Front View

The Philips Portable CD Player/Tuner does exactly what it says on the tin. It has two built in speakers putting out 1 watt of power each, and features dynamic bass boost to give the sound more oomph. It has compact 262 x 245 x 123mm dimensions and weighs in at 1.1 kg.

The Philips has a digital display on the front that displays the FM radio frequency and track number when playing CDs. There is a rotary volume control and buttons for all other functions.

The CD player can handle CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs, so playing all of your shop bought and home burnt collections should pose no problems. The CD player can also be set to shuffle/repeat tracks and features a 20 track programmable mode. The Philips also features an FM Tuner that is easy to use and the player features an extendable FM aerial to improve reception.

To allow you some compatibility with modern devices the Philips does have a line-in socket which allows you to connect your modern MP3 player, or any other device with a headphone output. Power is supplied via an included Mains Adapter or for true portability six C type (LR14) batteries (not included).

Verdict

The Philips AZ105S/05 Portable CD Player with FM Tuner and Line-In for MP3 Playback may be an oldie but it´s still a goodie. Cheap, tough and can go anywhere – what more do you need for music wherever you happen to be – and you´re not going to lose any sleep if the kids trash it either!

Philips AZ105S/05 CD SoundMachibe Silver

Rating:
List Price: £34.99
Sale Price: £98.64
(as of 10/20/2017 05:16 UTC - Details)

Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days

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Category: Portable CD/FM Tuner, Top 20 Gadgets