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CES 2012: Philips adds two new AirPlay speakers to Fidelio range

Philips SoundSphere Mini

Philips (opens in new tab) has announced two new AirPlay speakers here at CES in Las Vegas.

Boosting the numbers in the Fidelio range, the SoundAvia and SoundSphere Mini are due out in April this year.

The Fidelio AD7050W SoundAvia is a large version of the existing SoundAvia speaker, which got a limited release in the UK at the end of last year.

An AirPlay-only wireless speaker, there's no dock but there is a USB connection which allows you to charge your iDevice as you stream music.

The AD7050W model has a $330 price tag here in the US; UK prices are yet to be confirmed.

Also new will be the Fidelio SoundSphere Mini, a smaller version of the existing SoundSphere AirPlay speaker.

A 2.0 system, the speakers certainly look the part (pictured).

Again, it's AirPlay streaming with a USB connection for charging your portable. It's set to cost $500 in the US.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).