Philips DJ-Dock Mini System | £299.99 | www.philips.com
not all of us are natural-born DJ and for some, getting the right mix requires much practice, which you can do it with this Philips DJ-Dock Mini System (FWP3200D). equipped with a pair of rotating docks for your Apple’s iPhones or iPod Touches, it pumps out your sweet, thumping mixes from the two sources via two 5.25-inch woofers and two 2.0-inch tweeters, that together offers 300W of total power – good enough for practice sessions or hosting a college party in some obscure corner of DJville. while you are scratching and mixing away, the integrated dynamic lighting (in the form of flashing rings) pulsate to the beats of the tune, adding visual appeal to its already loud futuristic aesthetic. other features include channel faders, Treble and Bass Control, Digital Sound Control, a 3.5mm audio input and USB Direct for alternate audio sources, an FM radio, an LCD display, a remote control, integrated handles for lugging this 33 lbs (14.9 kg) DJ boombox around, the DJ-mandatory dual microphone inputs with volume and echo controls, and compatibility with optional djay app for mixing and scratching iPhone/iPod Touch music. your DJ-ing career with the Philips DJ-Dock Mini System will cost you £299.99 or around US$467, which you can probably break-even with a couple of gigs, well, hopefully. if 300W isn’t enough to bring the house down, you can always grab a few matching mini speakers (£199.99 or US$311) rated at 240W each, to go with. more look after the break.