Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System Giveaway

philips-dc570Philips is offering one lucky Gadgeteer reader a DC570 Docking Entertainment System. This 3 foot tall 2.1 sound system has a built-in subwoofer and a digital FM tuner with 20 presets. It has a manufacturers’ suggested retail price of $179.99, but you can get one for free if you win this contest. You can’t win without entering, so read the details after the jump. Come on, you know you want to.

philips-dc570-1DC570 Features

  • Built-in subwoofer and 2.1 sound system
  • LCD display with white backlights for easy viewing of functions and settings
  • Single remote control for system and iPod device for added convenience
  • Dynamic Bass Boost delivers deep and dramatic sound by emphasizing the bass content at the touch of a button
  • Output power (RMS): Total 100W RMS
  • Play MP3/WMA files from USB devices
  • Compatible with: iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano 3rd Generation, iPod 5th Generation, iPod with color display, iPod mini, iPod nano 1st Generation, iPod nano 2nd Generation

How to Win!


One Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System

How to enter (read carefully – any missed steps and your entry will be disqualified):

1. Between now and Friday 12/25/2009 11:59PM EST, sign up with twitter and follow @thegadgeteer

2. Then send the following tweet:

RT Win a Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System @thegadgeteer Full details at

3. Come back to this post and leave a comment with your twitter name and let us know why YOU would like to be the lucky winner of the Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System.

4. At some point on 12/26/2009, I’ll pick 1 random winner using The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to accept their prize. If I do not receive an answer, I’ll do other drawings till the prize is gone.


1. Only one entry per person.

2. Contest is open to anyone with a US shipping address.

See also:  The year in review - Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2016 (part 1)

3. Contest is not open to writers, family members, close friends of The Gadgeteer.

4. is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.

5. Failure to follow instructions will result in the entry being disqualified.

I want to give a HUGE thank you to Philips for sponsoring this contest!

Update 12/26/09 – The winner is #36 Yoonfui

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46 comments… add one
  • Jerry December 20, 2009, 6:25 pm

    twitter name: jerryprusa
    why I’d like to be the winner: the DC570 looks like it would be the perfect companion for my lonely tower heater

  • Wes December 20, 2009, 6:50 pm

    I would like to be the lucky winner of the Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System because my kids and their friends have a hard time believing someone my age can be a technogeek and it looks to be a cool system.

  • tintineaster December 20, 2009, 7:09 pm

    twitter name: tintineaster

    Why I’d like to be the winner: I’ve been “nice” all year – But the DC570 may not be able to fit in Santa’s sack – so this would be a wonderful way to make up for it!

  • GeoffreyM December 20, 2009, 8:46 pm

    Twitter name: GoluboiPHL

    I’d like to win the Philips DC570 because it would be perfect to fill my loft with music, which is something regular docking stations just can’t do.

  • Kelley December 20, 2009, 8:49 pm

    I would love to win the DC570 because I know my sons would love to have this! Twitter name: Kelley2009

  • Jackie Cheng December 20, 2009, 10:04 pm

    twitter: debugy2k

    I’m a huge audiopile…music is my life and business also~~~

  • Chris Logan December 20, 2009, 10:20 pm


    I would like to win, the DC570 would fill our upstairs with music.

  • Nick Ashton December 20, 2009, 10:47 pm

    Would have a good home for a great product which would give great pleasure.

  • Christine Mayo December 20, 2009, 11:03 pm

    Twitter name: the_mayo_naise

    I would like to be the winner because this would be the perfect accessory for my very first Ipod.

  • joshjoshlol December 20, 2009, 11:22 pm

    twitter name: joshjoshlol

    i’ll be going away to an out of state college in january, and would like to have at least *1* nice thing while living in absolute poverty. nice things like this are wasted on the old and hard of hearing 😀

  • Debbie B December 20, 2009, 11:54 pm

    twitter name: bellows22

    I’d love to be the lucky winner of the Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System because I never get to buy anything like this for myself since I have a daughter in college – All of my extra $$ goes to her college expenses!

  • Leah December 20, 2009, 11:58 pm

    Twitter name: Leahaviva

    My dock just broke! I need a new one!!!

  • Gaurav December 21, 2009, 12:36 am

    My twitter name is “grajasekar”

    I’d love to win this system because I presently have nothing better to listen to music on than my in-ear headphones to listen to music on. So you’d be saving me from irreparable hearing damage if you let me win 😉 . Jokes apart, I seriously think these speakers would make a great companion for my 1st gen Nano, and I most certainly don’t have the money to buy them for now. I’m a piano player and I usually hear songs again and again while trying to play them on the piano simultaneously and that’s rather difficult with headphone wires dangling around.

  • Shrop December 21, 2009, 1:28 am

    Twitter name: JeffShropshire

    I would LOVE this dock because I have a cheap iHome knock off I got at a discount dept store that starts with a “R”. This is something I would brag to my friends and recommend they buy.

  • Fred December 21, 2009, 2:01 am

    twitter name: Fredenka

    I would like to be the winner because this DC570 is the best iPod dock system right now.

  • BaldSpot December 21, 2009, 5:04 am

    I would NOT like to be the lucky winner of the Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System because I am old, hard of hearing, and unlike our poverty-stricken student joshjoshlol, I have the dough to buy one if I wanted to.

  • Mike December 21, 2009, 5:57 am

    twitter name: mikrus118
    Thanks…huge audiophile.

  • egelwan December 21, 2009, 7:49 am

    Twitter name: @egelwan.

    I would like to be the lucky winner because our living space is horizontally, but not vertically challenged, and it would fit in perfectly! Thank you for offering this, whether I win or not.

  • Denaya December 21, 2009, 10:00 am

    twitter name @nayisrandom

  • Denaya December 21, 2009, 10:01 am

    Twittername @nayisrandom

    This looks like a great gift for a fellow gadget head

  • Ron December 21, 2009, 10:11 am

    User name: @cogitaveritas

    I’d love to be the winner of this contest! I’m finally moving back up to university in January, where I’ll be living in the smallest apartment I have ever seen. It would be amazing to have such a speaker system that will provide great sound in a manageable size.

    Thanks for offering this, and all of the other, great contests!

  • Terry December 21, 2009, 10:30 am

    twitter name: pescokid

    Would love to have this Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System in the family room! Far better than using earphones with the iPod at home.

  • Melanie December 21, 2009, 10:31 am

    Follow @thegadgeteer
    I would love to win this because I recently got an ipod. This docking station would be great for me since I have limited space.
    Its also very good looking!

  • Ernie December 21, 2009, 11:00 am

    Twitter name: eahiv

    I want to win because philips audio sounds great and I need more music in my apartment.

  • Stephen Tsai December 21, 2009, 12:21 pm

    twitter: stsainj

    I would love to have the Philips DC570 in my living room for addtional entertainment for get togethers. Thanks for having this giveaway! Love your website!

  • Hai December 21, 2009, 12:39 pm

    Twitter: haivu
    This should be a neat Christmas gift.

  • fireman13 December 21, 2009, 1:11 pm

    Twitter name : fireman13

    This would look great in my living room

  • Brett December 21, 2009, 1:42 pm

    Twitter name: broache
    I would like to win this prize so that I can give it to my kids. THey would LOVE it.

  • robert December 21, 2009, 1:53 pm

    Twitter name : bledingharttat2

    Why would I not want to win such a great prize. I need this, I want this. The clock radio that plays my music is just horrible to be honest, the DC570 on the other hand would rock my house for sure. It is stylish and from what I have heard it sounds incredible too. So why should I win… Well Because I have never won a thing in my life before that is why, and add to the fact that I really need a quality way to listen to my ipod in the house besides using my headphones. Miss alot of job calls when you cant hear the phone ring because you have your headphones on you know.

  • Geek4Life1986 December 21, 2009, 2:12 pm


    Somehow, I think a Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System will suit me better than cranking up the speakers on my desktop, and then turning down the volume of all other running apps, which is what I currently often resort to doing to play my collection of MP3s.

  • scsak December 21, 2009, 5:22 pm


    This would be perfect for my office located at a camp on the North Slope of Alaska. I could drown out the elevator music which comes from the office next door :-).

  • tehmann December 21, 2009, 6:01 pm

    I’d love to win the Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System so I can listen to The Beatles ReMastered DVDs on. Sweet!

  • Michael December 21, 2009, 8:33 pm

    Twitter namd: MajorHavoc
    The Phillips DC570 would be perfect for my office!
    Big features in a small footprint.

  • Rich December 22, 2009, 3:30 pm

    twitter: zlune

    The Philips DC570 has a boss design! and it’s Christmas!

  • bgfelix December 22, 2009, 5:43 pm

    I’d luv to win because music is a big part of my life and creative process!

  • YoonFui December 23, 2009, 8:26 am

    yoonfui: Why? I need it!

  • sanjay barua December 23, 2009, 10:32 am

    twitter name : sanjaykrazee

    status :

    for me muzikk is life !! and i rilli need a mp3 player very very badly !! as m a engg student and my parents cant afford for it !! pls make me win 😐

  • PAT JASMIN December 23, 2009, 6:33 pm


  • slines December 23, 2009, 9:41 pm

    I would love to win this so I could move my music around from room to room in the house!

  • gary December 24, 2009, 12:55 am

    I need this as I have no radio or stereo equipment.

    twitter @gesilver

  • Cynthia December 24, 2009, 1:52 am

    Twitter: Cynthialil
    We want to win because we just made the transition from vinyl to digital and our speakers are terrible!

  • Ted December 24, 2009, 2:38 pm

    I’d love one because we are really strapped and are having a simple Un-gifting Holiday this year.
    A delivery date late would still be a ‘gift’ for us.

    Happy Holidays to Judie, Julie and all the others who have kept the fun of Gadgeteer alive through the years…. Joyeux Joys, all.

  • ChasCam580 December 24, 2009, 4:51 pm

    I don’t have one & I could use this. 🙂

  • Ted December 25, 2009, 9:50 am

    I’d love one because we are really strapped and are having a simple Un-gifting Holiday this year.
    A delivery date late would still be a ‘gift’ for us.

    Happy Holidays to Judie, Julie and all the others who have kept the fun of Gadgeteer alive through the years…. Joyeux Joys, all.
    [Ooops, left of the Twitter name…. @cheechwhiz

  • 172mj December 25, 2009, 2:06 pm

    Would like to win something that would be of value.

  • Julie December 26, 2009, 3:50 pm

    The winner is #36 yoonfui
    Congrats! Thanks to everyone that entered 🙂

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