Smart buy - Philips Fidelio Soundsphere

Have you heard of AirPlay? It’s Apple’s user-friendly method of streaming stuff - photos, music and videos - to something that will play it. The offspring of AirPort Express and AirTunes, AirPlay was launched last year, but only now has Apple allowed third-party manufacturers to build the necessary tech into their gadgets - like Philips’s Fidelio docking range and SoundSphere speakers. The resulting system has enough grunt to fill a room, but it’s those free-floating tweeters on top of the speakers, the “eyes”, which makes the top end really stand out. £700, philips.co.uk

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