Saturday, June 6, 2009

Music and Mobility: Philips GoGear

Philips had music and mobility in mind when they created and launched their latest gadgets in the market and called the collection Philips GoGear.

Philips revealed their new suite of Go Gear portable media players matched with top notch sound quality and stylish design.
Let me make this simple for you, you don't have to believe me in the design aspect, just check out the photos of the models below. My verdict - design wise - on each model at the end of the article. :)

As per the sound, the bar of mp3 music's quality has just been raised. The new Full Sound technology restores the details lost in compressed music formats. You have to experience the difference yourselves. I did tonight, at their "Let Your Ears Decide" GoGear product launch at Bonifacio High Street.

Go Gear LUXE

MP3 player with Bluetooth headset
- fastens like an accessory. Switch from music to calls on your Bluetooth mobile phone and view caller ID with one touch.

GoGear Aria

With FullSoundTM and premium headphones
- featurs FullSoundTM. Use this to download online videos to the player and easily navigate content on its 2” full color display

GoGear Muse

With FullSound2TM and noise cancellation headphones
- a portable Audio-Video (AV) player with FullSound2TM technology and noise cancellation headphones for exceptional sound and inspired music enjoyment on the go. With 3” wide-QVGA color display.

GoGear Opus
With FullSoundTM and premium headphones
- a portable AV player with FullSound TM. Be entertained on the go – download online videos and then view them on the 2.8” QVGA color screen.

GoGear Vibe

Small size, big entertainment
- portable AV player is a superbly small design. Its 1.44” full color display shows off album art and folder view ensures easy file navigation and organization.

GoGear Spark
With FullSound TM to bring music to life
- Album art makes the player glow while your songs are playing. Show off your player with photos as screensaver.

GoGear RaGa

With robust aluminum finish
- it sports a sturdy aluminum design, making it highly wearable and durable. Enjoy up to 27-hour playback of your favorite MP3, WMA music, and FM radio.

GoGear Mix

Full color display for easy navigation
- with a handy built-in clip, it also lets you transfer files speedily with push-out USB (no cables required). With easy navigation on its full color display and 25-hour music playback.

* The product descriptions are sourced from Philips

Luxe is definitely for the ladies. It's actually kinda funny since I thought the ladies could actually use it as a hair clip while enjoying their music. :) Aria, Muse, and Opus are all in the range of the 'big-screens' but I find Opus to be the most ergonomic.

Spark looks like a button of some sort which is kinda 'cute' in the beginning but ends up looking more of a toy than the mp3 player that I want. RaGa almost made it but I hoped for smoother edges.

Mix is the most basic and for those with a limited budget; but I say settle with Vibe for a little more. With its compact size and more choices for storage capacity, this is the best and most practical choice for me.

But if price is not an issue, Go for Opus, even over the more expensive Muse, for its sleek design.

Below are more pictures from tonight's Philipps GoGear event launch:
Check out the full Philips GoGear collection's multimedia functionalities at R.O.X., B1 ROX Bldg., near Serendra and other details of the Philips Bandwidth Battle of the Bands here.

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