|Philips GoGear Vibe Review And Specifications|
Good: The Philips GoGear Vibe MP3 player offers euphony, video, pic, radio receiver and voice recording characteristics, and bang-up battery life for about $50.
Bad: The design is uninventive and the navigation controls are an abuse to good sense.
Verdict: The Philips GoGear Vibe isn't the best budget MP3 player we've seen, but its enviable color screen, photo viewer, and video playback make it one of the most well-rounded in the $50 category.
The GoGear Vibe is Philips' cutting-edge entry into the herded marketplace of budget-priced MP3 Players. Both the 4GB ($49) and 8GB ($59) models include a 1.5-inch colour screen and a valuable categorization of characteristics, but the navigation pad's far-out design will send you into fits.
Alike most Philips MP3 players (we will make an exclusion for the Spark), the Vibe is a case analyse in characterless design. It is about as thick as an oreo (0.25 in), with a 1.5-inch width and 2.5-inch height, and it could well be covered in your hand or inserted your pocket.
On the Vibe's left side, you will ascertain a power switch that doubles up as a button hold, allowing for the right side with a menu choice button and a volume cradle switch that's just big sufficient to be valuable. The cover of the Vibe is bare, but the bottom is screened with openings for a Mini-USB connection, 3.5-millimeter earphone jack, laniard loop (laniard not included), and a pinhole mike for the voice recorder.
Product type: Digital player / radio
PC interface(s) supported: USB
Flash memory installed: 8 GB Integrated
Digital storage: None
Weight: 0.1 lbs
Dimensions (W x D x H): 1.7 in x 0.5 in x 2.6 in
Voice recording capable: Yes
Supported digital audio standards: MP3, Protected WMA (DRM) , WMA
Audio system: built-in
Diagonal size: 1.5 in
Backlight display: Yes
Cable(s) included 1 x USB cable - External
Connector type 1 x USB,1 x Headphones