Philips GoGear Muse 8 GB-a Good Budget Multimedia Player
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A striking feature of the new Philips GoGear Muse 8 GB that I found while using it was the way I could add content to it. Any type of content can be added on the 8 GB memory very easily. What I mean by easily is that you don’t have to install any special software for synchronization or drivers. You can simply connect your Muse GoGear to a computer via the USB cable included in the original product package and just copy what you want in the directories you find fit.
The multimedia player features support for most commonly used audio and video formats, but I was surprised when it did not recognize some of the MP3s that I added. In addition, it will only read certain video formats such as .avi, .wmv and .mp4 and even ones in HD format even if they will not run flawlessly. So, exactly as the manufacturer states, the Philips GoGear Muse multimedia player is not a device for the picky.
It offers neither the power nor the functions of more expensive multimedia players, but it offers just about everything the average user would want. The range of functions that the device offers is broad and among them I remind the radio which can either be set automatically or manually, the audio / video / picture player, a recorder that performs quite decent and a text file reader. The headphones offered in the package are quite good and even if I don’t quite like the in – ear solution that Philips has chosen, they feature turbo boost and noise cancellation properties. Compared to other headphones they are mainly better even than those from Zune HD.
They are quite pleasant in design and the materials they are made from make them look durable and versatile and I must agree that they are no that bad for those who appreciate the in – ear style. In addition, the Philips GoGear Muse has an integrated speaker and even if it’s mono and the sound is not as good as you might expect, this is a function that not many multimedia players have built –in. However, I recommend using the headphones when you’re surrounded by other people as no one cares what songs or movies you watch.
Autonomy does not disappoint as this is a player that uses USB charging. The battery provides 5 – 6 hours of SD video content playback or over 20 hours of audio listening.
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