Things We Are Addicted To – Multimedia Players
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What many still depend on are multimedia players. Even with all the smartphone and tablet innovations the multimedia player sales are still skyrocketing. Many people are dependant on their MP3 or MP4 players mainly because they are dedicated tools, easy to access at any time, large storage capacities and audio hi-fi that many smartphones are still unable to match. What I want to present is a multimedia player from the known electronic manufacturer Philips, the Philips GoGear Muse 8 GB. Personally I consider this gadget to be a multimedia player in the budget segment. I have used it for the last week as a friend of mine bought it from a Philips online marketplace.
The Philips GoGear Muse 8GB model is a toy that does not really compete with the lead models in this segment but for its price of $ 110 and the functions it offers Philips made a real simple and friendly gadget that lets the user open pictures, play movies, listen music or radio. What are the impressions that the multimedia player left me are synthesized in the article below.
The gadget that Philips offers is quite solid and well designed. It is made of high quality plastic and is quite stumpy with a weight of about 100 grams but as the whole device is very well built and, at first sight, seems quite sturdy and reliable, I think the plastic covered screen with will get scratched over time if you do not take good care of it. It is worth saying that that Philips offers the users both a mini USB slot and a micro SD card reader but it unfortunately lacks any type of video output. Because of that you can not connect the player to a bigger screen in order to play content from the player but I honestly doubt that is a must have for many users.
The things that I look for when choosing a multimedia player are the audio quality, the video playback capabilities and the screen. Unfortunately for this device, the screen is one of the strengths of such a gadget, but the Philips GoGear Muse didn’t quite impress me. It’s 3.2 – inch diagonal display with the native resolution of 480 x 320 pixels is not a problem, but the images chosen for the interface are slightly “dizzy” and a little unrealistic. This thing is quite hard to explain; it is best to see the toy at work with your own eyes.