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Philips GoGear VIBE SA2VBE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews of Philips GoGear VIBE SA2VBE. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The performance and sound are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, sound, performance, design, price

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear VIBE SA2VBE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips GoGear VIBE SA2VBE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Philips GoGear VIBE SA2VBE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the portability and performance are generally positive. The price and sound also get good feedback, but many are negative about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, sound, price, performance, portability

reliability, connectivity

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips GoGear ViBE SA2VBE08KA - Digital player - flash 8 GB - WMA, MP3, APE - video playback - display: 1.5"Philips GoGear ViBE SA2VBE08KA - Digital player - flash 8 GB - WMA, MP3, APE - video playback - display: 1.5"

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips GoGear VIBE SA2VBE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Philips GoGear VIBE SA2VBE from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and durability. The price and sound also get good views. Many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the portability.

usability, sound, price, durability, performance

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips GoGear Vibe 8GB MP3 Player - AluminumPhilips GoGear Vibe 8GB MP3 Player - Aluminum

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (mp4playerreviews.co.uk)

Philips GoGear SA2VBE08K/02 ViBE 8GB MP4 Player

 

Entertainment has drastically changed its forms over the last few decades. No longer is one stuck in a corner to listen to music or spend endless boring hours waiting for a train or flight. With the introduction of MP4 Players, entertainment has become...

The supported audio files are MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, WAV, the video files are AVI, MPEG 4 and in case of the image files it is JPEG and BMP. It is possible to customize equalizer and the EQ settings can be opted among the following style of MP3, WMA,...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

PHILIPS GoGear 1.5" Black 4GB MP3 Player SA2VBE04K/17

 

philips is sending 3rd player, i doubt it will work , but maybe i'll get to listen to it 4 times before it breaks. this was not bought through newegg

looks nice, good customer service from philips

everything, got 1st 1 for xmas gift, plugged it into my comp and the battery got so hot it almost melted the back, talked to philips they sent rma and shipping label for old 1. put music on new 1, listened to it 3 different times, went to listen a 4th...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: snakeeyes (newegg.com)

Does work on Macs

 

getting it to work on a Mac, make sure your not using AAC files (the normal I Tunes format) but other than that hick-up works great

easy to load, charge, make different folders for music

none

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Michelle (bestbuy.ca)

Easy to Use and great Value with a few glitches...

 

Overall the product is good and perfect for everyday use, I think it takes way to long to load the songs onto the player. Once the songs are loaded (took me almost 2 hours to add 4 GB of music) the player is great especially the smart shuffler......

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Kay (bestbuy.ca)

I Love This!

 

Philips makes a great mp3 player. I used to have a 2gb one, but wanted one that had more capacity. This one allows you to set up playlists, unlike my older model. The sound, as always, is sharp and clear. The headphones are comfortable and allow for...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Philips GoGear Vibe SA2VBE08 8GB

 

Good Sound

Had to return this because of fault

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Philips GoGear Vibe SA2VBE08 8GB

 

ok

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: PETE (reevoo.com)

Philips GoGear Vibe SA2VBE04 4GB

 

simple

no clip

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: pauline (reevoo.com)

Philips GoGear Vibe SA2VBE08 8GB

 

its great easy to use and I love it

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Philips GoGear Vibe SA2VBE08 8GB

 

quick and easy to download

find it tricky to move audiobooks

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Channel separation:45
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:6 / 7
Equalizer customizable: / Y / Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Custom, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock, Techno / Classic, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock, Techno / Custom
Frequency range:20 - 18 / 20 - 18000 / 80 - 18 / 80 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:16 / 8 - 22.050 / 8 - 48
RMS rated power:0.0048 / 0.024 / 2
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):84
WMA bit rates:5 - 320
WMA sample rates:8 - 48 / 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 8/48000 kHz

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:30
Photo feature: No
Second camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):128 x 128
Video playback: Yes
Video recording:No / Yes

Design

Battery charging indication: / Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Crimson / Grey / Red / Red, Silver / Silver / Silver, White
Housing material:Aluminium
LED Indicators:
Volume Control:Digital
Waterproof: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:
Backlight: Yes
Color: / Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.5
Display number of lines:5
Display Resolution:128 x 128
ID3 Tag display: / Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:240
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:22 / 24
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable:Y / Yes
USB charging: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMV / APE, FLAC, MP3, WMA, WMV
Image formats supported: / BMP / BMP, JPG / BMP, JPS
Video compression format:MP4 / MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:MP4 / MP4,MPEG4

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Battery Type:Lithium Polymer
Blister dimensions (W x D x H):30 x 120 x 175
Built-in memory: Yes
Channels quantity: / 20
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP (SP2) / Vista / 7 / Windows XP (SP3) / Vista / 7 / Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows XP (SP3) /Vista / 7 / Windows XP (SP3)/Windows Vista/Windows 7
Connection to PC: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Customizable volume limit:Y
Dedicated volume controls:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.6 x 1.65 x 0.457 / 2.63 x 0.453 x 1.73
Display Diagonal:1.5
Display Diagonal (metric):1.5
Display resolution (numeric):128
Headphone outputs:
Internal memory type: / NAND
Keypad lock:Y
Lead-free soldered product: / Yes
Mass storage class compliant: / Y / Yes
MP3 playback: Yes
Music memory capacity, MP3:1800 / 450 / 900 / Up to 1800 tracks / Up to 900 tracks
Output Power:2 x 2.4 / 2 x 2.4 mW
Package dimensions (WxDxH):4.33 x 1.18 x 4.72
Playtime external battery:24
Playtime internal battery:24
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Shock proof: No
Slide show: Yes
Sound enhancement: / FullSound
Splash proof: No
Superscroll:Y / Yes
USB cable:AY3930 / USB
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Other features

Philips Songbird:Y
Sound enhancement technology:FullSound

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled:
Bundled software:Philips Songbird / Songbird
Cables included: / USB
Headphones: / Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: / Yes
User guide: / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:1.18 / 4.33 / 4.72
Package height:4.72 / 6.89
Package type:Clamshell / D-box
Package width:1.18 / 4.33
Packaging type: / Clamshell / D-box

Performance

Digital Rights Management (DRM): / Yes
Firmware upgradeable:Y / Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Type: / MP4

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:240
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:22 / 24
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable:Y
USB charging:Y

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes
FM recording: / Y / Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Supported bands: / FM / No
Supported radio bands:FM / Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: / Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Music memory capacity (songs):900
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 2 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

Internet connection required: / Yes
Mac compatibility: No
USB required: / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Technical Details

Backlight display: / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.453 / 0.472 / 1.65
Height:0.457 / 0.472 / 1.73 / 2.63
Weight:0.00134 / 1.2 / 1.34
Width:1.73 / 2.6 / 2.63 / 2.64