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Philips GoGear SA261

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Philips GoGear SA261. 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. Reviews about the size and durability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the memory and portability.

sound, usability, price, durability, size

battery, portability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear SA261 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Philips GoGear SA261 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the durability and usability. The price and sound also get good views, but many are negative about the portability and battery.

sound, price, usability, durability

battery, portability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips SA261 Solid State 512 MB MP3 Player

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: arthur_jay (

Pick Up One Used...Only on the Cheap. Much Better Available These Days.


I bought this player a couple of years ago, and it has held up well and done the job as advertised. I bought it specifically because it also played Windows Media files, and at the time everything on my laptop was a WMA file. It took some getting used ...

Decent, certainly better available now, bright easy-to-read display, good size and weight

Low earphone power, limited memory capacity (1.5 GB maximum), requires transfers via Windows Media Player

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: sugar999 (

Do not buy! - Falsely advertised!


Rubber casing

Cannot create play lists. Issues with Media Player Interface

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: impulse94 (

Not so great


Large font on screen.FM and voice recording options are a plus.

Can't just drag and drop.Transfer very slow. No Time Remaining display. Backlight too quick.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: mheffner727 (

Worth the price!


Easy to use,FM reception,can handle WAV, and size.

None, as of yet.

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

Ultra-rugged and wearable, the GoGear 512MB SA261 is all you need to enjoy your favorite MP3 or WMA music on the go. Record from the FM tuner, use the microphone for voice recordings or line-in to record from any source directly to MP3.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ADPCM / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:512MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips GoGear


Tuner Bands:FM

Remote Control

Type: None