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Philips HDD100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Philips HDD100. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and sound. The price and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability, and comments are divided on the performance.

usability, design, price, sound, size

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips HDD100 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 HDD100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Philips HDD100 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and performance. The size and design are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, design, size, performance, price

reliability, connectivity

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HDD100 15GB MP3 PlayerPhilips HDD100 15GB MP3 Player

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips HDD100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Philips HDD100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviews about the portability and sound are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the performance, and the battery and reliability get critical comments.

usability, price, design, sound, portability

reliability, battery

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 15gb Personal Audio JukeboxPhilips 15gb Personal Audio Jukebox

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Bill Howard (pcmag.com)

Philips HDD100

 

The Philips HDD100 is nearly as flashy as an iPod, and can rip into WMA and MP3 directly from the source.

If you can live with 15GB capacity, the ability to record voice and music in the field sounds good, and the look suits you, the HDD100 is a worthy entry. But the field continues to grow, and Philips will need to increase capacity or keep pushing prices...

Feb, 2004

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Philips HDD100

 

If you want to carry all your music around in the most stylish device known to man, Philips has the answer for you.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: cwkimbro (shopzilla.com)

Falls short of IPOD, but offers other featrures than an IPOD

 

Records, Cheap, 15 GB, Use as a hard drive

hard to navigate, no jog dial

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: tpurvis (epinions.com)

Expires with the Battery

 

Analog and Voice inputs are great and it is very attractive.

Slow processor: Once the battery dies throw it away because it cost $150 to replace!

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Etherix (epinions.com)

Don't judge an mp3 player by its cover

 

Face it. You want the Philips HDD100 because it looks hot. I find its sleek silver/black surface even more visually appealing than the Apple iPod. Its voice recorder function is useful, and I have used it to turn my mp3 player into something of a ...

Beautiful design, simple and easy to use, voice recorder function

Noticeably slow processor. Leaves you thinking you could have gotten something better for the money

Mar, 2004

Product Specifications

Philips HDD100 is a recording audio jukebox. You can record directly to MP3 files via built-in microphone and digital or analog line-in connection. You can play MP3 files as well as Windows Media Audio files. Double action search buttons allow easy speed control when scrolling through large libraries. You can choose to move through your playlist one song at a time or just press and hold down a little harder to SuperScroll swiftly to your desired track. Depending on the genre, the player can automatically select the desired equalizer setting. And with 4 traditional presets: Rock, Pop, Jazz and Classic, you can easily tag your music by genre. So the next time you play a particular track, it will instantly recognize your chosen setting. HDD100 supports the USB 2.0 standard enabling the speedy transfer of data between USB connected devices at 480 kbps. It is also backwards compatible with the old USB 1.1 standard, so a USB 1.1 computer port will work with HDD100 using the same by packed cable and connectors. HDD100 connects through USB to be used as a spare portable HDD storage via Windows Explorer. Large storage capacity allows you to pack an entire world of music and data into your HDD100.

Audio

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer customizable: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:16
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
RMS rated power:0.01
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1
WMA bit rates:32 - 192
WMA sample rates:8 - 48

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Design

Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:15GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:15GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.2in
Weight:5.9oz
Width:2.5in

Display

Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Display:LCD
Display number of lines:6
Display Resolution:160 x 128
ID3 Tag display: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:1200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:10
Rechargeable: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:HDD100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone sensitivity:100

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Audio card required: Yes
Audio recording formats:MP3
Box dimensions (W x D x H):2.48 x 9.92 x 6.02
Built-in memory: Yes
Case or master carton dimensions (W x D x H):6.42 x 10.3 x 3.5
Case or master carton quantity:1
CD-ROM: Yes
Computer support:PC
Internal memory:15
Lead-free soldered product: Yes
Mass storage class compliant: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100
Package dimensions (WxDxH):2.54 x 0.783 x 4.19
Printed user guide: Yes
Quick charge: Yes
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Replacement: Yes
Superscroll: Yes
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Pouch: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:9.92
Package height:6.02
Package width:2.48

Performance

Languages support:German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, SWE
Type:MP3

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
Line-in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-B

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:10
Rechargeable:Y

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Storage

Music memory capacity (songs):10000
Player media type:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:15

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:64
Optical drive required: Yes
Video card required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Language version:English, French, Dutch
Languages supported:English, French, Dutch

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.783
Height:4.19
Weight:5.89
Width:2.54