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Philips KEY 014 256Mo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Philips KEY 014 256Mo. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and sound are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the headphones. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, sound, performance, portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips KEY 014 256Mo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Philips KEY 014 256Mo from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the design and performance. The portability and sound also get good comments. Reviews about the headphones and price are mixed.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips KEY014 Wearable 256 MB MP3 PlayerPhilips KEY014 Wearable 256 MB MP3 Player

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Good idea, horrendous implementation


Quick charge, decent battery life, very small and rugged player.

neckstrap control makes this useless, limited control option, relatively expensive.

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

Wear and flaunt the sleek 256MB Digital Audio Player GoGear Key014 and enjoy 4 hours of MP3 or 8 hours of WMA music on the go. Transfer music, data or recharge via Direct USB. Its innovative neck-strap remote control ensures easy music access.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Frequency range:30 - 15000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:8 - 48
RMS rated power:0.008
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1
WMA bit rates:5 - 192
WMA sample rates:8 - 48

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)


Built-in camera:N
Second camera:N

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Color of product:Black, Silver
Housing material:Magnesium

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Backlight color:Blue
Display number of lines:2
ID3 Tag display:Y

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3,WMA

Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips GoGear


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Audio card required:Y
Battery pack:Y
Case or master carton dimensions (W x D x H):6.3 x 6.73 x 6.3
Case or master carton quantity:3
Internal memory type:NAND
Lead-free soldered product:Y
Mass storage class compliant:Y
Music Match Jukebox:Y
Package dimensions (WxDxH):5.91 x 1.97 x 5.91
Printed user guide:Y

Packaging Content

Headphones included:Y
Neck strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:1.97
Package height:5.91
Package type:D-box
Package width:5.91


Type:MP3 Player

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 1.1


Battery Capacity:200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:6
Cylindrical battery size:AAA
Number of batteries supported:1


FM radio:N

Record Modes

Voice recording:N

Remote Control

Type:Player remote control


Card reader integrated:N
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.256

System Requirements

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Minimum RAM:96
Optical drive required:Y
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000,Windows 2000 Professional,Windows 98SE,Windows ME,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

USB connectivity:Y
USB version:1.1

Weight & Dimensions