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Philips Key 019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The connectivity and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the value for money and memory.

sound, portability, connectivity, usability, size

memory, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips Key 019 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Philips KEY019 Key Ring Camcorder


Compact and convenient, great all-in-one device

No zoom, limited memory, no MP3 playlist support

Consumer review by:

Great for snap shots


Small, also acts as a USB thumb drive.

Difficult to frame photos and low light photography is almost impossible.

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Key109: Tiny, great MPEG4 video, poor digital photos


The Philips Key019 camera is called a "Wearable Digital Camcorder". I guess if you call an MPEG4 recorder a "camcorder" this is okay but it's not like anyone's going to replace a good digital camcorder with this little device. I'd call it a ...

Size! Good video clips (compared to digital camera clips), plugs direct to USB, cool factor

Price, very poor quality photos, difficult viewfinder, poor shutter button location, limited non-expandable memory


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Philips Key Ring Key019 (128MB)


Philips's line of ultracompact portables now includes two more one-package wonders. Along with the tiny Key Ring Key010 camera/MP3 player, the company has announced the Key Ring Key019, which matches its sibling's 128MB memory but adds a camcorder and...

The Key019 plugs into just about any computer via a built-in USB interface, so you can upload and download music, movies, images, and data without a cable. And you won't have to install drivers on post-2000 operating systems. The device captures up to...

The Key019 is listed at US$250. That's a lot to ask for a device that offers only 128MB of nonexpandable flash memory and probably won't produce high-quality photos and videos. And the camera doesn't have a flash, so forget about shooting indoors.

You probably won't find a similarly small device that plays tunes, snaps photos, records videos, and lets you transport and share all three, so if you're looking for the ultimate in portability, this is it. However, if you can do without the camera and...

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Philips Key019 Key Ring Camcorder


The Philips Key019 Key Ring Camcorder is the next product in Philips line of 'Key Ring' products which takes the next step when it comes to a convergence products. 'It's an MP3 player and digital camera the same size and shape as the earlier devices,...

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Amazon review summary for Philips Key 019


alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Philips Key 019 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

sound, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips Key019 128MB Wearable Digital Camcorder

Product Specifications

Live and capture any moment with the ultra cool and compact 128MB Digital Camcorder Key019. Shoot 25 minutes of MPEG4 video, or snap up to 200 2.0 Mpixel pictures and enjoy MP3 music. Share your memories on any PC via direct USB. The KEY019/17 includes an external battery pack for 2 x AA batteries.


Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:ADPCM / MP3

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV recorder
External Control Devices:Remote control
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital camcorder/Digital audio player / Digital camcorder / Digital camera
PC Interfaces:USB

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Display Type (JK):LCD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips Key Ring

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:JPEG