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Philips KEY 019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Philips KEY 019. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the connectivity and design. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the performance. Some have doubts about the price and memory.

portability, sound, usability, design, connectivity

memory, price

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 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Players on Reviewers really like the design. The sound is also appreciated.

portability, sound, design

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

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

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

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A plug-in MP3 player with a built-in camcorder Earlier this year, Philips released its latest wearable keyring product, the GoGear Key019.This handy little USB device, which is approximately the size of a Bic lighter and costs $249, functions as a...

Ultracompact; encased in light and durable magnesium; easy to use; decent-quality images; high coolness factor; convenient plug-in design.

Measly 128MB memory capacity; slow transfer rates due to USB 1.1; lacks zoom and flash features; no tone controls or playlist support; audio output could be louder.

While the Key019's coolness factor may appeal to the must-have gadget crowd, photo and music enthusiasts will find it lacks certain features they've come to expect in many of today's portable convergence devices.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by: Daniel S. Evans (

Philips KEY019 Key Ring Camcorder


Compact and convenient, great all-in-one device

No zoom, limited memory, no MP3 playlist support

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: jaster_mereel (

Great for snap shots


Small, also acts as a USB thumb drive.

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

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: jvolzer (

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

Aug, 2004

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