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Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player. 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. People really like the design and performance. The size and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the portability. The headphones and storage get critical comments.

sound, usability, size, performance, design

memory, storage, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the price and portability. The performance and size also get good views, whereas opinions are divided on the usability. The storage and memory get critical reviews.

sound, size, performance, portability, price

reliability, headphones, memory, storage

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips PSS110 GoGear ShoqBox 256 MB Personal MP3 Sound SystemPhilips ShoqBox 256 MB Personal MP3 Sound SystemPhilips PSS110/17 256 MB Personal MP3 Sound System

Oct, 2015


Expert review by: aaroncolter (

Philips ShoqBox PSS110


I rarely use the clock radio in a hotel room. One, I don't trust that it will work, and two, I don't want to spend the time figuring out the typically Byzantine path to programming it. Lately I've been using my cell phone for an alarm, but I prefer...

An advanced clock radio that is great for taking on the road

Only comes with 256MB of memory ; could use some tweaks to the clock functions

Philips has come up with a clever little device that makes a great travel companion.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: John Frederick Moore (

Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Personal Surround System review: Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Personal Surround System


Philips ShoqBox PSS110 MP3 players are fantastic, but they're intensely personal. What if you want to fill the room with music? Rather than add a set of portable speakers, Philips built speakers into a 256MB flash player to create the ShoqBox PSS110...

Simple menu navigation; plays DRM-protected WMA files; FM tuner; alarm clock; can use as external speakers for other devices.

Painfully slow USB 1.1 transfer times; mediocre audio quality; no line-in recording; can't manually scan through FM radio; no expansion slot; puny 256MB of storage.

Slow performance, a relative lack of storage, and uninspiring audio quality mar an otherwise clever idea.

May, 2005

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Philips ShoqBox (PSS110) MP3 player review


You like your MP3 player and no doubt the music on it. Trouble is, chances are, unless you've already gone out and bought a bolt-on speaker system, when it comes to sharing the music you can't. Philips are trying to cut out the middleman with, you...

Speakers included

Only 256Mb, Only PC, only works with MusicMatch

The idea is good, but the execution doesn’t live up to the promise.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Ben Camm-Jones (

Philips PSS110


The PSS110 is optimistically described as a portable MP3 player and the PSS part of its name stands for 'personal sound system', but this is not pocket-sized by any stretch of the imagination. An iPod killer it ain't.

The Philips PSS110, with its decent display and FM radio tuner, would make a good alarm clock. It's simple to use - although we'd prefer it to use the drag-and-drop principle rather than the limited Musicmatch Jukebox software - and thoughtfully...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: (

Philips PSS110


Gone are the days when a boombox was the biggest meanest, ugliest piece of eighties tech you could find, adorned with enough red flashing LED's to eat the batteries in 30 minutes. Now we get a mini MP3 boombox and we're feeling our age .

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Philips PSS110 SHOQBox


This seems like quite a unique product. It is small yet produces a good depth and range of sound from built in speakers. If your musical tastes are not the same as others then it can be used with headphones.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Roger (

Philips ShoqBox PSS110


It's a cool gadget to have when u plug it up to an iPod. The bass hits really hard like a pair of skull candies for all of your friends to share.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: William (

Philips ShoqBox PSS110


Incredible sound quality, why anyone would want to wear headphones I will never know. The Musicmatch softwear is junk though, worst I've ever used.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Ustation (

Philips ShoqBox PSS110


Since there's not really any other product like it, it's the best/worst in it's category.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Izzbx (

Philips ShoqBox PSS110


I love it, Why did they stop making it?????

Product Specifications

Enjoy superb sound with powerful bass at home or away with the uniquely portable ShoqBox. Savor 60 MP3 or 120 WMA songs in dynamic sound with XSL Acoustics. Your ShoqBox with built-in speakers is small enough to carry or fit anywhere!

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / 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)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands/6 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Model:ShoqBox PSS110
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips GoGear

MD System

Type: None


Preset Station Qty:10
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital