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Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The portability and size are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability and memory.

sound, size, portability, battery, usability

performance, memory, reliability

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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.

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Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Personal Surround System

 

Measuring 2.3 by 2.1 by 7.1 inches and weighing 12.3 ounces, the Philips ShoqBox is too big to carry around like a traditional MP3 player, though setting it on your shoulder might draw a few chuckles. The Source button allows you to pick from your...

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.

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"suits my needs"

 

This small sound system works fine for my needs. I don't usually transfer songs to the internal memory, but I have a few stored just for kicks. I use it most to connect to my ipod and netbook for some higher-quality sound.

-very good high frequencies

-a little weak on the bass (not terrible though)

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"suits my needs"

 

This small sound system works fine for my nee... 

very good high frequencies

a little weak on the bass (not terrible though)

Consumer review by:

Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Personal Surround System

 

This small sound system works fine for my needs. I don't usually transfer songs to the internal memory, but I have a few stored just for kicks. I use it most to connect to my ipod and netbook for some higher-quality sound.

very good high frequencies

a little weak on the bass (not terrible though)

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"pretty good"

 

i had one, but it freezed up and stopped working

nice sound, with the bass. overall it's good

it's heavy

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"good product, sounds good, but usb 1.1 connection"

 

I got this used from a friend,

very loud for a small player

usb 1.1, and fm station

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"WoW... I Would Buy Another One!"

 

Well I bourght this on the market for a lowzy fiver thinking I wasted my money... But i was wrong!!! it goes majourly loud for a small mini boom box... it has amazing batterylife!

Amazing Loud Quallity

B&W Display, Only 1GB Memory

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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.

Consumer review by:

Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Personal Surround System

 

Well I bourght this on the market for a lowzy fiver thinking I wasted my money... But i was wrong!!! it goes majourly loud for a small mini boom box... it has amazing batterylife!

Amazing Loud Quallity

B&W Display, Only 1GB Memory

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

Battery

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

Capacity:256MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.1in/7.2in
Height:2.1in/7.2in
Weight:12.3oz
Width:2.3in

Equalizer

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

Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Header

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

MD System

Type: None

Radio

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