We’ve already previewed Philips’ 4GB GoGear SA52, and at last two models are available for the buying.
Both sporting 2.8-inch QVGA colour screens, they’ll happily play back all your digital music and video files, and (thanks to Philips’ FullSound technology) will even attempt to enhance those poorly encoded MP3 files you’ve been hoarding.
Quite what an algorithm that scans the soundtrack ten million times per second is going to do to battery life isn’t clear, but Philips reckons the unit can play up to 30 hours of music with one charge, so perhaps it’s not too bad. Anyway, it’s a small price to pay for better-sounding tunes… if they really do sound any better, that is.
Oh, the unit will play up to six hours of video on one charge, too.
More patented tech in the form of SuperScroll which features “double action search keys”. No, it doesn’t freshen your breath while you use it, but instead scrolls more quickly through a video or music library the harder you press the key. Neat.
There’s even an FM radio with RDS, and built-in microphone so you can use it as a dictaphone. Supplied with high-definition headphones featuring TurboBass air vents for deeper bass performance. It’s all about the technology.
Available now, the 4GB SA5245 costs £79.99 and the 8GB SA5285 costs £99.99.