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Philips Android Connect 16 GB Touchscreen MP3 Player
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- Access to thousands of apps and games via the Android Market
- High-speed Wi-Fi for fast internet access and app download
- HD video playback (720p) for crisp and clear video quality
- Philips Songbird: one simple program to discover, play, sync
- SimplyShare for streaming videos & music to other devices
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The new Philips GoGear Connect takes the next step for MP4 players, being the first to offer the full Android experience. It comes pre-installed with Google Mobile applications. More than 300,000 apps can be downloaded from the Android Market. For a few ideas, check out the PC World's 22 Best Android Apps.
The player's 3.2-inch touchscreen and patented FullSound technology offers a great combination of high touch and rich music experience.
The GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi has been designed with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest Android operating system for small portable devices. Philips GoGear Connect 3 brings you high speed internet via Wi-Fi to your finger tips and the opportunity to delve into over 300,000 apps and games available on the Android Market.
Boasting a bright and capacitive 3.2" touch-screen, you can quickly and easily browse the internet as well as your own selection of games, music and movies. The Google functions like search, Gmail, Google Talk or YouTube are easily accessible from the home screen.
Videos can be enjoyed with high-definition playback up to 720p HD. And of course you have wide codec support, which means the GoGear Connect 3 will play almost any music or video format.
GoGear Connect 3 comes with the PC software Philips Songbird, an easy-to-use program that makes syncing music from your PC hassle free. Plus, there's no need to sort through your music library to find the perfect tracks. Just pick one, click the LikeMusic icon a
Powered by Android, the Philips GoGear Connect 3 offers high-speed Wi-Fi access and HD video playback for on-the-go entertainment. This 16GB device features an intuitive 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen that makes it easy to browse and download thousands of apps and games from Android Marketplace or by downloading the Amazon Appstore. And with several sound enhancements, like FullSound, Surround for movies, and the included sound isolation in-ear headphones, you can experience your downloads with enhanced audio quality.
Wi-Fi Connects to a World of Apps
The GoGear Connect 3's high-speed Wi-Fi connection lets you choose from thousands of applications from Android Marketplace or on the Amazon Appstore. With the click of an icon, you can download games, tools, e-books, or apps published by trusted third-party providers. The clear, intuitive interface allows you to browse through applications that can be sorted according to rating, category, or popularity.
For enhanced connectivity, the GoGear Connect 3 offers multiple Bluetooth profiles, a high-speed micro USB connection, and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.
LCD Display Provides High-Definition Video Playback
Enjoy your downloads as they were meant to be seen with the GoGear Connect 3's high-definition touchscreen display. The 3.2-inch backlit LCD screen offers 480*320 resolution for crisp and clear videos. It can play up to 720p high definition videos. Compatibility with the most popular formats allows viewing of most pictures and video formats. To make navigation easy, the screen features a capacitive touch-sensitive screen and can be controlled with the lightest touch.
Enhanced Sound Quality for Music and Movies
To get the most out of your media, the GoGear Connect 3 boasts multiple audio processing technologies. Philips' FullSound technology restores sonic details to compressed MP3 music, delivering fuller bass, boosted voice, and instrument clarity to the music experience. Surround for movies analyzes each movie or video soundtrack to recreate a natural soundstage with sound elements that are individually and precisely localized. The result puts the listener right in the middle of the action for an immersive surround experience.
Sound Isolation Headphones Minimize Environmental Noise
The GoGear Connect 3 includes sound isolation in-ear headphones that let you hear greater music detail at a lower volume than is possible with normal headphones. Their acoustic design creates a seal between the ambient sound source and the ear canal, eliminating unwanted background noise while delivering sound directly to your ears. Even at a moderate volume setting, you can still discern music details without noise distractions from the environment. Interchangeable earcaps are available in three sizes to provide superior comfort and fit.
Philips Songbird Manages Your Media
To easily manage and sync all of your media, the GoGear Connect 3 comes with Philips Songbird. Its intuitive and powerful music management features let you discover new artists and music styles directly in the program through media stores, services, and websites. Play your own library and media from the Internet and seamlessly sync all of it from your PC to your Philips GoGear Connect 3.
About Philips Philips has a brand promise of "sense and simplicity" that encapsulates their commitment to understanding and catering to the desires and needs of consumers and customers. By putting end users front and center, Philips creates innovative products that are designed around people's needs and aspirations, and are both advanced and easy to use. With 60,000 registered patents, Philips is a global leader in innovation, and receives numerous international design awards every year.
Product and Warranty Information
A rechargeable lithium-polymer battery provides up to 25 hours of audio, 14 hours of radio, or 5 hours of video. The GoGear Connect 3 measures 4.45 by 2.28 by 0.44 inches (H x W x D).
The Philips GoGear Connect 3 with Android is backed by a limited one year warranty.
What's in the Box
Philips GoGear Connect 3 16GB, in-ear headphones, USB cable, and quick start guide.
Top Customer Reviews
+ Good Sound; using both the internal speakers and headphone jack, the sound quality is as good or better than the iPod
+ Good Display; good video quality
+ Good Web Browsing; easy to navigate
+ Good Earphones; the included earphones are much better than the pair that came with the iPod Touch
+ App Support; runs most of my favorite Android apps, including Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies, Kindle, Pandora, and YouTube (loading the "Amazon Appstore" gave me access to all of the apps I already bought for my EVO), but see "Cons" below
+ Responsive Touch Screen; no lag issues at all, unlike other lower priced devices I tried in the past
+ Integrated FM Radio; a nice feature, especially when traveling
+ Easy Network Setup; was connected to my home Wi-Fi in minutes after unboxing
+ Good Battery Life; very pleased with the longevity playing music, games, etc
- Small Screen Size; slightly smaller than the iPod Touch and much smaller than the EVO
- App Support; does not support all apps, most notably "Netflix" (installs but crashes, Philips Tech Support indicated they are working on this issue)
- No Camera; this is really surprising on a new device (but also an issue with the ...Read more ›
When I opened the packaging, I was surprised at the size of the Connect. It's a bit over twice as thick as my iPod Touch and a bit longer. It seemed heavier but I weighed both of the devices and the Connect is 112 grams vs. 105 for the iPod Touch. That's probably not enough to truly tell by holding the two players. Call it a wash. The screen on this is 3.2 inches vs. the 3.5 of the Touch. That is noticeable. The Connect has an FM radio receiver built in, which works fine. The Touch doesn't. The big omission is cameras. The Connect doesn't have any, so no video conferencing or snapshots.
While the screen of the Connect is a bit smaller, it's bright and crisp. The Connect comes with a couple of demo movies. They look good. The screen is nicely sensitive to touch. I added my own MP4 movie by side loading and it played perfectly.
Android ran quickly. Apps started up fast. The screen changed orientation quickly. The keyboard is responsive. The Connect walked me through setting up Wi-Fi and connecting to Google services. Wi-Fi reception seems about the same as with the Touch, not spectacular, not terrible. The Connect has a lot of apps preloaded, including Songbird for music, Audible, Rhapsody, YouTube, Android Market and so on. Songbird is an adequate music player, though it lacks touch volume control. I had the same frustrating half hour with the connect to that as I experienced with my LG phone when trying to connect to the Android store. I got it done, but it isn't the seamless/painless experience that Apple delivers.Read more ›
And now for the Phillips Connect. At first I was a little frustrated, but got over most of that when I downloaded my first app. and found that about the same as for the Kindle. Downloaded a video and was on my way, I think a little patience and taking time really makes a difference.
I do some walking, decided to put on the earphones, put the Connect in my pocket and head out while listening to some rather lively music....it was just great. To me the sound is terrific and has plenty of base for a "beat" to walk with.
Watching Netflix is slightly challenging as the picture is rather small, but it is private and I can go off into my own world and watch alone with little interference......I really am starting to like this thing.
I know this review is totally lacking in tech lingo, if I were just a little younger I don't think it would be the case. I can thoughtfully assure anyone in about the same place as myself that you can figure this thing out in no time and really enjoy what so many others do. I know it has more features that I will find, but for the ones I have used so far I is just a wonderful thing!
I hope, if you get one of these, you will be as pleased as I. It amazes me how much you can do and enjoy with such a small package.....oh, I do have wireless high speed Internet, so possibly I'm not awfully far behind my grandson.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stupid. The only thing that works properly is the music and video's. The only thing you can do on the internet is gmail and YouTube. The play store doesn't let me do anything. Read morePublished 15 months ago by margaret curry
The Philips Connect Three is a great tablet for backup use. I use it at work and at home. You can send and receive emails, keep-up with your contacts, calendar appointments, etc. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MJS
I could not get the dame thing to work. Need to send it back.Published 21 months ago by Christy Moore
this little device is okay. Not what I expected. I can't download certain items because it tells me i don't have the right memory or not enough space. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joanne Luppe
Product went bad after only a few uses. Money was refunded though immediatelyPublished 23 months ago by dawn meyers
Didn't work. The company I got it from was easy to work with, but the product is no good.Published on July 13, 2014 by Scott L