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Philips GoGear Vibe 8GB MP3 Player SA3VBE08K/37 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Standard Packaging
  • The small and sturdy GoGear Vibe MP3 Player hits the right notes with Philips FullSound to bring your music to life
  • Philips GoGear MP3 Player Vibe 8GB SA3VBE08K/37
  • Philips Product. Plus, soft rubber earbuds ensure comfy music enjoyment
  • Songbird for endless music discovery and easy synchronization. Plus, soft rubber earbuds ensure comfy music enjoyment
  • The small and sturdy GoGear Vibe MP3 Player hits the right notes with Philips FullSound to bring your music to life and
  • Songbird for endless music discovery and easy synchronization.
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Capacity: 8GB | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • USB Powered
  • Video playback

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Supported Standards MP3;WMA;WAV;FLAC;APE;JPEG APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA MP3/WAV/WMA/FLAC/APE/JPG/BMP/WMV and MJPEG WMA
Color Black Black Silver Black
Digital Storage Capacity 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB
Dimensions 3.07 inches x 0.39 inches 0.4 inches x 1.7 inches 3.62 inches x 2.05 inches 1.71 inches x 1.96 inches
Item Package Weight 0.25 pounds 0.3 pounds 0.4 pounds 0.2 pounds
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Product Description

Capacity: 8GB | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

1.8" full color display for smooth & intuitive navigation; built-in fullsound(TM); up to 20 hours of music or 3 hours of video playback; FM radio with RDS & 20 presets for more music options; PHILIPS(R) SONGBIRD; like music to make playlists of songs; folder view to organize & view media files; album art in full color; soft, rounded finishing for great handling & comfort; includes soft rubber earbuds; 8 GB

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The Philips GoGear ViBE 8GB MP3 Video Player offers Philips FullSound for a richer music experience and Songbird for limitless musical exploration and easy synchronization. Portable and sturdy, this 8GB MP3 player is perfect for on-the-go entertainment. Soft rubber earbuds stay in place and provide a comfy experience, while a soft, smooth finish provides easy handling. The Vibe also features an FM radio with up to 20 preset stations, a 1.8-inch full color screen, and a Smart Shuffle option that lets you listen to the music you like the most first.

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GoGear ViBE 8GB
At a Glance:
  • Compact 8 GB MP3 video player with 1.8-inch full color screen

  • FullSound technology for CD-quality music without any distortion

  • FM radio with room for 20 preset stations

  • Soft rubber earbuds for comfortable listening

  • 90-day warranty
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GoGear ViBE 8GB Product Shot
The Vibe uses Philips' FullSound technology so you can experience CD music without any distortion. View larger.
GoGear ViBE 8GB Product Shot
A rubber cap encapsulates each earbud and gently adjusts to the shape and size of your ear to stay in place.
FullSound for Richer, Fuller Audio
GoGear ViBE 8GB feature
The Vibe incorporates Philips' FullSound technology so you can experience near-CD quality music without any distortion. Based on an audio post-processing algorithm, FullSound combines Philips' expertise in music reproduction with the power of the latest generation Digital Signal Processor (DSP). The result is fuller bass with more depth and impact, boosted voice and instrument clarity, and rich detail.

Songbird: One Program to Discover, Play, and Sync

Songbird ICON
The Vibe comes with access to Songbird, a simple, easy-to-use program that lets you discover and play all your media, and sync it seamlessly with your MP3 player. Its intuitive and powerful music management features let you discover new artists and music styles directly in the program through music and 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 MP3 player.

Full Color Screen and User-Friendly Interface
The Vibe has a 1.8-inch full color screen that allows you to navigate easily within the control menu or music files, or flip through your photo collection while enjoying music on the go. Dedicated volume controls, a keypad lock feature, a superscroll option, and a battery charging indicator right on the user interface make for easy operation. FastCharge lets you quickly charge the built-in battery, and provides 90-minutes of playback on just five minutes of charging, and the soft, rubberized finish provides easy comfort and durability.

Soft Rubber Earbuds
Soft rubber earbuds let you enjoy your music in comfort. A rubber cap encapsulates each earbud and gently adjusts to the shape and size of your ear to stay in place. It provides a soft cushion that makes listening through uncomfortable headphones a thing of the past.

FM Radio with RDS and Presets

Digital Tuning feature
RDS (Radio Data System) is a communications protocol standard that allows digital information to be transmitted over FM radio broadcasts. RDS-enabled FM radio receivers can display useful information that includes station identity, program details, and song title and artist. With this feature, you can store a desired station as a preset channel on your Vibe player. You can store up to 20 preset radio stations and quickly access your favorite stations without having to tune the frequencies.

Audible.Com Access for More Entertainment Options
Beyond music and video entertainment, the Vibe lets you enjoy digital audiobooks, magazines, radio shows, stand-up comedy, and more available for download at Audible.com. Enjoy books in the car, at the gym, or around the house. At Audible.com you can browse and sample over 75,000 selections, including the latest best sellers and timeless classics.

Warranty Information
The Vibe is backed by a limited 90-day warranty.

What's in the Box
GoGear Vibe Player, earbuds, and Quick Start guide.


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Highlights
FullSoundFullSoundFullSound
FM radio with RDS and 20 presets FM radio with RDS and 20 presets FM radio with RDS and 20 presets
Soft rubber earbud headphonesSoft rubber earbud headphonesSound-isolation headphones
Lossless codec support (FLAC & APE) AudibleLossless codec support (FLAC & APE) AudibleLossless codec support (FLAC & APE) Audible
1.8-inch full-color display 2.4-inch full-color display3.2-inch HVGA color display
24 hour music or 4 hour video playback36 hour music or 5 hour video playback24 hour audio or 5 hour video playback
Voice recording Voice recording Voice recording
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Folder view Folder view Folder view
Album art display Album art display Album art display
    Surround for movies
  HDMI video out, up to 720p
  Touch Screen


Product Information

Capacity:8GB  |  Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 0.4 x 1.7 x 3.1 inches
Item Weight 1.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Philips Consumer Electronics
ASIN B004M8STFY
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number SA3VBE08K/37
Customer Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars 235 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,086 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Players
Date first available at Amazon.com May 1, 2011

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By Media Man VINE VOICE on August 24, 2011
Size: 4GBPackage Type: Standard Packaging Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
When my iPod Shuffle finally shorted out I began to look for an inexpensive and comparable replacement. The Philips GoGear Vibe 4GB fit the bill perfectly and with a lot more options than my old Shuffle. Great for on the go use (bus, exercise, work etc.) the Vibe provided me with just enough options to get me through the day with little to no hassle in use. Here are my thoughts on this handy little MP3 device;

Pros

+ Superb sound quality.

+ Comfortable and soft rubber ear buds.

+ Excellent auto-preset FM Tuner.

+ Perfect dimensions for an on the go mp3 player. As another review said it's about the size of a credit card and the depth of a Hershey bar.

+ Custom equalizer.

+ Free and optional install of Songbird software.

+ Plays video.

Cons

- Ear bud cord could be a bit longer. An additional 6" would have been better.

- No Audio Recording capability even though it's advertised as such. There's what appears to be microphone hole on the top of the device but no recording options available. This is the main reason I knocked off a star as I would have really used this option.

- Limited video format support.

- Small video screen and along with that comes rather poor quality/resolution (expected for the price). Hopefully most people don't plan on watching a lot of video with this player.

- User interface could use some tweaking as it's a bit confusing at first.

- Volume buttons are a bit too recessed for larger fingers.

- Unfortunately the Songbird software consistantly crashes without reason despite repeated software updates.

All things considered this is a good deal for a low end MP3 player.
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The specific model I am reviewing is the SA3VBE04K/37 which is important because all of the documentation I can find referring to the 4gb GoGear Vibe mentions audio recording capability which this specific model apparently cannot do. There is no built in microphone, hence, no ability to record audio EVEN THOUGH RECORDING AUDIO IS LISTED AS A FEATURE OF THIS UNIT. The manuals I've found show a different configuration (microphone hole on top) than this particular unit. If you're looking to record classroom lectures (I was looking forward to testing the quality of that) you just can't do it. This also raises into question the capabilities of the other Vibes. Which ones have this feature and which ones don't? Hopefully the Philips folks will fix their documentation and advertising and this won't be an issue.

Otherwise, this is a solid, pretty standard MP3 player. As advertised, it takes about 2-3 hours to charge the built-in, non-replaceable battery. I actually prefer non-replaceables since I don't spend all my time hunting for AAA or AA or button batteries, but you may prefer otherwise. I've had it running overnight and it still has a good charge, but that should be the case with any new battery. If it turns out this unit's battery has a short life-span (less than 1 year?) I'll add an update to this review.

The sound is solid, the interface is decent, the software is all pretty standard. At least, standard for a portable MP3 player not built by a certain company that starts with an "A." In fact, my most recent experience is with a second generation Apple Shuffle (postage stamp sized, no screen) and I prefer this GoGear Vibe to the smaller Shuffle for a couple of reasons. A lesser reason is the Vibe's screen which has a nice visible menu system and pretty easy to use controls.
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Although Apple has set the industry standard for portable digital music with its iPod line, not everyone wants to pay the price or use iTunes to manage music. This little GoGear Vibe is a good choice for people who want a relatively inexpensive MP3 player that's about twice the size of the Nano but much smaller than Apple's other offerings. NOTE: I'm reviewing the 4GB version. The 8GB version comes with voice recording but this smaller capacity one does not.

This MP3 player is designed exclusively for Windows PCs because its Songbird music managing program does not work with Macs, even though there is a Songbird for Mac program available for free download. That said, I was able to download Amazon MP3s to the device, using it the way I'd use a flash drive by dropping files directly onto the GoGear. It worked perfectly, but I couldn't fill it with songs from my Mac's iTunes library, even when I located the files for them. The songs transferred but wouldn't play, suggesting that the GoGear Songbird converts the file kinds to be compatible with the device. When I connected it to a Windows machine, that version of Songbird immediately asked if I wanted to import my music from iTunes, so the GoGear can indeed do it, just not with a Mac.

The controls are relatively easy to use -- once I found them. The black-on-black face, with little supplied documentation, made its use trial-and-error at first. The small screen is large enough to display an album cover but lousy for photos and videos. Some of the other models in the GoGear line have bigger screens, so if you want to display photos or video, you might want to investigate them.

The sound is slightly different than the iPod for the same songs played through the same set of earbuds.
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