GoGear SA9200 Going After the Nano

Sep 1, 2006
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The Nano is one of the sexiest DAP around, hands down. If I had to pick a runner up at gunpoint, I’d pick Philip’s GoGear SA9200. It’s every bit as appealing as the Nano. Aside from its stunning 9cm long, and weighs next to nothing at 48g; it’s packed with features to rival the Nano. The interface displays rich icons, and easy control via Sensory Touchpad SuperScroll for tapping, dragging or swiping a finger on the smooth surface for navigating through menus and to select titles. The buttons glow a soothing blue color that compliments the 1.7-inch color screen, that also display photos. The battery will last upwards of 14-hours of continuous playtime. There’s support for MP3, WMA, and compatible with PlaysForSure.

An optional docking station is also available and will work with the newly upgraded Streamium, WiFi HiFi. When docked, the GoGear will list tracks on the Streamium and stream music through it.

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Philips is releasing two versions; the SA9100 model has 1GB of storage, while the SA9200 has 2GB capable of storing up to 1000 songs or 560 photos. The SA9100 retails for €149 and the SA9200 goes for €199. The exact release date has not been release yet, except that it’s sometime towards the end of the summer.

philips-gogear-lg6-ifa.jpgPicture/Display
Type : LCD
Diagonal screen size (inch) : 1.7 inch
Resolution : 128 x 160 pixels, 65K color
Lines of text : 7
Backlight : yes
Backlight color : White

Sound
Equalizer : 5-bands
Equalizer settings : Classic, Dance, Electronica, Hip Hop, Lounge, Pop, RnB, Rock, Spoken word
Equalizer customizable : Yes
Bass enhancement : SRS WOW
Frequency response : 20 - 16 000 Hz
Output Power : 2x5mW (16 Ohm)
Signal to noise ratio : > 82dB
THD : 0.1%

philips-gogear-lg4-ifa.jpgAudio Playback
Compression format : MP3, Windows Media™ Audio
ID3 Tag support : Album title and artist name, Genre title, Track title and artist name
MP3 bit rates : 8-320 kbps and VBR
WMA bit rates : 32 - 192 kbps
WMA sample rates : 16,22.050,32,44.1,48

Storage Media
Built-in memory capacity : 2 GB* MB
Built-in memory type : NAND Flash
Music memory capacity, WMA : Up to 1000 songs*

Connectivity
Headphone : 3.5 mm mm
USB : USB 2.0
Connector : Philips dock connector

Convenience
Firmware upgradeable : Yes
SuperPlay : Yes
Superscroll : yes

Accessories
Headphones : SHE255
Pouch : Soft fabric pouch
USB cable : yes
User Guide on CD-ROM : yes
Quick start guide : Yes
CD-ROM : With installer, PC software and user manuals

Software
Windows Media Player 10 : Yes
Device manager : yes
PlaysForSure : Audio Download, Audio Subscription

Green Specifications
Lead-free soldered product : Yes

System Requirements
PC OS : Windows XP (SP2 or above)
CD-ROM drive : yes
Sound card : yes
Video card : yes

Power
Battery Type : LI-Polymer
Battery capacity : 600 mAh
Rechargeable : Yes, via USB
Playtime on internal battery : Up to 14 hours*

Still Picture Playback
Picture compression format : JPEG
Slide show : yes

Dimensions
Product dimensions (WxDxH) : 3.45" x 1.81" 0.35"
Packaging type : Clamshell
Master carton quantity : 3
Blister dimensions (WxDxH) : 7.76" x 7.76" x 1.61"
Outer carton dimensions WxDxH : 8.50" x 5.91" x 9.06"
Product weight (lb) : 0.104

GoGear SA9200 Product Page [via Digital Lifestyles]


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