GoGear SA9200 Going After the Nano

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.

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.


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


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%

Audio 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*


Headphone : 3.5 mm mm

USB : USB 2.0

Connector : Philips dock connector


Firmware upgradeable : Yes

SuperPlay : Yes

Superscroll : yes


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


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


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


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

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