Philips Lite-on BD-ROM

This is just another step in the direction of DVDs being completely obsolete. Philips and Taiwan’s, Lite-on IT unveiled a High definition BluRay Disk-rom (BD-rom) drive on the 14th.


Philips Xenium 9@9 – 17 hours of talk time

Why can’t we get phones like these in the United States? I have to charge my phone every night if not twice a day. But if you’re lucky enough to live in Asia – Philips only wireless market – you can now go for two months without charging your phone.


SlashGear Review: Philips’ VOIP841 dual-mode Skype DECT phone

Here at SlashGear we’ve generally given pretty short shrift to VOIP handsets: all too often they miss the point of their very purpose, to take internet calling out of the realm of the geeky and into the hands of the general public.  Common errors include requiring a USB connection to an attached PC rather than a standalone ethernet hookup, or using WiFi but only supporting unsecured networks which usually means hotspots such as found in Starbucks and elsewhere won’t let you log on.  So when Philips asked us to try out their VOIP841, a combination DECT and Skype phone, it seemed only fair to not warn them of our harsh standards and instead see how well the sleek black handset lived up to some high expectations.


Pioneer PD-D9 SACD deck launches to stifled yawns

I’m all for choice, in fact some people know me as “Mister Choice” seeing as I’m so open to suggestion (please note, this is a lie), but sometimes a gadget comes along that leaves you wondering exactly who will ever buy it.  Pioneer’s PD-D9 is one such lump, being as it is not only a CD player but – drumroll, please – an SACD player too.



Philips SHD9100 – Wireless headphones never looked so stylish

I’ve got a pretty decent pair of headphones that I use when I feel like zoning out into my own little world while listening to my music very loudly. Yes, I’ll probably be deaf by the age of 35, but I’ve come to terms with that. The worst thing about my headphones is that they only have a 3-foot cord. If my PC didn’t have a connector on the front for them, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to use them. What I wouldn’t give for a really nice pair of wireless headphones such as the new ones from Philips.


IFA 2007 – Philips shows off new Power4Life chargers

The problem with all of your portable gadgets is that the battery always dies when it’s least convenient. Philips has announced a new product that hopes to eliminate this issue.


IFA 2007 – Philips Aurea sheds a new light on your TV

IFA 2007 – Philips Aurea sheds a new light on your TV

Remember when Philips launched their Ambilight TVs? It seems like it wasn't that long ago, but apparently Ambilight is on its way out the door to be replaced by Aurea.

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White Spaces Coalition “Cause the FCC Won’t Let Me Be”

So, as a reminder, there is a government mandate that analog television signals are to cease as of a February 2009. That means that all of the wireless spectrum that was previously allotted to this purpose will become open for business if you will.

Well, almost as soon as that mandate was made, just about all of the major players in the technology world grouped up and formed the White Spaces Coalition. The companies that are included are as follows: Microsoft, Google, Dell, HP, Intel, Philips, and Earthlink.


Philips tentative answer to AppleTV’s streaming media

I’m not going to make the obvious “borrowing of industrial design” comment, but Philips partially-unveiled answer to the AppleTV looks to be sticking a little too closely to established media streamer form for my liking.  Inside the brushed-aluminium box is a 40GB hard-drive, while you can plug in larger hard-drives round the back, as well HDMI, optical audio and a WiFi connection hidden inside.


Philips shows off simple NAS device

If you’re looking for a simple NAS (Network Attached Storage) solution, Philips has you coverd.


Philips celebrate 10 years of Ambilight with new LED-backlit displays

For my tenth birthday I think I probably got a Transformer.  Philips is obviously a tad more generous, and is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Ambilight technology with three new 1080p sets that each use LEDs for their backlighting.



Philips helps consumers go green

Lately companies have put out more and more products that are considered green. Philips has now released the Green Tick logo to help consumers recognize products that are a bit more environmentally friendly.

This logo is placed on products that are 10% better in comparison to other products on the market. However, they only have to be better in one of these five categories: hazardous substances, energy efficiency, weight, packaging and recycling. Although it is great that Philips is taking a step in the right direction, the logo does not mean that the product is completely green. It just means in comparison to other products it is the lesser evil.

Although there are not all that many products with the Green Tick logo, Philips intends to bring up that number by the end of this year.

Philips helps buyers pick green gadgets
[via crave]