Here’s a video review of the Philips GoGear SA2825. This MP3 player is one of the new, small, inexpensive players that are hitting the market right now. Let’s see what this review, courtesy of Hulu says about the Philips GoGear SA2825 (I’ll recap for non-US visitors who can’t see Hulu videos)
To recap, the Philips GoGear SA2825 is a 2GB flash memory based MP3 player. It measures a tiny 1.5 inches square by .5 inches thick. One neat thing about this player is that it includes a generous 1 inch screen. The control buttons are on the sides of the screen. The reviewer gave the Sansa Clip higher marks on sound quality than the Philips GoGear SA2825.
Would the Philips GoGear SA2825 make my short list of players to buy? No, it would not. Why? Because it unfortunately lacks subscription music support and the sound quality is questionable. One thing that I’ve found about any digital music player is having the right EQ adjustments pays big dividends in the listening quality of unit. So far as non-iPod players go, I think Creative Zen and Sansa have the others beat in this area. Another concern I’d have would be the size of the control buttons. This might make it a bit clumsy to use if you have larger hands.
I think the Philips GoGear SA2825 will appeal to people who like the small size and the small price but I agree with the video reviewer. There are some better options so far as small, inexpensive, MP3 Players go than the Philips GoGear SA2825.