Part of the Wearable Digital Audio series, the Philips Key Ring MP3 Player is one of the sleekest flash-memory based player you can find in shops today.
First and foremost, i would like to thank Philips Singapore for providing us with a unit of this player for our review.
The year 2003 sparked a sudden influx of digital audio players, or what we call MP3 players, into the consumer market. In recent years, flash memory has become affordable and coupled with technological improvements, we can now see a variety of MP3 players in the market. Electronics companies have been pitting against each other in this saturated digital audio player market. With so many choices avaliable to the consumer today, elements like design, audio quality and pricing are crucial factors in determining the success of these digital audio players.
Philips is pretty new to the gadgets industry and it was really exciting when they released their first line of gadgets in mid 2003. The Key Ring MP3 Player is part of this street smart gadgets range. The innovation and creativity really shows Philips intention in uprooting a share of the market for themselves.
The Philips Key Ring MP3 Player is a class of its own. Sporting a glossy white finishing, its one of the smallest and lightest flash-memory based MP3 player you can find in the market today. Pardon me if i tend to use the terms Key Ring MP3 Player and Wearable Digital Audio Player interchangeably. I am still rather confused about the naming for this product.
As this reviewer’s set didn’t come with a reviewer’s reference kit, the specifications are extracted directly from Philips website.
|64MB (comes in black
128MB version too)
|Battery||Uses proprietary battery.|
|Comes with an auxiliary
1 x AAA battery pack. Offers an extra 10hrs of music.
1 x Wired Remote
|Charging||via USB Port|
|MP3 (1hr approximately)
and WMA (2hrs approximately)
|USB 1.1 (PnP except