Product Type: Philips MP3 players
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Philips GoGear RaGa 2 GB
Member Name: pippylongstockin
Philips GoGear RaGa 2 GB
Date: 25/01/11, updated on 25/01/11 (179 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to create playlists, find music. Stylish and compact.
Disadvantages: Is 2gb enough for you? No stop/start button.
2gb doesn't seem to be enough for me these days. My first mp3 player was something like 500mb and always seemed to be more that adequate storage space for 3-4 albums.
For this reason I may only be in possession of the Philips Raga 2gb for a little while longer until I return to HMV. There aren't many things wrong with this mp3 player. Its smooth, attractive and compact enough for travel being the pocket size of 4.5 - 4.3cm. It also has 22 hours battery life (which I imagine wears down to less after much use). The buttons are ergonomically sound. The screen is bright, full colour and menus easy to navigate. Its a great alternative to an iPod shuffle or stupidly small iPod nano. You can browse menus and create your own play lists. Sub menu's include selecting song alphabetically by artist, album etc which is a necessity for mass storage devices like mp3 players
There are a couple of things that are annoying though. The lesser of the annoyances is the headphone wire (mini jack) which I would prefer to have plugged in at the base of the player rather than top. That would have mean't I could have my hand in my pocket skipping tracks etc, without the wire bending around and out of my pocket.
The second is there is a pause/play button but somewhat annoyingly it also being the select button you can't pause or stop your track when browsing the menu's without selecting another track instead.
It comes with standard features including a locking switch to prevent accidental switching on or knocking buttons when fumbling through pockets. Usb connection with 3 inch usb cable included.
The microphone option on mp3 players have always baffled me slightly, the Raga has one thrown in. I can however see the use of such a device used as a dictaphone to record lectures, shopping lists etc.
Overall the Raga is a grade up from my last mp3 player. Its easier to use, stylish and compact and despite some draw backs I would recommend one. High street price: 24.99 pounds.
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Summary: Great mid-range mp3 player
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