Reviews and Problems with Philips GoGear Ariaz (SA3ARA04/SA3ARA08/SA3ARA16)
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25 February 2014
Summary: this is ok for what i need it for cause since im so anti apple, i was a big fan of creative zen but i didnt see the one like i bought years ago and this was ok. i dont like the shuffle mix, it plays the same songs over and over even though i have hundreds, it still picks the same order.
Summary: The player was simple enough, the songbird software was a little glitchy. The earbuds didn't last long, the connections failed but might have been because of keeping them in my pocket. Overall good value for the price!
Summary: This is a small, compact player with a good sized color screen. I did not like the Philips Songbird software and did not use it. I have a few audio books on it that work well; the sound isn't that great but it's fine for an audio book. I do like the fact that it has an fm radio and also has a good battery life. It's a good mp3 player to take with you because it's small and lightweight and 8gb holds a lot of songs, audio books, podcasts; etc.
Summary: I own two other MP3 player, a Sansa Fuze, and a Philips GoGear Vibe, and I love them both. When compared to my other MP3 players, the GoGear Ariaz looks big, beautiful, and sturdy. The sound and video quality are excellent, and the included earbuds are surprisingly decent. Unfortunately, the Ariaz is really lacking when it comes to ease of use.
Summary: So, for the price, you get a fixed-memory MP3 player. 8 gigs. Let's take a look: I understand that you can watch videos on here, but I'd never do it seeing that the screen is so tiny. The menu that uses the screen is nice, however. - The design is all right - that stainless steel body is cool. I like the actual buttons to press to get to menu or play/pause. - The power switch on top is a pain. You have to slide this miniscule switch and hold it to turn it on/off.
Good hardware, excellent battery, terrible software
Margaret Picky, Amazon
4 August 2012
Summary: The photos on Amazon make the Philips Ariaz look much chubbier than it really is. It is actually about 2" wide by 3 3/8" tall and 5/16" thick with a screen that is 1 7/16" by 1 15/16" or 2 7/16" diagonally. It feels good in the hand and fits easily in a pocket. The brushed bluish-silver metal finish resists fingerprints. It's certainly not handsome but it's not ugly, either. The 8 GB flash drive will hold a good bit of music even at 320 kbps.
Summary: My MP3 players over the past few years have been exclusively Cowon. Granted, I have a few issues with the various players in and of themselves, but their pluses heavily outweigh their minuses, at least that's what I keep telling myself. Having a chance to play around with the Philips GoGear Ariaz player I was more or less vindicated in my opinion(s) about Cowon and MP3 players in general.
Summary: I bet you'll be conflicted after you've used the GoGear Ariaz: you like the space, you'll like the colorful screen, and you'll quickly figure out navigation. You'll hate operating the device and the brain-dead problems you're certain to have. You'll also wonder how the included Philips Songbird management software that comes with the Ariaz left the labs without adult supervision.
The Queen of Floydavia "Life is too short to ..., Amazon
24 August 2011
Summary: Handsome, easy to read display. Functionality is largely intuitive and easy to understand and learn. Very good sound and picture quality. My only reservation was that while I could easily transfer music files from my old iPod that were recorded from CD's, this unit would not allow me to transfer music files that I'd downloaded from the iTunes Library. (I will concede that it's possible I missed something, but it seemed not to work.