Reviews and Problems with Philips GoGear Ariaz (SA3ARA04/SA3ARA08/SA3ARA16)
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14 May 2013
Summary: I bought this used, and it was beat up, however the steel outer casing made this no problem. I was VERY VERY impressed with the external speakers. They sound better than my ipod's speakers. I dislike the playlist function, as having to add each song one by one is very annoying when it comes to larger playlists, but other than that I am very satisfied.
Great little mp3 player that does everything I want it to
8 April 2013
Summary: I have enjoyed using the gogear Ariaz. I had previously owned a gogear vibe from Philips, it had lasted me 3 years as opposed to only 1 (if that) from most other brands I had used. So hoping this one lasts me just as long, if not longer. It's nice and stylish, and I love the built-in speaker too. The simple navigation layout makes it lovely to use, as well as the compatibility with many music file types makes it better than other brands.
Summary: Pretty nice for the money .has nice features . Wifi and great apps availible. Heads up cases r very hard to find . I may get a silacone ipod case it won't fit all the fearures but should cover phone.
Summary: For those of you who are like myself and think Apple is way overpriced and overrated, Philips has finally given us an alternative to the iPod Touch. While I cannot directly compare the two items, I can say that I am well pleased with the functionality of this product. Would have given it 5 stars if it had a built in camera, but overall this product is worth the money.
Summary: If you don't want to invest in an iPod, it's great. Great sound, just get different headphones. However, I did invest in an iPod after a few months because then I could use iTunes and actually get gift cards. I gave it to my dad and he likes it. Just buy a good speaker for it so you can listen to it without having your headphones on. Also there were some compatibility problems.
Summary: The 8Mb version of Philips GoGear Ariaz MP3 Player is a little short on space, but it makes up for that with some really stellar sound and simple, intuitive controls. At this price point I'm not looking for a sophisticated device (or the hassle of dealing with the still-dreadful ITunes software). I just want an MP3 player that I can drag and drop files to in Windows (the GoGear Ariaz player mounts as an external drive) and has a frictionless interface.
Summary: I knew I had read that the Songbird software was no good, but I foolishly thought, "Surely the company has read enough of these reviews by now to fix all the glitches in their software." Nope. I couldn't even get it to open. I installed and uninstalled, reinstalled, restarted, tried every which way, and all it did was freeze my computer. (I'm on XP service pack 3.
Good reasonably priced mp3 player, avoid the software
15 August 2012
Summary: The Philips GoGear Ariaz is an attractive player for a more reasonable price than other similar options. It has a very attractive design and a reasonably large hard drive. It also supports high-quality audio like FLAC and charges quickly. The main issue with this player is the software that is packaged with it. The Songbird software is enormous, slow, and poorly designed. Avoid it if you can and use Windows Media Player or another similar software instead.
My GoGear Ariaz and my iPod both have a place in my life
Cricket "Living life and loving it!", Amazon
15 August 2012
Summary: Okay so first off I wasn't happy about installing yet another music managing program on my computer. I already have one for my phone, my iPod, Amazon Mp3 and now this, but of course I made room and set it up as instructed. What I like about the GoGear Ariaz: * Small and compact when compared to my older 5th Gen Video iPod. * The brushed stainless steel body feels pretty solid. * FM Radio!