Summary: I purchased this for my husband. It's rugged and has worked for its intended purpose. It is very user- friendly (he is NOT a techie & has no problem with it). Battery life and storage is great.
Summary: This is not a *bad* MP3 and camera. But it isn't particularly good either. On the plus side, once you get the hang of it, it works pretty well playing MP3s. So if you're looking for an MP3 player, it will obviously do that. But it's a bit cheap and clunky. I don't really care for the wheel that switches you between the various modes. The camera works but is of mediocre (at best) quality. Also, I don't care for Songbird, which is Philips proprietary software program.
Summary: I bought this mp3 player on sale in the summer of 2011 for about half of its current price of $100.00. But am just now reviewing. This player plays music wonderfully. I don't much fool with the camera - when I did, it was to shoot a little video and it was actually fine as mp3 cameras go, I guess. My cell phone doesn't have a camera and I don't own any other camera so I have nothing with which to compare it. The thing plays music great - which is what I bought if for.
Summary: The Philips GoGear is a pretty bad player and I found it hard to operate. It's poorly designed and it's not very intuitive. The player looks more expensive than it feels. It feels like a cheap, plastic toy. Even though it's an MP3 player, camera and video player, all these components are subpar compared to other players in the price range. Music file organization on this device was a bit of a chore and not easy to setup.
Summary: I don't understand why this mp3 player doesn't get better reviews. In this last month, I have only used the mp3 player and camera on it so far but this little thing serves its purpose, for me anyhow. Pros -1.Expandable memory slot -2.Lightweight & thin (but sturdy) -3.The sound quality is great with equalizer adjustments (It's better, of course, if you get some skull-candy earplugs opposed to the ones that come with it.
Summary: My first gogear cam I received for the Christmas of 2010, and while it worked fine for the most part, it would freeze about every 2 weeks, requiring a complete factory reset using Songbird. (After that, all the music had to be reloaded onto it) The first one also had later headphone problems, where no set of earbuds I got would stay plugged in properly and would constantly lose the connection.
Summary: It is truly incompatible with Apple products, even if you are running windows. When I did get the chance to use it, I found it lacking in comparison to other mp3 players I have used. It feels cheap. The sound quality is low. The camera feels ten years old. I appreciate that it can play both mp3 and mp4 but it does lots of things functionally (but not well) and I'd prefer a device that does a few things well.