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Philips-sa4vbe08.33442890
8.3 out of 10

Philips SA4VBE08

The vibrantly colored GoGEAR Vibe MP3 video player comes with Fu Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Philips SA4VBE08

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Overall 8
8.0

Mostly Good

CharMer, Amazon
13 November 2014
  • Summary: It's a little glitchy and Phillips doesn't have much in the way of support for the device. But the reset button on the bottom solves most of the issues. If you are like me and like your music loud, go to the SafeSound settings and manually set it to the highest setting or the device will automatically lower the volume for you. Also I had a bit of trouble with the Full Sound option.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

CHARLES INNIS, Amazon
22 October 2014
  • Summary: Disappointed. Not able to handle direct sync from Windows Media Player of playlists. My prior GoGear Vibe did and still does I was surprised. Contact with Co. support not returned.
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Overall 10
10

easy to jog

gabri, Amazon
11 October 2014
  • Summary: -good/strong volume -standard cord for charging so even if you loose its original cord, can just use another standard #2 cord = no need to buy another Phillips-proprietary cord, can charge anywhere if you forget its own cord -logical folders arrangement -upon turning it ON starts where you left off: let's say you stop at 28min into a podcast that is 2hrs long.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not drm wma compatible.

CatMantle, Amazon
8 September 2014
  • Summary: In the detail section, wma files were listed as compatible, but it did not state that drm wma were not. I bought it specifically for drm wma because I borrow my audio books from the library. However, I do like it and am currently playing my audio books that are in mp3 player format. I love the Vibe mp3 players because of the ease of the buttons- I can use them without looking while I am driving.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed With Sound

D Gibbons, Amazon
5 September 2014
  • Summary: I would not buy this again. I compare this to my Sony. It rapidly charges the battery, faster than my Sony. The battery life is quite good, a little better than my Sony. The engineering design for user controls is superior to my Sony. One problem with my Sony that affects battery life, is that it's too easy to turn the Sony on. So it gets turned on in my pockets of my pants or jacket or any tote-bag I'm carrying and burns up the battery time.
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Overall 6
6.0

A step down from another model but still a good MP3 player

Gloria, Amazon
4 August 2014
  • Summary: In 2012, I purchased another version of this MP3 player SA4VBE08K/37, the same thing without the F in the model number. I gave it 4 stars. It is still working well so I decided to purchase another and found this one at a decent price. This version has some differences that I've noticed so far that are cons as far as I can see. Other than that, so far they seem to work pretty much the same. This one lost a star due to the changes. 1.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good player

Andrea Tennille, Amazon
29 June 2014
  • Summary: First of all, I don't buy MP3 players in order to do a million things. I buy them to play music. Which this does, wonderfully. I chose this particular model because it has the ability to view the files in folder view, which makes the transfer of music from a computer to the MP3 player much easier. Simply copy and paste the whole folder, and if your music was already organized on your computer, it is organized in the File view.
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Overall 8
8.0

Potentially very good.

Bruce Hood, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: When I downloaded using MS Media, there was a loud annoying hummmm when played back. When I tried the Phillips download to try to solve the problem, MS said this unit was not compatible. I liked the simplicity of the oporation of the player. Maybe it was simply a defective unit. If it were compatible with MS Media and did not have that hummmm, I would have liked this product very much.
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful Sound Quality, and Limited Volume

infj_I_am "alicekinnian5", Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: I only purchased this because I could no longer find the 4GB version that used to be sold at Walmart. The volume is extremely low by comparison, and the sound quality is worse. This is absolutely the worst Philips product I have ever purchased, and, I would not purchase any future versions of Philips products because of it; I would, however, readily purchase (if only I could find it!) the 4GB version that I guess was "too good" a product to continue.
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Overall 2
2.0

What A Joke!

Paulimo, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: I needed a simple mp3 player for my dad so I purchased this unit based on the price and the reviews. My experience wasn't so great. The unit wasn't exactly DOA, but it refused to play music at all and after a few days it stopped working completely. The interface is laughably bad and the buttons are so very cheap. With moderate use I could see these buttons wearing out very quickly.
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