but last night, a blogger friend invited me over to this blogger party sponsored by philips. though i rarely go out of my box, i decided to check it out since its near my place. it was my first online party event ever, so i felt a certain ackwardness at first. but later on found my space when the "informal" party begun.
after the small talk, it was a great surprise when suddenly one of the organizers handed each of us a bag of goodies and i honestly didn't expect my first going-to-be-mp3 player inside.
it was a 4gb philips gogear sparks with their well-celebrated full sound technology. basically, it was just a small but hip box that would fit in to anyone's pocket. it also has a short usb cord for file transfering and usb charging, making it more convenient, cord friendly and portable for anyone on the go.
so what is the full sound technology?
geek mode transform...
well, based from what i understood, when we upload or download music files from one device to another, certain sound details are compressed and most of the time get lost, in order to adjust to our devices' formats. in effect, sound quality is comprimised. but with this technology, it promises to bring back those details as if they were fresh from the recording studios to fully suit our individual musical cravings.
then i remembered, what a belgian attendee raised during the talk, "so what? as long as i'll be able to listen to my songs clearly, it will be perfectly fine for me." well, come to think of it, she actually has a good point.
for us, commoners, who are mostly not that tech savy nor keen to sound details but comprises the massive bulk of potential buyers, we actually careless. as long as we'll be able to listen clearly to what we want to hear, it will definitely work for us.
but since, i happen to have all the time in the world after resigning from my previous work, i tried checking it out for myself.
for me, i give it 3 and a half out of five stars.
sound quality, songs are relatively crispier, clearer and noiseless compare to other players i have listened to. so this is what full sound is all about.
i also like the album art feature, where you can actually upload and personalize the screensaver with your own pictures.
very, very portable. though in second thought, its on the verge of being not burara--clumsy-malilimutin-friendly like me.
needs improvement in terms of navigation--- i find it very difficult navigating the player because of its pseudo touch screen feature, where you could actually feel the buttons underneath the screen. thus, one needs perfect timing and probably balance in order to go to the menu s/he wants to go.
nonetheless, as what ive said, as long as i can listen my music, it will be just fine for me, atleast for now.
but hey i am just writing one version of the actual product and this is just another part of me trying to be a tech writer out of my bumness.
for additional info, check this site: http://pcworld.com.ph/philips-gogear-lets-you-enjoy-your-music-on-the-move/
and they also have an upcoming event where they are inviting upcoming local bands all around the country for battle of the band called bandwidth in bonifacio high street this june 6, 2009. for interested parties, you can check this site for further details: http://philipsbandwidth.blogspot.com/