updated 02:35 pm EDT, Tue May 29, 2007
Philips GoGear SA6000
Philips today quietly introduced a new range of video-oriented jukeboxes. The GoGear SA6000 tilts on its side for watching WMV clips at full speed on the 2.2-inch LCD for up to four hours thanks to the use of flash memory. AVI, MPEG, and QuickTime clips can be converted using bundled software, the Dutch firm says. Audio format support is wider with 15 hours of playback for MP3, WAV, and WMA, including protected songs from PlaysForSure stores. An FM tuner backs up the digital music offerings.
Three models launch at stores today, with availability depending on region; the 1GB SA6015 and 2GB SA6025 will be available both in North America and Europe, with pricing set at €119 and €139 ($160 and $187) for the latter continent; pricing in the US is far lower, with the 4GB SA6045 retailing for $128. [via Generation MP3]