Philips Go Gear 2GB from Good Times with Mo Podcast!

I received the gadget I "won" from the Good Times with Mo Podcast this afternoon!  :)

I decided to send in a question last March 3, to the GTWM Podcast guest that night, Kuya Kim (Kim Atienza), via SMS. And lo and behold, Pat of GTWM called me after a few minutes! I really wasn't expecting a call.  Well they did call, I got put on hold 3x, got cut off 2x, got called back. Finally got to ask my question. They didn't talk to me much though.

Anyhoo, the next day, a certain Ed of Tradeport sent me an SMS, asking me for my address for the mp3 player delivery. I initially thought it was bogus. But what the heck, I sent in my details anyway.

Today, I got the gear :)

It's the Philips GoGear MP3 Player SA011102S 2GB which retails at Tradeport (at time of writing) for Php 2,190 + Php 140 shipping charge.
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Here's the write-up from the Tradeport site, and below are the specs:

Enjoy your music on the move!

Enjoy digital music with the digital audio player SA011. Easily take your favorite tunes on the go with Direct USB and enjoy 10 hours of playtime.

All your music on the go - everyday
• MP3 and WMA playback
• Equalizer to suit your music preferences
• Enjoy up to 10 hours of music playback*
• FM radio with 20 presets for more music options

Ready to wear, ready to go
• Small and wearable for ultimate portability
• Voice recording to take notes or record anything, anytime

Easy and intuitive experience
• Drag and drop your songs easily - no software needed
• Direct charging from PC via USB


•Lines of text: 3
•Resolution: 128 x 48
•Type: LCD

•Frequency response: 80 - 18 000 Hz
•Equalizer settings: Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Techno, Classical
•Signal to noise ratio: > 80 dB
•Channel separation: 32 dB
•Output power (RMS): 2 x 3 mW

Audio Playback
•Compression format: MP3, WAV, WMA
•MP3 bit rates: 8-320 kbps and VBR
•ID3 Tag support: Song title, artist, album
•WMA bit rates: 64-320 kbps
•WMA sample rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
•MP3 sample rates: 16, 32, 44.1, 48, 11.025, 22.050, 24, 8 kHz

Storage Media
•Built-in memory type: Flash
•Built-in memory capacity: 2 GB
•Mass storage class compliant
•Music memory capacity, MP3: Up to 450 tracks*

•Headphone: 3.5 mm
•USB: USB 2.0

•Function: Keypad lock
•Battery charging indication: On user interface
•Volume control
•Battery low indication

Green Specifications
•Lead-free soldered product

System Requirements
•PC OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
•Internet connection: Yes (for access to updated support documents and manuals)
•USB: Free USB port

•Battery capacity: 150 mAh
•Battery Type: LI-Polymer
•Playtime on internal battery: Up to 10 hours
•Rechargeable: Yes, via USB

•Product dimensions (WxDxH): 91.7 x 29 x 14.3 mm
•Product weight: 0.029 kg
•Packaging type: D-box

Audio Capturing
•Audio file format: MP3
•Built-in microphone: mono
•Voice recording
•FM radio recording

•Station presets: 20
•Tuner Bands: FM

Thank you GTWM!  

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