Full metal jacket: New super slim design Philips Muse gains HDMI HD output and large high quality touch screen

October 7,2010

London, England – With FullSound technology, a super slim metal body and a large, high quality touch screen, Philips’ new GoGear Muse PMP player both looks and sounds exceptional. Store more music, videos and pictures than ever before with the handy MicroSD card compatibility and connect up the player to an HDTV to see media content in glorious High Definition.


Despite a slim, stylish design with full metal body, the Muse still manages to fit in a large 3.2” HVGA colour touch screen, perfect for viewing video content and images. The touch screen allows users to have smooth, intuitive control of the player without compromising valuable viewing space with control buttons and if you should feel like watching video content on an even larger screen, this too is now possible because of the 720p HDMI connector.


But the Muse doesn’t just look good - Philips’ innovative FullSound technology enhances the quality of compressed MP3 files and makes them sound more like the original recording, giving users a much more authentic sounding player. Soft tracks are subtly ‘lifted’ so that all the soft details and nuances in the music can remain apparent, while louder tracks are ‘lowered’ to remain comfortable, all without any hint of distortion. The Muse is accompanied by a pair of sound isolation headphones which cancel out unwanted noise brings the background closer to silence leaving you free to enjoy an all round more immersive listening experience.


The player now supports additional audio formats with FLAC and APE lossless joining compatibility for MP3, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Real Audio and WAV, as well as supporting multiple video formats such as MPEG4, WMV9 and RMVB.


Available in 8GB, 12GB and 32GB memory sizes, there’s enough space for even the largest of media libraries and should you need even more space there’s a microSD card slot for even greater storage capacity. The Muse also allows playback of content downloaded from the hugely popular BBC iPlayer, Audible and Napster. Enjoy millions of top quality tunes with “Napster To Go” at the click of a button, just drag and drop them to your Muse without having to pay for each one separately.


For the ultimate convenience, Philips Songbird locates and collates all of your stored music, wherever it’s stored into one easy to use application on your PC with an exceptionally user friendly interface and simple transfer to the Muse. It also comes with FM radio with 20 presets so there really is more media choice than ever before.


For further information, please contact:
Philips Consumer Electronics               
Tina Withington      
Tel: 01483 293 426      
E-mail: tina.withington@philips.com    

Philips Customer Care telephone number for publication: 0906 1010 016


About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 121,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 26 billion in 2008, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.


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