Philips archive

  • Philips BDP7600   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Philips BDP7600 review

    By 9 August 2011

    Already discounted online, this do-it-all deck from Philips is thrice a home cinema hero. Its trio of key features are 3D Blu-ray disc playback, built-in Wi-Fi and analogue 7.1 surround sound outputs, the absence of which we’ve moaned about for yonks...

  • Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP adds a personal touch
    Audio

    Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP adds a personal touch

    By 12 July 2011

    Philips has proved that there is still legs in the PMP yet with the launch of the Philips GoGear Muse 3. The Dutch electronics giant is keen to point out that the Muse 3 packs "two new technologies"; SafeSound and SoundPersonalisation. SafeSound has nothing...

  • Philips Fidelio DS9010 & DS9 docks hands-on
    Audio

    Philips Fidelio DS9010 & DS9 docks hands-on

    By 22 June 2011

    Back in 2010, Philips took on the market leader in high end iPod docks, that is the B&W Zeppelin, and did so darn well with the Philips Fidelio DS9000 that the Dutch company has decided to do it again. 2011 sees the introduction of the brushed, anodised...

  • Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800 with AirPlay hands-on
    Audio

    Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800 with AirPlay hands-on

    By 22 June 2011

    We first heard about the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800 with its Apple AirPlay music streaming fun back in March but, despite the promised May release date, this home music system is now just about ready for sale. And, in case you were looking to...

  • Philips Fidelio DS3020  review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio DS3020 review

    By 14 June 2011

    As Apple continues to sell millions of iPods and iPhones, the market for accessories just keeps on getting bigger and one of the the most popular add-on products around is the speaker docking station. The wide selection on offer ranges from cheap and...

  • Philips ESee camcorder range hands-on
    Cameras

    Philips ESee camcorder range hands-on

    By 2 May 2011

    With Flip out of the way, there's plenty of space for the other pocket camcorders in the market to flourish, and even room enough for a few new-comers to get in on the act. One such well-known brand to take steps into the video imaging world in 2011 is...

  • Philips hives off television arm to Hong Kong's TPV Technology
    Home Cinema

    Philips hives off television arm to Hong Kong's TPV Technology

    By 19 April 2011

    Philips is gradually withdrawing from the television manufacturing market, hiving off 70 per cent of its TV business to Hong Kong monitor company TPV Technology. While the Dutch consumer electronics and lighting firm will retain 30 per cent of the venture,...

  • Philips SHN5600 review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips SHN5600 review

    By 22 March 2011

    If you think that noise-cancelling headphones have to cost the Earth, then think again. Obviously you can get high-end models with price tags that go into the hundreds, but there are also plenty of reasonably priced options around, like these on-ear cans...

  • Philips ActionFit sports earphones hands-on
    Audio

    Philips ActionFit sports earphones hands-on

    By 10 March 2011

    If you're a bit of a sweaty-Betty (or a Betty Swollox, if you prefer), and you're forever having to replace your gym-headphones because of water damage, then Philips may have just the answer for you with its new ActionFit sports headphone range. There...

  • Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold hands-on

    By 10 March 2011

    Philips' 21:9 revolution rumbles on with the introduction of the more budget-friendly (although it still won't confirm the bloomin' price so we'll have to take its word for it) Cinema 21:9 Gold range - which will undercut the price of its Platinum brother...

  • Philips FloatingCushions: Kind on your ears
    Audio

    Philips FloatingCushions: Kind on your ears

    By 8 March 2011

    Philips, fresh from introducing an updated version of its O'Neill Stretch headphones, has also used its 2011 launch event in Barcelona to announce the arrival of a new range of “FloatingCushions” cans, which are designed with comfort in mind. This...

  • Philips O'Neill The Stretch (2011 version) hands on
    Audio

    Philips O'Neill The Stretch (2011 version) hands on

    By 8 March 2011

    Philips has cranked up its partnership with extreme sports lover O'Neill, adding more control to the “Tested on Animals” range. The Philips O'Neill 2011 edition of The Stretch builds upon the success of the originals (which scored a very respectable...

  • Philips Fidelio SoundSphere adds Apple Airplay
    Audio

    Philips Fidelio SoundSphere adds Apple Airplay

    By 8 March 2011

    Remember the Philips Streamium MCI900, that was thinking outside of the box when it came to its tweeter positions? Well, the Dutch electronics firm is at it again with the newly announced Philips Fidelio SoundSphere. The Fidelio SoundSphere speaker setup...

  • Philips 9000 TV range is Full HD 3D heavy man
    Home Cinema

    Philips 9000 TV range is Full HD 3D heavy man

    By 8 March 2011

    Pioneers in the 21:9 market, Philips has also announced an agglomeration of TVs in the, more socially acceptable, 16:9 aspect ratio that it will hope to adorn your living room with. Top of the bill is the improved 9000 series, which falls under the Philips...

  • Passive aggression with the Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold
    Home Cinema

    Passive aggression with the Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold

    By 8 March 2011

    You didn't think that Philips would hold a big media event unravelling its top kit for 2011 and not wheel out a brand spanking new 21:9 TV did you? Hell no, the cinema aspect TV kings are back with a new super wide-screen offering - the Philips Cinema...

  • Philips BDP7500S2   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips BDP7500S2 review

    By 1 March 2011

    Fancy a Blu-ray deck that does it all? Able to spin 3D Blu-ray discs, this classy deck proves technically just as good as models from the likes of Sony, but it does lack one or two features rivals include. Its provision of 1GB of local storage is a nice...

  • Philips 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9 Platinum review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9 Platinum review

    By 27 January 2011

    Philips doesn't do things by halves. Designed primarily to rid Blu-ray movie transfers of those pesky black bars top and bottom, this uniquely (for now – LG demoed a very similar product behind closed doors at the recent CES) shaped TV increases the...

  • Control your Philips TV with free iPhone/iPad remote app
    Phones

    Control your Philips TV with free iPhone/iPad remote app

    By 19 January 2011

    Philips has released a free application for iOS devices that works as a universal remote control for its Wi-Fi enabled TVs. The Philips WiFi TV Remote app can hook up to the company's NetTV compatible sets, including the company's 2009 released 8000 and...

  • 2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES
    Phones

    2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES

    By 12 January 2011

    CES has packed up for another year, so now you know all about the new gadgets that are on the way. But when will you actually be able to get your mitts on them? We've put together a list of all the launch dates that we know about to save you scrabbling...

  • Philips ArmaDuo iPhone case double downs on protection
    Phones

    Philips ArmaDuo iPhone case double downs on protection

    By 5 January 2011

    Philips has announced a new range of iPhone 4 cases designed for the super clumsy. The ArmaDuo (yes it is a play on the word armadillo) offers so much protection that it’s actually two iPhone cases in one according to Philips. In reality, the mix and...

  • Philips portable Blu-ray player brings HD movies to your car
    Home Cinema

    Philips portable Blu-ray player brings HD movies to your car

    By 5 January 2011

    Philips has launched a new dual screen portable Blu-ray player for those looking for HD movies in the back of their car. The Philips Dual-Screen Portable Blu-ray/DVD player (PB9011) will cost $349 when it launches in April. For your cash, you’ll get...

  • Philips DC390 iPad and iPhone dock charges both
    Phones

    Philips DC390 iPad and iPhone dock charges both

    By 5 January 2011

    Philips has launched a dual iPhone and iPad radio alarm clock allowing you to charge both your Apple devices and make sure you wake up at the same time. If you're stressing that you can't charge your iPad and iPhone at the same time then this is probably...

  • Philips 40PFL9705   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Philips 40PFL9705 review

    By 20 December 2010

    Can a TV be considered high-end if it has no Freeview HD tuner? Clocking in at just shy of £2000, Philips’ latest may lack the latest free high-def TV channels, but combines 3D and pin-sharp Blu-ray pictures with Ambilight and Net TV to create a stunning...

  • Philips AirFryer review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Philips AirFryer review

    By 1 December 2010

    When it comes to the kitchen you’ve probably already got too many gadgets as it is, so should you be getting the Philips AirFryer? We’ve lived with one for just under a month to find out. Forgetting all the marketing hype, the Philips AirFryer is...

  • Philips GoGear Muse   review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Philips GoGear Muse review

    By 30 November 2010

    The Philips GoGear Muse (SA2MUS16S) is an MPEG4 player that looks to offer a range of features without breaking the bank. The Muse is lovingly crafted from brushed metal so it looks fantastic, but does the rest of the package deliver? A comparison to...