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  • Philips to launch Full HD 3D Cinema 21:9 TV
    Home Cinema

    Philips to launch Full HD 3D Cinema 21:9 TV

    By 23 February 2010

    Philips has announced the launch of a full range of 3D HD TVs which will include a 3D version of the Cinema 21:9 TV. A proof of concept model was shown off at IFA in 2009, but now it seems that this product will be making it to the shop floor late summer...

  • Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player review

    By 21 January 2010

    Look at the Blu-ray market and you'd think it had gone the way of DVD players already, with £70 machines not uncommon in the January sales. Most of those players are the very definition of basic. Philips' latest tries to up the ante slightly by tidying-up...

  • Five uplifting anti-depression gadgets
    Gadgets

    Five uplifting anti-depression gadgets

    By 18 January 2010

    Today is the most depressing day of 2010. That's what that nagging, soul-destroyed ache has been ever since you got up this morning and the reason why your 11am cup of coffee just hasn't cut it today - even with the extra sachet of sweetener. Psychologists...

  • Philips Activa MP3 player offers "words of encouragement"
    Audio

    Philips Activa MP3 player offers "words of encouragement"

    By 6 January 2010

    Philips has launched a new MP3 player with the fairly unique selling point that it has a focus "on motivating people to improve their fitness". In a bid to help us lead healthier and more active lifestyles the device goes as far as to actually offer "words...

  • Sling Touch Control 100 remote takes on Philips Pronto
    Home Cinema

    Sling Touch Control 100 remote takes on Philips Pronto

    By 6 January 2010

    SlingMedia, makers of the Slingbox, are pushing hard on becoming a controlling point for your television with the launch of a new touchscreen remote control. The Announcement comes alongside a range of other products at the Consumer Electronics Show in...

  • Philips 40PFL9704 television review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Philips 40PFL9704 television review

    By 24 December 2009

    With flatscreen TVs now a commodity market, finding a high-end set that represents the pinnacle of engineering is increasingly tricky – but Philips’ latest LED set strives for just that. And it just about succeeds. Fitted with what Philips calls a...

  • Philips ID965 DECT landline phone launches
    Phones

    Philips ID965 DECT landline phone launches

    By 18 December 2009

    Philips is offering a new DECT phone for stylish homes with the launch of the ID965. Offering a "uniquely tapered", ergonomic design convenience, the handset comes with a mount-slash-charger, and a base station. Boasting a "high gloss" design, the phone...

  • Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player on sale in the UK
    Home Cinema

    Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player on sale in the UK

    By 15 December 2009

    The Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player is now available in the UK, bringing 1080p, 24fps, Full HD images as well as the ability to upscale standard definition DVDs to near Full HD quality. Claiming a "unique design with rounded edges and an elegant inlaid...

  • Philips Research reveals "chameleon" e-skins for gadgets
    Phones

    Philips Research reveals "chameleon" e-skins for gadgets

    By 9 December 2009

    Philips Research has announced it has developed a new colour e-paper technology that could see a whole host of more colourful and personalised gadgets hitting the market. The new "e-skin", created as part of Philips' ongoing e-paper research, could mean...

  • Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing
    Phones

    Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing

    By 1 December 2009

    Nokia is suing a range of manufacturers to get back what it overpaid for displays up to 2006, thanks to illegal price-fixing rackets in the LCD and CRT markets. Samsung, LG, Sharp, Philips, Hitachi, Toshiba and others - some of which have been found guilty,...

  • The low down: Best Home Cinema Device 2009
    Online

    The low down: Best Home Cinema Device 2009

    By 1 December 2009

    We're getting close to the day of reckoning that is the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 and there's only a few of this year's nominees to take a look at before the big decision is made. Today, is a chance to take a look at the gloriously expensive...

  • Philips offers personalised PhotoFrames
    Cameras

    Philips offers personalised PhotoFrames

    By 24 November 2009

    Philips is offering a new gift service with its PhotoFrame range of digital picture frames that sees the displays customisable for a more personal gift. Those buying one of the frames at the Philips Online Shop can use the service - for free - to pre-load...

  • Philips announces 9704 range of "LED Pro" televisions
    Home Cinema

    Philips announces 9704 range of "LED Pro" televisions

    By 20 November 2009

    Need another televisual tech phrase to add to the mix? Sure you do, and today's word comes from Philips with its new 9704 TV range that offers "LED Pro" technology. Clearly better than just TVs marketed as LED sets, the "Pro" 9704 range offers "sensational...

  • Best Home Cinema Devices 2009 nominations
    Home Cinema

    Best Home Cinema Devices 2009 nominations

    By 16 November 2009

    Here are the nominations for Best Home Cinema Device in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009. The following products were chosen because we feel they represent the best home cinema devices on sale in the last 12 months that are available in the...

  • Philips DirectLife launches
    Online

    Philips DirectLife launches

    By 21 October 2009

    Philips wants to help consumers get fit with the launch of Philips DirectLife, a new customised, interactive fitness program that is said to offer "a fun and simple solution to people eager to adopt a more active lifestyle". DirectLife records daily movements...

  • When are we getting 3D TVs?
    Home Cinema

    When are we getting 3D TVs?

    By 24 September 2009

    Home made efforts on YouTube and the inventive stills on Flickr are all very well and good but the big question on everyone's lips is when are 3D TVs actually going to be available to us. Sky has got the broadcast side of things ready for 2010, Channel...

  • Philips reveals uWand remote touch tech
    Home Cinema

    Philips reveals uWand remote touch tech

    By 10 September 2009

    Philips has revealed its uWand "remote touch" pointer technology for both PCs and TVs. The company says the solution "supersedes the traditional remote control" to give users "fluid 3D gesture control of electronic devices" in new "lean-back interaction"....

  • Philips GoGear Muse media player launches
    Audio

    Philips GoGear Muse media player launches

    By 10 September 2009

    Philips has announced the launch of the GoGear Muse, a new PMP that comes complete with noise-cancelling headphones. It also offers Philips FullSound tech which claims to enhance dynamic, bass, treble and stereo imaging of compressed MP3 files, restoring...

  • IFA 2009: A theory year
    Phones

    IFA 2009: A theory year

    By 7 September 2009

    As the dust finally settles on this year's IFA it is very apparent that it was a theory year. What do I mean by that? Well lots of talk from the industry but little physical product. In "theory" gadget fans have plenty to look forward to. 3DTV was the...

  • IFA 2009: Our top five
    Audio

    IFA 2009: Our top five

    By 7 September 2009

    IFA in Berlin is the largest consumer electronics show in Europe. Each year hundreds of companies come to show their latest and greatest gadgets that they will be releasing over the next 12 months. So what caught our eye this year? Here is our pick of...

  • Philips offers "Robust Collection" for kitchens
    Online

    Philips offers "Robust Collection" for kitchens

    By 7 September 2009

    Philips has unveiled a new range of kitchen appliances for hard-working kitchens, the "Robust Collection". Described as "advanced, durable and stylish", Philips promises the the new line "delivers professional results and long-lasting performance, and...

  • Hands on with the Philips Aurea 3
    Home Cinema

    Hands on with the Philips Aurea 3

    By 4 September 2009

    Aurea is where Philips pushes itself to the limit and this year's third incarnation features an LED backed panel as well as 250 in the frame for the ambiance of the Ambilight effect. Philips offers a 80,000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio on both TV sets, a...

  • Philips Wireless HDMI lets you hide your set-top boxes
    Home Cinema

    Philips Wireless HDMI lets you hide your set-top boxes

    By 3 September 2009

    Philips has debuted a Wireless HDMI box at IFA in Berlin, Germany that will let you stream devices like a Blu-ray player to your TV from the other side of the room. The technology, which Philips has confirmed is unlikely to come to the UK in the short...

  • Philips Aurea 3 debuts
    Home Cinema

    Philips Aurea 3 debuts

    By 3 September 2009

    Philips might be pushing ahead with its latest TV invention - the Cinema 21:9 - but that hasn't stopped it rolling out the third iteration of its Aurea range in an attempt to dazzle you into submission with the light fantastic. The new Aurea 3, as it...

  • Philips BDP7500s and 9500 Blu-ray players get colourful
    Home Cinema

    Philips BDP7500s and 9500 Blu-ray players get colourful

    By 3 September 2009

    Philips has announced two new Blu-ray players at IFA in Berlin as it continues to push ahead with the format that has trebled in popularity in the last year. The new BDP7500 will be housed in a "real" aluminium (we not sure what fake aluminium is) and...