Latest Philips gadget news

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles
Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles By Stuart Miles

Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with.The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... Read more

Philips Bluetooth adapter can pair up to three devices and play music through any source
Philips Bluetooth adapter can pair up to three devices and play music through any source By Rik Henderson

During its IFA 2014 press conference, Philips – through Woox Innovations – announced a gadget that can pair with up to three devices and stream music to a conventional hi-fi or amplifier.The Philips Bluetooth adapter with MultiPair has NFC connectivity... Read more

Philips Friends of Hue gains LivingColors LightStrips and Bloom, more to come
Philips Friends of Hue gains LivingColors LightStrips and Bloom, more to come By Chris Hall

Philips has officially announced Friends of Hue, adding additional lighting options to the popular smartphone-controlled Hue system.As we reported earlier following a leak, the Philips Hue system will gain the LivingColors Bloom and LivingColors LightStrips,... Read more

Philips and BASF develop OLED panel car sunroof
Philips and BASF develop OLED panel car sunroof By Rik Henderson

Consumer electronics and technology firm Philips has teamed up with chemical specialist BASF to develop OLED panels that can be used in future cars for automatic sunroofs. The hexagonal panels are transparent when switched off, allowing for a clear view... Read more

Philips Xelsis Digital ID: A fingerprint away from the perfect cuppa
Philips Xelsis Digital ID: A fingerprint away from the perfect cuppa By Ben Crompton

Waking up is always a bit of a chore, however one thing that can make the whole getting-up-and-facing-the-day routine a little less arduous is the morning cup of tea or coffee. Clearly you never want to rush the making of a cup of tea, however coffee... Read more

Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP adds a personal touch
Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP adds a personal touch By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Philips DC390 iPad and iPhone dock charges both
Philips DC390 iPad and iPhone dock charges both By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Philips GoGear Connect MP3 player hands-on
Philips GoGear Connect MP3 player hands-on By Stuart Miles

The Philips GoGear Connect is the latest MP3 player from Philips, and the latest to sport the Android OS as more and more MP3 players look to offer more than just folder navigation.The Philips GoGear Connect MP3 player is an Android powered device that... Read more

Philips SensoTouch 3D shaver follows TVs with 3D performance
Philips SensoTouch 3D shaver follows TVs with 3D performance By Stuart Miles

We've had 3D televisions, but now Philips is launching a 3D electric shaver, the company has confirmed, promising the uncut scruffy men of this world the "best shave yet".In amongst the company's new televisions, MP3 players and iPad speaker docks, Philips... Read more

Philips Fluid: Sexy, skinny, but with curves
Philips Fluid: Sexy, skinny, but with curves By Paul Lamkin

We love a concept phone design here at Pocket-lint, and the latest to grab our attention is this absolute beauty designed by Brazilian Dinard da Mata.Now, it's not the first time we've seen a bendy OLED phone concept, but da Mata's design includes a bright... Read more

amBX ready to light up your gaming
amBX ready to light up your gaming By Paul Lamkin

Mad Catz was showing some pretty cool tech off over at Gamescom including the RAT 9 gaming mouse and a whole bunch of Call of Duty: Black Ops peripherals. But the one thing that really caught our eye, literally, was the amBX lighting PC additions that... Read more

Philips GoGear Connect MP3 Player on sale, can someone please let Philips know
Philips GoGear Connect MP3 Player on sale, can someone please let Philips know By Stuart Miles

The Philip's Android MP3 player we first heard about back in February has, if you believe Argos, arrived in the UK.The Philips GoGear MP3 player is an Android powered device that will come with a 3.2-inch screen and Google powered innards. The MP3 player... Read more

Philips touchscreen GoGear Muse hands on
Philips touchscreen GoGear Muse hands on By Dan Sung

Philips has dragged its GoGear media players into the 21st century by adding in touchscreen control and ditching Windows Media Player as the default supporting software. The upgrades to the GoGear Muse range will hit in April and will also introduce a... Read more

Philips to launch Android-based GoGear Connect
Philips to launch Android-based GoGear Connect By Dan Sung

Philips has given journalists some info, at the company's Winter Media 2010 event, of an Android-based media player that will be hitting the markets in July 2010.The GoGear Connect will have very much the same form factor as the newly announced GoGear... Read more

Five uplifting anti-depression gadgets
Five uplifting anti-depression gadgets By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Philips Activa MP3 player offers "words of encouragement"
Philips Activa MP3 player offers "words of encouragement" By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Philips Research reveals "chameleon" e-skins for gadgets
Philips Research reveals "chameleon" e-skins for gadgets By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Philips offers personalised PhotoFrames
Philips offers personalised PhotoFrames By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Philips DirectLife launches
Philips DirectLife launches By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Philips GoGear Muse media player launches
Philips GoGear Muse media player launches By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Microsoft, Nokia, Philips team up for Trust in Digital Life initiative
Microsoft, Nokia, Philips team up for Trust in Digital Life initiative By Amy-Mae Elliott

Microsoft, Nokia, Philips and digital security Gemalto have teamed up on a new initiative aimed at addressing "the fundamental societal issue of trust in new and emerging digital services". Under the title of "Trust in Digital Life", the initiative's... Read more

NXP announces industry standard NFC chip
NXP announces industry standard NFC chip By Amy-Mae Elliott

Contactless payment with your mobile phone is a step closer to wider adoption as an industry development that sees a universal platform created for the technology, has now been announced. Philips' NXP has unveiled what it says is the world's first truly... Read more

Philips GoGear Spark MP3 players launch
Philips GoGear Spark MP3 players launch By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips has announced the launch of its Go Gear "Spark" range of digital audio players, describing them as "compact in size but big on style and sound quality". The Sparks get a "smooth and square" design with all six models measuring a small scale 41... Read more

Philips launches GoGear Opus
Philips launches GoGear Opus By Verity Burns

Philips unveiled its new top-of-the range GoGear personal media player at its press event in Lisbon today, called the GoGear Opus. Packing an impressive 2.8-inch QVGA screen, the Opus adds on some extra functionality to the also-announced Ariaz. To begin... Read more

Philips unveils GoGear Ariaz media player
Philips unveils GoGear Ariaz media player By Verity Burns

Philips has unveiled its new GoGear Ariaz personal media player, bringing what it describes as a "significant jump in sound quality" to mid-range PMPs. The Ariaz adopts the Philips patented FullSound technology, which enhances the dynamics, bass, treble... Read more

Philips launches Tapster bluetooth headset
Philips launches Tapster bluetooth headset By Verity Burns

Philips has announced the Tapster, the first Bluetooth stereo headset with gesture controls. Worn in both ears like headphones, the Tapster is designed for both music and phone calls, and has seemingly been given its name due to its patented touch and... Read more

amBX to make its "ambient tech" tool free in 2009
amBX to make its "ambient tech" tool free in 2009 By Verity Burns

amBX is to make its "ambient tech" tool available to developers for free from January. The SDK offers software developers everything they need to add amBX effects to their games, including test tools and example apps. A support forum will also be launched... Read more

Philips promising intelligent pill
Philips promising intelligent pill By Katie Scott

Philips has created a "pill" that contains a microprocessor, battery, wireless radio, pump and a drug reservoir. The idea behind the intelligent pill is that it can work out where it is in the body before it releases the medication for optimal effect.... Read more

Philips shows off kitchen of the future
Philips shows off kitchen of the future By Stuart Miles

Philips has shown off a new "Connected" kitchen concept at its Simplicity event in Russia that makes the LG kitchen of the future decidedly low-tech. Although, judging by the prototype you'll need a massive, and we mean massive, kitchen the new concept... Read more

Philips debut "Looking glass" video chat tablet
Philips debut "Looking glass" video chat tablet By Stuart Miles

Philips has shown off a new video messaging tablet concept at its Simplicity event in Moscow, Russia. The new device, currently called the "Looking glass" will be a touchscreen tablet that allows users to record video messages to then send to other people... Read more

Philips Light Blossom plans to change our cities
Philips Light Blossom plans to change our cities By Stuart Miles

Philips has outlined what it believes our city streets will look like in the next 3-5 years with the Light Blossom. It seems that our current yellow lights are dullsville and what we need is a solar/wind powered lamppost that move to get more power as... Read more

Philips launches new range Go Gear audio players
Philips launches new range Go Gear audio players By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips has announced the launch of the new Go Gear range of portable audio players. The company says the new offerings are compact and "pack a mighty performance" thanks to the inclusion of Philips patented FullSound technology. The new square-shaped... Read more

Philips launches two Faxjet fax machines
Philips launches two Faxjet fax machines By Katie Scott

The Philips Faxjet 525 and 555 are aimed squarely at small businesses and home offices, delivering fax, phone and copy facilities. They also feature VIP ringer melodies, call log buffer and SMS functionality which enables users to send, receive, forward,... Read more

Philips touchscreen phone just for Chinese market
Philips touchscreen phone just for Chinese market By Amy-Mae Elliott

Pics and specs have been doing the rounds on mobile phone blogs of a new Philips Xenium handset that appears similar in design and UI to Apple's iPhone. Pocket-lint can reveal however, that this new mobile, if the photos and specifications are to be believed,... Read more

amBX lighting effects available with more applications
amBX lighting effects available with more applications By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips has announced that amBX FXGen+ lighting effects can now be experienced with Google Earth, iTunes, QuickTime, VLC, Media Player Classic, MediaPortal, Zoom Player and Windows Media Center, through Windows XP or Windows Vista. And, as Windows Media... Read more

CES 2008: Philips goes "Consumer Lifestyle" at CES
CES 2008: Philips goes "Consumer Lifestyle" at CES By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips' keynote speech was headed up by Andrea Ragnetti, who represents the new "Consumer Lifestyle" division for the company. A new direction for Philips, Ragnetti stated that they had previously made "too much of a focus on electronics and not on consumers".... Read more

Philips turns attention to hospitals with new concept designs
Philips turns attention to hospitals with new concept designs By Stuart Miles

Philips has shown off a two new concept designs to improve hospital live for patients in the next 5 to 10 years. Both concepts, unlikely to be on the NHS for even longer, aim to improve the flow of information to patients. Shown off at the company's annual... Read more

Philips Daylight window shades you in patterns
Philips Daylight window shades you in patterns By Stuart Miles

Philips has shown off a concept window design at its annual Simplicity event that allows you to display patterns and change the colour all at the swipe of a hand. The concept, called Daylight allows users to stand directly in front of the large window... Read more

CitizenM hotels launch gadget packed hotel room
CitizenM hotels launch gadget packed hotel room By Stuart Miles

Checking into a hotel room in the future could be very different in the future thanks to a new hotel chain and Philips. Opening at Schiphol Airport in early 2008, the first implementation of the citizenM hotels (which stands for citizen mobile) promise... Read more

Philips showcases "sense and simplicity" wellness concepts
Philips showcases "sense and simplicity" wellness concepts By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips will unveil new design concepts based on the company's "sense and simplicity" brand at the 2007 Philips Simplicity Event at London's Earls Court exhibition centre. At the 3-day event, Philips will showcase its vision of how in 5 years "the clever... Read more

Philips SA9345 and SA9325 MP4 players launch
Philips SA9345 and SA9325 MP4 players launch By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips are still bashing away at the MP3 player market. Allow us to introduce the SA9345 and SA9325 which are the 4GB and 2GB versions of their latest offerings, just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? The higher specced SA9345 is a flash memory based... Read more

IFA 2007: Philips extends Digital PhotoFrames range
IFA 2007: Philips extends Digital PhotoFrames range By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips has launched two new digital photo frames to add to its 7- and 9-inch PhotoFrame models, the 5.6-, 7- and 10 -inch displays that offer interchangable frames. The high-resolution LCD displays boast a high pixel density active matrix which Philips... Read more

IFA 2007: Philips launch new portable power range
IFA 2007: Philips launch new portable power range By Stuart Miles

Philips has launched a new range of power solutions at IFA 2007 in Berlin, Germany. The new range called Power4Life, is designed to remove battery life limitations from portable electronic devices. Available in Europe from December this year, the so called... Read more

Philips launches CD645 and CD445 DECT phones
Philips launches CD645 and CD445 DECT phones By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips has launched two new DECT phones - the CD645 and CD445 - which feature HD Sound technology. The high-quality speaker and internal acoustic chamber HD Sound supposedly ensures that the audio spectrum delivered by the CD445 and CD645 surpasses regular... Read more

Philips launches MCD908 DVD Micro Theater
Philips launches MCD908 DVD Micro Theater By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips has launched the MCD908 DVD Micro Theater which they say combines the best of both audio worlds - tubes and chips and analogue and digital. A compact, converged home entertainment system, this can play both CDs and DVDs. Combining analogue Hi-Fi... Read more

Philips launches new grooming bits for guys
Philips launches new grooming bits for guys By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips has launched some new grooming products that will be in shops in time for sticking on your Christmas list. The new Sonicare FlexCare power toothbrush is clinically proven to remove significantly more plaque than any other premium power toothbrush... Read more

Philips launches LivingColors colour-changing LED lamp
Philips launches LivingColors colour-changing LED lamp By Amy-Mae Elliott

It's shame they can't spell, but Philips has introduced "LivingColors", an "exciting and innovative" new form of home lighting using LEDs operated with an "intuitive" remote control. The new lamp lets you to alter the colour of the light in a room, so... Read more

Philips launches Wake-Up Light alarm clock
Philips launches Wake-Up Light alarm clock By Amy-Mae Elliott

The new Wake-Up alarm clock from Philips has some very bold claims about improving not only your quality of sleep, but your "quality of wakening". If you're the type that hits the snooze button endlessly until finally shrugging off the duvet when your... Read more

Philips immersive technologies to melt Second Life world into the real world
Philips immersive technologies to melt Second Life world into the real world By Amber Maitland

Second Life residents may soon be able to wander their avatars around the virtual world and unexpectedly feel a cool breeze or be blinded by light in the real world. Philips is licensing its "ambient experiences" technology to Rivers Run Red in order... Read more

Philips brings cordless VoIP to the UK with the VOIP841 phone
Philips brings cordless VoIP to the UK with the VOIP841 phone By Amber Maitland

Philips has finally announced the launch date and price for its Skype-certified VoIP phone, the VOIP841. The company debuted it at IFA in August with an expected launch before Christmas, but the UK is to receive it in March for £130. The cordless phone... Read more