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If the expected price tag for Philips’ latest LED light bulb is any indication, a brighter tomorrow won’t come cheap. The “75W replacement,” known as the EnudraLED A21, apparently reduces energy by 80 percent, lasts 25 percent longer than its conventional counterpart, and is expected to cost between $40 and $45. Given that’s significantly less expensive than the outfit’s 60W equivalent, but for us regular folks, that’s not exactly a drop in the bucket. However, if you’re picking up what Philips is laying down, the bulb — which uses a mere 17 watts of electricity to beam 1,100 lumens — could save the US 5,220 megawatts of electricity and $630,000,000 annually (if we all switch over tomorrow). That certainly sounds good, but somehow we doubt a $45 light bulb is going to be the incandescent killer. Full PR after the break.
The Philips SA054 comes with 2.8 inch QVGA LCD, 320×240 pixels. Adopts FullSound and SuperScroll technology, Plays MP3, AAC, WMA and FLAC file formats, support ID3 mark, and LRC show; Compatible with RMVB, MPEG4 and WMV video files. With 880mAh li-ion battery, music playback for 22 hours or 4.55 hours video playback. Comes with TV output interface. Others include pictures browse, FM radio, E-book and voice record.
The Philips SA29 supports the Rhapsody digital music service, giving you access to millions of songs in a variety of genres. Listen to your favorite tunes and discover new music with the exhilarating Rhapsody channels that will keep you tuned in to what you enjoy. The SA29 includes an FM radio so that you never run out of music. RDS functionality shows the name of the radio station and the details of the song you are listening to (for radio stations that support this feature). The voice recording function is great for making quick memos or recording someone’s voice.
Philips GoGear SA065 has brings a 3.5-inch screen, tuner CMMB TV (China mobile TV standard), DAB radio, a capacity of 4GB, two speakers and an SD slot. This Philips PMP has support for RMVB/AVI/WMV and also several music files including FLAC and APE lossless. Its battery provides enough juice for 30 hours of music playback, 6 hours of video playback, or 4 hours of TV.
During the year of 2009, Apple launched iPod Nano 5th with camera. Philips also produces this player with camera – CAM. Better than iPod Nano 5th, Philips CAM support longer time to record with 4GB memory onboard and MicroSD memory card. 2x zoom and 2.0MP camera, support 1600×1200 pictures shots and 640×480@30fps video recording with sound. Philips CAM also follows Philips GoGear series MP4 players, adopts FullSound technology, provides enhanced MP3 sound quality. Other features include TV-output, FM radio and FM voice record, picture browse etc.
Philips has been on somewhat of a roll with new releases overseas, and the outfit’s new SoundSphere might just be the most intriguing yet. Generally speaking, home stereos don’t do much for us, but the minty fresh MCi900 and MCD900 definitely add a fresh touch on an age-old concept. Both systems are equipped with a pair of speakers, 100 watts of amplification and “free floating” tweeters that are outside of the enclosure. The shells themselves are molded from a single piece of aluminum, and there’s also an integrated CD player and USB socket on the both of ‘em. The former gets a Streamium logo and a 160GB hard drive, support for internet radio and wireless streaming with networked PCs or Macs. There’s no mention of a price just yet, and potentially more disheartening, no indication that we unimportant Americans will ever see it on our soil.
It’s the new year, so what better way for a company to prey upon your insecurities than by offering devices that accessorizes your ambition to really meet your fitness goals this time around. Philips knows this, so it’ll be expanding its DirectLife wearable activity monitor to Germany this month and then to the UK a few months later while launching its new Activa personal audio player here at CES. Activa brings along a little trick called TempoMusic; a feature that analyzes your music library to later match songs to your aerobic intensity. That means that Activa can help keep you motivated by shouting out feedback on your progress in addition to words of encouragement while automatically selecting the appropriate music to match the pace of your workout or give you a boost when needed. Later, while cooling down with some cold suds and a delicious slice of warm tobacco pie you can check your progress and caloric burn rate via the bundled PC software. Activa will be available worldwide sometime in April for about $130, suggested.
Hear that? That’s the sound of millions of Yanks celebrating in unison. Why the joviality? Because Philips’ CushionSpeaker is coming to America, of course! The device — which simultaneously serves as a lap-based laptop cushion / stand and an external speaker system — first made waves last September when it debuted in Europe, but now that USers have evidently proven that they need one too, they’re getting exactly what they want. We had a chance to tinker with the device, and largely, we agree with what has already been said. It’s a perfectly fine cushion for using your laptop while kicking back on the sofa, but the bass-less speaker leaves a lot to be desired. It’s set to ship to sofa sitters this April for $79.99, and if you’re interested in the $39.99 to $49.99 Notebook Sleeve, $49.99 Notebook SoundBar and a variety of other peripherals that now have a stateside release in their future, the full details are posted after the break.