Philips Micro MP3/CD Hi-Fi System

Further bridging the gap between MP3 technology and the mainstream consumer base is Philips's new MC-M250 Micro Hi-Fi System. It's a funky looking unit (whose yellow speaker grills were not too popular with people who saw it in our lab), but its size and functionality make it a good choice for a small bedroom or any other area of the house where space is at a premium. Measuring 26x22cm (DxH), the unit is ideally designed to fit in places such as bookshelves.

It comprises a radio tuner, tape deck and (of course) a CD/MP3 player, which can also recognise CD-RW discs. Its top loading design allows smaller 8cm discs to be played, too.

Also spanning technologies, the unit allows you to make compilation tapes from the CD player at the touch of a button - it seems the good old tape isn't completely off the radar of the major companies. MP3 playback is aided by the large screen that displays ID3 tag information. The two-way speakers provide adequate sound quality and power handling from their small enclosures.

Price: $549 Phone: 1300 651 993 URL: www.philips.com.au

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Elias Plastiras

Elias Plastiras

PC World
Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?