At IFA, Philips announced a new collaboration with globally-renowned DJ Armin van Buuren. Industry innovator and five-time winner of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll, Armin is working with Philips to develop audio products for both DJs and music fans.
The first result is called the M1X-DJ sound system, which allows you to mix, play and share the music you love.
Combining a sleek design aesthetic and easy-to-use interface with innovative technology, the M1X-DJ allows anyone who wants to mix, play and share their music in one portable device. It combines a DJ controller and sound system that comes integrated with a Lightning connector and Bluetooth connectivity and works seamlessly with the djay 2 app from Algoriddim.
The system is simple to use and provides an authentic DJ experience for beginners to professionals, depending on how you choose to use the features. With multiple inputs and outputs, aspiring artists can link up multiple M1X-DJs or bigger stereo systems for a more club-like sound. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to share your favourite music from Bluetooth-enabled devices. When the party moves outside or to a remote location that may not have accessible power, the M1X-DJ will play for five hours with D cell batteries.
The Philips M1X-DJ Sound System will be available in November 2013 with a recommended retail price of EUR 399.95.
After the press conference Armin gave us a private demo of the M1X-DJ, the highlights of which you can watch below:
Widely considered one of the biggest players in the electronic music scene, Armin van Buuren first took to his decks when he was just a teenager, and, with over fifteen years’ experience in the industry is now trance’s most recognizable star. Named DJ Mag’s number 1 DJ a record five times, Armin has hosted his weekly radio show, A State of Trance, since 2001, amassing 20 million weekly listeners in 26 countries and propelling him to worldwide superstardom. Currently playing a residency at the world largest club, Privilege in Ibiza, Armin continues to create innovative and exciting music to both popular and critical acclaim.
So what do you think of the Philips M1X-DJ? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
The PicoPix PPX 3610, a brand new model will be equipped with WiFi and DLNA functionality in order to connect to your devices and project the content directly, without any cables. That was Exclusively shown at the Gadget Show Live this week 3rd – 7th April 2013. It will also have Android inside, which will allow users to access their favourite websites, to show YouTube videos and surf the web without any other device! This new pocket projector will be able to play full HD videos, and will project a bright and vivid image with 100 lumens on a screen of up to 120’’.
Really easy to use, the PicoPix 3610 includes a touch pad on the top and a remote application will be available for iOS and Android. Another brand new feature will allow users to view all type of files from the Microsoft Office pack, even without a notebook, when using a USB Key or the internal memory.
The PicoPix 3610 is perfect for mobile use thanks to its power autonomy (up to 2 hours battery life), its integrated speakers and a 4GB internal memory.
With a price of £399 available in June of this year.
Technology / optical
· Display technology:
· Light source:
· LED light sources lasts over 30,000 hours
· up to 100 lumens with AC
· up to 55 lumens with battery
· Native resolution:
· Operating system:
· Contrast ratio:
1000 : 1
· Screen size (diagonal):
· Screen distance:
0.5m – 5.0m
· Internal memory:
· Integrated MP4 player
· Integrated Touch Pad for easy navigation
· Integrated O ce / PDF viewer
· WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
· Wireless media player to connect to other
devices via WiFi
· PC screen projection via WiFi streaming
Supported resolutions /formats
· Supported video standards
· Internal 1W sound bar
connect to mass storage devices
· Mini USB:
connect to PC, connect to mass
storage device, charging
· Input audio & video:
· HDMI with HDCP
· Component YPbPr (up to 1080i)
· Composite (CVBS) & Audio
· External Memory:
· Output Audio:
3.5 mm Audio Out Jack
Internal media player
· Supported video formats
up to 1080p
· .avi: MPEG4, Xvid, H.264
· .mov: MPEG4, Xvid, H.263, H.264
· .mp4: MPEG4, Xvid, H.263, H.264
· .mkv: MPEG4, Xvid, H.264
· .fl v: Sorenson spark
· .3gp: MJPEG, MPEG4, Xvid, H.263, H.264
· .webm: VP8
· Supported photo formats
Supported audio formats
· Supported fi le formats
· Power adapter:
110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 12V@2A
for EU and UK
· Internal battery:
7.4V @ 1800 mAh
· Battery life:
· Standard mode: 2 hours
· Bright mode: 1.5 hours
Dimensions (LxWxH in mm)
· Packed (W x D x H): 190 x 190 x 80 mm
· Unpacked: 105 x 105 x 31.5 mm
· Packed: 1.07 kg
· Unpacked (without accessories): 0.284 kg
· Operation: 5–35° C
· Storage packed: -25–60° C
· Storage unpacked: 0–45° C
· Operation: 15–85% RH
· Storage packed: 5–93% RH
· Storage unpacked: 15–85% RH
Standard package includes
· PPX 3610
· Remote control
· User guide: stored on internal memory, internet
· Quick start guide
· Warranty card
· Standard mini USB cable
· Carrying case
· HDMI cable
Accessories (not included)
· Component cable
· Composite audio/video adapter
· iPhone cable
· MHL to HDMI + Mini USB cable
· PicoPix TV Station
· PicoPix Sound Station
A Remote Control App will be available soon for the App Store and Google Play Store.
Philips has unveiled the first of its new TV’s for 2012 with the announcement of four new ranges covering the budget to mid-range sector of the TV market.
All of the new sets are due to be available in the 2nd quarter of 2012 and carry the Philips hallmark of superb picture quality, powerful sound and exceptional design with high quality materials and finishes. Smart TV functionality – including for the first time smaller screen sizes – features heavily within the new line-up which also includes both passive and active 3D technology.
First is the 3000 series (available in 32”,37”,42” and 47”) which are Full HD (plus a 32” HD version) LCD TVs with 100HZ picture processing (PMR), 28.9 billion colour reproduction, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, a single USB slot for multimedia playback and 3 HDMI inputs, with Easylink.
One step up is the 3500 series (available in 19”, 22”, 24” 32”, 37” and 42”) the first of Philips LED sets with a superb 500,000:1 contrast level. The 3500 series is also Philips first range to add Smart TV and DLNA functionality with wireless connectivity via an optional USB adaptor and adds a second USB slot for multimedia playback.
The 4000 series (available in 32”, 37”, 42” and 47”) adds Philips acclaimed Pixel Plus HD processing and 200Hz Perfect Motion Rate for super images. The TVs are also LAN ready and can access the internet via the multimedia home network. This opens a world of rich content accessible via online video stores, digital media libraries, YouTube, and the open internet. Catch up TV Apps ensure that users can watch their favourite movies, shows, sports events and daily soaps whenever they want.
The 6000 series (available in 32”, 37”, 42”, 47” and 55”) is the first Ambilight range in Philips new TV line-up featuring the Ambilight Spectra 2 system and an improved 400Hz Perfect Motion Rate.
Other features added by the 6000 series include integrated Wi-Fi connectivity and voice and video calls via Skype. The series is also the first in Philips new range to include 3D technology via the passive Easy 3D system which also features both two player gaming and 3D depth adjustment.
Finally, the 7000 series (available in 40”, 46” and 55”) adds Philips superb Pixel Precise HD processing and 800Hz Perfect Motion Rate plus the active shutter 3D Max system.
Prices will be confirmed on product availability.
More info when we get it.
Perfectly capture every memory wherever your holiday takes you this winter with the Philips ESee camcorder.
Waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, the compact and stylish, Philips ESee camcorder will not only capture priceless video memories in stunning full 1080p HD picture quality – it will also survive the most adventurous of days out. And with an eight megapixel sensor, it takes high quality still photographs too.
The Philips ESee camcorder comes in various vibrant colours including tangerine orange, aqua blue and cherry red and with its small and slim design, you can easily carry it around, hassle free in a pocket.
Waterproof to 3 metres and shockproof to 1.5 metres, the Philips ESee camcorder is perfect for taking outdoors without having the fear of breakages and lost footage.
Built-in Windows software, allows users to post content to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo at the touch of a button. Alongside dual format recording, it offers both HD and email friendly file formats, so users can share videos with ease.
An advanced compression technique, also allows the HD video format to be saved as smaller files – meaning you can share content faster without any loss of video quality.
Advanced anti-shake technology delivers sharp and steadier videos and images. Other features such as flash, auto-focus, and face and smile detection, ensure that all images captured on the Philips camcorder, still or moving, are of the best and most accurate possible.
Consumers can also directly connect up their ESee camcorder to the TV via the HDMI output to see videos in high definition on a larger scale while an extended 2 hour battery life means you can shoot more footage and don’t have to worry about bringing spare batteries along when you’re out and about.
The Philips ESee camcorder CAM150 has an estimated retail price of £149.99.
Philips have launched a new stylish DesignLine TV and SoundHub here in the UK.
Here is the full information:
The Philips DesignLine Edge TV replaces sharp angles and dull black or grey borders with soft organic curves, a glass finish and a reclining white frame, providing the perfect combination of stunning design and exceptional performance.
The Philips 2.1 SoundHub Theatre system is the perfect compliment to the Edge TV. Adopting the same pure design philosophy with high quality materials and build, a reclined stance and shallow profile, and finished in white gloss and silver.
Together they make a stunning partnership for consumers who want a true cinematic experience and also want to add to the overall elegance. Top quality materials have been used in the construction of the Philips DesignLine Edge TV – a full width sheet of glass cascades down the front of the set, partly integrating with its slim white bezel but finishing clear at the foot to give the illusion that it is floating.
Designed to be placed on a low table, the ultra slim TV gently slopes back at six degrees for minimum visual disturbance and the optimal viewing comfort. The weightless, serene feel of the DesignLine’s form is further enhanced by minimised cable clutter and the Philips’ Ambilight Spectra 2 ambient lighting system.
Ambilight Spectra 2 projects light from the sides of the TV onto the wall behind, in an ever changing, immersive glow mirroring the on-screen action and drawing the viewer in by generating a far more immersive viewing experience.
Overall picture quality is first class thanks to Philips powerful Pixel Precise HD processing engine with 4 trillion colours and a new 400Hz Perfect Motion Rate plus LED edge lit backlighting allowing a 500,000:1 contrast ratio.
The Design Line Edge also offers the latest passive 3D technology, Philips Easy 3D, which uses affordable, lightweight and stylish glasses. Easy 3D brings effortless comfort to the 3D viewing experience while maintaining superb image quality, with sharp and bright images consistently delivered and limited ghosting.
The DesignLine Edge is also a SmartTV, offering a whole host of services in four different areas.
SimplyShare allows for easy Wi-Fi playback from a huge range of network devices such as phones, computers and tablets. Control allows control of your TV via smart phone or tablet apps or even a wireless keyboard.
NetTV now offers more apps than ever before as well as uncompromised open internet access. Last but not least Program gives an interactive and intuitive EPG as well as allowing live pause and playback via Smart USB recording.
Philips DesignLine Edge TV’s are available now in 32” and 42” screen sizes at John Lewis stores with an approximate selling price of £849 and £1299 respectively.
SoundHub Home Theatre
The SoundHub is one system designed to satisfy all audio needs.
For the first time in a mainstream audio system, Titanium tweeters ensure stunning performance and detail thanks to their exceptional rigidity and light weight.
The SoundHub is a 2.1 system but for realistic movie experience, the virtual Surround Sound system reproduces explosive action scenes, with a true sense of impact, throughout the room.
Featuring a full HD 3D Blu-ray, built-in WiFi streaming, Smart TV functionality and built-in dock for iPod/iPhone, the SoundHub home theatre gives you access to a wide variety of music or movies and without the need for additional cables.
Always dedicated to making life simpler, Philips has also ensured that both TV and home theatre system can be operated via the same remote control.
The Philips HTS9241 SoundHub Home Theatre is available from John Lewis stores at an approximate selling price of £699.