Philips GoGear MP3 player SA1MXX04KN

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EN User manual
Contents
Manually verify / update firmware 18
1 Important safety information
4
General maintenance 4
Recycling the product 5
10 Troubleshooting 19
2 Your new Digital Audio Player 7
11 Technical data 20
What’s in the box 7
3 Getting started 8
Overview of the controls and connections 8
Overview of the main menu 8
Connect and charge 9
Connect the Digital Audio Player to a
computer 9
Battery level indication 9
Disconnect the Digital Audio Player
safely 9
Install software 10
System requirements 20
Supported music file formats 20
12 Glossary 21
 
 
4 Turn the GoGear Mix on and off 11
Automatic standby and shut-down 11
5 Music 12
Listen to music 12
Organize your music on the GoGear Mix 12
Find your music 12
6 Radio 13
Listen to FM radio
Manually tune a radio station
Auto-tune preset radio station
Play a preset radio station
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7 Recordings 14
Record from FM radio (Available with some
versions only!) 14
Record audio/voices 14
Listen to recordings 14
Upload your recordings to a computer 15
Delete recordings 15
Use the Digital Audio Player to carry data
files 15
Need help?
Please visit
www.philips.com/welcome
where you can access a full set of supporting
materials such as the user manual, the latest
software updates, and answers to frequently
asked questions.
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Contents
9 Update the Digital Audio Player 18
English
8 Settings 16
1 Important safety
information
General maintenance
Caution
•• To avoid damage or malfunction:
•• Do not expose the player to excessive heat caused
by heating equipment or direct sunlight.
•• Do not drop your player or allow objects to fall on
your player.
•• Do not allow your player to be submerged in
water. Do not expose headphone socket or battery
compartment to water, as water entering the set may
cause major damage.
•• Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause
interference.
•• Back up your files. Ensure that you retain the original
files you have downloaded to your device. Philips is
not responsible for any loss of data if the product
becomes damaged or not readable / legible.
•• Manage (transfer, delete, etc.) your music files only
with the supplied music software to avoid problems.
•• Do not use any cleaning agents containing alcohol,
ammonia, benzene, or abrasives as these may harm
the set.
•• Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause
interference.
•• Back up your files. Please ensure that you retain the
original files you have downloaded to your device.
Philips is not responsible for any loss of data if the
product becomes damaged or not readable / legible.
•• Manage (transfer, delete, etc.) your music files only
with the supplied or recommended software to
avoid problems.
 
About operating and storage temperatures
• Operate in a place where temperature is
always between 0 and 35ºC (32 to 95ºF)
• Store in a place where temperature is
always between -20 and 45ºC (-4 to
113ºF).
• Battery life may be shortened in low
temperature conditions.
 
Replacement parts/accessories:
Visit www.philips.com/support to order
replacement parts/accessories. 
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Hearing Safety
Listen at a moderate volume:
Using headphones at a high volume can impair
your hearing. This product can produce sounds
in decibel ranges that may cause hearing loss for
a normal person, even for exposure less than
a minute. The higher decibel ranges are offered
for those that may have already experienced
some hearing loss.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing
‘comfort level’ adapts to higher volumes of
sound. So after prolonged listening, what sounds
‘normal’ can actually be loud and harmful to
your hearing. To guard against this, set your
volume to a safe level before your hearing
adapts and leave it there.
To establish a safe volume level:
Set your volume control at a low setting.
Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it
comfortably and clearly, without distortion.
Listen for reasonable periods of time:
Prolonged exposure to sound, even at normally
‘safe’ levels, can also cause hearing loss.
Be sure to use your equipment reasonably and
take appropriate breaks.
Be sure to observe the following guidelines
when using your headphones.
Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable
periods of time.
Be careful not to adjust the volume as your
hearing adapts.
Do not turn up the volume so high that you
can’t hear what’s around you.
You should use caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
situations.
Do not use headphones while operating a
motorized vehicle, cycling, skateboarding, etc.; it
may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many
areas.
 
Philips respects the intellectual property of
others, and we ask our users to do the same.
Multimedia content on the internet may have
been created and/or distributed without the
original copyright owner’s authorization.
Copying or distributing unauthorized content
may violate copyright laws in various countries
including yours.
Compliance with copyright laws remains your
responsibility.
The recording and transfer to the portable
player of video streams downloaded to your
computer is intended only for use with public
domain or properly licensed content. You
may only use such content for your private,
non-commercial use and shall respect eventual
copyright instructions provided by the copyright
owner of the work. Such instruction may
state that no further copies shall be made.
Recycling the product
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
When you see the crossed-out wheel bin
symbol attached to a product, it means the
product is covered by the European Directive
2002/96/EC:
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
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Video streams may include copy protection
technology that prohibits further copying. For
such situations the recording function will not
work and you will be notified with a message.
 
Data logging
Philips is committed to improving the quality
of your product and enhancing the Philips user
experience. To understand the usage profile of
this device, this device logs some info / data to
the non-volatile memory region of the device.
These data are used to identify and detect
any failures or problems you as a user may
experience while using the device. The data
stored, for example, will be the duration of
playback in music mode, duration of playback
in turner mode, how many times battery low
was encountered, etc. The data stored do not
reveal the content or media used on the device
or the source of downloads. The data stored on
the device are retrieved and used ONLY if the
user returns the device to the Philips service
center and ONLY to simplify error detection
and prevention. The data stored shall be made
available to user on user’s first request.
 
Important safety information
Modifications
Modifications not authorized by the
manufacturer may void user’s authority to
operate this device.
 
Copyright information
All other brands and product names are
trademarks of their respective companies or
organizations.
Unauthorized duplication of any recordings
whether downloaded from the Internet or
made from audio CDs is a violation of copyright
laws and international treaties.
The making of unauthorized copies of copyprotected material, including computer
programs, files, broadcasts and sound recordings,
may be an infringement of copyrights and
constitute a criminal offenseThis equipment
should not be used for such purposes.
The Windows Media and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
 
Be responsible! Respect copyrights.
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products. The correct
disposal of your old product helps prevent
potentially negative consequences on the
environment and human health.
Your product contains a built-in rechargeable
battery covered by the European Directive
2006/66/EC, which cannot be disposed of
with normal household waste. To safeguard the
functionality and safety of your product, take
your product to an official collection point or
service centre where a professional can remove
or replace the battery as shown:
Please inform yourself about the local rules on
separate collection of batteries. The correct
disposal of batteries helps prevent potentially
negative consequences on the environment and
human health.
 
Notice for the European Union
This product complies with the radio
interference requirements of the European
Union.
 
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English
2 Your new Digital
Audio Player
Your new Digital Audio Player
The GoGear Mix allows you to
• play MP3 and unprotected WMA files
• listen to FM radio
• make recordings
What’s in the box
Check that you have received the following
items:
Player
Earphones
Quick start guide
Philips GoGear audio player
Quick start guide
Note
•• The images serve as reference only. Philips reserves
the right to change color/design without notice.
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3 Getting started
Overview of the controls and
connections
Caution
•• Listening to loud sounds for longer than a moment
can be harmful to the listener.
You can set the volume level of the GoGear
Mix to limit the maximum volume output.
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2
3
From the main menu, select
[Settings]>[Sound Settings] > [Volume
Limit].
Press the
the level.
/
volume controls to adjust
Press
to confirm.
»» When you set a volume limit, the
GoGear Mix can no longer exceed
the set volume, even if you press the
volume button.
To enable maximum volume again:
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MIC
VOL
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RESET
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microphone
press: increase/decrease the
volume
press and hold: increase/
decrease fast
press: reset the Digital Audio
Player
slide: lock/unlock all buttons
except VOL
slide and hold: turn Digital
Audio Player on/off
press: scroll up/down
press and hold: scroll up/
down at high speed
press: play/pause
press: back one levelpress
and hold: return to root
menu
slide out: extend USB
connector plug
display
headphone jack
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3
Select [Settings] > [Sound Settings]
>[Volume Limit].
Set the volume limit to maximum.
Press
to confirm.
Overview of the main menu
Menu Mode
Music
To
play your digital audio
tracks
FM radio listen to FM radio
Recording create or listen to
recordings
Folder
view files in folders
view
Settings
customize the settings of
the Digital Audio Player
Now
show the current play
playing
screen
Connect and charge
The display indicates the approximate levels of
the battery status as follows:
Connect the Digital Audio Player to a
computer
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2
3
Slide out the integrated USB plug (
the Digital Audio Player.
100%
Connect the USB plug to a spare USB
port on your computer.
Note
50%
25%
0%
»» A flashing battery screen indicates that
the battery is low. The player saves
all settings and switches off within 60
seconds.
) of
Turn on your computer.
»» The GoGear Mix charges.
75%
Note
•• Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of
charge cycles. Battery life and number of charge
cycles vary by use and settings.
•• The charging animation stops and the icon is
displayed when the charging process is completed.
•• For first-time use, allow the GoGear Mix to charge
for 3 hours.
Tip
•• The charging animation stops and the
icon is
displayed when the charging process is completed.
 
When you connect the Digital Audio Player
to the PC for the first time, a pop-up window
appears:
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2
Select Install Philips Device Manager.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation.
 
If the pop-up window is not displayed
automatically:
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2
3
4
Select My Computer (Windows XP /
Windows 2000) / Computer (Windows
Vista).
Right click on Philips GoGear Mix.
Select Install Philips Device Manager.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation.
•• You can conserve battery power and increase the
play time of the Digital Audio Player if you go to <
[Display Settings] < [Screen off timer] and ensure
that the shortest timer setting is selected.
Disconnect the Digital Audio Player
safely
To avoid data loss, disconnect the Digital
Audio Player from your computer as follows:
1
2
3
On your computer, exit all applications
that are working with the Digital Audio
Player.
Click
in the task tray of your computer.
Wait for the confirmation that the
GoGear Mix can be safely removed, then
disconnect the Digital Audio Player from
the USB port.
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Connect and charge
The GoGear Mix has a built-in battery that
can be charged through the USB port of a
computer.
English
Battery level indication
Install software
The Digital Audio Player contains the following
software:
• Philips Device Manager (helps you get
firmware updates for the Digital Audio
Player)
 
The following files are loaded on the GoGear
Mix:
• Quick Start Guide
• User Manual
• Frequently Asked Questions
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Turn the GoGear Mix on and off
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English
4 Turn the
GoGear Mix on
and off
To toggle between modes on and off,
slide and hold for approximately 2
seconds.
Automatic standby and shutdown
The GoGear Mix has an automatic standby and
shut-down feature that can save battery power.
After 10 minutes in idle mode (no music plays,
no button is pressed), the GoGear Mix switches
off.
1
Slide and hold for approximately 2
second to turn the GoGear Mix on again.
 
The Digital Audio Player has a lock switch to
prevent accidental operation.
1
2
To lock the buttons when you play, move
the slider to position .
»» All buttons except the volume keys are
locked and the display shows a lock
icon.
To unlock the buttons again, move the
slider to the center position.
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5 Music
Listen to music
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2
3
From the main menu, select .
Navigate the sub-menus to select your
music.
Press
to play.
• Press
to toggle between pause
and play.
Organize your music on the
GoGear Mix
The GoGear Mix can store hundreds of music
tracks. To organize and facilitate locating your
music, the GoGear Mix allows you to sort your
music into folders.
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2
3
With the GoGear Mix connected to
the USB port of the computer, open
Windows® Explorer.
Create folders in the mass storage of the
GoGear Mix.
Use drag and drop actions to sort your
music into the folders.
Find your music
From the main menu, select to enter music
mode.
The Digital Audio Player offers the following
menu options:
 
[All Songs]
• Alphabetically listed tracks
 
[Artists]
• Alphabetically listed artists
• Alphabetically listed albums
• Tracks listed in album order
 
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[Albums]
• Alphanumerically listed albums
• Tracks listed in album order
 
[Playlists]
• [Playlist-on-the-Go]
• Tracks listed in playlist order
Note
•• Alternatively, you can select from the main menu
and find your music files in folder view.
6 Radio
Listen to FM radio
1
From the main menu, select .
• The earphones cable acts as FM
antenna.
While in
Press
or
mode, select preset.
to change to another preset.
To search for the next stronger signal,
press and hold or for 2 seconds.
• To exit radio, press and hold
for
2 seconds.
Radio
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2
3
Note
Manually tune a radio station
While in mode, you can manually tune to a
radio station:
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2
•• To play preset radio stations, you first have to store
radio stations under presets. (see ‘Auto-tune preset
radio station’ on page 13)
To search for the next stronger signal,
press and hold / .
To fine tune the frequency, briefly press
/ .
Auto-tune preset radio
station
The auto-tune feature of the Digital Audio
Player helps you find radio stations and save
them under the preset numbers.
1
While in mode, select [Auto tune].
»» The radio automatically tunes radio
stations and saves the frequencies to
presets.
»» There are 20 presets available.
»» To stop auto tuning, press
»» To exit radio, press and hold
seconds.
.
for 2
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Play a preset radio station
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7 Recordings
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Record from FM radio
(Available with some versions
only!)
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2
3
From the main menu, select > [Start
FM radio recording].
• Press
to toggle between pause
and record.
Press
to stop.
Press
to save the recording or press
to cancel.
»» Recordings are saved on the player.
(Filename format: FMRECXXX.WAV,
where XXX is the recording number
that is generated automatically.)
Tip
•• You can find your recordings under [Recordings
Library] > [FM Radio].
Press
to save the recording or press
to cancel.
»» Recordings are saved on the player.
(Filename format: VOICEXXX.WAV,
where XXX is the recording number
that is generated automatically.)
Tip
•• You can find your recordings under [Recordings
Library] > [Voice].
Listen to recordings
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From the main menu, select .
 
Listen to FM radio* recordings:
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2
3
From the menu select [Recordings
Library] > [FM Radio].
Select a recording.
Press
to play your recording.
Note
•• * FM radio recording feature is available with some
versions only. Refer to the on-screen menu of the
Digital Audio Player to find out which features are
available to you.
Record audio/voices
This is how you can record audio/voices with
the built-in microphone (see section Overview
for location of built-in microphone):
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2
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From the main menu, select > [Start
voice recording].
• Press
to toggle between pause
and record.
Press
EN
to stop.
 
Listen to voice/audio recordings:
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2
3
From the menu select [Recordings
Library] > [Voice].
Select a recording.
Press
to play your recording.
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3
4
Connect the Digital Audio Player to the
computer (for instructions see section
Connect).
On the computer, in Windows®
Explorer select Digital Audio Player.
Select Recordings > Voice or FM radio*.
Copy and paste the recordings to any
location on the computer.
Note
•• * FM radio recording feature is available with some
versions only. Refer to the on-screen menu of the
Digital Audio Player to find out which features are
available to you.
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Use the Digital Audio Player
to carry data files
You can use the Digital Audio Player to store
and carry data files:
1
2
Connect the Digital Audio Player to the
computer (for instructions see section
Connect and charge).
Recordings
Upload your recordings to a
computer
On the computer, in Windows®
Explorer copy the data files and paste
them to the Digital Audio Player.
Tip
•• Use the computer to transfer your data files back
to the computer, or delete your data files from the
Digital Audio Player.
Delete recordings
Use a computer to delete recordings from the
Digital Audio Player:
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2
3
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Connect the Digital Audio Player to the
computer (for instructions see section
Connect).
On the computer, in Windows®
Explorer select Digital Audio Player.
Select Recordings > Voice or FM radio*.
Select the recordings you want to delete.
On the computer, press Delete.
»» The selected recordings are deleted.
Note
•• * FM radio recording feature is available with some
versions only. Refer to the on-screen menu of the
Digital Audio Player to find out which features are
available to you.
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8 Settings
This is how you navigate and customize the
Settings:
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2
3
4
Press
/
to select an option
Press
to confirm a selection and go to
the next level (when available).
Press
to return to the previous level.
Press and hold
to exit the Settings
menu.
In the menu, the following options are
available:
Settings
Play mode
Options menu
Repeat
Shuffle
Sound settings
Equalizer
Volume limit
Display settings
Theme
Screen off timer
Rotate screen
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Sub-options menu
• Repeat off (default)
• Repeat 1
• Repeat all
• Shuffle off (default)
• Shuffle all
• Off (default)
• Funk
• Hip hop
• Jazz
• Classical
• Techno
• Custom
• Off (default)
• Set
• Black (default)
• Pink
• Blue
• 40 sec. (default)
• 50 sec.
• 60 sec.
• Always on
• 0° (default)
• 180°
Information
Factory settings
• Portuguese (Brazilian)
• Russian
• Slovak
• Finnish
• Swedish
• Turkish
• Simplified Chinese
• Traditional Chinese
• Japanese
• Korean
• Thai (/97 version only)
English
• English (default)
• Czech
• Greek
• German
• Spanish
• French
• Italian
• Hungarian
• Dutch
• Norwegian
• Polish
• Portuguese
Capacity
Free space
Firmware version
Model
Support site
Restore factory
settings (files are not
affected.)
Settings
Language
• Yes
• No
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9 Update the
Digital Audio
Player
The Digital Audio Player is controlled by an
internal program called firmware. Newer
versions of the firmware may have been
released after you have purchased the Digital
Audio Player.
The software program called Philips Device
Manager can use your computer to check for
firmware updates that are available on the
Internet.
Install Philips Device Manager on your
computer from the Digital Audio Player or
download the latest version from www.philips.
com/support.
Note
•• Your music files are not affected by a firmware
update.
Manually verify / update
firmware
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2
3
4
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Ensure that your computer is connected
to the Internet.
Connect the Digital Audio Player to the
computer (see section Connect and
charge for instructions).
On your computer, click Start >
Programs > Philips Digital Audio Player
> GoGear Mix Device Manager to
launch Philips Device Manager.
Click Update
»» Philips GoGear Mix Device Manager
checks for updates and installs new
firmware from the Internet, if available.
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When the display shows Update
completed, click OK.
Disconnect the Digital Audio Player from
the computer.
»» The Digital Audio Player restarts after
the firmware is updated and is ready
for use again.
English
10Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If the GoGear Mix is not working properly or
the display freezes, you can reset it without
losing data:
How do I reset the GoGear Mix?
•• Insert a pen tip or other object into the
reset hole located at the bottom of the
GoGear Mix. Hold until the player shuts
down.
•• If the reset option is unsuccessful, follow
the steps how to recover the GoGear
Mix with the Philips Device Manager:
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2
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On your computer, select Start >
Programs > Philips Digital Audio Player
> GoGear Mix Device Manager > Philips
Device Manager to launch the Philips
Device Manager.
Turn off the GoGear Mix before you
continue.
Press and hold the volume button
while you connect the GoGear Mix to
your computer.
Keep holding the key until the Philips
Device Manager acknowledges the
GoGear Mix and enters the recovery
mode.
On the computer, click the Repair
button and follow the instructions of the
Philips Device Manager to complete the
recovery process.
When the recovery is completed,
disconnect the GoGear Mix from your
computer.
Restart the GoGear Mix.
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11Technical data
Power
Power supply: 250mAh Li-ion polymer
internal rechargeable battery
Play time¹ (music): 25 hours
Software
Philips Device Manager: to restore and
upgrade
Connectivity
Headphone 3.5 mm
USB 2.0 High speed
Sound
Channel separation: 45 dB
Frequency Response: 80 - 18 kHz
Output power: 2 x 3 mW
Signal to noise ratio: > 84 dB
Audio playback
Compression format:
MP3 bit rates: 8 - 320 kps and VBR
MP3 sample rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 24,
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA (unprotected) bit rates: 5 - 192 kbps
VBR
WMA sample rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 24,
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Storage media
Built-in memory capacity²:
SA1MXX02K 2GB NAND Flash
SA1MXX04K 4GB NAND Flash
SAMXX04WS 4GB NAND Flash
SA1MXX08K 8GB NAND Flash
Music transfer³
Drag and drop in Windows® Explorer
Display
Color LCD 128 x 64 pixels
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Note
•• ¹ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of
charge cycles. Battery life and number of charge
cycles vary by use and settings.
•• ² 1GB = 1 billion bytes; available storage capacity is
less. Full memory capacity may not be available as
some memory is reserved for the player. Storage
capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128 kbps
MP3 encoding.
•• ³ Transfer speed depends on operating system and
software configuration.
System requirements
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•
•
•
•
•
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Windows® XP / 2000 / Vista
Pentium III 800 MHz processor or higher
128 MB RAM
500 MB hard disk space
Internet connection
Windows® Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
USB port
Supported music file formats
The GoGear Mix supports the following music
formats:
• MP3
• unprotected WMA
Decibel (dB)
A unit of measure used to express relative
difference in power or intensity of sound.
F
FM (Frequency Modulation)
In radio broadcasting: a method of modulation
in which the frequency of the carrier voltage
is varied with the frequency of the modulation
voltage.
English
D
sounds. It also pertains to the function on
many electronic devices that is used to control
the loudness.
W
WMA (Windows Media Audio)
An audio format owned by Microsoft, is a
part of Microsoft Windows Media technology.
Includes Microsoft Digital Rights Management
tools, Windows Media Video encoding
technology, and Windows Media Audio
encoding technology.
L
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
Probably the most common way to show
visual information on non-computer electronic
equipment.
M
MP3
A file format with a sound data compression
system. MP3 is the abbreviation of Motion
Picture Experts Group 1 (or MPEG-1) Audio
Layer 3. With the MP3 format, one CD-R or
CD-RW can contain about 10 times more
data than a regular CD.
S
Shuffle
A feature that plays audio files (tracks) in
random order.
V
Volume
Volume is the most common word used to
specify the control of relative loudness of
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Glossary
12Glossary
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