Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?

Philips introduces new flagship GoGear Muse

Philips has introduced its new portable video player called the GoGear Muse, which replaces the Opus as the flagship model.

Philips GoGear Muse

Philips has introduced its new flagship portable video player called the GoGear Muse. At first glance, it's easy to confuse the Muse with the strikingly similar but cheaper GoGear Aria.

Replacing the Opus as the flagship model, the Muse offers a slightly bigger screen (3-inch vs. the 2.8-inch on the Opus). File support has gotten a boost with the inclusion of BMP, GIF, PNG, Ogg Vorbis, APE, Real Video, and Real Audio formats. Unlike the Opus, the Muse is bundled with a pair of in-ear headphones that offer active noise cancelling.

Physically, the Muse is slightly smaller than the Opus and has a slightly shorter battery life. Philips claims the Muse is capable of up to 25 hours of audio playback or 5 hours with video. Other specifications remain similar, with a 20-station preset FM tuner. It also features Philips' proprietary FullSound for CD-quality enhancement of digitally compressed tracks.

This new player goes for $233.55 and is currently in major electronic stores in Singapore, but U.S. availability has not yet been announced.

(Source: Crave Asia)