Philips

  • Philips throws in the towel on the US home theater market

    Philips is ready to turn the the nuke codes over to Funai as the company tries to reorganize in this pirate-infested world. Earlier in the year, the company turned over the rights to televisions and now is doing the same with DVD, Blu-ray, and home theater products. From here on out, the Philips name will still be present but Funai will be the brains behind the operation with the rights… Read More

  • Philips develop magic "iPill"

    Must everything begin with an “i” because it’s getting a bit dull and the sheep might think Apple invented it? Philips has announced the development of an “intelligent pill” that they plan to present at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists this month in Atlanta. The magically delicious iPill includes a microprocessor, battery, wireless radio, pump… Read More

  • Philips' green HDTVs to grace lux hotels across the nation

    Although luxury hotels are, in every respect, incredible and conspicuous wasters of resources (in the name of comfort), at least that means they’ve got nowhere to but green. So although you may safely blast the Sheraton, W, and Westin hotels among others for things like washing clean towels, throwing away used card keys and so on, at least you’ll know that when you turn on the tube… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Recertified 42-inch Philips 1080p LCD

    Woot; good ‘ol Woot. The LCD might be recertified – whatever that means – but if that’s cool with you, it’s only $749. Yeah, $749 for a 42-inch, 1080p LCD. Not to shabby considering the average price of this set elsewhere is north of $1,100. Hopefully though, Black Friday will produce similar if not better LCD deals. Read More

  • Review: Philips Sonicare Flexcare Toothbrush

    I like Sonicare brushes. They don’t tear up your gums – too badly – and they make funny noises when you brush your teeth. Philips updated their Sonicare line with this interesting new system which is much more like traditional motorized toothbrushes although it does offer considerably more vibration and three buzz settings – regular, gentle, and the… Read More

  • Philips offering OLED kit to developers and DIYers

    Philips has a treat for geeky developers, artists, DIYers and just plain geeks with an assortment of its incredibly thin Lumiblade OLED lights. The starter kit contains everything one needs to craft their very own OLED lighting solution with different size screens, shapes, and colors. The hope is that these creative types will think out of the box and create something innovative with these… Read More

  • Simplicity Labs: Philips Wants Your Feedback

    At the beginning of the year Philips consolidated their Consumer Electronics and Domestic Appliances & Personal Care divisions into a single unified Consumer Lifestyles group, with a focus on “enabling [consumers] to enjoy a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle”. (source)  The Philips HomeLab I visited is one example of how Philips investigates what products are best suited… Read More

  • Wake-up Light simulates rising sun to wake you up gently

    If you don’t like the idea of shooting your alarm clock, the new version of the Philips Wake-up Light might be for you. Like any other alarm clock, you set the time at which you want to be woken up. 30 minutes before that time arrives, however, the Wake-up Light starts to gently glow. As the minutes pass, the light gets brighter, simulating the rising sun, so that when the designated… Read More

  • I want my 3D TV!

    At IFA today many companies are showing off their attempts at 3D TV. Most of the displays being shown are not yet designed for home use, and instead are being positioned as business applications: in-store signage and advertising, architecture and CAD displays, and prototype user interfaces. Most of the televisions require no glasses, and produce a reasonable 3D display. In the displays… Read More

  • Philips reveals new Digital Voice Tracer recorders, we swoon


    Ooooh Heaven is a place on Earth! You know the day is off to a good start when Philips releases some digital voice recorders! Their Digital Tracer line has been updated with the 660, 860 and 880 models with up to 2GB of memory with speed control for transcription and USB recording support. It also records directly to MP3 and can do direct FM radio recording. Wait! There’s more… oh. Read More

  • IFA 2008 Booze Cruise

    2008 is the first year that the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin has included so-called “white goods” in addition to the traditional media and entertainment products on display.  Particularly interesting to me were a collection of high-end wine coolers like those pictured above, and the Philips Perfect Draft beer fridge.  Stick a pony keg inside the Perfect Draft and you… Read More