Like Apple, Philips too believes in tweaking its designs. Its Raga, the latest from the Gogear lineup, does not, however, look as good as its predecessors. Indeed, the square shape with striking blue bezel gives it a cheap look. The black front is dominated by the display along with the controls. Songs can be transferred by a simple drag-and-drop action. Philips Songbird syncs the music. The audio quality is loud and clear though there’s nothing extraordinary to report. But when we used better quality headsets instead of the pack regulars, there was a noticeable
difference. The equaliser comes with some predefined modes, but we loved the custom settings option. Another usual in Gogear is the FM radio. FM recording, a feature commonly seen in cell phones, is present on this music player as well.
The scoring points for Raga are its 22-hour music playback capability and a 5-minute charge for a 90minute playback. It also comes with a wall charger, unlike other portable media players. It can, therefore, be easily charged anytime, anywhere, even when you don’t have a notebook around.