Announcing the Moda 2: A New IPS Display and Bluetooth Speaker in One


Today EPI announces the Philips Moda2, a new IPS monitor and Bluetooth® speaker in one that combines stunning visuals with the convenience of a Bluetooth speaker.The display features Bluetooth and MHL connectivity, and a pair of 7-Watt speakers to easily stream your music while you work. The monitor also delivers flicker-free technology, Full HD resolution and an IPS panel for a superb viewing experience. The Philips Moda 2 is available in both 24” and 27” models, and comes in a glossy cherry black finish. It will be available for $219.99 and $319.99 on on February 26, 2015.

Packed with two powerful 7-Watt speakers in its base, the Moda 2 offers users a quality listening experience. The integrated speakers are specially tuned with SRS WOW HD™, which allows for stereo enhancement and sculpted bass response for maximum thump. The discrete speakers also feature Philips Incredible Surround technology which delivers an impressive virtual 5.1 sound for an immersive movie and listening experience. Philips Incredible Surround technology also allows for a broad sweet spot, clearer vocals and bass management to simulate subwoofer and center speaker designs. Best of all, the built-in speakers offer wireless streaming via Bluetooth for clutter-free operation and audio-in for older devices without Bluetooth connectivity.


In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, the Moda 2 makes it easy to connect to your devices for endless entertainment and maximum productivity with Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) technology. MHL allows you to directly connect your mobile phones and other portable devices to the high-definition display and enjoy your mobile games, photos, movies, or other apps on its big screen. You can also simultaneously charge your mobile device so you never run out of power. You can also simultaneously charge your mobile device so you never run out of power.


The Moda 2 boasts a minimalist design that utilizes the latest IPS panels with a 2.5 mm thin outer bezel combined with an in-panel black matrix strip of only 3.5 mm, which allows for minimal distractions and maximum viewing size. The edge-to-edge seamless experience makes the Moda 2 well-suited for gamers, graphic designers and professionals using multi-display setups to create the feeling of using one large display.

-LCD panel type AH-IPS AH-IPS
-Backlight type W-LED system W-LED system
-Panel Size 23.8inch (Neo-Blade) 27 inch / 68.6 cm
-Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
-Optimum resolution 1920×1080 @ 60Hz 1920×1080 @ 60Hz
-SmartResponse (typical) 5 ms (Grey to Grey) 5 ms (Grey to Grey)
-Response time (typical) 12 ms(Grey to Grey) 12 ms (Grey to Grey)
-Brightness (typical) 250 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
-SmartContrast 20M:1 20M:1
-Viewing angle 178º (H) / 178º (V) @ C/R > 10 178º (H) / 178º (V) @ C/R > 10
-Display colors 16.7 M 16.7 M
-MHL Yes Yes
-Signal Input VGA (Analog) VGA (Analog)
HDMI (Digital, HDCP) HDMI (Digital, HDCP)
HDMI (Digital, HDCP) HDMI (Digital, HDCP)
-Audio In/Out PC audio-in, headphone out PC audio-in, headphone out
-Built-in speakers 7W x 2 Bluetooth SPK w/MIC(SRSWOW HD) 7W x 2 Bluetooth SPK w/MIC(SRSWOW HD)
-Tilt -5/20 degree -5/20 degree
-Power supply External External
-Color Black Black
-Finish Glossy Glossy

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