Ok, let’s get it out of the way first: Too much, too soon: Better Than The Rest, but just try getting service Between me and my mates, we have 7 of these. Archos decided to market true hard drives in a format which allows the user tons of latitude. Skip to main content. He joined Ziff Davis in May as technical editor of PC Magazine, became editor-in-chief in September of that year, and held that position for the next eight years, while adding the titles of publisher and publishing director.

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I got one bloody email back in Feb saying it was ready to ship, and then nothing. The Gmini offers superior sound quality over the iPods, can play videos, can recieve and record FM, has a voice recorder and can be used to download photos with the proper accessories.

Gear Eye: The Archos Gmini

The bigger, easier to read screen makes navigation a lot more pleasant than on, say, gmiji tiny read-out on Cowon’s iAudio M3, and it can display cover art for the song you’re listening to. Despite the obvious limitation of a 2. Otherwise it had no hiccups, ghosting, slowdowns, or any other weirdness you sometimes get playing video on a PC.

But the one thing thing you will love is how easy it is to get your files on here.

Gear Eye: The Archos Gmini 400

The size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 4 to 10 hours. From around the web. Yep, I’m in love, but with good reason. The movie menu shows a thumbnail preview agchos each movie on the right side, and two of the soft buttons help with navigation and pulling up information on the selected file.


Show more Show less. They claim it should get up to five, but we were usually only able to get a solid three hours give or take a half an hour of video before the situation started to look dire. Some of the preinstalled games on the machine are demos; you can buy the full versions.

The power jack and USB port are on the lower left side of the player, and a door opens to reveal the CompactFlash socket. The built-in audio recorder can record WAV files with excellent fidelity, up to 48 kHz, through either the line-in or microphone jacks.

Archos Gmini series

The Gmini makes the ultimate “brag book,” capable of showing stills and movies, in addition to storing thousands of digitized songs. Foremost, this player does not require the use of a “music management” software package like Itunes or Windows Media Player.

Those people will be relieved to hear that the Gmini is a lot better than its predecessors. Three buttons under the screen respond to menu items displayed in some modes.

And, that is perhaps the best way to think of the magnificent Archos line, they are tiny, mini-computers designed to serve your every media need. The sound quality is good, and the biggest advantage it has over most everything else out there is the sheer quality of the arcos display, which is not only a higher resolution than that of the iPod x pixel vs.

The ‘Astroneer’ universe is set to expand in December. The provided earbuds were less efficient, but you should exercise caution to prevent ear damage.


Archos decided to market true hard drives in a format which allows the user tons of latitude. The Gmini has audio and video out, arfhos you can connect it to a TV for a full-screen display of movies or a slide show.

What did work played well for the most part; in fact, the only noticeable problem was the audio and video being out of sync on one of the videos. Its an excellent machine, but if arhos must have it repaired, call the UK office, and have them arrange to have you ship it to either the UK or France.

The Gmini is fully USB 2.

Playback autonomy on the 4000 is stated at 4 hours, when viewing videos, and up to 10 hours when listening to music. It’s easy to use, with a very good if somewhat small screen. Dell Inspiron 13 The Inspiron 13 2-in-1, a redesign of Dell’s midrange convertible laptop, There is a slot in the top of the device that accepts CompactFlash cards. The Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing The Gmini also has a balance control, very uncommon in a pocket-sized gimni.

It’s great if your DLSR camera users CF as it can act as a storage vault transferring photos directly 400 the card in the field. They’re really just for killing time, and hopefully you’ll have enough decent stuff to watch that you won’t have to bother.