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Archos Gmini 402 20GB

The Gmini 402 is the latest ultra-small, ultra-light, ultra-slim Pocket Multimedia Center of the ARCHOS Multimedia Range. Its compact design, stylish ...

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Review of "Archos Gmini 402 20GB"

published 09/08/2006 | gothicbob
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Pro Good quality, looks nice, easy to use, value for money!
Cons Screen can get scratched easily
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"Archos Gmini402 review"

As a previous customer to Archos (i have brought the Gmini400) I was keen to try out their new product.

Gmini402 is a device that plays videos, music, and you can view photos, it is small, stylish, and can fit easily into a pocket.

The Gmini is very simple to use, there is no installation required, you simply plug it into your computer (via usb 2.0) and it appears as external hard drive, you can then simply drag and drop songs, videos and photos onto the device. Unplug it, and they appear. It is much less complicated than using I-Tunes or any other similar software.

The sound quality is great, and there is an equaliser should you want to change the settings. The video quality is outstanding, when you get the device out of the box, it comes with an amazing tropical video that just looks breathtaking the vivid colours really stand out.

Its quite hard to think of any faults with this product, other than you might want to be careful of putting your keys in the same pocket as it, as the screen can get scratched, but that is the same with most things you put in your pocket. The menu system is not as 'cool' as an Ipod's however when you just have it in your pocket listening to music or watching video full screen, that’s not really very important.

Personally I'd recommend anyone who is planning to buy a new mp3 player to heavily consider buying an Archos Gmini402, they out perform the iPod, and are a lot simpler to use. Archos have better quality goods for lower prices than IPod and other competing portable multimedia device brands.

There is also a Gmini402cc that you may want to find out more information about because it has a Camcorder built into it, which can take photos and videos. The version with a camcorder retails for £200 on amazon.

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  • Crimsonflame published 10/08/2006
    A good review. Crimps
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Product Information : Archos Gmini 402 20GB

Manufacturer's product description

The Gmini 402 is the latest ultra-small, ultra-light, ultra-slim Pocket Multimedia Center of the ARCHOS Multimedia Range. Its compact design, stylish appearance, and extensive functionality offer the future of mobile entertainment.

Product Details

EAN: 6905905070742, 6905905070674, 0690590507067, 0690590508590, 0690590507074

Manufacturer: Archos

Storage Medium: Hard Disk Drive

Storage Capacity in MB: 20480, 30720

Screen Size in Inches: 2.2

Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: 220

Vertical Resolution in Pixel: 176

Number of Display Colours: 262.144

Display Technology: TFT Display, LED Display

Built-In Microphone: Yes, No

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

Direct Radio Recording: No

Direct TV Recording: No

MP3 Playback: Yes, with MP3 Playback

WMA Playback: Yes

WAV Playback: Yes

OGG Playback: No

AAC Playback: No

MPEG 4 Playback: Yes

WMV Playback: Yes, with WMV Playback

DivX Playback: Yes, DivX Player

AVI Playback: Yes

Width in mm: 106

Height in mm: 60, 63

Depth in mm: 17

Weight in Grams: 160

Bluetooth: No

Type: Audio/Video Player

W-LAN Connection: No

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Type of SD Card Interface: No

Touchscreen: No

Operating System: Proprietary

Video Playtime in Hours: 4

Music Playtime in Hours: 10

xD-Picture Card: No

Compact Flash Card: No

Multimedia Card: No

Memory Stick: No

Audio Line-In Interface: No

Built-In Radio: without Built-In Radio

MPEG4 Playback: with MPEG4 Playback

Smart Media Card: No

Secure Digital Card: No

Photo Viewer: Yes

H.264 Playback: No

MPEG2 Playback: No

MPN: 500706, 500707

Product Description: Archos Gmini 402 - digital AV recorder, Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder - digital AV recorder

Device Type: Digital AV recorder

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.6 cm x 6 cm x 1.7 cm

Weight: 160 g

Key Features: Digital audio player, voice recorder, digital audio recorder, digital photo viewer, external HDD function, digital video player, Game console

Compatibility: PlaysForSure Audio

Hard Drive: 20 GB

Display Type: 2.2" LCD

Supported Audio Formats: WAV, WMA, PCM, ADPCM, protected WMA (DRM)

Battery: Internal rechargeable - Lithium Ion

PC Interfaces: USB 2.0

Video Playback Formats: MPEG-4 SP, DivX, XviD

Supported Still Images Formats: BMP, JPEG

Display Format: 220 x 176

Included Accessories: Stereo headphones, USB cable, AC adapter, carrying pouch, USB host cable , power adapter

Digital Zoom: 2 x

Sensor: 1.2 Mpix - CCD

Battery

Rechargeable Battery: Rechargeable

Battery Enclosure Type: Internal

Technology: Lithium Ion

Battery Life Details: MP3 playback - up to 10 hour(s) ¦ Video playback - up to 4 hour(s)

Connectivity

Connections: Audio line-in ¦ Headphones ¦ Audio line-out ¦ Composite video output - RCA ¦ Hi-Speed USB - USB Type A

Video

Video Playback Formats: MPEG-4 SP, DivX, XviD

Digital Audio

Supported Bit Rate: 30 - 320Kbps

Microphone: Built-in microphone

Features: VBR

Supported Audio Formats: WAV, WMA, PCM, ADPCM, protected WMA (DRM)

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats: BMP, JPEG

Memory / Storage

HDD Capacity: 20 GB

HDD Form Factor: 1.8" - built-in

Display

Display Type: LCD 2.2" - colour

Display Form Factor: Built-in

Display Format: 220 x 176

General

MPN: 500707, 500706

Device Type: Digital AV recorder

Key Features: Digital audio player, voice recorder, digital audio recorder, digital photo viewer, external HDD function, digital video player, Game console

Compatibility: PlaysForSure Audio

Width: 10.6 cm

Depth: 6 cm

Height: 1.7 cm

Weight: 160 g

PC Interfaces: USB 2.0

Features: Mophun game engine

System Requirements

Operating System: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later

Miscellaneous

Firmware Upgradable: Yes

Included Accessories: Stereo headphones, USB cable, AC adapter, carrying pouch, USB host cable , power adapter

Digital Camera

Resolution: 1.2 Megapixel

Optical Sensor: CCD

Digital Zoom: 2

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