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Archos Gmini402 review

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09.08.2006

Advantages:
Good quality, looks nice, easy to use, value for money !

Disadvantages:
Screen can get scratched easily

Recommendable Yes:

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Value for Money

DurabilityGood

Look & DesignGood

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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 10.08.2006 02:11

A good review. Crimps

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Manufacturer's product description

The Gmini 402 is the latest ultra-small, ultra-light, ultra-slim Pocket Multimedia Center of the ARCHOS Multimedia ...

Battery

Rechargeable Battery Rechargeable
Battery Enclosure Type Internal
Technology Lithium Ion

Connectivity

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

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