Summary: I purchased this cute mp3 player because it was inexpensive, so i guess i got what i paid for. it worked in the beginning, i wanted to play subscription music on it, but now it just gives me an error message and won't play anything. i have tried to contact their customer support, but don't get any replies, other than the standard "we have received your request, we'll get back to you in 2 days". Still haven't heard from them.
Summary: I love this device! Others have complained about the lack of FM radio (which I don't listen to) and the need for more space (which would be nice, but is not a huge problem.) The thing I like is the size, and the battery life... as well as the fact that it charges off the USB connection to my laptop. This thing just fits my lifestyle! Highly recommended... especially if you catch it on sale (as I did!) Also, Gizmos4Life shipped it quickly and in great shape...
Summary: I was mainly interested in the video playback features of this unit. I did listen briefly to the sample MP3s that came on the device, and they sounded fine to me. File transfer and charging are via a 5-pin mini-USB connector. Under Windows, you access the device through Explorer under the path My Computer\a105\Internal Storage. While you can directly place music and photo files through Explorer, video files must be converted and transferred using Windows Media Player.
May be suitable for listening to music files but inadequate to be used as a photo/video viewer
1 July 2009
Excerpt: The Archos 105 has quite a good playback time once it is charged fully. It has the capability to view both photos and videos, in addition to playing music files. The low resolution and small sized screen isn't capable of producing high quality videos and photos. It does boost a fine sound quality which makes it deal even when using the supplied headphones which is quite a long. Upon using a pair of additional headphones there was a minute increase in sound clarity.
Excerpt: DooYoo Review on the Archos 105 - Colour: Black 05/02/2008 Archos 105 2GB of Storage* Available RRP date - 06/2007 - Archos Introduction - > A short insight into Archos. The foundation of Archos was set-up in 1988. Originally it was a company dealing with digital media storage. It grew with market trends into new technologies; and became a well-known brand within this market.
Excerpt: CIAO Review on the Archos 105 - Colour: Red 05/02/2008 Archos 105 2GB of Storage* Available RRP date - 06/2007 - Archos Introduction - > A short insight into Archos. The foundation of Archos was set-up in 1988. Originally it was a company dealing with digital media storage. It grew with market trends into new technologies; and became a well-known brand within this market.