Summary: I had this archos for two years. Went out and bought an Apple Ipod. No comparison, Archos may not look great but by far is much better than the IPOD. The Archos is easier to use and sounds better also.
Summary: I have had this for about a year now & it has been great. I replaced the firmware with Rockbox, an open source software for the player. When I say that Archos is better sounding than Apple Ipod, I know it our of experience as I recently bought into the ipod hype & bought an Ipod mini.
Summary: I have used my Jukebox for over two years. Its main function is to store sampled sounds for my musical instrument keyboard. The secondary function is to back up important files and the quick transfer of files from one computer to another.
Arrived Defective , and Archos Support is Unacceptable
Tom "To many deep silos of interest that have..., Amazon
19 August 2004
Summary: New out of the box this could not be found on my computer as an added drive component as it's supposed to be. This is common because the right "drives" are missing and they give you lots of ways to fix that. But in this case, unplugged, the Archos said it had no "FAT32 file protocol," or some such.
Summary: I bought my Archos on 3/24/04 from Amazon bc I was attracted by the price and the rebate offer at that time. However, my problems started when I got it. First off it was quite heavy and broad, not very portable IMO.
Summary: I received my jukebox 4 days ago and I've already loaded the latest version of Rockbox and also flashed it in ROM. This way it boots up only in a few seconds as opposed to the lengthy startup time with the stock firmware.
Summary: The good: Battery life: Using Rockbox, I'm getting well over the 10 hours/charge advertised when I hook the unit up via the USB port and use Media Player to play music from it as if it were just a USB hard drive. Docs say it's powered by AA rechargeables.
Summary: Before I start the review, I promise you that I will update this review if anyting else happens that will dramatically change my opinion of the unit. I have had this unit for about a week. I love it for many reasons. First of all the price.
Summary: I have had this for more than two months now. Definitely a good toy to have. I use it as a backup device for my home PC in addition to being an MP3 player in the car. The first thing that strikes you is that this is not light. It has a cheap & tough military feel to it. It is actually a hard drive.
Summary: I recently bought the 20 GB player/recorder. I bought the 20 GB V2 model because I already owned the 15 GB version, which had proven to be very reliable and sturdy. I have used the 15 GB version with great success and satisfaction as an MP3 player/recorder, as well as a plug and play portable...