Buyer's Regret: Should have gotten an iPod Mini...
4 May 2004
Summary: For a 20GB MP3 player, Archos has the best price. I'd rather pay more for the iPOD mini though, after receiving my Archos. The iPod Mini is so much better looking, and of better quality. This 20GB Archos' MP3 player is probably one of the first MP3 products from Archos. The design was rather immature, and quality poor. In the 2 days after I received this item, I have found many things not working (mostly related to the firmware). It needs better QA.
Summary: I've had my JB Recorder20 for almost 2 years now. I gave my gf one for christmas last year. I liked it very much at first. I used it mostly during long-distance drives (400 - 1000 mile stints); having several hours of playback capability is essential. With the original *lame* NiMH, it would go 8 to 10 hours on a full charge, not bad, but then required an overnight recharge.