Summary: It's functional, usually. I bought it to replace my Sansa Fuze that bit the dust. The touch screen is very lousy, nothing like a smart phone like I had anticipated. Instead the screen is like a button you need to push down instead of just touch. The main menu, (like on the screen shown in the picture), was difficult. I would try to select Music, and it would swap over to a secondary main menu. It was difficult to select things.
DID NOT LIKE ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PRODUCT. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND
27 June 2012
Summary: This has slow response on buttons. Screen sensitivity is difficult and was unable to slide the volume up and down as it is placed at the top of the screen. Even using my pinky it wouldn't pick up the regular touch of a finger and took a long time to respond to advancing songs. Wouldn't recommend to anyone. Not worth the frustration it causes to just simply listen to a song, change songs, or even change volume.
Summary: The Archos Vision 30c 4 GB Video MP3 Player with 3-Inch Touchscreen and FM Radio comes loaded with features. You can play music (it supports MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, and APE), and even see the lyrics on the screen if you want to. It has an FM radio and you can record songs from the radio onto the MP3 player (you can also record your own voice if you need to remind yourself of something). It plays videos (it is equipped to play AVI, MPEG-4, FLV, and RMVB video files).
I'd Steer Clear of This MP3 Player & Save Your Money for Something Better
Tom Tracy, Amazon
21 October 2011
Summary: Given their vastly different price points, it really is not fair to compare this Archos Vision 30c 8 GB Video MP3 Player to an iPod Touch but, since this iPod model, as well as several earlier models of the iPod Shuffle, Nano & Classic have been my MP3 players of choice for the last 7 or so years, it is hard not to compare them. So, before I get into the specifics of this player, let me just say that there is no comparison whatsoever, price-wise *or* functionality-wise.
"The ultimate 3-inch touch screen portable media player?" Seriously? No chance!
Robert C., Amazon
22 June 2011
Summary: The only ultimate thing about this media player is its ability to suck at just about everything it does. Don't let the sleek look and the touch screen fool you, this is a very basic device. The LCD screen suffers from a very narrow viewing angle - the slightest tilt off center will cause a shift in the colors you see. The interface is very clunky, slow to use and not at all refined - there's no smoothness to it at all.
Summary: I ordered the Archos Vision for my mom, who has a ton of pictures on her computer, but no device to show them to others when she's away from her home. I also thought it might be a great way of getting her to listen to audiobooks, and store he small collection of favorite music. I was able to transfer all the relevant files on her computer to the device without much of a challenge. If you have experience with external drives, then it is a piece of cake.
Summary: Listed below is a comparison of the similarities and differences between the Archos Vision 30c 4 GB Video MP3 Player with 3-Inch Touchscreen and FM Radio (Silver) and the Archos Vision 24c 8 GB Video MP3 Player with 2.4-Inch Screen, Built-in Camera, and FM Radio (Black) . The 30c version and the 24c version both have: FM Radio: Both versions of this player have radios that work very well. They each come with a series of options for listening.
Not the best, but it works for what I wanted it for
Amy Willingham, Amazon
15 June 2011
Summary: The price is a little high for something that does have tons of features that don't work correctly or are not very clear enough. The picture feature I found to be a little hard to use and videos did not come out as clear as I would have liked but all I was really looking for was something that would play my music for me. This does just that, plays music and does it well.