Nice MP3 player and amaing features. Breaks quckly
9 August 2013
Summary: I loved this when I first got it. It even has an amazing built in FM transmitter when little to no MP3 player or phone has. Unfortunately the lower half of the screen stopped working after about a month, calibration did nothing to fix it. Im really not sure what happened. Didn't get wet, didn't get damp, didn't drop it ever. Even the screen quickly became scratched up with small scratches from being in my pocket with nothing else or from day to day finger use.
An unfortunate tweener that doesn't really fill a need.
David McCune "self-deprecating and proud of it", Amazon
17 May 2012
Summary: What the heck do I mean by that? Well, the Archos is a bit big for what is essentially an MP3 player with benefits. FM radio is nice, but not nice enough to sacrifice size. The screen is decent sized compared to an ipod, but smaller than the smart phone that you probably also have. It has a touch screen, but not one as good as any Apple products of most smart phones.
Summary: Wanted an 8gb player, was hoping to find something ... simpler. chose this on a whim. Thought I would have broken it by now, and I probably should have! dropped this thing hard a few times. Handles most video files with easy, had some audio sync issues and trouble when running a full length movie (720x480) but most large files still work easily. :/ Touch controls can be trouble, can be a pain in the pocket ;P also keylock isn't covered in the manual.
Summary: I've chosen Archos because of it's well known brand name for a portable multimedia gadget. After receive this little gadget, my impression was "wow.. this is so tiny..." the clarity of the sounds quite good, and the ability to do drag and drop from PC also makes this gadget even better for a walking friend..... The only complaints I've had with this Archos was the OS seems a bit jiffy, not as smooth as iPod or Creative.
Summary: I'll admit up front that I'm a novice for hand-held video/mp3 players, although I've owned many portable devices such as my old Sony Walkman and mobile several cd/radio players in the past, and I use windows media player and other various cd-burning and photo/video softare programs. So, this review is coming from the perspective of a relative newcomer to this type of device although not to music and video files in general.
Summary: I bought this product to replace and iPod that I had lost. The price is right for this unit but I've had a lot of trouble downloading material to it and you have to be careful when storing so the batteries don't discharge.
Summary: I already have a ITouch so how could this really measure up. I did though get this for my eight year old son, whom really loves it and finds it easy to use. It was easy to set up. Plug the cable into my computer and after it was charged up, it was easily set up. My son loves the touch screen, and only uses it for music. I would not buy this for me and if I was a serious MP3 music fan. I believe in the Itouch or Ipod to carry your music.
Summary: Let me preface this by saying I really, really wanted to like this MP3 player. I hate giving bad reviews and it's not that this MP3 player didn't work. It does work. On the bright side, the battery life is pretty good. I took it with me on a long, 4 hour drive and played it the entire way. Then without recharging it, I played it the entire way (another 4 hours) back home again. And I've played it more (again without recharging it) since. So it's pretty good.
Summary: This is a nice little lightweight MP3 player. I love the lack of weight, it barely registers. And I love the built-in FM radio, which many ipods don't even have. I don't much care for the sensitivity or accuracy of the touch-screen. Takes a little too long to register sometimes and leads to mistakes. And I'm underwhelmed by the earphones included, but I almost always am, whatever product it is that'd bundling earbuds.
Summary: As far as ease of carrying and weight this is a great player. However there are many small minor details that make it less than perfect. The touch screen works best with a little stylus as it is small and sometimes unresponsive to fingertips. The FM radio leaves much to be desired as far as reception goes (might be better in a big city), I have another MP3 that offers much better reception but this unit does let you record from radio if you can get a good signal.