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Archos 605
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Archos 605

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Overall 5

Review: Archos 605 Wi-Fi GPS Car Holder

12 August 2008
  • Excerpt: The Archos 605 WiFi is a damn fine portable media player. (It received the coveted Best of Test award last year.) Now it’s slightly mo’ better due to this new GPS accessory, which for $130 adds full-bore street navigation that’s on par with a Garmin or TomTom system.
  • Pros: Cheaper than a standalone GPS, at least if you already own an Archos 605. High-resolution screen makes maps look mighty purty. Lightning-fast satellite lock.
  • Cons: The 605 can’t navigate without the car holder, so you can’t go on walkabout. Doesn’t say street names. Requires you to move to Europe if you want traffic features. You have to manually restart the GPS app every time you power on the 605.
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Overall 8

Archos 605 WiFi

8 August 2008
  • Summary: A relatively low-cost video player with features that seem to run on to infinity, as well as accessories that actually enhance the Archos 605’s performance -- from travel cases to docks and a healthy selection of playable video games -- this player is set to take the top spot.
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Archos 605 WiFi Portable Media Player

7 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Archos has been building high-quality portable media players for several years now and has an extensive line of accessories and plug-ins available that add new tricks to the base players’ audio and video repertoire.
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Overall 8

Archos 605 WiFi

27 January 2008
  • Conclusion: A compact PVP with the best screen on the market. It's truly a pleasure to watch and at 4.3" your eyes won't cross half way through a transatlantic flight. The Archos 605 WiFi packs a lot of features into a very petit package, though we do wish that using all of them didn't require so many...
  • Pros: Fantastic display in terms of resolution, size and overall quality-- eat your heart out iPod Touch! Good sound quality, varied video and audio format support. Small, light and attractive. Web browser is quite good, though a tad slow. YouTube support is excellent.
  • Cons: Battery life is passable but not being able to swap in a spare battery on the road is a kill-joy. Many features require additional purchases. Not very intuitive-- should we have to work hard just to have fun?
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Archos 605 Wi-Fi Review

Anything but iPod
15 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The Archos 605 has a fantastic set of features and to this day is one of the more hardcore PMP with nearly all the bells and whistles. However the 605 suffers from a serious usability issue.
  • Pros: No video transcending needed, Solid set of file support, Great screen, Very good video playback and scaling
  • Cons: Outdated and not a user friendly interface, Almost half the functionality requires you to spend more money, Clunky design, Interface can be slow especially on hard drive versions, Must register product to use content portal
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Archos 605 WiFi portable media player

10 September 2007
  • Summary: Sleek, light and beautifully designed, this successor to the Archos 604 WiFi ups the ante in several ways.
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Overall 6

Archos 605 WiFi

PC Magazine
30 August 2007
  • Conclusion: The 605 behaves more like a mini PC than a portable gadget—less fun than useful. It's a versatile performer, but the manual's a must-read.
  • Pros: Great-looking screen. Programmable video recording. Downloadable cable guide. Content Portal offers movie rentals. Sturdy kickstand for optimal viewing. Streams from networked PCs.
  • Cons: Not terribly user-friendly. Not many major improvements over previous model. Wi-Fi no longer included—costs extra. Internet browsing blown away by iPhone. Mysterious organization of music files.
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Overall 10

Archos Archos 605 WiFi

PC Authority
12 May 2008
  • Summary: The PC peripheral finally hits the mainstream with this easy-to-use touchscreen device offering loads of extras
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Overall 1

Expert Review

Top Bargains
18 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Featuring the highest quality screen resolution, highest quality video, touch screen, WiFi capabilities for streaming content to the device or a TV, the ARCHOS 605 WiFi is the top product in the line-up for flexibility, portability, features and price. Go to Link for the product.
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Overall 5

Archos 605 WiFi

PC Pro
18 September 2007
  • Excerpt: We were impressed with the 605 WiFi's predecessor, the 604 WiFi ( web ID: 102297 ), and Archos has made a few tweaks to make the new version more desirable. The resolution has been increased to 800 x 480; the 30GB hard disk is ample for long journeys with sensibly encoded films; and getting content...
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