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Archos-gmini-402.33493030
4.8 out of 10

Archos Gmini 402

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Overall 8
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Philips SGP5012 Retractable AC/DC Charger works for Archos Gmini 402

Randy, Amazon
20 November 2010
  • Summary: Philips SGP5012 Retractable AC/DC Charger works for Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder. I had one in the house for a PSP and lost the Archos charger...So just plugged it in and it worked.
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Overall 8
8.0

4 star on product when it works, 1 star on CS & Tech support

C. MEI, Amazon
11 June 2007
  • Summary: Bought this product in Dec 06 when it was around $200. Not bad for 20GB and the loads of functions. Works well the first three months. Digital camera and Camcorder is not bad. Quality is not the best, but it's useful in a pinch. The MP3 shuffle is not a true random shuffle, it shuffles through the same path of MP3.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice all in one multimedia unit

John G. Pollard "jpollardbookseller", Amazon
4 February 2007
  • Summary: I bought this player about 2 months ago. I like it. It's easy to transfer files to and from the unit especially since the unit can be connected to your computer as a Windows device and use Windows Media Player to transfer files or it can be connected as a hard drive and the files can be transferred as you would transfer files from any hard disk drive. I use it mostly for music, but I have also used it to take photos and to record video.
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Overall 8
8.0

A linux-friendly pocket audio / video record / playback device

Joe A. Dellinger, Amazon
7 November 2006
  • Summary: I wanted to buy a portable device that would let me record high-quality digital audio. There are quite a few products available that allow that, but I wanted a device that would interface with a Linux PC without difficulty. Not many choices there! Almost all the manufacturers try to tie you down to their own proprietary software. Archos appears to be an exception.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product not that user friendly to begin with

K. gilliam, Amazon
19 August 2006
  • Summary: So far i have enjoyed the product. 1. The video camera works very well for an all in one product although the sound is kind of muffled. 2. Media player works great for music and videos, as long as you have an updated version of windows media player to convert all the files. 3. Can't tell you much about customer service but downloading and converting software from the archos site is a little annoying especially trying to get some of the older updates for the media player...
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Overall 8
8.0

Take your digital camera with...

D. Phillips, Amazon
22 May 2006
  • Summary: I purchased this unit for a family vacation. I originally wanted a smaller digital camera that could easily fit in a pocket and would'nt be a problem to carry. I spoke with a sales clerk and he had a few sugestions which were ok, then he showed me this. As a techie I was instantly hooked and forgot what I originally came in for. The concept of having a camcorder that fits in a pocket intrigued me. I bought it, and could not wait to get it home.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good overall with a lot of room for improvement

Gimozo, Amazon
4 January 2006
  • Summary: I got this unit to use mainly as a camcorder. I've been looking for one that has a good size hard drive and this one meets that criteria with 20gb. The unit is very small and lightweight. The color is nice and attractive. But it seems that that design is driven by being snazzy rather than functional. While the LCD is located in the center of the unit, the lens on the other side is placed off to the left. It's hard to keep from blocking the lens while recording.
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 8
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Video quality 8
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MUSIC, Photo, SNES and Gamegear Player

eeyore220..., Ciao
25 January 2008
  • Excerpt: "The Archos GMINI 402 comes in two versions; one with a camera/camcorder, one without. This review is for the version without the camera/camcorder functionality. Without the camcorder it retails for £199 but can be found on Amazon much cheaper. I purchased mine there for £129.99 about a year ago. The French company Archos make many fairly well rated hard disc based music/video players. They've got a few smaller flash players but, to be honest if ...
  • Pros: Can play SNES and GameGear Games
  • Cons: Poor headphones .  Interface can be cumbersome
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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 8
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Archos Gmini

jephcote, Ciao
1 June 2007
  • Excerpt: "I've never been a great user of portable media BUT this little box of tricks has turned my life on its head! Even a relative technophobe will soon have music and pictures loaded and running. I like the idea of being able to watch home made videos whilst travelling, and it's so easy to use. So far, a huge array of music and a smaller but still substantial amount of video, and there's still plenty of space on the hard drive - I can imagine that for ...
  • Pros: Small, compact, easy to use
  • Cons: will no doubt be overtaken by new technology
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Ease of use 6
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Sound quality 8
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Good MP3 player with a few problems

MattTS, Ciao
22 February 2007
  • Excerpt: "I paid £200 for this mp3 player a year ago and I've used it nearly every day since. It's still in good condition and has survived one drop onto a hard surface which goes to show the build quality is good. I'll explain the good and bad points of the mp3 player in this review. The sound quality on this device is good when using a good pair of earphones. It's clear with a good bass output when using bass boost. The volume isn't very high but I never ...
  • Pros: Plays video, small, TV out and USB host
  • Cons: Not the best looking, interface isn't brilliant, short battery life and can crash
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