Summary: I love my GMini because it's all about the music. This player makes no allowance for video or picture files, so you've got that much more room for your music. You can, however, squeeze in your data in case you need an external storage unit for any word files. It's also the smallest 20GB player I can think of. I especially like to take mine to the gym and when I'm traveling to and from work. It fits nicely in my coat pocket, so it's a convenient traveling companion.
Summary: The Archos Gmini XS 202 is a "pure" 20 GB mp3 player. No more and no less. Battery life of around 10 hours is decent. Sound quality is fine. While it doesn't have video capabilities, keep in mind this is just an mp3 player. No special(proprietary) software is needed; just plug in the USB cable, watch the device mount, and drag/drop files. At 3" x 21/4" x 3/4", it is a very small player for 20 GB.
Great for music, durable and flexible, not state of the art
22 February 2009
Excerpt: I have had this Gmini for 3 years and have been fully satisfied with its functions. I have had 2 major blips with it, screen cracked and bled once, and hard drive had to be reformatted once also, both were solved easily, and amazin ( where i bought it from) replaced it when the screen broke.
Pros: 20 GB, can be used as external hard drive, good sound quality, great battery life
Excerpt: Ive never been a fan of ipods. I think its something to do with everyone having them and the high price. So when i saw this mp3 player, that offered 20Gb of harddrive at a cheap price i couldnt resist. The harddrive space is big enough to satisfy any music fan. I havent even come close to filling it up. Also its just so small!!
Excerpt: The Archos Gmini is not an mp3 player like the Apple iPod - it doesn't benefit particularly from its image, as it is something of an ugly little brute! That said, it is actually very small and surprisingly capacious, transfers to and from the player are fast, and unlike the iPod, the player uses the standard mp3 formats and no special software. The player does have one major shortcoming - it does not play videos, and the screen is basic but a good size.
Excerpt: Definitely my favourite mp3 player. It's very small compared to most alternatives with similar capacity, and, once you know how, it is extremely easy to use. Originally I found it difficult to find my round this player, but once you understand you appreciate the intelligent way the player operates. The settings are easy to find and use as the link shows up when switched on, as well as the link to music. Music can be played as 'Folder' 'All' 'Single' 'Queue' or 'Scan'.
Pros: Many easy to use options, small with large capacity, memory stick tendencies .
Cons: Monochrome screen, possible weak screen, rubbishy headphones come with it .
Excerpt: The Archos Gmini XS 202s is a excellent MP3 player, its simple with only two buttons and a joystick which control everything, the only thing that could be a problem is if you don't understand how to use it. Making sure you read through the manual properly is essential, as otherwise you could get a little stuck, especially with making playlists, and one thing I've not quite grasped yet is moving files using the MP3 player itself, which shouldn't actually be a problem as...
Pros: Small, easy to use, long lasting, good battery life
Excerpt: What is it? This is a pocket sized portable music player that can hold up to 10,000 songs. The Manufacturer Archos is a French electronics company, founded in 1988, which now specializes in making portable music and video players. How do you use it? You load music (or other audio such as language-learning material, audio books and podcasts) onto a computer and then transfer it to the player with the cable supplied.
Pros: Great sound, small, tough, stores loads of music
Cons: Monochrome screen, no album art or photos, few accessories
Excerpt: I bought this MP3 player after alot of searching and i have so far been completelysatisfied with my decision. Over the past 3 years i have had 4 mp3 players all of which were purchased because they were the biggest memory i could afford at the time! this was a mistake as i ended up spending an absolute fortune when i would run out of space and buy a new one...or get sooo frustrated by the slowness of the hardware that my sanity would not allow me to keep it any longer!
Pros: easy to use, quick to find music on, durable