This unit is classed more as an “entertainment centre” than an MP3 player, and includes a built in speaker for listening out aloud. The Archos Gmini is a terrific little personal media player. Plug a quality pair of ear phones into this player, and you will hear just how good audio playback can be. The Gmini’s battery life is surprisingly good. What did work played well for the most part; in fact, the only noticeable problem was the audio and video being out of sync on one of the videos. They claim it should get up to five, but we were usually only able to get a solid three hours give or take a half an hour of video before the situation started to look dire.

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Some of the preinstalled games on the machine are demos; you can buy the full versions.

Playback autonomy on the device is stated at 4 hours, when viewing videos, and up to 10 hours when listening to music. My Gmini has a 20gb hard drive, but they make bigger.

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Its capacity is 20 GB. The model also supports gapless playback. More portable media player reviews: But for what it’s worth, I’m actually going to ask Archos if I can buy this from them in a couple of weeks when the loan is up and I have to send this bad boy back. They’re really just for killing time, and hopefully you’ll have enough decent stuff to watch that you won’t have to bother.

About this product Product Information The Archos Gmini is a digital media player that allows its users to store up to songs on the 20 GB built-in memory module. They have promised on numerous occasions that “it is going out in 2 days,”, it was shipped last Friday”, so much B. There is also a browser feature within the unit to enable users to copy, move, and rename files, and has a battery life of 10 hours.


Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you don’t care about video, well obviously the answer is no.

It was not possible to transfer files from the Gmini to the CompactFlash card, presumably to discourage sharing of media files amongst Gmini users.

Archos decided to market true hard drives in a format which allows the user tons of latitude. Likewise, if you really care about video a lot, then, actually, the answer is also no, since you’d probably be better off with a larger personal video player or even a Portable Media Center. That’s right, you have a supported USB device, you can plug it into the Gmini camera, for instance.

This feature, called ARCLibrarywas intended to provide non-tech savvy users of the device a simple means of gmiini audio collection. It’s easy to use, with a very good if somewhat small screen.

Not every gadget is right for every person, which is why we here at Engadget try not to take the one-size-fits-all approach to this stuff, and why we’re going to skip most of the pseudo-philosophical arguments about whether there really is any demand for a “video iPod”.

He pioneered numerous other innovations that have become standards in computer journalism, such as Service and Reliability Surveys, free utility software, Each function has its own submenu. Afchos tried to beat an overclocking robot and failed. Despite the obvious limitation of a 2. The zoom is sufficient to display even small details, assuming that the image has enough resolution. Arcgos may also like.


Yep, I’m in love, but with good reason. Those people will be relieved to hear that the Gmini is a lot better than its predecessors. This page was last edited on 8 Julyat While the icon-based interface isn’t particularly complicated, the buttons aren’t exactly intutive, and we have this bad habit of obstinately refusing to 4000 a user’s manual except under the most of dire of circumstances not that they usually yield much in the way of useful information anyway, hence the habit.

Dell Inspiron 13 The Inspiron 13 2-in-1, a redesign of Dell’s midrange convertible laptop, None of the other players, though, have true USB compatibility The screen is small, but it’s surprisingly watchable, and it’s better than you’ll find on most MP3 players.

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The player supports all the standard formats, and also contains a photo viewer – images and videos can be viewed on the 4″ colour screen within the unit. So yeah, you’re going to watch movies on the thing, we know.

High-quality playback of videos, music, photos, and games.