In addition to these other features, the Archos Gmini contained a CompactFlash reader enabling the user to slot in a memory card , increasing the unit’s capacity, play files stored within the card, and transfer files from the card to the unit. The slim and sleek 20 gigabyte hard-drive-based video, audio and photo device is now Microsoft PlaysForSure-compatible, supporting both protected download and subscription music services, and features a 2. As with the Gmini , the unit also displays images with its built-in image viewer. The ‘s screen doesn’t come close to matching the new Creative Zen Vision’s 3. There is also an optional FM Radio attachment available for this player so users can play and record directly from FM radio. The Archos Gmini ‘s video interface is one of the best we’ve seen in a portable player. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted

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Archos Gmini series

Supports Microsoft PlaysForSure download and subscription services to allow easy transfer and playback of music or videos acquired from PlaysForSure-compatible online stores. This addition obviates the need for the CompactFlash slot included on some earlier Archos models. The controls on the Archos Gmini camcorder are as intuitive as ever, with a four-way navigational control and Select, Back, Stop, and Pause buttons flanking the main LCD. There is also an optional FM Radio attachment available for this player so users can play and record directly from FM radio.

The Gmini also syncs with Windows Media Player 10, but unfortunately it can’t transfer actual playlists to the player though the files in the playlists were successfully synced.

The slim and sleek 20 gigabyte hard-drive-based video, audio and photo device is now Microsoft PlaysForSure-compatible, supporting both protected download and subscription music services, and features a 2. The company claims 10 hours of audio playback and 5 of video, both of which our tests confirmed nearly to the minute. Finally, the Resume function in the main menu lets you pick up a movie where you left off after powering down–very nice.

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Archos Gmini series – Wikipedia

Slide-show features are a bit limited: However, the isn’t without its problems: It’s saddled with poor viewing angles on its otherwise gorgeous 2.

The Archos Gmini ‘s video interface is one of the best we’ve seen in a portable player. Compression artifacts in our animation were more noticeable on the big screen, but the video played smoothly.

The Gmini also connects vmini an external audio source for out-aloud listening, and also connects to external video sources too, for watching videos from the device on televisions, etc.

It doesn’t disappoint, as long as you’re not expecting superhigh quality.

The device takes surprisingly good VGA photos. In animated scenes, jagged edges become slightly more noticeable, but not terribly distracting. From the back, it looks an awful lot like a camera. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Archos Gmini – Review – PCMag UK

The Bad Player is heavy for its size; no video recording; no built-in speaker; so-so viewing angles; highest volume setting could be louder; no sound equalizer; no background gmoni for photo slide shows; subpar battery life, especially for audio. The Archos Gmini in its included protective case. You can create, edit, rename, and delete multiple playlists as well as manipulate files in various ways directly on the device.

Featuring PlaysForSure compatibility, the owners of this model can download purchased, protected music, in WMA format, and play them back on the device. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. These are accessed by the Gmini ‘s convenient soft keys. The Archos Gmini comes with a pair of USB ports, one for connecting the player to your PC and the other for hooking it up to a USB-enabled storage device, such as a digital camera; those gminl with the Gmini will note that its CompactFlash slot is missing from the Even better are the three soft keys lined up below the LCD–a clever design that allows for a wide range of functionality, especially while you’re watching a video see Features.

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When we listened to our bass-heavy test track, we got some impressively well defined and powerful bass by cranking up the bass tone control; the Bass Boost is a bit more subtle and yielded acceptable results with acoustic music. Great Audio Recording Instead of a five-band equalizer or presets, the Gmini offers simple bass and treble tone controls, as well as a Bass Boost feature. Unfortunately, your buddies will have a tough time watching the display with you.

Unfortunately, the Gmini ‘s internal rechargeable battery is not user-replaceable. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Archoss can set the time between slides, but there are no transitions between them, and you can’t listen to music while watching a slide show.

This unit is classed more as an “entertainment centre” than an MP3 player, and includes a built gmni speaker for listening out aloud. Live-action video is smooth and sharp, with good color. Compared with its camcorder features, the Archos Gmini Camcorder’s 1.