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Archos 405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 545 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and design. The usability and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos 405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 405

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 121 user reviews of Archos 405 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, sound, usability, portability, design

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 35 Home Connect Internet RadioArchos Key Digital MP3 PlayerArchos 405 2GB Portable Media Player 3.5" Screen

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos 405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Archos 405 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, size, battery

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 405 2 GB Portable Media Player (Silver)Archos 405 2 GB Portable Media Player (Purple)Archos 405 2 GB Portable Media Player with 8 GB SD Card (Silver)

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Archos 405 (2GB)

 

The Archos 405 ($169) is a smaller, more portable version of the Archos flagship product, the Archos 605 WiFi. Compared to the 605, the 405 does away with the touch-screen interface, Wi-Fi connectivity, and wireless download content partners. Still,...

The Archos 405 offers a big, beautiful, glare-free screen, above-average audio quality, SD Flash memory expansion, and Mac/PC compatibility, at a very attractive price

The Archos 405 has only 2GB of built-in memory; battery life is just average; and the lack of a kickstand or built-in speaker is disappointing for a PVP

As the Archos 605 WiFi's little sib, the Archos 405 holds its own as one of the best portable video players for under $200.

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Archos 405

 

The Archos 405 lets you enjoy all your digital entertainment in the palm of your hand and provides easy access to content and personalization options to fit individual lifestyles. This pocket-sized PMP offers expandable memory and a high-quality color...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

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Budget portable media player

 

Most reviews base their love for the Archos 405 portable media player on its value, even as they say the 405's 3.5-inch screen resolution isn't as good as that on competing players, including the best-in-class iPod Touch (*Est. $300 for 16 GB).The...

Inexpensive, built-in memory card slot

Mediocre display quality, accessories needed for some features

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Review: Archos 5 protective case

 

Even though the makeshift case I've been using with my 250GB Archos 5 for the past month has kept the Internet Media Tablet in pristine condition, my penchant for gadget accessories made it impossible for me to resist the official protective case...

The Archos 5 protective case should've been included free with the device.

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Gadgetell Review: ARCHOS TV+

 

Product: ARCHOS TV+ Price: 250GB for $349 Rating: 6 out of 10 Pros:Tons of features, full of promise Cons: Not a hook-it-up-and-go solution Overall: A nice piece of hardware that needs some mainstreaming for US use Out of the Box I was extremely...

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Archos 404 30GB

 

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Archos 405 – Slim and compact

 

Archos 405 costs $169 and is a more portable, smaller alternative to Archos 605 WiFi, the flagship model from this company. The big difference here is that the 405 doesn't have a touch screen display, wireless download content partners and Wi-Fi...

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Archos 405

 

Simple and user-friendly interface, SD Card slot

Small screen with low resolution, which leads to some grainy pictures

It's got fewer bells and whistles, but the Archos 405 mirrors the impressive performance of the Archos 605 WiFi at a more manageable price.

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Archos 405 digital audio and video player

 

If you liked the Archos 605 we reviewed recently but felt the asking price was a little steep, the Archos 405 digital media player may be for you.

Simple and user-friendly interface, SD Card slot

Small screen with low resolution, which leads to some grainy pictures

It's got fewer bells and whistles, but the Archos 405 mirrors the impressive performance of the Archos 605 WiFi at a more manageable price.

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Archos 35

 

This sub-£100 media player will play almost any video and audio file you have.

Excellent codec support ; Impressive playback of 1080p video ; Small and light

Small, low-res screen ; Ugly interface ; Resistive touchscreen

With 8GB of internal storage, the Archos 35 can house around 10 films or 80 albums, but this is easily extended with a microSD card. A 16GB card can be found for under £15 nowadays, giving this device plenty of budget storage potential.

Product Specifications

The ARCHOS 405 lets you enjoy all your digital entertainment in the palm of your hand and provides easy access to content and personalization options to fit individual lifestyles. This pocket-sized PMP offers expandable memory and a high-quality color screen. At less than 0,5 inch thick, this PMP's sleek and compact design holds everything you need in your pocket while you're on the move.

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Carrying Case

Carrying Strap:Belt clip
Color:Red
Material:Leather
Recommended Use:For digital player
Type:Case

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:AAC / AC-3 / ADPCM / MP3 / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/ADPCM / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player/Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Video capture from external source/Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / Video capture from external source
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB
TV Standards Supported:NTSC / PAL

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB
Flash Memory Cards Supported:microSD / miniSD / SD Memory Card/SD Memory Card
Included Flash Memory Card Capacity:8GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:3.1in
Weight:5.1oz
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color

Header

Manufacturer:Archos
Model:405/Stand Case
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos

Miscellaneous

Color:Purple

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4
Video Playback Formats:AVI / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / WMV/AVI / MPEG-4 / WMV

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / JPEG / PNG
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