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Archos 405

We have collected and analyzed 34 expert reviews and 315 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 70/100. The average review date is Feb 11, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 636158 reviews from other MP3 Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 24, 2014.

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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 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 404 30GB

 

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acceptable but difficult to use/turn off and on

 

I like this and got it to replace my ipod...to me it is easier to add audio to then my ipod and mercifully I don't have to use itunes.....THE BIG DRAW BACK WITH IT is that it is very hard to turn on...recessed button on the bottom next to headphone...

not expensive..has very good fm raido...easy to put audio in...much easier than ipod!...don't think it'd hurt it to take in sauna...got this for gym

lock/off/on switch is on bottom of it next to headphone jack....you have to unplug headphone to access the lock switch and it is not locked everytime you touch it, it changes modes

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acceptable but difficult to use/turn off and on

 

I like this and got it to replace my ipod...to me it is easier to add audio to then my ipod and mercifully I don't have to use itunes.....THE BIG DRAW BACK WITH IT is that it is very hard to turn on...recessed button on the bottom next to headphone...

not expensive..has very good fm raido...easy to put audio in...much easier than ipod!...don't think it'd hurt it to take in sauna...got this for gym

lock/off/on switch is on bottom of it next to headphone jack....you have to unplug headphone to access the lock switch and it is not locked everytime you touch it, it changes modes

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"Don't try to record with it!"

 

If you want a difficult-to-use player, which ... 

Plays video reasonably well, as long as it's not very high bitrate

Awful, clunky user interface

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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