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Archos Clipper

alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The sound and value for money also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos Clipper is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos Clipper

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 41 user reviews of Archos Clipper from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, 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, performance

61% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Archos Clipper 2GB MP3 Player

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos Clipper

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Archos Clipper from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, portability, sound, performance

reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos Key 4 GB MP3 Player with Built-In Micro SD Card Reader (Black)Archos Clipper 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)Archos 501413 Clipper 2GB MP3 Player

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A Small MP3 Player : Archos Clipper

 

The unexpected arrival of a small device gave me the opportunity to give my regular MP3 player a break as I checked out this Archos device.

The Archos Clipper is an MP3 player with 2GB of internal storage that comes with the claim of being big in sound and small in size. As this is the smallest, although not by much, MP3 player that I have seen then I can certainly confirm the latter while...

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Archos Clipper review

 

Archos isn't just about internet tablets running Android or touchscreen PCs that gazump its fruit-infused rival. Nope, the French PMP maker is also making waves at the budget end, with the Archos 2 and Archos 3 Vision already squaring up to the iPod...

Cheap, drag and drop controls

Laggy controls, awful bundled buds

A fine alternative to the iPod Shuffle, even if some of the niggles will get to you

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Pretty good

 

I wasn't really expecting much but it is pretty good. Easy to load, sounds much better than expected, kind of limited on controls (takes some getting used to) and is not really convenient for selecting a particular piece of music but I mainly use...

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So far it works as advertised

 

I have not used this at the gym yet, but have listened extensively at home. My impression is that it is well-engineered to do exactly what it is supposed to do, that is, a no-frills MP3 player. I am pleased with the quality of the sound, even with the...

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Archos - Clipper 2GB MP3 Player

 

Extremely small which I like. Doesn't have a screen but that would make the size much larger. I have put 5 folders with various mp3 songs and can play them without any problems ; I've had no problems with battery life and use the device when I walk the...

USB cable could get lost and is non std cable. Volume was low until I got some decent headphones - now has more volume than I need and I'm very hard of hearing. Took me a little while to learn to use the device. Had to go back and read the manual but...

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Sent it back

 

Great size and sound. But, every day it just quit working. Couldn't pause it or stop it. No manual or instructions, and the change from random to sequential I only found out by reading other reviews. Since I used it solely for audiobooks, that drove me...

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Sent it back

 

Great size and sound. But, every day it just quit working. Couldn't pause it or stop it. No manual or instructions, and the change from random to sequential I only found out by reading other reviews. Since I used it solely for audiobooks, that drove...

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great value and simple to use

 

works great simple to use and to tell which mode you are in by look at the blinking led. I am not an ipod user but was able to load my cds to it easily and play them to my hearts content. its very compact and the buttons can be locked to prevent...

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It Is What It Is

 

I got this player to replace a 512 MB iConcepts player that I used for jogging, and so far the Clipper is outperforming that one in all respects except that I can't see what song and artist I'm listening to. This is a good option if you're looking for...

This mp3 player is so tiny and light that, combined with the convenient clip, you can easily forget you're wearing it. It's amazing how many songs fit on this little thing. 2 gigs isn't too bad for something this small, and it also includes shuffle...

There is no display to let you know which song/artist is playing, and the shuffle mode switches itself on with ridiculous ease. Therefore, this is not the player for you if you like listening to a particular song over and over again. Also, the buttons...

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Not Worth It

 

Spend the extra money and buy a better unit.

Small size, clip-on, durable, good sound (when working). Easy to transfer music

Only worked for about 30 minutes and then started beeping, and had to be reset. Tried it several more times, with same results. Halfway through a run, it would just start beeping, and wouldn't shut off, or do anything until you reset it. Sending it...

Product Specifications

The "Archos Clipper" is the music player you'll always be able to carry with you. So tiny that you barely feel or see, it's easily transportable and clips on any where. With a storage capacity big enough to hold 60 hours of music, and a price tag as small as the clipper itself; the only question left is

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:WMA / MP3

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:0.5in
Weight:0.5oz
Width:2in

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

Header

Compatibility:PC / Mac / Unix
Manufacturer:Archos
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos Clipper

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Remote Control

Type: None