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Archos Gmini 402

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and value for money. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive views about the storage and battery.

sound, usability, portability, value for money, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos Gmini 402 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder MP3 Player

 

The Gmini 402 Camcorder (priced at $290 as of 7/21/06) is a versatile device: Besides playing back digital audio and video from the built-in 20GB hard drive, it can capture still images at a 1.2-megapixel resolution, and it can capture video and record...

Great audio quality ; Captures video and still images

Controls are sometimes confusing

The Gmini 402 is an interesting combo device. It's a great audio player and a reasonably good camcorder and still camera. If you want a music player for occasionally capturing and watching videos and still images, it's a great pick

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder

 

This combo device plays music and videos, and doubles as a camcorder and digital camera.

Great audio quality, Captures video and still images

Controls are sometimes confusing

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder (20GB)

 

Turn the Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder around, and you'll find the biggest change from its predecessor. From the back, it looks an awful lot like a camera. Front and center is a slick-looking, 2-inch circle embossed with the Archos Gmini logo, flanked by...

The Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder boasts a sleek, intuitive design, a sharp LCD; an integrated camcorder and still camera; and support for DRM-protected media. It offers the choice of transferring files via Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer (great...

The Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder is heavy for its size, and its hard drive maxes out at 20GB. It doesn't have line-in video recording or a built-in speaker, and the highest volume setting could be louder. Also, the Gmini 402 Camcorder cannot multitask...

The Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder looks more attractive than ever, now that it's added a camcorder and a still camera to its long list of music and video features.

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Archos Gmini 402

 

Player Type: Hard Disk MP3 Player, Radio: No, Recording, Voice: Yes, Recording, Line In: Yes, Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.4...

Very good sound quality. Nice-looking screen. Video playback is very good. Excellent audio recording capabilities.

Battery life could be better. No FM tuner. No calendar/contacts. Buttons are confusing.

Overall this is a fine player that will satisfy the techie crowd, but there are a few features we'd like to see in future versions.

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder: MP3 player, camcorder and photo store

 

The Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder portable media player lets you listen to MP3 music, watch videos and movies, copy and store photos directly from a digital camera and it can also be used as a camcorder, voice and audio recorder. When price, features,...

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Archos Gmini 402: MP3 & video player and photo store

 

The Archos Gmini 402 portable media player lets you listen to MP3 music, watch videos and movies, copy and store photos directly from a digital camera and the device can also be used as a voice and audio recorder. When price, features, capacity and...

Value for money: The Archos Gmini 402 is excellent value for money and the product's features relative to its price are simply unbeatable. A highly recommended portable media player for everyone who wants more than just a simple MP3 player or needs...

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Philips SGP5012 Charger works with Archos Gmini 402

 

Philips SGP5012 Retractable AC/DC Charger works for Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder. I had one in the house for a PSP and lost the Archos charger...So just plugged it in and it worked.

Philips SGP5012 Retractable AC/DC Charger works for Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder. I had one in the house for a PSP and lost the Archos charger...So just plugged it in and it worked. Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder great little product

none as I can see maybe the Audio & Video out adapter is a bit strange

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this camcorder is average

 

this was an okay camcorder to start off for, worked for about 2 years, but then I added music onto this camcorder and listened through the night with it and that might have been a problem because soon after it wouldn't even turn on anymore. it has...

easy to carry, easy buttons, has demo games on it, has average voice recorder

bad picture quality, good video quality in daylight, cannot take pictures in dark

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder (20GB)

 

this was an okay camcorder to start off for, worked for about 2 years, but then I added music onto this camcorder and listened through the night with it and that might have been a problem because soon after it wouldn't even turn on anymore. it has...

easy to carry, easy buttons, has demo games on it, has average voice recorder

bad picture quality, good video quality in daylight, cannot take pictures in dark

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Great gaget still avail NEW on eBay as of Oct 2008

 

Got four of these off eBay brand new in late Sept and early Oct 2008. The price in the low $50 range. For this price you are getting 20G and a great system. Got them for my young daughters at first because they didn't have a video iPod as they cost too...

This is great little unit. It does everything Archos says it can do. The screen is beautiful and the system is easy to use. Listen to music, watch video, play games and takes pictures and shoot video all in one system

Some files it says it will not play but if you force it to accept, it plays. Then some files it takes & won't play or will stop playing part way. You need to go in & delete all the extra junk on the hard drive that they ship with it & then chk

Product Specifications

The slim and sleek Gmini 402 Camcorder has a 20 gigabyte hard drive for recording up to 50 hours of personal video, or storing 80 hours of downloaded video, 200,000 photos or 10,000 songs, and enjoying them on the go. With the Pocket Multimedia Center, consumers also can take photos with up to 1.2 megapixels in resolution with the built-in digital camera, access Microsoft PlaysForSure downloaded music and video content and subscription music services, and enjoy all media on a 2.2" color LCD screen. The ARCHOS Gmini 402 Camcorder is designed for trend setters who wants to take their video, photos and music with them on a slim and sleek pocket-sized device, while also capturing personal video and photos on the go. The Gmini 402 Camcorder measures a small size and slight weight, yet offers the largest hard drive capacity with a color LCD screen for any product of its size.

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:ADPCM / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Camera

Digital Zoom:2

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV recorder
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital camcorder / Digital camera / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Game console / Voice recorder/Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital camcorder / Digital camera / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Voice recorder/Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Game console / Voice recorder
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB

Digital Storage

Capacity:20GB
HDD Capacity:20GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/2.4in
Height:0.7in/2.5in
Weight:5.6oz
Width:4.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm
Display Type (JK):LCD
Output Type:Color

Header

Manufacturer:Archos
Model:402/402 Camcorder
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos Gmini

Miscellaneous

Compatibility:PlaysForSure Audio
Refurbished:Refurbished

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4 SP
Video Playback Formats:DivX / MPEG-4 SP / XviD/MPEG-4 SP/MPEG-4 SP / WMV

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.2Megapixel

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / JPEG
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