cheap alternative to an ipad
good wiifi and easy to setup,large storage for films/music,good size screen,usefull apps can be added along with flash games,responsive touch screen and full manual alreay on hard drive,good sound through headset and ability to play through tv and other devices with reasonably priced hardware addons,overall an excellent usefull device that has a decent battery life and alot of extras available if need them.
is alittle heavy for a device this size,so not as portable as,say,an ipad.
the screen looks like it may over time be easily scratched,so a decent screen protector a very good idea.
overall-an excellent device doing most of what ipad buyers may buy an ipad for,but at a fraction of the cost.
Archos 705 - Not good for in car use
Very poor product. It keeps loosing it's tag database and has no option to rebuild it, leaving me with only 5 albums available out of the 100+ which are actually on the device.
The quality of the software lets it down. The UI feels sluggish. I was annoyed to find that when I tried to browse the web it could only use it's browser (opera) to take me to a web page to download opera for a fee.
The headphone volume output is okay, but when used as a line output (listed as a feature) then the volume is 50% of what is expected. Which is disappointing as the device is too big to carry around as a daily music player.
I bought the product to use in the car for long journeys as it was cheaper than an ipod for it's capacity.
As it keeps loosing the tag database when I am 6 hours away from a PC and the line output volume is half that of the radio (I don't like the way that RDS traffic news are at a deafening volume when using this player) I have stopped using this device after 2 journeys.
Due to my severe disappointment with this product I would not advise anyone else to buy one.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
does wat i want at a good price.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
second hand so carnt comment on battery life .
reasonable touch screen. software a bit creaky but does the job.
seems to hang when i use the wifi but again, i havnt done a factory reset yet and that might help.
i use it to play my mp3's so again no comment on video but seems ok.
overall, using it as a huge mp3 that can access my usb hdd, its the dogs.
archos 705 wifi
I bought this Archos to replace my old one which has given up the ghost. I have used mine so much over the 3 years i had it, It is fair to say there are some niggles with it - never have managed to master recording from tv directly, but for watching films, playing music etc whiling away the hours as i worked night shifts it has been brilliant, Was debating whether to invest in a tablet but Archos just smashes them out the water.
wicked bit of kit
great bit of kit it plays very well and plays most movie files i am very happy with this and i would tell any one looking for a good media player to buy this one