Pros Great display, plays lots of files
Cons Big to carry around, Have to buy the plugins separately
Summary Even though the product was released in 2007 it still has better technology then current Apple devices.
Pros Looks great and very professional
Cons After my 3rd replacement still cannot get it to work correctly,all with the same faults!!
Summary Major Issue 1:Constantly keeps locking up either when scrolling through pictures or listening to music.The only way out is to dump the power and restart...very annoying,very time consuming.This has been the same on all 3.
Major Issue 2:Device corrupts while attached to either pc or laptop.The 705 on all occaisions was disconnected in the correct manner from the pc or laptop only to find when re-attaching either device can no longer 'see' the 705...your then completey stuffed.7
Issue 3.On boot up of the device it starts to confirm a file update even though you havnt been connected to pc or laptop to add new files - only to find all your information ,music or pics have mysteryiously gone.!!!
It looks great but after my 3rd im ready to kill the wife, strangle the dog ,and chop all my fingers off!!!!Way too many issues...THE DAMN THING JUST DOSNT WORK.
DO NOT BUY AND STEER WELL CLEAR>
over and out :(
Pros Great Machine, quick boot up, my two year old could use intreface and it travels great
Cons did have set up issues, but custumer service helped me out every step of the way
Summary GREAT VALUE, huge view screen, wipes IPOD Touch off the map. my two little girls travel with this and we plug it into our cars sound system it is like they are at the movie theatre. When I found i was frustrated with the product and wanted to throw it out the window i found it was my ignorance(isnt that always the case)
Pros Wifi, Onboard Speakers, Ok Screen Resolution
Cons Everything is extra, Slow processor, Touch screen stinks. Customer support is a nightmare! It was made in France and the support agents in the states know nothing they have a direct line to support in france.
Summary Where to start??? The response time for the Touch screen is slow making typing time consuming. Customer Service is one of the worst I have ever experienced. EVERYTHING IS EXTRA! For the money this thing is awful. Save your money and look around!
Pros The device is very easy to use, no heavier than todays dvd players. Very quick boot-up, swap out battery packs. Good quality screen and a sturdy devices to take some abuse. Too big? Nope, just try watching a movie on an i-touch.LOL
Cons Locks up on occasion, but an easy fix. Need to buy pluggins for most desired feature :( Battery time is rated at 4 hours in video, um nope! Try 1-1.5 hours Battery isnt even a year old, so buy additional batteries. Needs a hand strap!
Summary As crazy as this sounds we bought this for our 2yr old. For planes, cars and restaurants. Kids get bored, this is the perfect device. He can watch what ever he likes, even though he cannot read, he can see the thumb previews and determines if that is what he wants. I do not need to carry around a box of DVDs for him to scratch or for me to swap in and out constantly as with a regular DVD player. Those portable DVD players are generally crud and your lucky to get a year or two out of them. My son does a pretty good job with this and yes, he has dropped it twice. I caught it with my foot to slow down the impact. It keeps on working without any problems. A DVD players would of been messed up even with a foot catching it. You will want to get a flip casr for it instead of pulling it in and out of the OEM case. A car charger is also good to have, or you can use an inverter in the car. Our son is now 3 and uses the Archos like a pro. I think we are ready to install the web browser so he can go to some of his favorite website. This means we can use the computer ourselves without him asking to use it :) The touch screen is very easy to work with. Accessing any of the programs is easily done from the main. Storage is great and we only have the 80gb drive. Playing music viewing picture and even downloading picture to it from a camera to act as a storage device is easy.