"Great Features, Great Product"4.5 starson by PMR
Pros: All around media player with tons of functions. You can play audio, view pictures, and play movies and games. Built-in Camcorder & Camera.
Cons: No USB Charging. No built in FM.
Summary: I was hesitant about buying the Archos gmini 402 CC. I have had it for over a day and I can say that this thing packs tons of features. You can do just about anything on this. The games are cheezy, but still fun. Video playback is smooth and crisp, however I have to convert all my videos which is a pain. Music is nice. The movie quality is fairly good and the picture quality is just decent. I wouldn't buy this play for its video recording, but it is an extremely great add-on. The lens on the back is somewhat in an aquard spot. It's hard to put your left hand down without touching it. The only negatives is that there is no FM tuner or recorder which wasn't a big deal. I wished that it would charge via USB, but it doesn't. I was able to hook up my Canon SD400 to the decive using the adapter. While using the AC adapter it is hard to hold the decive. I would have also liked to have seen a sliding lens cover.
For all those iPod vs. "Others", I just want to say that this is not as easy to use as an iPod. That said, it has way more function than an iPod. I bought this at Fry's Outpost for $299. Same as the iPod. However if you think about it you get more in the box. The built in USB Host (iPod Camera Connector - $30) plus the AC adapter (iPod AC Adapter - $30). That right there is $60 saved on, what I think, necessities.