Archos 3 8GB Vision MP3 Player - Chocolate
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- With 8GB of memory you can store and listen to over 4 000 songs
- Store dozens of your favorite videos or movies
- Picture viewer
- Includes an FM Radio
- Use the built-in FM Transmitter to play on your car radio without wires
The ARCHOS 3 vision is the latest in a new line of MP3 players, with an impressive 3” tactile screen that covers the whole surface of the device. You can access all your favorite features with the brand new virtual wheel selector, which provides a whole new browsing sensation. No matter where you are in the media library your favorite feature is only a spin away.
The ARCHOS 3 vision is extremely compact and lightweight and will easily fit in pretty much any kind of pocket. Yet it’s so pretty you may want to show it off instead of hiding it there.
Pick your favorite use : You can listen to up to 4,000 songs, stored on a 8GB flash drive, and enjoy superb audio quality for up to 14 hours. Or you can view back photos in a great panoramic view; Or you can choose to do both, with music slideshows; why compromise?
If you add to that a voice and audio recorder, a stopwatch and a calendar, what you’ve got here is just the perfect tool at the perfect price.
Battery technology: Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Colour of product: Brown
FM radio: N
Player media type: Flash-media
Total storage capacity: 8 GB
USB powered: Y
Voice recording: Y
Warranty card: Y
Stand out from the crowd with the ARCHOS 3 Vision, with its sophisticated and minimalist design. The choice of red or chocolate casing further enhances the clean and modern look of the player, bought to life by the projection of the vibrant 3” colour display. With looks to match its performance, the ARCHOS 3 comes fully loaded with the latest multimedia functions. Experience your movies and pictures in finer detail with richer colours on the bright and sharp 3” touch screen and tune into your favourite FM radio stations.
With the voice and FM radio recording function you can seize those important moments and relive them anytime you want without limitations.
With room to store up to 4000 songs and dozens of your favourite movies, the ARCHOS 3 Vision is a product you’ll want to keep with you for your everyday digital lifestyle.
Raise your viewing standards
The ARCHOS 3 Vision’s vibrant 3” screen delivers the clearest possible colours for your visual enjoyment, allowing you to view your photos and videos in amazing quality.
The simple and easy to use interface has been designed with the consideration of the movement of your finger, with a virtual scroll dial that allows you to effortlessly navigate through your files.
The power of video in your pocket
Play almost any type of video thanks to the ARCHOS 3 Visions’ vast format compatibility, removing the hassle of having to convert your video files. The 8GB* flash drive provides outstanding mobility and stability with space to store dozens of films and videos, so your favourite movies are never more than a touch away. If you’re travelling or want to enjoy a film in your downtime the ARCHOS 3 Vision will be your perfect companion. Simply drop and drag the video file you want onto your ARCHOS and enjoy it back in stunning quality on the brilliant 3” touch screen.
Your audio enjoyment
The ARCHOS 3 Vision boasts crisp sound so you can enjoy your favourite songs and podcasts in great quality. With space for over 4000 songs1 and boasting 14 hours of playback2 on a single charge, the ARCHOS 3 Vision brings sound to your ears all day long.
With the text lyrics function you can interact with your music, and for budding pop stars why not sing along as lyrics are displayed across the screen.
Re-live those special occasions and share memories with family and friends with photos displayed on the ARCHOS 3 Vision. Photos look crisp and vivid, on the vibrant 3” screen. Why not add a touch of atmosphere with the ability to play music while viewing slideshows.
Jam to FM radio
The ARCHOS 3 Vision FM radio brings together the fun of analogue with the accuracy and convenience of digital, with 30 preset FM radio stations. Easy to set up, the FM radio offers plenty of worthwhile content for your listening pleasure.
Tune in and listen to live stories; you can never get from music files and enjoy your favourite radio programs anytime and anywhere without restriction. Plus, it’s a great extra to have when you’re on the go and want to catch up on the local news or catch the sports results.
The FM radio guarantees high quality sound and reception to keep you entertained without limitations.
Broadcast your favourite tunes
Want to share the latest tune with friends and family? The FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your ARCHOS 3 Vision to an FM radio sources, such as your car radio or home HiFi. A great way to share your music collection during car journeys, rather than having to bring lots of CD’s with you.
For a true cinematic experience why not transmit audio from a movie to your car radio or home HiFi, so you can enjoy your videos with family and friends.
Seize those important moments
Need to record an important lecture? A meeting? Or remember that special occasion? With the ARCHOS 3 Vision you can record it all. You can also record direct from the FM radio, and enjoy that live DJ set or great mix time and time again.
Record any moment and store it on your ARCHOS 3 Vision, so you can relive it anytime you want.
Top customer reviews
This is a slim 8GB touch-screen media player that has excellent sound quality and media support but a few quirks. It includes an FM Transmitter, FM Radio, calendar, stopwatch which are all bonuses.
1. As with almost all media players don't use the inbox earphones, they are never any good from any company bar some high end Sony products.
2. The scrolling of menus is easy but seems hard at first. You use a little touch circle and you go back and forwards by moving around the circle not up and down. Some reviewers seem to have problems with this but it's a doddle once you get it.
3. Volume - yes it can be a little fiddly to change but I use earphones with integrated volume control so it's not an issue for me at all.
4. Album Art - Like most flash players the sleeve has to be embedded into the file, not as a separate file. This isn't unique to Archos.
5. FM Transmitter - your earphones act as the aerial, so plug them in and the range of the transmitter is much extended. Nice to have this feature and it does work once you follow this advice.
6. Instructions - the provided instructions are very short but I didn't need them anyway. It's a device that is intuitive to use.
Other than those quirks, it seems pretty perfect to me. It's very fast to operate, the menu system works well, the power on and off it well done.
It stands out for its sound quality - it really is pristine and far beyond all previous Archos products I have owned. The EQ settings give further options for shaping the sound and for once the Rock/Pop setting gives a deeper sound than the Custom EQ.
For the price, this is a great looking, feature packed little player that is flexible in terms of playback and really excels in sound and video quality (once you replace those earphones).
The library updates when you make any changes and takes only a few seconds.
I recommend this device highly but live with it a day or two before forming your opinions. If you haven't use an Archos device they are different to Apple, Creative etc.
However don't even think of buying this without ordering a good protective case for it. The touch screen is very prone to damage. It is not made of hardened glass - drop it and say goodbye. There are absolutley NO spare replacement touch screens available anywhere (ebay or 3rd party suppliers. Do a search on Google or Yahoo for Archos Vision 3 touch screen and a common post is "where do I get a replacement touch screen for my cracked/broken screen?" - answers - none. It appears that many people (myself included) have found to their dismay that it breaks easily if dropped.
Archos say it is uneconomic to repair and offer to replace whole unit for £45 fair enough to replace whole unit compared with full price but better to make sure you get a good case case and be extra careful
Videos. AVI (i.e. large files) play back OK. MPG files don't. Music part is OK but video part lags behind.
there is absolutely NO proper user manual other tnan the initial set up guide. Archos web site has no downloadle manual whatsoever other than basic setup. No playlists for mp3 files only a favourites list.
Touch screen usually (but not always) works. A common complaint is it often take 2-4 taps to get it to work.
FM transmitter to play back tracks onto car radio - occasionaly works but invariably dosn't.
As an MP3 player it is good but don't expect much for video playback.
Archos really need to either make replacement touch screens available at reasonable cost or re-design it with a tougher screen that is less susceptable to knocks and drops.
When lookign at cost and comparing with other makes factor in the the cost of a good protective case (£12-18 on eBay)
The picture and sound quality are good and the video file format support is pretty extensive. I have found that it's best to cut the resolution back to 400x240 before loading hi-res video though as it struggles to cope sometimes and the audio can lag a bit.
On the down side there's no slot for a microSD card, no support for bookmarks or audio tags and the FM transmitter is pretty useless. Then there's the weird little navigation wheel on the touchscreen. Hmm, not too sure about that at all.
If any of the negatives are important to you then you won't buy the Archos 3 but for me they're minor faults that I can get used to and on the whole I'm more than happy with my new toy, and it's pretty good value for money too!
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