Even though the speaker may not be the best quality, there is also functionality to be able to connect the device up to an existing external Hi-Fi system and listen outward that way. Just after the release of the AV, the Archos Gmini was born. The Gmini is fully USB 2. With decent headphones , the Archos Gmini XS sounds fantastic and gets loud enough to handle the noisiest environments. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s We liked the easy flow and logical layout of the Archos Gmini XS’s icon-driven interface.

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It also shows elapsed time, time remaining, total song length, and a progress gauge.

Archos Gmini series – Wikipedia

The Setup submenu includes the usual playback options–repeat, shuffle, or five equalizer presets and a five-band custom setting –along with a few nice extras. Its capacity is 20 GB. The device does not support image viewing, however. There is also an optional FM Radio attachment available for this player so users can play and record directly from FM radio. They, along with other homebrew applications including Doomhave now been embedded into the fan made operating system named “MediOS” for the Gmini’s and other Archos players.

In addition to these other features, the Archos Gmini contained a CompactFlash reader enabling the user to slot in a memory cardincreasing the unit’s capacity, play files stored within the card, and transfer files from the card to the unit. The devices are 3 GB or 4 GB. Both constant bit rate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The player includes a built-in game engineMophun, for 3D style games.


The display has enough 22 to comfortably show the song, the artist, and the album name, as well as the next song in the queue. Within the Music submenu, you can browse songs by artist, album, title, genre, year, or playlist.

Archos Gmini series

The camera is 1. Review Sections Review Specs. The Archos Gmini XS’s main design virtue is its size. A firmware exploit discovered by user GliGli provided the possibility for product enhancement by the community of Aechos enthusiasts.

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All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July The device was ID3 Tag compatible, and organized users music collection by reading this meta-data. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s The first audio device to hold a color LCD screen as well as photoaudio and video playback capacities, the Gmini was introduced October The Good Supports protected WMA files; compact and easy to use; improved battery performance; bargain price.

Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, It was not possible to transfer files from the Gmini to the CompactFlash card, presumably to discourage sharing of media files amongst Gmini users. While the XS doesn’t offer an FM tuner or voice recorder, Archos plans to offer a firmware upgrade to enable Janus support for on-the-go subscription services, such as Napster To Go.


There is also a browser feature within the unit to enable users to copy, move, and rename files, and has a battery life of 10 hours. These include the option to play only a selected folder, as well as a car-stereo-like Scan mode that plays the first 15 seconds of each song until you press the joystick, at which point it reverts to normal playback.

Overall, though, its appearance is rather industrial, making the Dell DJ look downright stylish in comparison. As with the Gminithe unit also displays images with its built-in image viewer.

Despite its compact form, the LCD is surprisingly large at 2 inches diagonal, with excellent contrast and blue backlighting.

The Gmini XS is a fairly popular model supplied from Archos. We’ve changed, we promise.

There is also functionality built in within the device to play games available from the manufacturer’s website. The model also supports gmkni playback. Views Read Edit View history.

Just after the release of the AV, the Archos Gmini was born.