Looks like Archos has finally let the cat out of the bag on their first set-top DVR, the Archos TV+. Offered in 80GB ($249) and 250GB ($349) versions, the Archos TV+ looks to do about everything the Apple TV failed to deliver, including: an onscreen recording guide; 640x480 video recording quality; a QWERTY remote control; an infrared emitter for controlling your cable box or TV; a built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet that can be used for on-demand video downloads from CinemaNow; a fully-functional Opera web browser with Flash video support (YouTube, DailyMotion, CNET TV, etc.); optional Flash video game downloads; and it even includes cables (gasp!).… Read more
After spending the last 24 hours abusing Cowon's latest A3 portable video player, I have to say I'm pretty impressed...mostly. As a high-capacity portable video player, the A3 offers spectacular video resolution (800x480) and supports just about every file format under the sun. Along with its built-in video recording capability and a high-quality video output, the Cowon A3 is an undeniable force to be reckoned with in the PVP marketplace.
It's not all gumdrops and unicorns, however.… Read more
Already bored with today's turkey-themed revelry? Want to see what happens when we pit the most advanced iPod ever made against the underdog Archos 605 WiFi? We've been waiting for this gadget smackdown for a long time, and the results of CNET's official Archos 605 WiFi vs iPod Touch prizefight have just been published.
Will the iPod Touch's sex appeal carry it through to the finish line? Does Archos' bulky, feature-packed PVP stand a snow's chance in hell against the immensely popular iPod? You'll have to click through to find out.
Amazon.com is now showing preorder pages for the mythical Archos 705 WiFi portable video player. If you're in the market for a super-sized, Internet-ready PVP for the holidays, the 705 WiFi comes in 80GB and 160GB capacities for $399 and $499, respectively. For the price, you get a 7-inch, 800x480 touch screen, Mac/PC compatibility, and all the features found in the latest Archos 605 WiFi--most notably, the online content portal.
What do you think? Is the 705 making you salivate? Can a PVP ever be too big?
You've heard me wax poetic about the excellent Archos 605 WiFi portable video player, and even its smaller brother, the Archos 405. Now we have the smallest addition to the family, the Archos 105. With a 1.8-inch screen, 2GB of storage, and a rock-bottom price tag of $89, the 105 is the most affordable player ever released by Archos. But is a low price and a big screen enough to make us squeal with delight? You'll have to take a look at our Archos 105 full review and First Look video to find out.
After awarding Apple's iPod Classic and iPod Nano an 8 out of 10 rating over on CNET Reviews, I think it's fair to say that I think both products are exceptional. Still, the iPod is not for everybody. If you're thinking about using that $100 iPhone credit toward a shiny new Nano or Classic, here are five reasons that might give you pause.
5. iTunes 7.4 is required
Requiring the latest version of iTunes might not seem like such a big deal, but if your computer doesn't play friendly with the latest build of iTunes--you're screwed. iTunes 7.4 requires OSX 10.3.9 or later for Mac users, and Windows XP or 32-bit editions of Windows Vista for the PC.
4. No more built-in video output
Gone are the days when you could just plug a $10 minijack AV cable… Read more
In a move that will surely delight Prince, the latest Archos 405 portable video player will apparently be available in purple at tomorrow's launch. The purple version will have the same price and 2GB capacity as its silver brother. Despite my suspicions, it will not smell like potpourri or grape Kool-Aid. For more information on the Archos 405, check out our full review and photo gallery.
Jet-lagged travelers of the world rejoice! The latest portable video players from Archos promise new cures for inflight boredom, and the prices are staggeringly cheap. We've just posted full reviews of the (CNET Editors' Choice Award-winning) Archos 605 WiFi and Archos 405 portable video players and regardless of what next Wednesday's announcement reveals from the Apple camp, I think it's safe to say that these new Archos players will top more than a few holiday wish lists.
How can we be so sure? For starters, the 605 WiFi includes a shortcut for wirelessly downloading purchased or rented … Read more
We reviewed one of our favorite gadgets of 2007 earlier this month--the all-sexed-up Archos 605. It was quite literally the most bootylicious piece of tech we'd seen all year. However, for those of you who can't afford the class "A" model, the cheaper, stripped-down version sells for half the price but with half the spec. This younger sibling goes by the name 405.
The Archos 405 is a small and portable multimedia player, with an 89mm (3.5-inch) colour screen and superb sound quality. Initially you may be disappointed about the 2GB internal memory capacity, especially … Read more
So, someone over at Rolls-Royce trusted our Car Tech guys enough to lend them a 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom to review. Wow--fancy! It even has a hood ornament that retracts into the hood when the doors are locked. Now no one will steal the "Spirit of Ecstasy" and make a necklace. Is car bling still cool? Is the word "bling" even cool?
Anyway, we also have some pictures of the 10 most attractive cars that CNET has reviewed. Plus, there are photos of the Sprint Mogul by HTC and a look at YouTube videos on Apple TV. … Read more