Archos 2 PMP reviewed: dreary UI, design & battery rescued by price

Jul 17, 2009
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The Archos 2 PMP may not have the Android OS we've all been patiently waiting for, and neither does it have the nifty touchscreen interface of its 3 Vision sibling, but that doesn't mean it can't be a reasonable, budget media player.  Generation MP3 have one in to review - in a hue unpleasantly bordering on puce - and have found that while the Archos 2 may not embody all the innovation we've come to expect from the company, it does hit the right price spot.

Video overview after the cut

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They deem the ergonomics "average", the interface "dated" and the battery life "limited", all of which you'd think would count the Archos 2 out of the race.  However the price and the capacity - 8GB or 16GB , with a microSD card slot - are hard to argue with, given that the PMP starts from just $59.99.

There's nothing here for someone looking for the mythical "iPod killer", but if you're on a budget, don't care for the latest whiz-bang UI and are near to a USB port for recharging every 10hrs, the Archos 2 may be for you.  Check out their video overview below.

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