Archos 501511 - Reproductor digital - flash; 4 GB; WMA, MP3
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- Modo de salida del sonido Estéreo
- Normas de audio digital admitidas WAV, WMA, MP3
- Pantalla incorporada 96 x 40
- Radio Sintonizador de radio - sintonizador digital de radio - FM
- Tarjetas de memoria flash soportadas microSD
- Memoria Flash 4 GB
- Auriculares - biauricular - estéreo
- Micrófono - incorporado
Descripción del producto
Altura: 86 mm
Ancho: 28 mm
Auriculares: 3,5 mm
Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 1
Capacidad total de almacenaje: 4 GB
Color de luz de fondo: Azul
Color del producto: Negro
Grabación de voz: Si
Pantalla táctil: N
Peso: 28 g
Profundidad: 12 mm
Radio FM: Si
Sistemas operativos compatibles: Mac/Win
Tarjetas de memoria compatibles: SDHC
Tecnología de conectividad: Alámbrico
Tipo de reproductor: Flash-media
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Addendum: Volume change is truly horrible with this player (read below to figure out why). I strongly recommend normalizing volumes of mp3 tracks using MP3Gain so that you don't need to do so frequently. Google it. I'm sure it will be one of your handy mp3 tools.
Horrible UI screwed up a nice, well built player. Here are some undocumented details.
First, this player has key-lock feature which is activated when no button is pressed for about 15 seconds. When active, the backlight turns off, and any button press will be ignored. Weirdly, it ignores only ONE button. Therefore, the feature is of no use when the player is in a pocket where buttons will be pressed multiple times. Now the stupid feature backfires because you just have no idea if the key-lock thing is active or not without checking if the backlight is on or counting 15 after the last button press. For example, to fast forward you need to long-press + button, but if key-locked, you have to press a button once before that. If not, the long-press will be simply ignored, and you'll wonder why this player does not fast forward. It will annoy you at every single turn when changing volume, moving to next track, ...
Second, there are shuffle/random play modes. When playing music, long-press (press & hold) the M (menu) button. Then you can access the play-specific setting menu. There you can change play mode including folder random (excluding files in sub-folders) and all random, EQ (no custom setting), and play speed (good for those listening and studying English). This play-specific menu is separate from the system menu that you can access by short pressing the M button. Note that play settings for recordings are separately saved.
Third, whenever you change some settings (either system or play settings), you have to turn off the player by long-pressing the big center button to save the changes. If turned off using the on/off switch, the player will lose all changes in the settings. Interestingly, once saved, the changes in the settings are preserved, and you can turn off the player using on/off switch without affecting them. Along with the settings FM radio frequency and FM transmitter frequency are also saved. However, FM radio frequency selection mode (either scan or preset which are switchable by pressing the center button when listening to FM radio) and FM transmitter status (which you can turn on or off by long-pressing V/T button when playing) are not saved.
Fourth, the record button works as A-B repeat key when playing. Do not long-press the record button because it will activate record mode.
Now, about the H/W.
1. The built-in USB connector is SUPER DEAD convenient.
2. MicroSDHC slot lets you load a lot of music (but cannot be used at the same time with the internal memory: have to choose one).
3. The build quality is very nice (the painting feels like Thinkpad exterior), and it has very good grip in your hands.
4. FM transmitter will be useful on a long trip in your friends' car. The signal is very weak, so leave your earphone plugged in as an antenna.
5. Recording is marginally acceptable.
If Archos's ever going to release a new firmware,
1. Please remove the key-lock thing.
2. Let it just instantly resume playing if turned off while playing.
3. Merge internal and external memory into one.
4. Give us custom EQ.
5. Please support displaying unicode characters in Title/Artist display.
I decided to buy the Archos Key immediately when I saw that it does not require a cord, and includes both radio and voice recorder functions, just like Sansas. I really appreciate both features -- I probably listen to the local radio stations even more than I ever use my .mp3 playlists. Also I'm the kind of geek who records himself reading poetry, talking to my boyfriend while I sip wine, and conversations in long car rides, storing it away in case I ever want to try my hand at transcribing natural language.
So the Archos is a great product for all those reasons. Here are the cons:
The input system can be aggravating; the manual is perfunctory. You can input FM channel presets on the device by holding down the "M" key, but I had to email customer support (twice) to be told that -- I couldn't figure it out on my own. You turn it off and on by either a switch or holding the main button down a while (but the latter won't work if the switch is turned to the "off" position), you raise and lower the volume by first pressing the "V" key and then using the left and right keys, which usually switch the .mp3s. You'll learn, but it's aggravating, I find.
There's no "hold" key (at least that I can find) that prevents the buttons from being pushed if while the thing is in your pocket. Again, not a game killer, but aggravating.
I'd still buy it again at just over $30. I just wish it was a little more perfect.
The costumer service is excellent. They offered to repair or replace my product, but since I live in Costa Rica, it's not worth to send it back to repair because of the shipping costs. I guess if I lived in USA it would be a different story.
FM transmitter and recorder, voice recorder, the ability to browse folders, size and weight, no cables needed, and of course; the Built-In Micro SD Card Reader.
Excellent customer service.
MINE didn't last a week. Everything works, except that I can't read the screen. As I said before; Archos offered repair or replace the defective item; however, I am not planning to send it back because I live in Costa Rica.
1) Nicely compact and convenient to keep in my pocket, so I can keep it in my pocket all waking hours.
2) Has a rubberized feel to the case and a nice weight that makes it feel like a good quality item.
3) Once you get used to operating it, using it while driving (so that I don't have a wreck trying to write things and hold the steering wheel with my knee), it is very convenient for impromptu recording and later transcribing.
4) Convenient built-in USB for charging and transferring my recordings. Works just like a USB drive and is definitely compatible with Mac OS-X Leopard, and probably the popular Windows flavors, too.
5) Fairly simple to figure out the interface without a manual (and it's a good thing that it is...)
1) No manual exists for this Chinese product anywhere on the Internet. In fact, it's almost as if the product doesn't exist. Can't even find the product on archos.com web site... ???? hmmm!!!!! ???? So, uh, Amazon, where did you get this product...? Should I be worried that the police are going to come raid my house?
2) All you get in the box is a VERY terse one-"page" manual written in several languages. Little or no explanation of the menu options at all. If you ever want to get a hold of customer service, make sure you hang onto that manual, cause you won't find anything about the company on the Web...
3) Screen is very small and impossible to read while I am wearing sunglasses (and almost impossible without them :). I had to memorize the buttons so I could use it while driving, and even then it is still difficult to see whether I am on pause or record. Pretty much have to operate it blind in my car.
4) Voice recording quality is OK except for the volume. Make sure you put it right up to your mouth when you are recording. No speaker jack exists (yes there IS an earphone jack), so you get what comes in the box and no more. I can't see any options to turn up the recording volume.
Neat and useful little toy (for me, at least), and I'm not sorry I sprung for the less than $30. It does what I need.
It being a USB key is really convenient, I store file I know I'll be needing on it and take it with me everywhere. The USB connector is retractable, so you to have to worry about losing a cap. If you need some extra space the MiniSD slot is great, but if you'd like to boot Linux or similar off the key you may be out of luck, I wasn't able to get this working. Grub and fdisk always complained about partition overlaps and the grub loader never worked properly.
Given all that, I'd give it five stars, but I've managed to break two of them in the last nine months.. This is mostly my fault, I'm not particularly careful and the screen is very easy to crack, e.g. by stepping on it.. If you tend to be clumsy it might be wise to get an accidental damage plan with the player, or maybe look elsewhere. Even with a broken screen, it will still play music and transfer files, but it's not so easy to navigate.
I think I'll buy another once I learn to be a little more careful.