Archos this week has unveiled their new Gmini XS 202, it features a large 20GB hard drive for around the same price as smaller 4GB digital audio players. The retail price is $249.99, for that price you get an elegant device that measures only 2.9 x 2.3 x 0.75-inches and weighs 4.2 ounces. A 2-inch LCD screen is encased inside the metallic cover, with a surprisingly adequate battery packed in the back giving around 17 hours playback.
“The Gmini XS 202 is an enhancement to our Gmini line of portable audio players, offering an exciting new blue screen and integration with Microsoft PlaysForSure music download programs and Windows Media Audio protected files,” said Henri Crohas, ARCHOS chief executive officer.
Archos Gmini XS 202 Features
– Supports MP3, WMA, WAV and protected WMA (PlaysForSure download) music files
– Synchronizes with Windows Media(R) Player 9 or 10
– Stores up to 10,000 songs on a 20 gigabyte hard drive
– Easy viewing on the blue-scale 2″ LCD screen
– Enables easy navigation, transfer and management of all music files from the PC or Macintosh
– Connects to the stereo to play music throughout the home (with optional standard audio cable)
– Enables easy organization of songs through the ARCHOS ARCLibrary, viewable by artist, genre, title and year (ID3 compatible)
– Offers 17 hours of battery life
– Can rename, move, copy or delete files and make playlists on the device without using a PC
– Offers a friendly icon-based graphical user interface
– Connects via high-speed USB 2.0 for downloading and storing data files from a PC or Mac