'little slow and browsing large volumes'
'sharp and sprawling 4.8-inch, 800-by-480-pixel touch screen'
'The player is a bit awkward to hold because the headphone jack is on the side, jabbing into the palm of your hand.'
'latest home entertainment and digital audio news'
'excellent video format support'
'We became very skeptical of Archos's claim after we noted that a fully charged battery became 30 percent depleted after watching video for about an hour.'
'It was necessary to press the buttons slowly and forthrightly, and I found myself needing to repeat touches far too often.'
'The latest firmware (1.3.05) was very stable and worked in conjunction with the ARM Cortex processor to produce a lag-free experience when moving about the system.'
'Attractive user interface'
'the 705 feels solid and durable.'
'highest quality screen resolution'
Excellent codec support
File storage is a generous 8GB
Not as useful as a mobile smartphone
Nowhere near the power of the latest smartphones
'a microSDHC slot, which enables you to take the capacity up to 16GB or 24GB with an appropriate card.'
'Frustrating touch keyboard.'
'And with a measly ten hour battery life, a full 14 hours short of the iPod nano, you’ll be lucky to get through a long flight without it dying in your lap.
'diminutive and inexpensive Archos 2 8GB music player'
Media playback is excellent
'The Archos Clipper is very small and lightweight, easy to use and very affordable.'
'It is easy to switch from one mode to another.'
'A convenient clip lets you snap it on to your bag or clothes for hands-free entertainment. '
Drag and drop controls
'such a good sized screen'
'The review praises the device's functionality, including integrated FM receiving and broadcasting as well as its seemingly solid hardware design and upwards of five hours of video battery life. '
'sharp images and video'
'the touchscreen isn’t great.'