The New Gmini 402 plays DVD-quality video, photos and protected WMA and video files, and acts as a USB host for directly transferring files from digital cameras and other devices.
Upgrading the previous Gmini 402 model, Archos introduced the new Gmini(TM) 402 Pocket Multimedia Center. The slim and sleek 20 gigabyte hard-drive-based video, audio and photo device is now Microsoft PlaysForSure(TM)-compatible, supporting both protected download and subscription music services, and features a 2.2" color LCD screen and a metallic casing.
The device measures only 4.17" x 2.37" x 0.69" and is 5.64 ounces, yet offers the largest hard drive capacity and color LCD screen for a product of its size. The latest in the ARCHOS Gmini line of music players offers an extensive list of features, including:
- Storage for up to 80 hours of video, 200,000 photos or 10,000 songs.
- Autosync with Windows Media Player 10 allows for easy transfer of media from the PC.
- Transfer photos directly from digital cameras using the USB host port.
- Allow DVD-quality movie playback and photo viewing on the screen or on the TV.
- Play DivX, MPEG-4 and Windows Media Video files.
- Play MP3, WMA and protected WMA audio files.
- Supports Microsoft PlaysForSure download and subscription services to allow transfer and playback of music or videos acquired from PlaysForSure-compatible online stores.
- Synchronize or download files from either the PC or Macintosh.
The Gmini 402 allows protected video and music content to be purchased, downloaded, subscribed to or rented from PlaysForSure-compatible online stores, which include music services MSN Music, Musicmatch, MusicNow, Napster and Wal-Mart Music Downloads, and video store CinemaNow. Using the high-speed USB 2.0 interface, the Gmini 402 will easily auto-synchronize music and video with Windows Media Player 10 each time the device is connected to the PC.
Pricing and Availability
The ARCHOS Gmini 402 is available now at select retailers and online, and is priced at $329.95 in the United States. The Gmini 402 comes with earphones, USB cable, USB host adaptor, AC power charger, Quick Start Guide and a protective pouch. Optional accessories include a car adaptor, protective case, additional power charger, sound case, FM remote control and double headphone kit. Additional product information and add-on accessories are available on the ARCHOS web site at www.archos.com.