The last item in the portable video gadget category is the Archos 605 Generation 5 Portable Media Player. The Archos include a WiFi feature that allows users to access and start downloading digital content from Archos’ content portal. With the Archos in hand, for the first time you can download favorite movies, TV shows, and music wherever you are, without being tied to the PC or Mac. Other great features include a full-color 4.3-inch touchscreen that crams in an amazing 800 x 480 picture resolution for superior picture quality, 160 GB of built-in memory, and multiple options for additional storage (the player accepts SD mini and SD micro memory cards).
With full Internet access, the player’s Opera browser plug-in offers Adobe Flash support, which lets you access and enjoy YouTube and other Web video sites on your Archos device. By using the player, you can view and post YouTube videos wherever you are with an active wireless connection. In addition to downloading media straight from the Archos content portal, you can stream and watch videos from your home PC or laptop. For added video playback versatility, the player is compatible with MPEG4, AVI, and WMV video files. The player features robust music playback features, too. On-board music file playback capabilities support MP3, CBR, VBR, WMA, protected WMA, and WAV files.
To help round out the player’s multimedia superiority, the Archos even comes with photo viewing capabilities. JPEG, BMP, and PNG files are 100 percent compatible with the player, and the player can pull up PDFs for portable review — an ideal means to take bigger documents or e-books in PDF format on the road with you.
Suggested Price: $399.99