Father’s Day Gift Idea #7: Archos Pocket Media Assistant 430

Father's Day Gift Idea #7: Archos Pocket Media Assistant 430

We hope that we’ve given you enough ideas to get your gizmo-loving Dad the perfect gift. Just in case, here’s one more: a Pocket Media Assistant/Player (PMA/PMP). PMP’s started out mainly as media players, but Archos has taken it a few steps further and their Linux-based players sport software for web browsing, calendaring, contact management and even e-mail.

The PMA430 is the the first Linux-based 30 GB HDD device allowing you to record directly from TV, listen to music, browse the Internet and stay connected, for entertainment or productivity anytime, anywhere. A new generation of ARCHOS smart portable devices, the lightweight PMA430 combines full audio and video capabilities, WiFi connectivity and a personal information manager in one slim, pocket-sized device.


  • Record, playback, and store up to 120 hours of video
  • Play games
  • Record, Listen and store more than 6500 songs or 650 CDs
  • Record your voice using the internal microphone.
  • Transfer, View and store up to 300,000 Photos
  • Connect via WiFi, IrDA or Ethernet Cable
  • Connect to USB Devices with USB Host Port
  • Customize Your PMA430 with Linux-Based Applications
  • Removable BatteryTouch Screen for Fast and Easy Navigation
  • Browse the Internet and Access Emails
  • Stay Organized with Personal Information Manager

Price: $688.74
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)