Product Type: Archos MP3 players
Newest Review: ... 2 hours, and I find that this gets me around 8 hours of listening time, although Archos' website states a full charge should get 11 hour... more
Just as good as a shuffle..
Archos Clipper 2 GB
Member Name: thatkatygirl
Archos Clipper 2 GB
Advantages: Small, Light, Easy to use.
Disadvantages: No screen - harder to find songs.
This little mp3 player isn't for the media lovers who need every song they know all in one place, but is perfect for those who just want a little at a time. Particularly for those who go out for a run or to the gym and like to have their music on them while doing so. For the price, this may even be a temporary option between upgrading iPods or something similar.
In the box you get the mp3 player itself, a usb cable for charging and transferring music, a pair of earphones (not great) and a user manual.
The clip is handy, as it means the mp3 player can completely stay out of the way, leaving your hands free. It is much better than most mp3 players on a morning run.
It is a plain black, no frills mp3 with only 5 buttons. But what more do you need? Perhaps a screen if you are looking for a particular track, but I have found it isn't really necessary, you can get a long just fine listening to all of the music choices.
A single full charge takes around 2 hours, and I find that this gets me around 8 hours of listening time, although Archos' website states a full charge should get 11 hours. It is a rechargeable battery so you don't need to mess around and waste money buying new batteries for it every week, you simply plug it in to your usb. I did find that the battery life becomes a lot less after continual use and charges though, but this is the same with all rechargeable batteries.
I found that I could fit around 500 songs at one time - this really depends on the file size of each mp3, though.
- Overall -
I like this little mp3 player, particularly for use at the gym or for short journeys. For longer journeys or just a casual mp3 that you use all the time I would prefer something with a screen, as for longer listening time it can be frustrating not being able to see what you're listening to, or being able to simply skip to one your favourite songs without continuously clicking next.
Summary: A great mp3 player for the price. Very easy to use.
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