The Gmini 402 Camcorder is the first mp3 player with a built-in camcorder. Take it with you to capture up to 50 hours of personal videos or enjoy your favorite songs on the go.
The Gmini 402 is the next-generation Pocket Multimedia Center to take on the go all your digital entertainment: video, photos, music and games, including the protected content downloaded from multiple 'PlaysForSure' TM websites. Fully compatible with Windows Media Technology, you can synchronize automatically your media file each time you connect the device to your PC. The Gmini 402 is ultra small, ultra slim, ultra light and features a cool and silver metallic cover.
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 sleek metallic casing. The Gmini 402 is an upgrade from the Gmini 400 released last year and is the perfect summer companion to take up to 80 hours of video, 200,000 photos or 10,000 songs in your pocket wherever you go.
The ARCHOS Gmini 402 is designed for media enthusiasts who want to take their video, photos and music with them on a stylish pocket-sized device. With its sleek metallic design, the Gmini 402 measures only 10,6 x 6 x 1,7 mm and is 160 grams, 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:
Record your personal videos in MPEG 4 format directly to your Gmini 402 Camcorder 20 GB capacity. Five different modes are available for you to select the adequate resolution to your needs. In low mode, you may capture up to 50 hours1 of your personal videos and 13 hours1 in high resolution (VGA). The Gmini 402 Camcorder has also a digital zoom 2x. With DSC function, your Gmini 402 Camcorder can be used as a still camera allowing you to take photos with maximum resolution of 1.2 mega pixels.
Using the high-speed USB 2.0 interface, the Gmini 402 will easily auto-synchronize this content with Windows Media Player 10 each time you connect it to your PC, or convert your Windows Media Player 10 library content to one of the many compatible formats (MP3, WMA, WAV, protected WMA, MPEG-46, WMV and protected Windows Media Video2).
Download videos from your PC using the high-speed USB 2.0 interface. Store up to 80 hours1 of video. Play MPEG-46 and WMV2, including protected WMV2 files. Play back on the 2,2" LCD or any external screen.
Transfer photos directly from your digital camera or from another mass storage device using the built-in USB host connection, or from a computer using the high-speed USB 2.0 interface. Store up to up to 200,000 photos. Organize photos in easy thumbnail or slideshow views, and watch them on the Gmini 402 screen or any external display.
The Gmini 402 has a USB Host Port enabling you to copy, share, connect and transfer files directly from other powered mass storage devices such as digital cameras, card readers, USB keys, and powered portable hard drives. Play back directly any compatible contents on the external hard drive connected to your Gmini 402 (no data transfer needed). The Gmini 402 also features a high-speed USB 2.0 interface to connect your device to your PC or Mac and easily transfer contents. Additionnally, the TV output will allow you to enjoy photos and movies on any external screen.
Easily transfer songs from your PC and organize them with the enhanced ARCLibrary. Store up to 10,000 songs1 in the most used format such as MP3, WMA, WAV and protected WMA (PlaysForSure files). Customize your view by artist, album, type of music, title, year, and create play lists without having to use a computer. The Gmini 402 also offers an audio recording application to record (encoding in real time) in WAV (PCM or ADPCM), from almost all analog stereo sources. You can also use the stereo microphone if you wish to record notes to yourself for easy access later.
Play popular Mophun games4 directly on the Gmini 402 or on a TV. Demo games are included in the Gmini 402 and you can purchase games on the ARCHOS Web site.
Don't forget Quidco at 3% too, brings price down to £96.03, plus you have the option of collecting from a couple of places within mainland UK for free.
Price updated to reflect a further £10 reduction since last posting! Have used this quite a bit over the week, really pleased with it. Ok, so it's not the most stylish, but it's very capable.