Feeds

Archos unveils 20GB iPod Mini-sized player

Miniature marvel?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Application security programs and practises

French media player maker Archos has launched what may the world's smallest 20GB hard drive-based music player.

Archos Gmini XS200The Gmini XS200 measures just 7.6 x 5.9 x 1.9cm and weighs 120g. That's comparable to Apple's iPod Mini, Dell's Pocket DJ 5 and Creative's Zen Micro - all of which offer a storage capacity that's a quarter or a fifth of the size of the XS200's.

The downside is that it's less attractive that the other players, the display's a basic 2in, 128 x 128 job and the UI aesthetics aren't anything to write home about, but you can't argue with the capacity and the size. Or the price: €300 (£206/$371) - €29-49 less than the 20GB iPod, depending on which continental European country you buy it in.

However, the device's rechargeable battery is capacious enough for only ten hours' continuous playback.

Supporting MP3, WAV and WMA files, the XS200 hooks up to a PC or Mac via a spare USB 2.0 port. The device supports on-the-fly playlist creation, and even sports an on-screen virtual keyboard for renaming files and folders.

Archos did not say when the XS200 will ship beyond the fact that it's "coming soon". ®

Related stories

Dell to ship iPod Mini rival next month
Archos ships video, audio, gaming handheld
Archos launches modular MP3 player

Creative unveils 5GB Zen Micro
Virgin unveils 5GB mini music player
Apple colour-screen 'PhotoPod' said to be in production
Sony apes Apple with coloured music players
Toshiba tilts digital music player line at iPod

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

More from The Register

next story
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup
Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat
UN to Five Eyes nations: Your mass surveillance is breaking the law
And Navi Pillay calls for Snowden to be protected
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.