Because of these characteristics, NiMH performs better in conditions demanding lots of power such as with digital cameras where they can outlast alkalines by a factor of , even though alkalines can be rated over 2, mAh. Compared with NiCd, or Nickel Cadmium batteries, NiMH is superior mainly due to the fact that they do not suffer significantly from the notorious “memory effect,” a voltage depletion phenomenon. Emulating a hard disk also lets the Archos work better as an MP3 peripheral for your Mac. We tried to contact Archos to allow the company a chance to either correct these problems or at least respond to what we have found. The Archos does not, but the Archos starts up much faster than the Nomad. Strangely, Archos does not expose a volume control.
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We tried to contact Archos to allow the company a chance to adchos correct these problems or at least respond to what we have found. Windows 98 SE or higher.
After you install the Archos USB drivers, the Jukebox pops up on the desktop as a disk when you plug it in, and you can simply copy folders of MP3s to it. The player uses USB 1.
To put 6GB of storage in perspective, that is enough space for about CDs or over four days of music. We list the reasons they’re on thin ice — and suggest how they can be saved. NiCd’s also contain a highly toxic heavy metal, Cadmium, and can be environmentally harmful unless disposed of properly recycled agchos discarded. Also featuring an audio player, an image viewer and video player, as well as the correct cables supplied straight from the box.
As is typical for most headphones bundled with portable audio products, the ones included with the Jukebox are not very good. We then noticed a 60 Hz hum as we listened to music with the adapter connected. Share Facebook Twitter Reddit. Compared with NiCd, or Nickel Cadmium batteries, NiMH is superior mainly due to the fact that they do not suffer significantly from the notorious “memory effect,” a voltage depletion phenomenon. Unfortunately, it also had a couple of glaring flaws that kept me from wholeheartedly recommending it: This cycling continues for the duration that the player is used, but the cycling is not noticeable unless the user is looking for it and does not impact listening at all.
You can even copy non-MP3 files and folders to its hard disk, which gives it a further use as a battery-powered adchos storage device.
Archos Jukebox Challenges Nomad Jukebox – TidBITS
Removing the batteries involves prying outward with a screwdriver blade while trying to lift up on the cover. These unbranded batteries appear to be high quality, high capacity 1. I loved the concept, and the Nomad Jukebox had a arcgos of good archs.
We have heard that some people even vigorously exercise while carrying the Jukebox to no ill effect; however, since the unit contains an ordinary notebook hard drive, the notion of banging the device around while the drive is running gives us the willies.
The player is durable. A quick trip to the Archos website showed that our player was up to date for this review.
Coupled with the fact that Archos has been unresponsive, it is simply impossible to recommend the player. Users could also copy files straight onto the device without any additional software, which allows the Jukebox to work on any operating system. Playlist Support — Playlists are a bit more primitive on the Archos than on the Nomad; instead of being a globally accessible list, Archos playlists are simply files stored in the folder hierarchy, that you browse to as you would a song file.
This is a very minor issue. The Archos, by contrast, lets you create your own folder layout, grouping songs however you like.
Another quirk of the Jukebox control system is that the On button turns on the unit, but does not turn it off despite the fact that there is no Off button.
In this review we will examine this device in uukebox. HDTach reported an average transfer rate of 0.
Mobile by Lynn La Aug 29, This page was last edited on 10 Septemberat Transfer rates for the two drives are shown below. You start with the display showing the first item at the top level of the hard disk and skip through the items there aarchos at a time until you find the folder you want.
Archos Jukebox 6000 – digital player Series
The total time for this was around 1. No audible amplifier hiss was evident even at high volumes, although quiet clicking could be heard between tracks. Jujebox a drive letter to computer. Although the Archos shipped with two sets of rechargeable batteries, these should be considered as user replaceable rather than user swappable.