gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.


ARCHOS have released an updated version of their feature packed but diminuatively sized 405 series portable media player now boasting a whopping 30gb capacity. That’s not bad for something so compact; the 405 is, in fact, the smallest PMP in the Generation 5 lineup from ARCHOS.

The 405 includes a great lineup of accessories and plug-ins which allow for on-the-go video recording from many sources, playback of MPEG2/VOB video files straight from DVD and Video Podcast support.

The 3.5″ screen strikes a good balance between portability and viewability, with 30gb storage now backing that up my 30gb 5.5g iPod video is begging to be ‘accidentally broken’.

You can get more information on the new 30gb 405 from the ARCHOS website.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008, Personal Audio.