Tuesday, February 20, 2007
The Archos 604 WiFi easily ranks among the most versatile portable video devices on the market. Not only does it play video and music in a wide variety of formats and display digital photos on its full color LCD screen like just about every other portable video device, but the Archos 604 WiFi but it can also access the Internet using an 802.11 g WiFi connection and an integrated Opera web browser. It can even handle PDF files and if you have trouble reading the text on the screen, you can always have the contents of the screen displayed on a full sized television display if there's one around. The Archos 604 WiFi also has touch screen capability and comes with two styli.
Archos provides a great variety of accessories for the 604 WiFi that will allow it to adapt to a variety of different situations and applications. For example, either of two available docking stations can convert the Archos 604 WiFi into a digital video recorder that records and stores video in super compact MPEG-4 data compression format so that it can store up to one hundred and thirty hours of video on its thirty gigabyte hard drive. This particular accessory can also connect to your PC for file sharing and the Archos 604 WiFi can also record music and automatically synchronize with Windows Media Player 10. The more robust docking station even comes with a remote control.
The addition of a digital camera or Archos' high resolution helmet camcorder can allow the Archos 604 WiFi to record action video. The fact that the camcorder is high resolution means that you can create high quality videos of all of your adventures.
You can also get a wide range of portable speakers and headphones for the Archos 604 WiFi. The portable speakers allow the unit to interface with a computer and is capable of recharging the Archos 604 WiFi's battery.
It's also possible to get a variety of power and connection accessories that will allow the Archos 604 WiFi to connect to a variety of audio and video systems as well run off of twelve volt direct current and voltages and currents found in other countries. It's also possible to get extra and replacement batteries for the 604.
With all of these flexible features the Archos 604 WiFi is a go anywhere do anything piece of electronic equipment that goes far beyond a mere portable video device. In addition to playing video and audio, it can also browse the web over a wireless connection, record video from a variety of other devices, integrate with a car's audio system, automatically communicate and synchronize with a personal computer, and even be converted into a camcorder. With all of these capabilities, it's easy to imagine the Archos 604 WiFi replacing an entire home entertainment system.