new archos jukebox

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  1. gerror macrumors 6502

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    He all,

    Did anybody check the new Archos Jukebox Multimedia?
    http://www.archos.com/us/products/product_jbmm.html

    Damn, this thing is gonna be great with all the extra modules. And sharing file with your pc friends (not that I have those kind of friends ;) .
    I'm sorry but this is te reason I haven't bought a iPod, I'm waithing untill this baby comes out.

    APPLE, MAKE A IPOD JUKEBOX AND I'LL BUY ONE

    Gerror
     
  2. Skip macrumors newbie

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    This is good because it will put some pressure on Apple to get it in gear. There is no reason that Apple would not want to incorporate these same things with all the digital hub talk. It is just a matter of time and maybe now we will get it sooner with Archos putting this out. I am impressed with Archos for doing this first. Great ideas! Now Apple just has to do it better. No worries here :)
     
  3. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Re: new archos jukebox

    The iPod already is a jukebox. :D

    Words of wisdom: iPod is some of the best $ I ever spent. You won't be dissapointed. I have many PC freinds. You might learn something from them. ;)

    -Archos Jukebox Multimedia-
    10.2 oz
    Doesn't work w/OS X
    Looks like sh*t
    8 hrs mp3 playback
    internal buffer 16MB
    Dimensions: 110 x 79 x 28 mm (4.3" x 3.1" x 1.1")
    1.5" Display

    -iPod-
    6.5 oz
    Works with OS X (of course)/Winblows (third-party)
    Ive is a genius :)
    10+ hrs playback
    32 MB buffer
    Dimensions: 102 x 61.8 x 19.9mm (4.02 x 2.43 x .78")
    2" Display

    More words of wisdom: Apple sets the standard. Don't hold your breath on anything coming along that's better for a while (or you might die :)).
     
  4. gerror thread starter macrumors 6502

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    -Archos Jukebox Multimedia-
    digital video/photo camera
    vcr
    microphone -


    -iPod-
    mp3player
    small sized, but the archos also fits in my pocket
    no mic
    easy interface/buttons

    both has their pro's and contra's, why don't apple make a mix of both.

    I'll buy one archos for now and next year a iPodphonepdavcr ;)
     
  5. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    woah you must have huge pockets

    But the ipod is amazing and it works seamlessly with itunes 2
    does the archos do that
     
  6. gerror thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunatly it doesn't work with iTunes but I can live with that.

    baggy trousers... ;)

    I'm not dissing the iPod but I believe Apple isn't the only compagny who makes cool products

    Gerror
     
  7. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    You'd be dissin' them by buying an Archos. iPod=iTunes=Seamless Music Integration

    Living without iTunes is pretty rough goin'.
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i think the archos looks quite good...

    i mean, it's pretty cheap, it's pretty small (not as small as pod but still not terribly big like that one thing-i forget what it's called..) and it has a lot of functions.

    also, we lived without itunes for quite a while really... it's a pretty new thing.

    i could see someone buying this archos over the pod, so hopefully that fact will get apple to add some features... which would be the best end result.
     
  9. sjs macrumors 6502

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    I think the concept is extremely cool and I'd love one.....if Apple made it.

    If the software to get songs into the Archos and images off the Archos is anything like the rest of the software the windows world has, I don't want it. The iApps synch beautifully and work simply. No MS based junk for me. A device that doesn't interact seemlessly with a computer (hub) isn't worth the heartache.
     
  10. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Amen. More like headache, wasted time, and money. :D
     
  11. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

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    if iTunes/iPod ever found out that I cheated on her with another mp3 player i would be sleeping on the couch....

    no iTunes = bad times...

    C-
     
  12. gerror thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, it just apears on the desktop like an harddisk. Drag and drop. Very Apple

    Right now I Have the archos 6 gig mp3player and I bought it BEFORE the iPod was there. Everybody liked it. One of my friends bought one 2 days later. The only thing irritated was usb instead of firewire but archos solved it. And I must say: I prefer the size of the iPod

    Oh, before I had a Samsung Yepp. 32mb. It was a present, but it s*cked

    Gerror
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Very cool copy/upgrade to an iPod like device. But its a bit bigger than an iPod and I'd want to see the software before I went out and bought it.

    One thing you can count on now, is that you won't see little snap on extras for the iPod, they look a little hokey. But the good thing is that if more of these come along, Apple is going to have to update the iPod to be better than the Archos jukebox, more features and seemless integration with the digital hub and lifestyle.
     

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