Archos launches 404 media player with camcorder

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Now available is the latest all-in media device from Archos – the 404 – which combines media storage and playback with a camcorder feature.

The device has 30GB of storage, a 3.5-inch LCD screen with 16 million colours and that camcorder feature, which allows you to capture video in MPEG-4 format, ideal for uploading to your blog (or indeed YouTube). Granted there are better quality camcorders around, but this one fits in your pocket and comes with a range of other useful features for your money.

The 404 can store up to 75 hours of recorded video, up to 15,000 songs and 300,000 photos, which you can add to via its 1.3 megapixel camera. The multi-format music player displays the track, artist, album, and album cover and with the optional DVR station, you can record and playback video footage on your home TV.

Available in stores this month, you can pick one up for £249.99.

Archos website

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