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Archos 18b Vision (8 GB)

B&H # AR18B Mfr # 501721
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Product Highlights
  • Portable 8 GB Media Player and Viewer
  • 1.8" Color TFT Screen (128 x 160)
  • Full Battery Plays up to 18 Hrs of Audio
  • Play Music, FM Radio, Photos & Video
  • FM Radio Tuner With Presets
  • Voice Recorder With Built-in Microphone
  • Adjustable Sound Equalizer
  • Multi-Language Display
  • USB 2.0 High Speed PC Interface
  • Windows, Mac & Linux Compatible

The ARCHOS 18b Vision (8 GB) offers an affordable way to brighten long daily commutes and other far-flung travels with your favorite tunes, photos and videos. This versatile media player holds up to 8 GB of multimedia entertainment and can provide you with up to 18 hours of music listening on a single charge. The 18b Vision features a 1.8" LCD screen for crisp, clear renderings of your photos and videos.

For additional sources beyond your personal music library, you can explore local news, sports, music and talk radio with the built-in FM radio. It also offers several presets so you can get to your stations more quickly. With an adjustable sound equalizer, you can enjoy optimal sonic quality while you're on the go. The multi-language interface offers additional versatility.

In addition to multimedia playback, the 18b Vision can cover your most important meetings or help you remember special events. With a built-in microphone for creating recordings, it can easily multitask as more than just a music player. And when it comes time to charge your new friend, simply connect it to your PC via USB so it's ready to hit the road with you. This travelling companion features a small form factor as well as a lightweight build so it can easily slip into your pocket for hours of entertainment.

Music On the Go
This portable media player can hold up to 8 GB and has up to 18 hours of battery life on a full charge. You can easily store your favorite music, videos and photos to keep yourself entertained when you're on the go.
FM Radio
With the 18b Vision, you can enjoy FM radio and several available FM presets. This makes it easy to set up and gives you access to additional content like local news, sports coverage and talk radio with high quality sound and reception.
Photo Displays
In addition to music, this versatile player also can display your personal photos in JPEG or BMP format on the clear 1.8" screen.
Videos
You can transfer music videos and web clips in MPEG-4 (AVI) format to your 18b Vision to share with friends or enjoy them on the go.
Built-in Voice Recorder
If you need to keep tabs on an important meeting or remember a special occasion, the 18b Vision can help. It offers a convenient built-in microphone for recording.
Recharging
When you need to recharge, simply connect the media player to your PC via the USB 2.0 High Speed interface to make sure it's ready to go.
Slim Design
All of these features fit nicely into a slim, pocket-size design that you can take anywhere. The 18b Vision measures in at just about 3 x 1.5" and weighs just one ounce so it can tag along wherever you go.
Type Flash Memory
Capacity 8GB
Display 1.8" LCD
128 x 160 Pixel Resolution 1
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Thin film transistor liquid crystal display

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FM Tuner Yes 2
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87.5 - 108 MHz

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FM Recording No
Voice Recording Yes
Data Storage Yes
Photo Capture No
Photo Viewing Yes
Video Recording No
Video Playback Yes
Text Reader Yes
Formats Supported Audio: MP3, WAV, FLAC, APE
Video: MPEG-4(AVI)
Photo: JPEG, BMP
Text: .lrc
Connections 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone
Battery 1x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Charger USB 2.0
System Requirements Operating System
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, XP (SP1), XP (SP2), XP (SP3), Vista, Vista (SP1), Vista (SP2), 7
Mac OS X Linux
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.6 x 3.4 x 0.3" / 39.9 x 85.1 x 8.4 mm
Weight .99 oz / 28 g
Archos 18b Vision (8 GB)
  • USB Cable Mini B / A
  • Earphones
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Archos18b Vision (8 GB)
     
    3.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Long battery life (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily usage (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      3.0

      Arcos 18b Vision

      By Len

      from Chapel Hill, NC

      About Me Casual Listener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Long Battery Life
      • Simple Controls
      • Sleek/Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere
        • Gym / Working Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Archos 18b Vision (8 GB):

        I bought the Arcos for a cheap MP3 for use during exercise, and it's perfectly adequate if you're not looking for a lot of features and topnotch sound quality

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        sweet and easy to use!

        By Sim

        from NYC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Archos 18b Vision (8 GB):

          The design is not as slick as the ipod. But has very good recording.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          One Issue

          By Don

          from New Jersey

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Price
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • See Narrative

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage

          Comments about Archos 18b Vision (8 GB):

          Product works great except one problem. When I put CD's into the computer, every album comes up as unknown. As a result I have to manually enter all of the music info(Title,Artist etc). I never have this problem with my IPOD. I did not expect a lot for the price but I did expect it to automatically recognize and put the titles of the songs in. Otherwise it works as advertised.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Reliable

          By AcupuncturEsther

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fits Well
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage

            Comments about Archos 18b Vision (8 GB):

            I use this product to play mp3 in my office (acupuncture office) the software is very compatible with my computer. pretty reliable. only charged through an active computer. the buttons do not respond quickly at all. but its great for the money.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By srulman

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fits Well
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Travel

              Comments about Archos 18b Vision (8 GB):

              I wanted to get a great MP3 so I did a lot of research on the topic. I got my MP3 in just a few days and I love it so far.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really cool!!

              By yahootie Joe

              from AZ

              About Me Avid Listener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound
              • Long Battery Life
              • Lots of Storage
              • Reliable Performance
              • Simple Controls
              • Sleek/Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gym / Working Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Archos 18b Vision (8 GB):

                I Love it!! Lots of storage!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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