Archos Gamepad - Android + physical buttons my experiece (Dosbox, emulation etc..)

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TripHamer
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And when I saw the Archos finally for sale...

I just ordered the Archos. The JXD was tempting but my biggest concern is support. I'll take my chances with the Archos.

Ordered from here:

http://www.jr.com/archos/pe/AHS_502293/

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Thinking about it.
Bill Loguidice wrote:
TripHamer wrote:

http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=627&selectclassid=009006

Anyone get their hands on JXD's s7300? Most reviews I've seen are on the positive side.

Wow, it looks impressive. This seems to be the best price: http://lightake.com/detail.do/sku.JXD_S7300_Dual_Core_Game_Tablet_PC_7_I...

Looks like some reviews here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/jxd-devices/jxd-s7300-reviews/?PHPSESSID=2l...

This one, not so much: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-jxd-s7300-review

My biggest concern would be the ghosting issue and getting future firmware updates to fix that and any other issues. There are some custom firmwares out there and I may consider taking a chance and getting one. The price isn't too bad. Worse case scenario I get something better a little later.

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JXD

JXD's s7300 is copy of Gamepad, they using Archos patented mapping tools system, this could be problem (but Asian are masters in ingoring such thinks).
I HW point of view, it looks as same lowend, everything is same as in case of gamepad only procesor is A9 instead of Rockchip i think.

So different could be in price and customer supporting, otherwise nothing else.
Price is good, Archos in USA i suppouse will cost $170.

If you want something better, should wait for some realy big player in Tablets/Phone business device, or wait till Terga 4 devices will come and it should be minimaly 4 months and price would be $250+.

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Battery mod of Gamepad for me, stopped on shipping services, because recommended battery cost 15 bucks, but shipping here at the end of the world, cost 100 bucks, so im waiting for alternatives, because there zilions of batteries and i realy dont know which particular one is good..

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Bill Loguidice
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Tempting!
TripHamer wrote:

http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=627&selectclassid=009006

Anyone get their hands on JXD's s7300? Most reviews I've seen are on the positive side.

Wow, it looks impressive. This seems to be the best price: http://lightake.com/detail.do/sku.JXD_S7300_Dual_Core_Game_Tablet_PC_7_I...

Looks like some reviews here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/jxd-devices/jxd-s7300-reviews/?PHPSESSID=2l...

This one, not so much: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-jxd-s7300-review

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JXD s7300

http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=627&selectclassid=009006

Anyone get their hands on JXD's s7300? Most reviews I've seen are on the positive side.

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I slightly updated my report

I slightly updated my report above.

Buy or not. I think so price is important, this is 200 bucks item, iPad is $500 or $700 item. I think after still device will overcame, you still could sell it for $100, so real investion is 100 buck at all.

If you are ok, aware of main disadvantages - display and battery, you should buy one, if you want to play on portable devices, if not buy for $50 another android stick for homeplay, it doesnt matter if for living room or for lcd monitor in study, it is even cheaper that Ouya which will be more closed that open android, because distribution and piracy.
Gamepad could be also non portable device of you want be everytime should put 3 cables into and probably change mod of TV/monitor input in OSD, what take you 1-2 minutes of wasted time.

It dont see any better device in near future because of:
1) Wikipad with controlls will 750g device, Gamepad is 330g - too big, to heavy, as i said Gamepad is very thin, real pocket device.. You dont think about, is good for this travel or not.. It is like pocket flask with alcohol or box of cigarettes or something like that.
2) Nvidia shield is typical handheld, but thicket is maybe 4 times bigger, it is like can of fishes with tomatos format.. what is good form factor for travelling or pocket item. Display is too small 5 inches- it is too small for reading, i realised that 7" is realy best device. Specialy with you dont have big 150g smart phone in another pocket but only smaller 70-80g as me, it that case it could be also your primary mobile surfing device, with your phone is able to create ad hoc wifi to share.
3) Today Samsung annouced own gamepad for their phones:
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/188604/Samsung_casts_vote_for_Android...
But these phones are expensive and shape of device si strange, its like Nvidia shield, but everytime open.

Who: Brujah Zealot, the pimp of babylons bitch. / Location: Scorched heart of Europe. // Sorry for my moldavian sort of english, i have 2 possibilities, to be silent or try to say something +look like idiot..

clok1966
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The control thing really is

The control thing really is the KEY.. I mention i don't use my tablets much.. and thats 75% of why, i cant game well on them.. i did get mildly hooked on a few of the MMORPG on them.. crude , repetitious, but..fun in bursts. By my thumbs never stayed on buttons .. and dying as you franticly take your eyes of screen to see where thumbs are.. (it really is my problem not leaving um in place, not the devices).. but it annoys the heck out of me. I need some tactical feel.. im old i grew up with sticks and push buttons.

While i have the OYUA coming ( doubt I will use it much either) its not portable..

guess I will wait.. if the market is there somebody will get one right in more ways.

Mark Vergeer
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incoming

I am in a similar situation as Bill. I have a couple of other devices incoming this year. The controls on the Archos Gamepad are okay but there are better systems out there. Still these don't offer the Key mapping tool that Archos provides. Something similar on any other Android gaming device is essential though!

I am considering the mod though. Desoldering the battery board and replacing the battery with a larger one. It's a bit fiddely to open up the shell.

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Bill Loguidice
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More incoming
clok1966 wrote:

been watching and hoping for more impression or talk.. Battery Mod-going from 2-3 hours to 7 is quite good and would stretch that pad into dang good battery life. the mod doesnt look to hard to me.. but after modding several consoles.. soldiering like that "appears" easy.. I am thinking one of these might be pretty sweet.. but I only use my Thrive rarely and my Ipad never.. .. still I kinda want one.. that in itself is a recommendation, I want one even when I know I doubt i will use it..

I can't say much more, but there are a few more of these types of devices coming this year. I don't know how much better they'll be, though, yet, if at all...

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been watching and hoping for

been watching and hoping for more impression or talk.. Battery Mod-going from 2-3 hours to 7 is quite good and would stretch that pad into dang good battery life. the mod doesnt look to hard to me.. but after modding several consoles.. soldiering like that "appears" easy.. I am thinking one of these might be pretty sweet.. but I only use my Thrive rarely and my Ipad never.. .. still I kinda want one.. that in itself is a recommendation, I want one even when I know I doubt i will use it..

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