December 18, 2009
| by Stephen Hopkins
Holiday travel time is creeping up on us. If you’re flying across the country to visit grandma, the last thing you want is to be jammed in the middle seat of the back row with nothing to do.
Most airlines have some kind of in-seat video. But if your luck is anything like mine, you’ll have the one seat that’s broken.
You can minimize the risk of holiday travel boredom with the Archos 605 WiFi (refurbished) Media Player for just $79.99 with free shipping from Newegg.
This little dandy has a 4.3-inch LCD display, 30GB of storage, wireless network connection, app support, and is the only device capable of transferring videos from DISH Network DVRs. While it’s not an iPod Touch, it has a nice big screen and plenty of storage for a very low price.
For under $80 you can hit the road with plenty to keep you busy. That way the road doesn’t hit you.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.