Last week this month in Denver, U.S.A, ARCHOS, a pioneering company of Android powered tablets announced an Android powered home device. Crossing the present boundaries of technology, ARCHOS seems to be taking innovation to a further extent by integrating Android operating systems, which currently runs in mobile handsets and tablets, to simple home devices like, for instance a radio.
Yes, ARCHOS made it public that they are all set to release an Android powered web radio named ARCHOS 35 Home Connect. It is specifically designed for use at homes. ARCHOS 35 Home Connect will be a perfect replacement for the standard radio, which has a lot of users now. ARCHOS Home Connect is a portable music box, with a small and compact design. According to ARCHOS’ description of the device, ARCHOS 35 Home Connect can stream radio and music anywhere in your home with ease and is said to be quite simple to operate, just like any other standard radio box.
It comes embedded with Tune-in Radio Pro application and also features alarm clock as well. The innovative functionality of the device which makes use of web radio can give its user a pretty cool wake-up call every morning. The owners of ARCHOS 35 Home Connect can set the alarm to wake them up every morning playing their own favourite tracks from their personal MP3 Playlist or they may choose brilliant sounds of nature or their favourite radio station to be played as an alarm.
Home Connect has superb sound quality and audibility and the coolest looking touchscreen, which is awesome when you consider the fact that you are dealing with a simple radio device.
Features of ARCHOS 35 Home Connect
- Small and Compact design
- Very much portable
- Great sound quality and audibility
- Touchscreen display
- Packs alarm clock
- Integrated Tune-in Radio pro application
- High speed WiFi Internet Connectivity support
- Browse through and stream from over 50,000 web radio stations
- Simple to operate and customize
- Make use of apps and widgets provided by Android
- Social networking apps support
- Stream videos
Basically, it’s just a radio box, but features are rich and impressive in performance. ARCHOS Home Connect lets you use WiFi connectivity to watch videos, use apps for weather updates, get daily news, see how your friends are doing with social networking support, stream music whenever and wherever you want and with amazing sound quality and volume, and almost everything except making calls directly as from a mobile phone. A touchscreen which responds very well to your touch inputs would make you want to keep touching it and explore its features more. Imagine over 50,000 web radio stations at the tip of your fingers. All these super cool features definitely make this device a must-buy. ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is priced around Rs 8,000/- in India and will be available for purchase from ARCHOS store, Amazon and a few other sites.