Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM
"Just in case the Logitech Squeezebox Boom didn’t do it for you, ARCHOS has taken the wraps off a new Wi-Fi Internet radio boombox called the ARNOVA Web Radio & TV. Not sure why ARCHOS felt compelled to call this product the ARNOVA (makes me think it’s an ARCHOS knock-off from the streets of Beijing), but it offers niceties the competition doesn’t."
The streaming device market is getting awfully crowded these days. The HTPC industry is seeing some healthy competition but that is usually relegated to the living room and a few other select places. Companies like Sonos and Apple recognize that there is a market for smaller devices and Archos now has another entry to glaze over. Streaming internet radio or local music is nothing new, but I have to wonder just how enjoyable watching a movie on a 3.5" screen is. Sure, we do wit with our phones and PMPs, but that is because anything larger tends to be cumbersome to carry. Still, if the interface is good, and the price is right, it might act as a good media server!