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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stream Your Stuff with the Archoa ARNOVA

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/2011/02...a-web-radio-tv/

"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!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Slate For Every Taste

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 10:30 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5630935/five-of-...revealed-so-far

"Last week alone saw ViewSonic, Toshiba and Samsung all officially unveil new models of keyboard-less computer, with a mish-mash of operating systems and screen sizes hoping to somehow build themselves a market in the wake of Apple's market-leading device. So here's a summary of five of the best tablets out there and on the way this year. Or, to put it another way, the iPad +4."

Is the slate tablet market really that hot, or is this simply a whole bunch of hype intended to get everyone to open their wallets? Tablets might be the next step in casual computing and thankfully, it seems like it draws a large part of its inspiration from smartphones. The only one that stands out for me, and not in a good way, is the ViewPad 100. Dual-booting just seems like such a hassle and it is not like dual-booting slate tablets have not been tried before. Just ask HTC. Most likely, the iPad will continue to dominate the space though there will be a large amount of Android devices to pick from.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Wait for the Archos 9 Continues

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/11/0...e-order-at-550/

"Although previously targeted for launch on October 22nd with a price tag of $500, it looks like Archos’ 9-inch tablet is just now available for pre-order on the company’s web site and priced at $550."

Archos is accepting orders for their take on an Internet/Web Tablet called the Archos 9 but word about customers actually receiving units has been elusive. Tablets are shaping up to be the next hot hardware if you believe what the media is saying with the CrunchPad and the rumoured Apple Tablet. Tablets have been around for quite some time, but they've never been really successful or targeted towards consumers. With that in mind, I think that the first generation is bound to need some polish and it will take the second generation for consumer tablets to really shine.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Archos 9 Tablet Coming to US

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/ne...tablet_comes_us

"On the hardware front, the Archos 9 boasts a full touch-sensitive 9-inch screen, an Intel Atom Z515 processor (1.2GHz, 512KB cache, 400MHz frontside bus), 1GB of RAM, up to 120GB of storage, 1.3MP webcam, and an optical track-point mouse. On the software side of things, the new tablet will come pre-loaded with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 OS. It will also include Microsoft Office and a host of other apps, such as "Web TV & Radio, video conference, antivirus, parental control, photos and movies edition applications, and more.""

Small, inexpensive tablets will probably be the successors to the netbook market. But, I think pricing will be key and I'm betting that this will come in at significantly more than $399. Also, after using an iPod touch for about 6-months now, I think a 9 inch screen is a bit on the large side. With the right browser, I think something in the 5 to 6 inch range would be just about right.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Specs for the Upcoming Archos 2

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:00 PM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105...10212663-1.html

"Details on a forthcoming MP3 player from Archos named the Archos 2 have been revealed on Amazon.com. Though there's nothing revolutionary about the specs of the Archos 2, the $59 price tag (8GB) may be enough to have you overlooking its mediocrity. Basically, this is a budget MP3 player that emulates the candy bar designs and portrait-style screen orientations of the Apple iPod Nano and Microsoft Zune. The Archos 2 features a 1.8-inch color screen, and includes music playback (MP3, WMA), a photo viewer, video playback (AVI), and voice-recording capabilities. There's no FM radio, however, which is a little odd considering most iPod alternatives have one."

Looks like a pretty good deal for a 8 GB player. I'll be curious to see the build quality as that could be a make or break for this.


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