Along with the unveiling of the new Archos G9 series tablets, the company is also releasing two new Android-based devices for the home. The Archos 35 Home Connect is an Android-based web radio while the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone is an Android DECT phone. With these two new offerings, Archos hopes to bring Android functionality to your everyday home devices.
The Archos 35 Home Connect is a portable device for streaming radio or music from anywhere in your home. It is very small and compact but packs in two high-definition speakers designed for enhanced bass and touts a extra long battery life. The touchscreen displays clock, weather, traffic, and news apps and allows for access to other apps such as games. It also has a front-facing webcam to support video calling.
The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone is compatible with any ADSL box or phone line that uses standard DECT protocols. But at the same time, brings you an Android interface that lets you sync contacts with your Android smartphone, customize MP3 ringtones, caller photo display, web browsing, emails, and video calling. It even gives you access to Android apps.
The Archos 35 Home Connect is priced at $149 while the Smart Home Phone is priced at $159. Both are expected to arrive by the end of September.