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Friday, 04 January 2013 11:32

Archos goes Smart TV at CES

Written by Peter Scott

Gamepad keyboard controller in tow

We have to admit we have a soft spot for Archos. The plucky outfit has some pretty interesting and innovative Android tablets to offer and it tends to deliver Android updates before the big players.

That’s why its TV Connect smart TV kit could make a big splash at CES. Archos claims TV Connect will be the only system to offer a proper multi-touch Android experience on your telly. Better yet, it ships with a odd looking controller, which looks like the lovechild of an old console controller and an HTPC keyboard.

The QWERTY part of the controller also features Android shortcut keys, including shortcuts for voice control and voice typing. Pretty neat for couch potatoes who can’t be bothered with typing. Also, the analog thumb sticks should allow users to easily zoom in or out, rotate or swipe. The remote also features a classic 4-button gamepad, so it should come in quite handy in some games. It looks practical, but a bit cramped.

Archos has not disclosed the full spec yet, but Connect TV will feature a 1.5GHz SoC, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, backed with a memory card slot, microUSB port, USB host port, as well as Ethernet and WiFi. The OS of choice is Android 4.1 and the asking price is $129.

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Peter Scott

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