Android and Me

Archos 35 Home Connect brings Android to your alarm clock

3 years ago 85

Are you tired of using your Android phone as your alarm clock, but still want an Android device to be the first thing you look at when you wake up in the morning? Look no further than the Archos 35 Home Connect.

Originally announced back in June of 2011, the Archos 35 Home Connect is now available for $149.99. Running a heavily skinned version of Android 2.2, the Home Connect comes with stereo speakers, a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 1GHz processor and 4GB storage. There’s no access to the Android Market, but there are apps for weather, videos, email, traffic reports and a TuneIn app that boasts 50,000 streaming radio channels available from Archos’ AppsLib. Oh, and you can side-load apps as well.

Personally, I don’t think I’d ever buy something like this. I’d rather continue using my phone (and a stereo if I really want to bump some jams), but it’s always neat to see the things manufacturers are doing with Android. How about you? Would you ever buy an Android powered alarm clock, or would using a dock be enough for you?