Archos 35 Smart Home Phone
Just about everyone and their dog owns a smartphone these days – OK, so I jest, our four legged furry friends don’t need no phone to keep in touch with you, but you ought to have at least brushed shoulders with Messrs. iOS and Android before, haven’t you? Well, it seems that the smartphone might get a complementary device in the form of the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone, where it will hook up via Wi-Fi while delivering awesome sound quality no matter where you are.
Home phones are a dying breed due to people not really seeing the need for them, but the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone might just change their minds, although we do not think that it is influential enough to turn the tide against public opinion that owning a home phone is not cool. If you’ve always wished that your home phone would be somewhat similar to a smartphone and its functionalities, then you won’t go wrong with the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone.
Merging the best of a DECT phone and a smartphone, the Archos 35 will play nice with just about any ADSL box or phone line, relying on standard DECT protocols to let you share your contacts with your Android smartphone, alongside other bridging details such as MP3 ringtones, a caller photo display, access to thousands of Android apps, web surfing, emails and video calling.
Boasting a sleek and stylish design, the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone will be something that you won’t mind leaving on the coffee table but instead, can’t wait to show it off to your mates. With a charging dock that is separate from its wireless receiver, you need not bother yourself to clutter up the home with a humongous dock right next to the phone line.
With the video calling application, you are able to make a from and to a PC or Android smartphone, while a couple more usage options for the built-in front facing webcam would be baby monitoring and video surveillance capabilities. The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone will cost you $159 a pop.