Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: Archos Smart Home review

    By 30 January 2014

    Archos is moving into remote home monitoring, offering a new range of products called Smart Home. Perhaps confusingly, Archos is referring to a range of devices as "Connected Objects", a category which Smart Home falls into, alongside wearables and standalone...

  • Gadgets

    Archos smartwatches pictures and hands-on

    By 30 January 2014

    Archos announced its plans to launch a range of smartwatches at CES 2014, as it looks to join the trend in wearable tech. There are three watch models in the line-up, hitting three different price points with the aim of offering an affordable companion...

  • Gaming

    Hands-on: Archos Gamepad 2 review

    By 29 October 2013

    Archos is back with a sequel to its largely failed Gamepad, and it's certainly been listening to all the complaints closely. The Gamepad 2 is improved on all levels with faster innards, better screen, upgraded buttons and sticks plus even a better personalised...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Archos 50 Platinum review

    By 12 August 2013

    The Archos 50 Platinum is really a phone for those who need or want access to dual-SIM card functionality - a rare thing in the UK. Usually this would be business users, or those who travel a lot. Now that doesn't sound typical of Archos, the company...

  • Home Cinema

    Archos TV Connect pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Archos has announced the Archos TV Connect, an interesting solution to getting Android on your existing HD television. Pocket-lint tracked the new Android powered device at CES in Las Vegas to have a play. The concept is simple. You plug in the Archos...

  • Gaming

    Archos Gamepad pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Archos announced the GamePad way back in August 2012, but has now shown off a working model at CES in Las Vegas. Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play. Taking on the PS Vita and the Nintendo 3DS, the GamePad is reminiscent of the ill-fated Xperia Play,...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Archos Video Player review (Android)

    By 31 December 2012

    One of the attractive features of Android has always been flexibility. Flexibility, however, can lead to incompatibility: you may be able to add a memory card filled with content, but what use is that if you can't play it? With video appearing from many...

  • Tablets 3.5 out of 5

    Archos 101 XS review

    By 23 August 2012

    Archos hasn't had the greatest success with its run of Android tablets. Having pushed out an Android device way back when, the French company found itself falling foul of the Google certification problem. Fast forward a few years and things are more positive....

  • Tablets

    Hands-on: Archos 101 XS review

    By 22 August 2012

    Archos has launched a new line of Android tablets and the first arrival is the Archos 101 XS. The 10.1-inch model will be joined by 8 and 9.7-inch models before the end of the year, but we've had plenty of playtime with the 101 XS to bring you our first...

  • Tablets 3.5 out of 5

    Archos 101 G9 review

    By 17 November 2011

    Archos were making "tablets" before the majority of manufacturers had even considered it. It had large screen devices before the birth of the iPad and before Android even existed. Of course they were called portable media players in those days, and it...

  • Tablets

    Archos 101 and 80 G9 tablets hands-on

    By 28 June 2011

    As Archos unveiled their latest products in the UK, we managed to get our hands on the new G9 tablets, which come in 10- and 8-inch screen sizes. They represent exceptional value for money, being the cheapest Honeycomb tablets we’ve seen so far.  As...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    Archos 70b eReader review

    By 22 February 2011

    The Archos 70b eReader cuts a line somewhere between an ebook reader and a tablet. Archos have released a number of Android devices in recent years and this latest addition offers up a 7-inch resistive display and a couple of features specifically with...

  • Tablets

    Archos 70b eReader hands-on

    By 20 February 2011

    The Archos 70b eReader appeared with very little fanfare. Whilst everyone is talking tablets, this 7-inch Android device appears with the eReader label, the second such device the company has made. It offers up a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive display, encased...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Archos 101 Internet Tablet review

    By 21 January 2011

    Apple has done an excellent job of carving an “elitist” niche for itself in the portable audio and video player market, something that has been reaffirmed most recently with the success of the iPad. Since its products frequently come under criticism...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Archos 32 Internet Tablet review

    By 13 December 2010

    Archos has long been at the forefront of the PMP market and by updating its portables with wireless connectivity and most recently the Android OS, it attempts to fight off competition from rivals and high-end mobile phones. The Archos 32 could easily...