Wednesday, November 28, 2007

You don't hear much about the "personal media players" anymore now that iPods are in the picture, but they are still around and kicking. Archos has designed a gagdet that has a 160-gig incarnation, and twice as capacious as the top-shelf iPod. The 705 WiFi has a seven-inch touchscreen (double the size of the screen on the iPod Touch) plus a virtual QWERTY keyboard, full HTML browser, and even a home DVR. There's also a built-in kickstand, which will be greatly appreciated given the device's 22-ounce curb weight. Archos 705 WiFi is available for preorder now, 60GB $399.99, 160GB $499.99.