This is the Android set-top box we’ve been dreaming of: Archos TV Connect turns your TV into Jelly Bean device

The Archos TV Connect just got unveiled and it is the very embodiment of a revolutionary device we've been waiting for. The idea is simple - turn your fancy new TV into a truly smart device, and by truly we mean full fledged Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. But the idea would not be possible without a capable keyboard-equipped controller, and that is the key ingredient we’ve been missing from other set-top boxes for eons.

Archos nails it all. The Archos TV Connect is a set-top box equipped with a camera for conferencing, a “multi-core” processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and 8 gigs of internal storage that is also expandable.

Not just that, it comes with a revolutionary controller combining both a full QWERTY keyboard and a gamepad in one big thing. It comes with two touchpads that even make multitouch possible.

By now, you are probably wondering what’s the price and release date so you can get this thing that up until now was only in Kickstarter dreams sooner. Good news is the Archos TV Connect release date is February 2013 and the price is set at $129.

Now, that’s the right way to kick off the year! We’re genuinely excited about this set-top box which just seems to have finally hit all our wishes. It is a smart TV enabler, a game console, a full-fledged Android on TV for the whole family. Take a look right below and share your thoughts on this.

source: Archos via Android Police

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