SOURCE: Archos, Inc.

November 27, 2007 09:00 ET

ARCHOS 605 WiFi Selected by as a Top Consumer Electronic to Be Featured in the Henri Bendel "Pop Up" Shop for Holiday

ARCHOS Flagship Portable Media Player Is One of Top 20 Consumer Technology Products of 2007 to Be Featured in New York City's Famous, Trend-Setting Fashion Retailer

NEW YORK CITY, NY--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - ARCHOS announced today that its award-winning 605 WiFi portable media player (PMP) has been selected by the popular lifestyle magazine,, to be featured and sold in a two-month holiday pop up shop in New York's famous Henri Bendel women's specialty store. and Henri Bendel have teamed up to showcase the top twenty consumer electronics products of 2007 in Bendel's well-known "pop up" or "store-within-a-store" concept, selecting the ARCHOS 605 WiFi for its sleek, thin form factor, quality and array of features.

Discover 2007's Top Consumer Electronics

Henri Bendel selected Popgadget to drive the merchandise selection for this year's holiday pop up boutique, as both the magazine and trend-setting specialty store, which opened its doors in 1895, cater to the style-conscious female demographic. The items chosen represent a broad range of top technology products from sleek laptops to small, handheld power devices, like the ARCHOS 605 WiFi, which holds thousands of songs, photos or several DVD-quality movies.

Popgadget's staff narrowed down a list of over one hundred electronics to the top twenty, selecting the ARCHOS 605 WiFi and its optional accessory, the ARCHOS DVR Station Generation 5, because of their innovative functionality and perfect appeal to the fashion-forward Henri Bendel shopper. When the 605 WiFi is used with the ARCHOS DVR Station, the player becomes a mobile digital video recorder with one-touch recording and scheduling of favorite TV shows for constant at-hand entertainment.

"The ARCHOS 605 WiFi has all the PMP features out there wrapped into one, and then some," said Mia Kim, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of "This player was chosen for a number of reasons, including its unique television recording features, quality design, and array of entertainment benefits. Its wireless capability opens up a whole new world of possibilities for this device category and the high-quality touch screen makes it a stand-out among competitors."

The ARCHOS 605 WiFi is the only PMP to let consumers surf the Web, download movies wirelessly to the player, stream any file directly to the TV, and serve as a mobile video recorder. The 605 WiFi bridges the gap between the TV and the home computer, creating a truly personalized and mobile entertainment experience for every consumer.

Pop Up Boutique Timing, Location and Pricing

The Henri Bendel and Popgadget holiday pop up shop launched on November 19th and will run through mid-January 2008 in Bendel's flagship 5th Avenue New York City location. The ARCHOS 605WiFi Flash 4GB PMP and the DVR Station Gen 5 accessory will be available for sale at the Bendel's pop up boutique, and are priced at $229 and $99 respectively. More information and customer support details are available on the ARCHOS Web site at


ARCHOS introduced the hard-drive-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000, and since that time has revolutionized consumer electronics devices. The company introduced the portable video player in 2003 and was the first to bring TV recording, wireless and touch screens to the portable media player. ARCHOS' award-winning products let consumers enjoy movies, photos, video, music and television anytime, anywhere. Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, and is quoted on Compartment C of Euronext Paris, ISIN Code FR0000182479. More information is available online at

About is a lifestyle magazine that embraces technology as a regular and essential part of women's lives. We cover topics traditionally seen in women's magazines, such as health and fitness, beauty and fashion, home, family, and entertainment, but with a unique focus on the products and people that bring exciting innovations to those aspects of our lives.

About Henri Bendel

Henri Bendel, Manhattan's legendary Fifth Avenue boutique -- known for fabulous shopping events, frequent celebrity sightings, and dramatic window displays -- has long influenced the shape of American fashion with an unmistakable sense of style and a keen eye for the new and the next in women's accessories, cosmetics and apparel. One of New York's chicest shopping environments; Henri Bendel is a destination for the world's most stylish shoppers.

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