CES2010: Sony Dash hands-on

Sony has unveiled a new personal Internet device for just about any room in your house and your office. The personal Internet device acts as multiple devices ranging from weather, alarm clock, digital picture frame, widgets and many other features.

The Sony Dash is touch screen with working widgets and customizable themes to give off a better look and feel. The Sony Dash allows video playback that can be played off of a USB drive or wireless network, as well as an e-book reader and a built-in web browser.

Sony mentioned that you can multitask with the Sony Dash, so you can listen to the radio while you are updating your Facebook status.

The Sony Dash will retail for around $200 in April 2010.

The lack of audio is due to a noisy floor, so we supplemented with some restaurant music. Happy Dining!



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Looks like I am the only one here who is excited about this gadget. I see this as a highly advanced picture frame.

Not long ago picture frames this size was sold for this size and it could do nothing but display pictures.

ricknl said,
Looks like I am the only one here who is excited about this gadget. I see this as a highly advanced picture frame.

Not long ago picture frames this size were sold for this size and it could do nothing but display pictures.


Yeah, I agree that it has some nice features. But I would want something a bit more responsive... It seems to be severely underpowered...

Even though there hasn't been much information released about this gadget we can automatically assume 3 things about it given that it's manufactured by Sony.

1.) It will be priced at a premium.

2.) It will force you to use whatever proprietary format Sony is pushing at the moment.

-and-

3.) It will be built out of cheapest materials available.

Word of advice: If you purchase this gadget make sure you save your original store receipt because WHEN it breaks Sony won't honor the warranty without it. Don't follow in my footsteps and think that registering your device will be enough proof of purchase for Sony.

MarenLBC said,
Even though there hasn't been much information released about this gadget we can automatically assume 3 things about it given that it's manufactured by Sony.

2001 wants its comments back.

Sony has addressed these issues over the past 5 years.

PeterTHX said,
2001 wants its comments back.

Sony has addressed these issues over the past 5 years.

You wish...I'm typing on a Sony FW390 right now and it's a piece of junk.

I guess an internet tablet would be nice, because most of what I do when i'm at my parents is go on the net on my laptop, would be nice to be able t to touch what I want. I don't think i'd spend $200, i'd spend $99 though.

This would be a neat little kitchen device, but I don't think I'd drop $200 for one quite yet. Any idea whether or not it has a built-in battery? It'd be nice to be able to move it from room to room without having to turn it off.

Andrew Lyle said,
I did ask, and they were not releasing the hardware specs as of yet.

Jeez... You wouldn't think "Does it have a built in battery" would be that big a deal to discuss... lol

I feel like pretty soon during the next Auto Show we will have the Jetson's cars. Only time will tell if these new devices will actually be of usefullness because it does sound glamorous on paper and on display.

+1

Everytime I think about these devices, much like the car computers system, I keep going back to the fact that the laptop already does all these things, AND its portable. So imagine this Sony Dash with all the features of a desktop computer, and the ability to undock any time you want to take it with you. Well all you need is a touch screen laptop, or tablet PC.