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We mentioned the Sony Dash in the January/February issue of Maximum Tech, but we’re long overdue in presenting a more in-depth look at this Chumby device. If you’re not familiar with the Chumby, check out our previous coverage of the Chumby One and Best Buy’s Infocast. Sony’s take on the Internet Appliance features a seven-inch, 800-by-480 pixel capacitive touch-screen that’s much larger screen than the Chumby One, and slightly smaller than the Infocast. As with those devices, it’s capable of connecting to your 802.11b/g wireless network (or your “n” network if you configure your router to permit “g” devices) with up to WPA2 encryption. You can download and install most Chumby apps, including Facebook and Twitter, directly onto the Dash without having to use your PC first. We dig the Dash’s wide-screen display, its small footprint, and the fact that it’s capable of streaming video from Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, and other services. In addition to streaming Internet video, the Dash can play music from several popular Internet radio services, including Slacker, Pandora, and ShoutCast.
We review the Dash, a personal internet viewer from Sony that delivers a wide selection of apps for music and video, but also functions as an alarm clock and digital picture frame.The Sony Dash falls into the awkward category of picture frames that do more than show pictures. The HP Dream Screen (recently shelved) and the cute Chumby both fall into the same arena; desk mates that keep you company. Sony adds some extra style and Sony love to the Dash in the hopes that it will distinguish it from others. Priced at an MSRP of $200, the Dash works well as a product of novelty rather than one of utility (which it is designed for), and fits in as either an alarm clock with extra features in the bedroom, or a family calendar or recipe book with weather updates in the kitchen.When we first opened up the Dash box, we were not overly impressed with its design and looks. The Logitech Squeezebox for example, has that “wow factor” when you open it up and first power it on. The Sony Dash has a timid hint of Sony’s normal sex appeal, but you quickly realize that the Dash was built prioritizing utility over style. In other words, this baby was meant to be touched and manhandled. The outside casing uses a hard rubber that is built to withstand solid use.
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