Sony’s Dash Finally on Sale

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The latest gadget for the countertop—the Sony Dash—goes on sale today after making a small splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The $199 chumby-like Internet-in-a-box device is meant for a room where there’s no computer, like a kitchen. Or it can be used as an alarm clock that wakes you up to your info/videos/music. It uses WiFi to deliver select Internet sites at a glance, so you get quick access to YouTube or weather, sports or stock widgets on the opening screen. Or users can get Netflix or Slacker or CBS programing and over 1,000 free apps from chumby. There’s a traffic app from NAVTEQ so you can size up your commute and a Cozi app that works as a family calendar for syncing everyone’s calendars. Information is “pushed” to the device (updated automatically).
The Dash, with a touch screen allows multi-tasking so you can play Pandora while using the device to follow a recipe from the Internet. CNBC and Martha Stewart and Dr. Oz will be providing Dash Apps. Martha Stewart’s “Dinner Tonight Recipe of the Day” app comes preloaded on the device as does Dr. Oz’s health tips. In turn, the Dash will be getting some publicity on Dr. Oz, Martha Steward, CNBC and other TV broadcasts.
A buyer for Crutchfield said, “I think this will be pretty popular, especially for use in the kitchen or bedroom.”
Source: Sony

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