Sony Dash is like the fanciest alarm clock ever
Want to stay up to date on Twitter, Facebook or traffic? Sony’s new personal internet viewer, the Sony Dash, streams it all to you. Launched last week, the small paperback-book sized mini-PC constantly serves up a stream of information from the web, allowing you to keep up to date with friends and their Facebook pages, news, weather, sport and whatever else you go online for.
“Make the internet yours”, the payoff line for the device, would be true if it was not a stationary device requiring a power outlet. The Dash is not a tablet, but rather a mini-PC for every room in the house. The over 1,000 applications send you a stream of updates such as emails, traffic, stocks, recipes, music, movies, photos. It’s awesome as a multifunctional clock, because it can tell the time and connect to your WiFi, updating you with the information you need to know.
Although Sony have high hopes for the device, most reviewers agree that the next gen will be better, as it will be come complete with a battery. The cable limits the device’s functionality, which makes one wonder why one would do anything on the device as opposed to a cellphone or laptop.
The device though does make use of Linux OS, which is great because updates are free and universal. It helps if you think of it as a really fancy alarm clock, instead of a computer or tablet. Then it’s totally awesome.
Sony’s Dash is available locally from WantItAll.