SONY dash Review

SDC10848

Sony dash is a personal table top internet  viewing device., with a 7 inch touch screen the dash allows users to views pictures, twit, watch videos on YouTube , check stock, RSS feeds, Listen to music and more through over a 1000 apps available for  the device. In this review, we take a good look at the dash by SONY and see what it has to offer .

***Video Review***

Pros

  • Excellent integration with twitter & Facebook
  • Tagging music from internet radio to use for alarm clock
  • Over 1000 apps
  • Fits anywhere in the home
  • Preloaded with Michael Jackson music videos ( courtesy Sony)
  • Wifi connection for the web and app use
  • Quick easy setup
  • access to personal content via USB

Cons

  • Can not browse the web
  • Stereo speaker sound is ok at best
  • Can’t use wireless connection of device to connect to home PC or laptop
  • Touchscreen is a little unrepsonsive

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Notes- The dash supports, Windows® Media Video 9 (up to [email protected] 1080p)
Microsoft VC-1 (up to [email protected] 720p)
MPEG 4.10/H.264 (up to [email protected] 1080p

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Conclusion

The dash is a great device, which I must admit I found myself using constantly after doing the review. It is the evolution of the digital picture frame with purpose. Allowing the user to not only view picture from various sources on the web; with connectivity to video , movies, news and much more. The dash is a young device but i can see it going places, with different version and may even lend itself to portability in the future. But for now if you are looking for an internet capable devices to use around the home ( kitchen, bedroom etc), the dash is the device for you.

Specs

Display
  • Native Resolution : WVGA Resolution (800×480)
  • Screen Size : 7.0″ (measured diagonally)
  • Technology : Projected Capacitive Touchscreen (Single-Touch)
    Digital Ambient Light Sensor
Audio
  • Format(s) Supported : MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III/MP3 (up to 320kbits/sec)
    MPEG-4 AAC-LC (up to 192kbits/sec)
    Windows® Media Audio 9 (up to 384kbit/sec)
  • Speaker Configuration : Stereo Speakers
Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approximately 7-7/16 x 5-5/8 x 2-3/8″ (WHD)
  • Weight (Approx.) : Approximately 1.2 lbs
Power
  • Power Requirements : AC 120 V, 0.6 A,60 Hz
Memory
  • Internal Memory : No User Accessible Memory
Hardware
  • Device Support : Accelerometer supports Vertical Flip
    Digital Ambient Light Sensor
    Real Time Clock with Battery Backup
Inputs and Outputs
  • Audio In : Microphone
  • DC-In : 9.5 V, 1.5 A, 14.25 W
  • Headphone Jack : Variable Output
  • PC Audio Input(s) : USB 2.0 Mass Storage Class
Wireless/Networking
  • Wi-Fi : 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz WPA, WPA2, WEP Encryption WiFi Certified