Posted Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 01:40 PM PST by Mike Attebery
Sony’s personal internet viewer gets kicked up a notch with a dash of Netflix.
There’s been a surprising lack of love for Sony’s Dash since it was announced. The reason isn’t versatility or ability – it’s based on the Chumby OS which has thousands of apps already available – but portability. The Sony Dash is a tablet without a battery.
It’s not a bad device, the idea of a 7” tablet that has to stay in one place is a bummer. With the addition of Netflix though, the Dash got a whole lot more appealing.
The Dash itself runs only $199, which isn’t too bad for a small and moveable Netflix player. If you want to watch movies in the kitchen, in the bath, or as you’re going to bed, it’s a handy device. It’s also got an alarm feature that will allow you to wake up to your favorite app, which could theoretically be set up to start a movie streaming.
Sure, the WVGA touch screen isn’t going to blow any minds. 800 x 480 isn’t amazing, but for a 7” screen it probably won’t be too bad.
See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.