Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
Though limited in its portability, the Dash has some decent bang for the buck.
The Sony Dash is out today at electronics stores across the country. The reaction to the device has been mixed, but all things considered, the dash might be a good option for some people, despite significant limitations.
While the Dash looks like a nice portable device for streaming video, there's no battery in the Dash, which means no portability. If you don't mind that though, it could make a great screen to watch while cooking, cleaning, or doing other jobs around the house.
The Dash sports a 7" WVGA screen. The 800 x 480 resolution isn't true 16:9, but it's not too far off. The capacitive touch screen is the only source of control, but since the Dash is entirely widget based, that should be more than enough.
What's really cool about the Dash is its ability to stream video from sources like Netflix and YouTube. It may not have all the functionality of an iPad, but it doesn't have the same cost either. You can pick one up for $199.
Source: Sony Style
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