The dash Personal Internet Viewer, announced at CES 2010, was one of the big buzz items at the show. Now the dash is available for pre-order at SonyStyle with a ship date of April 25th. Still not sure about the dash? It’s basically a really smart widget based Wi-Fi device with a 7 inch (800×480) touchscreen for your home as it requires an AC connection (no batteries supported).
Did we mention it has access to 1,500+ free chumby internet apps, a fairly decent appearance and costs $199? The dash has unlimited potential – it can be the alarm clock of the 21st century with its connectivity and real time clock with battery backup. You can use it in the kitchen and view recipies. The dash can sit in the living room and allow you to check your Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail quickly, or sports scores, news, traffic, weather, and games. Through BRAVIA Internet Video, dash brings you instant access to a variety of movies, TV episodes, videos and music from a large selection of entertainment apps including Netflix (including Watch Instantly), YouTube, Slacker and more.
The dash Personal Internet Viewer is also a compact audio multi-tool: listen to mp3s and Internet Radio out loud with the built-in stereo speakers, or privately by using the headphone jack. For a great photo viewing experience the dash Personal Internet Viewer conveniently loads and displays your photos from online services such as Photobucket, or you can simply view your photos directly via USB. The touch screen user interface allows you to set effects, rotate photos, zoom, and play or pause photo slide shows. It also has an accelerometer which supports vertical flip, and a digital ambient light sensor to ensure optimal brightness.