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Sony Dash HID-C10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 739 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the touch screen and design. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the portability, and there are some critical opinions about the storage and features.

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On average, users rate this product 62/100.

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Sony Dash Review


Sony's take on the Internet Appliance features a seven-inch, 800-by-480 pixel capacitive touch-screen that's much larger screen than the Chumby One, and slightly smaller than the Infocast. As with those devices, it's capable of connecting to your...

Lousy speakers, no user-accessible memory


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Sony Dash


The Sony Dash falls into the awkward category of picture frames that do more than show pictures. The HP Dream Screen (recently shelved) and the cute Chumby both fall into the same arena; desk mates that keep you company. Sony adds some extra style and...

Thousands of apps, thousands of features ; Sharp, durable design ; Integrated Wi-Fi ; Responsive touch screen

Slow ; Light leaks from the edge of the bezel ; Poor screen sharpness

Sony’s Dash packs plenty of apps and a surprisingly affordable price tag, but a hazy screen and slow processor left us wishing for more.

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Sony Dash Products Review - PCWorld


This e-book reader costs slightly less than an Amazon Kindle or a Sony Reader, but it's no match for them.


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Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer (HID-C10)


For all the hype about Sony's Dash Personal Internet Viewer—a touch screen device that brings the Internet, in bite-sized nuggets, to your fingertips—it's basically a glorified alarm clock. Sure, you can watch movies (via Netflix on demand) or listen...

Sleek design with bright touch screen. Excellent alarm clock features. Mainstream apps like Facebook and Slacker Radio work well. All apps are free

Overall product concept seems a bit flawed. Scope and abilities of apps is limited. Not very portable since it needs to be plugged in

The Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer is a step up from the Chumby One and more visually pleasing than your standard bedside alarm clock, but it feels like a niche product that lacks focus.

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Sony Dash


As an evolution of one of CNET's favorite technological misfits, the Chumby, the Sony Dash offers a range of online news and media, boiled down to a small, simple, touch-screen device. We can't say it's the most practical piece of tech you'll own, but...

The Sony Dash delivers a personalized buffet of news, music, and video from across the Web, packed into a 7-inch touch-screen display

For all its features, nothing about the Dash really stands out as a pillar function. The built-in speakers are wimpy. You can't run it using batteries. Touch-screen sensitivity is sluggish

The Sony Dash is a fun device for tech enthusiasts looking to cram the Web into every corner of their homes, but it's not a fit for everyone.

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Sony Dash Review


Pros: Available apps are often tremendous and ridiculous, like Hulu+ and Netflix Build quality is superb, should stand the test of time against raging wakers App customization and installation through Sony's Dash website is excellent Cons: Expensive,...

Available apps are often tremendous and ridiculous, like Hulu+ and Netflix ; Build quality is superb, should stand the test of time against raging wakers ; App customization and installation through Sony's Dash website is excellent

Expensive, even at the discounted Expensive, even at the discounted $150 ; Touchscreen lacks sensitivity, isn50 ; Touchscreen lacks sensitivity, isn't nearly responsive enough ; Organization of apps is awful on the device

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Sony Dash Review


Digital Trends published a Sony Dash Review.

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Review: Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer


As part of a wave of devices that seek to cut the tether between Internet and PC, the Sony Dash shows some promise. As our reviewer discovers, however, the tether between device and electrical socket might be the bigger issue.

Alarm clock, news and weather station, video viewer, and Internet radio all in one; thousands of free apps available; compact

Menu controls are cumbersome; switching between functions can be a chore; no internal battery so it needs a power cord

If you've already used a Chumby device, you have a good idea what the Dash experience will be like. The Dash is actually built on the Chumby platform, so if you've created Chumby channels (collections of free apps that display in order) you can access...

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Sony Dash review – A small internet enabled companion


We first got to see the Sony Dash at CES and we thought it was some kind of tablet computer made to rival to iPad. But it turns out that the device is a modified version of Chumby. But there are some bells and whistles, Sony's product comes with Bravia...

This device is made more for tech enthusiasts. It doesn't have any real utility and we will recommend it only if you deep pockets

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"A Clock That Rocks!"


It may not be not for everybody, but the Sony Dash is a smart clock that demands respect as a conceptual game changer in the world of digital clocks. With apps like Hulu, Twitter, Facebook, and Netflix this clock becomes even more of a great addition...

Variable online multimedia options, wide variety of apps, and a really cool bedroom/kitchen accessory.

The device needs some options for accessory expand-ability. I wish you could get more creative on customizing the display.

Product Specifications

The dash Personal Internet Viewer constantly delivers your favorite parts of the Internet, all at a glance. 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, YouTube, Slacker and more. And with over 1,000 free chumby Internet apps streaming your own personalized channel of news, games, social networking and more, dash offers a premium entertainment experience that only Sony can deliver.

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Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (metric):17.8cm
Technology:TFT active matrix


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony dash Personal Internet Viewer

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Type: None


Wireless Connectivity:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b


Handheld Type:Web tablet