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Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer

More than 1,000 free Apps at your fingertips--beautiful 7" touchscreen.


Dash™ Internet Viewer from Sony® uses over 1,000 free apps and your Wi-Fi® connection to inform and entertain you anywhere in your home.
Now you can access fresh, up-to-the-minute web content without being tied to your computer. Using your wireless connection, Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer delivers the information and entertainment you crave anywhere in your home--bedroom, kitchen or office.

Just choose the apps you want to display.
With free Dash™ apps, your selected Internet content is available at a glance. From email, weather, news, sports and entertainment to social networking, games and music--you can personalize your favorite parts of the internet, and display it your way on the crystal-clear, 7' LCD touchscreen.

More built-in extras!
Built-in stereo speakers and headphone jack let you listen to MP3s and Internet radio. You can also view online photos and watch online movies. There's even a built-in alarm clock. As sleek as it is packed with features, the Personal Internet Viewer fits nicely on your bedside table, counter or desk with room to spare.

Access the Internet services you want, your way, from anywhere in your home. Order your Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer from Brookstone today!
Sony  Dash  Personal Internet Viewer
Sony  Dash  Personal Internet Viewer
Sony  Dash  Personal Internet Viewer
Sony  Dash  Personal Internet Viewer
Sony  Dash  Personal Internet Viewer
Sony  Dash  Personal Internet Viewer

Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer

648386p

Customer Rating

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Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer
 
3.3

(based on 180 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (40)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • NETFLIX (3)
  • Weather (3)

Cons

  • Everything else (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Actually a Lot of fun~!

    This is a great little Media device. From the Nexflix, Pandora Radio, Google News, Pictures, and Weather to the robust Alarm Clock features including a Dimmer or Power Save feature to have...Read complete review

    This is a great little Media device. From the Nexflix, Pandora Radio, Google News, Pictures, and Weather to the robust Alarm Clock features including a Dimmer or Power Save feature to have the screen turn off until you touch it again. I really like it so far. I love that I can customize it from my computer if i want to. So apps i find online i can send to my Dash at home and they are ready instantly. If it had a Battery option this would be almost perfect. It still has room to improve with the Apps but i am sure that will come with time.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Promising product but...

    I have been reading much about htis product and while it interests me greatly for use in the kitchen and bedroom, I hesitate as $199 for a device that is not truly portable like...Read complete review

    I have been reading much about htis product and while it interests me greatly for use in the kitchen and bedroom, I hesitate as $199 for a device that is not truly portable like an ipod touch is too expensive for what it does. For that matter I think the ipod touch is overpriced as well. Sony, please consider integrating a rechargeable battery with charging cradle and the ability to be my A/V remote and then you would have me completely sold.

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    1.0

    Not reliable at all...better buy somthing else

    By Dallas4abhi

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

    I am using this dash from last 1 year. The concept and fatures are good as long as it works all the time. No one wants to buy a clock or set an alam if that clock works only half of the time. It is very frustating that you set the alarm and next day morning it does not work..instead it shows "Failed to Authorized". And every day ..just unplug it and plug it again to see the time. Clock by nature it self requre high reliability and it should work. Not like this.. if you want to see current time just unplug it and plug it again..to see the time...:-)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Love It!

    By NanaK

    from Beaverton, OR

    Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

    It is fantastic! I have it on my desk at work. The alarm settings are used to remind me of my breaks. I can stream images of zoo animals, play Pandora music and even have Netflix! My favorite feature is that I can display my family pictures through Shutterfly so it's also a nice digital frame that I can update online. I can't say enough about this, it's great. Set up was a bit tricky because my Dash needed a software upgrade but Sony Tech Chat walked me through it and I was up in running right away.

     
    5.0

    It works

    By laonu

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

    Got a refurb unit for $50 from SONY store and very happy with it. It does every thing as it claims to do and so far after a month of using is reliable to awake me up with the internet radio every day. Once passed the initial hurdle for the product registration, everything else works fine. Won't be disappointed if you don't use it as a tablet PC even it has a lot of features like a tablet but it is much slower and especially to load the better quality of videos.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Constantly freezes up

    By WM0001

    from Knoxville, TN

    Pros

    • decent speakers for its size
    • Nice display

    Cons

    • fails to load apps
    • Freezes up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

      Good concept but poor execution. When it works well, it's a nice device that lets you play Internet radio, view news headlines, or see the latest weather forecast. However, I'm constantly having to unplug it to unfreeze it. Sometime the screen will just go completely dark. Other times the apps won't load. This is not acceptable performance for a device you need to rely on to get you up each morning for work.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      No Real Purpose Hampered by Bad Design

      By JHUser

      from Jackson, WY

      Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

      The Dash seems like more of a proof-of-concept than an actual product. It doesn't really seem finished, and I have a lot of trouble figuring out what it's actually for. After using it for several months I've settled on just leaving it on my desk as a virtual fishtank, which seems a bit excessive, but I'm not comfortable using it anywhere else. I know it has alarm clock functionality programmed into it, but I can't imagine trusting it to wake me up for something important - just on my desk it will lock up completely about once a month, it loses some of my app settings about once a week, and there are frequent software updates that freeze the other things it's doing. Because of all of this I just can't trust it with something as critical as waking me up in time for work, or to catch a flight, or anything like that. In addition, the interface is very ambiguous, and the device responds very slowly, so I frequently don't know if I just didn't push the button right, if it didn't notice me pushing the button, or if it isn't actually a button at all. This makes it very frustrating to try to do anything with it beyond just have it set up and cycling through apps. I suppose you could get past all of these flaws and perhaps use it in the kitchen for movies or recipes or something, but I've never had the space in a kitchen to sacrifice to something like this. The lack of a battery really limits the places it could be used as well.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      No Real Purpose Hampered by Bad Design

      By JHUser

      from Jackson, WY

      Pros

      • A conversation piece
      • It's cute

      Cons

      • Frequent crashes
      • frequent updates
      • Frustrating
      • Slow

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

        The Dash seems like more of a proof-of-concept than an actual product. It doesn't really seem finished, and I have a lot of trouble figuring out what it's actually for.

        (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Apple would have made this device properly!

        By Leolux

        from Los Angeles

        Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

        I was told by my sales person in the Sony Store that I could wake up to my fave songs from a USB device... Its NOT true! No battery option either.. so once you unplug it.. say goodbye to all your settings! Thank god I got this device for free with a tv I bought! DO NOT buy one if you're considering them. Im giving mine away to my dad who will use it as a simple alarm clock.

        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Apple would have made this device properly!

        By Leolux

        from Los Angeles

        Pros

        • looks sleek..

        Cons

        • You can't even program music from your USB to wake up to!

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

          I was told by my sales person in the Sony Store that I could wake up to my fave songs from a USB device... Its NOT true! No battery option either.. so once you unplug it.. say goodbye to all your settings!
          Thank god I got this device for free with a tv I bought!
          DO NOT buy one if you're considering them. Im giving mine away to my dad who will use it as a simple alarm clock.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Excellent idea, horrible execution

          By Michael123

          from San Francsico

          Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

          If I release this product in my company I would be fired. Did anyone research the requirements? Was there any usability testing performed?! Internet radio is good but there is no way to add favorites. To switch from one station to another or go back you need to scroll through 100s of stations. In fact, almost any action on this thing consists of at least 10-15 steps. Setting up alarm alone is 10 steps! The majority of apps are pure garbage. I found only a few barely useful. For example, Reuters new scrolling speed cannot be configured and I guess the developer was a speed reader. There is no way to serve (or stream to it) your own content. The only option is via USB. The only real application of this thing is probably as an advertisement console in some office - start the music, let the news rotate and forget it. Any change is so cumbersome! In summary, great concept, design and hardware, horrible execution.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Excellent idea, horrible execution

          By Michael123

          from San Francsico

          Pros

          • Great design and hardware

          Cons

          • Everything else

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony® Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer:

            If I release this product in my company I would be fired. Did anyone research the requirements? Was there any usability testing performed?!
            Internet radio is good but there is no way to add favorites. To switch from one station to another or go back you need to scroll through 100s of stations. In fact, almost any action on this thing consists of at least 10-15 steps. Setting up alarm alone is 10 steps!
            The majority of apps are pure garbage. I found only a few barely useful. For example, Reuters new scrolling speed cannot be configured and I guess the developer was a speed reader.
            There is no way to serve (or stream to it) your own content. The only option is via USB.
            The only real application of this thing is probably as an advertisement console in some office - start the music, let the news rotate and forget it. Any change is so cumbersome!
            In summary, great concept, design and hardware, horrible execution.

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