Sony Unveils the Chumby Powered ‘dash’ Personal Internet Viewer


sony dash personal internet viewer

If you’ve had your eye on the Chumby, but couldn’t get yourself to pull the trigger because of the form factor or its miniture size, have a look at Sony’s new dash Personal Internet Viewer available this April. For a $199 you’ll get a Wi-Fi enabled infotaiment device with a 7-inch (800×480) touchscreen, built-in speakers, microphone, headphone jack, USB port (for playing files from a thumbdrive), a physical snooze / volume buttons, and full support for Chumby’s widgets and services. What’s more, Sony’s engineers designed the dash to be able to function standing up or laying flat — when flat the screen rotates orientation and is displayed at an angle. Personally, I think it blows away the original Chumby, which by the way sells for the same price. Attached below is a quick demo from CES.

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Sony – Press Release

Specifications

Video
Format(s) Supported : Windows Media Video 9 (up to MP@HL 1080p)
Microsoft VC-1 (up to AP@L3 720p)
MPEG 4.10/H.264 (up to MP@L4.0 1080p)

Display
Display Resolution : WVGA Resolution (800×480)
Panel Bit : 24 bit color depth
Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 7.0″ Touchscreen with Gesture support
Resolution : WVGA Resolution (800×480)
Screen Size : 7″ Panel
Technology : Capacitive Touchscreen with gesture support

Audio
Format(s) Supported : MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III/MP3 (up to 320kbits/sec)
MPEG-4 AAC-LC (up to 192kbits/sec)
Windows Media Audio 9 (up to 384kbit/sec)
Microphone : Microphone
Audio Power Output : 1 Watt x 2
Speakers (Total) : 2 Speakers (8 Ohms)

Processor
L2 Cache : 32kB I/D cache
Speed : 500Mhz

Memory
Memory Size : 256 MB, 667Mhz DDR2 DRAM

Inputs/Outputs
Headphone Output(s) : Headphone Jack

Networking
Wi-Fi : 802.11b/g
WPA, WPA2, WEP Encryption




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  • http://twitter.com/broadwing broadwing

    Widgets plus constant time and weather display… This fixes pretty much all my little nitpicks of the Chumby, and at a reasonable price too. I'll likely go for it.

  • http://twitter.com/broadwing broadwing

    Widgets plus constant time and weather display… This fixes pretty much all my little nitpicks of the Chumby, and at a reasonable price too. I'll likely go for it.