Sony Dash Review

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Spawned in the horrendous heat of a Los Angeles winter, James was born with an incessant need to press buttons. Whether it was the car radio, doorbells on Halloween or lights, James pushed, pressed and prodded every button. No elevator was left unscathed, no building intercom was left un-rung, and no person he’s known has been left un-annoyed.

4 Comments to Sony Dash Review

  1. TalkingKoala

    As of this post, the price has come down to sub 80 from some vendors… at that price I can finally see this sitting on my night stand.

  2. I've got a few concerns about this device. I bought two of them a few days ago and have been fiddling with them ever since. The people I bought this for have had me set the alarm to an internet radio station. What happens to that alarm if for whatever reason their internet loses connectivity (before the alarm is set to go off, or when the alarm is set to go off). What happens if the internet radio station loses connectivity? Is there a backup alarm? I suppose I COULD test this, but I'm kind of lazy.

    The touchscreen issue IS annoying. The easiest workaround is to press on part of the screen that seems to be more sensitive, then drag your finger to an area that's less sensitive if you're having problems with a certain area.

    The Dash is kind of interesting. While it is expensive, it does have a few neat features. I'd say this would make the perfect glorified alarm clock, but the issues about 'net connectivity for internet radio really concerns me.

    PS The apps need to be WAY better.

    • gadgetreview

      Bob, I'm currently reviewing the Chumby, which has a similar feature set. This device includes a back up alarm in the event that Internet connectivity is not available when Pandora or a comparable audio source is selected for playback. It's a guess, but I'm assuming that the Dash offers the same feature during alarm setup.

  3. Sagaponack

    Accelerometer is so you can type on the dash when it is on it's back. Easier to update facebook and tweet that way.

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