Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer App Contest Now OpenFeb 11th, 2011 | By Roy Rasmussen | Category: Technology and Science
The Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer is making waves this month as Sony opened a Create a Dash App Contest with cash prizes of over $5,000.
The Sony Dash screen is 7 inches, about the size of a small clock radio. It connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi and has no internal battery. It is touch screen activated.
The Dash can function as an alarm clock, Internet radio, or digital photo frame. Through Sony’s BRAVIA Internet Video, the Dash can play online music, movies, and TV shows. It can run 1,000 free applications supported by Chumby, providing news, weather, sports, games, and social media updates. It does not provide general Internet browsing capability, but only access to sites with dedicated apps.
The Dash’s small size enables it to be used almost anywhere in the house. It can be set on a bedroom nightstand as an alarm clock and radio. It can be placed on a living room table to display family photos. It can stand on a kitchen counter to play cooking videos. It can sit on a bathroom stand to show movies.
The Dash normally sells for $149.99. It is currently on sale for $129.99.
The Create a Dash App Contest runs from February 1, 2001 through May 31, 2011. Sony will provide Dash units to eligible entrants on product loan so they can experiment and create new Dash apps. Rules and entry instructions are online at http://dash.sonydeveloper.com/.