Topic: Alexa Show, could this be the sucessor to the Sony Dash?
I have been watching a number of interesting articles and you-tubes on the new Alexa Show. Currently I have an Amazon Echo which I can say is a really handy product, really worth its cost. Since I was really happy with the echo I started looking at the Alexa Show a month or so ago as a replacement for my Sony Dash that became a door stop with the latest toxic sony firmware.
I have since successfully downgraded to the old firmware (thanks to Duane/Chumby) and have the unit running on the new LCARS dashboard software. Now that the Dash is somewhat online again I think I have bought some time to see how things work out on reborn dash and what Duane and company will do to keep the Dash alive.
As far as the Show is concerned I thought is was interesting the approach Amazon took with it, no doubt they took some queues from the Dash as the Show closely resembles it. I must say my Echo has proven to be a fantastic device with its voice command system. It seems Amazon adds new skills to it almost daily. If the Show works as well as the Echo it seems it could be a good successor to the Dash and maybe another opportunity for Chumby.
One thing about the future and technology, the latest and greatest device is usually tomorrows junk. The only saving grace is how long it provided a useful function before it became useless.
We shall see how the Dash and the Show will shake out...