Topic: Another take on the Chumby idea from Vizio
In the category of products that may never come to market, but nonetheless inspired us at CES, are the Vizio Smart Audio Android boomboxes. Beyond Vizio’s sharp industrial design and decent sound (which did seem to distort at max volume), wouldn’t you prefer your Jambox-esque device ship with a display? Better, yet, how about directly powering the gadget with full fledged KitKat… allowing music (and video!) options to dwell within the speaker itself. Given Vizio’s portable design and rechargeable battery, perhaps this is a better way to approach the Audrey and Sony Dash widget stations.
So, it's some reasonable speakers with the guts of a cheap Android tablet in the middle. No details on if they'll have some sort of rotating widget display mechanism, and the ability to use it as a Bluetooth or WiFi audio receiver could be interesting.