Internet Device with Chumby OS - 2010
Remember the chunky little Chumby internet assistant? It had a touchscreen and a soft leather body and felt like something you could lose between your bed pillows. That wasn't very Sony. The wedge-shaped, glossy-fronted Dash was a fine device that had the poor luck to be released the same year as the iPad. It couldn't be called a clock radio anymore which left no choice but to compare it to the coming onslaught of full-featured tablets. Meanwhile I recall quite the effort getting exactly the right Zune-like soft-touch dark brown coating.
That's all fine. We got Justin Bieber to use one at CES. For free.
Clearly just a bit ahead of its time, the Dash has now been thoughtfully re-released as the Echo Show by Amazon.