I miss my Chumby, Sony Dash, and Insignia devices. I gave away my two powerful Sony Dash devices because Sony designed them with an encrypted bootloader that made these otherwise excellent devices refuse to update. This meant that the Sony Dash could not connect to the new Chumby infrastructure that was set up after the old Chumby shut down.
I tried to revive my many Chumbys, Sony Dashes, and Insignias using USB thumb drives. These thumb drives would corrupt themselves within 60 days every time. It was so annoying. I tried USB SDCard adapters which worked much better, but that ship had already sailed.
Despite my enthusiasm for Chumby, I ended up buying a few Echo Show and repurposing old Barnes and Noble Nook devices.
That X-ray doesn’t look like my S9, especially where the front camera is located.
Is this the production S9? The front camera doesn’t seem to be where it should be and there is no mention of the pressure sensor that replaces the front button.
The intention appears to be that you wouldn’t want to use anything but the internal speakers. They are excellent, by the way. There are Echo devices designed with external speakers in mind (the Dots) and there is now the Echo Input which requires an external audio system.
The sound this thing puts out is nothing short of amazing. The CPU is way overpowered, costly, and energy hungry and there is far more memory than any of the onboard apps could use. No wonder the next generation moved to AArch64.
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