For as long as I can remember, Sony has been a premiere consumer electronics brand.Â I can clearly remember getting my hands on the original, ground-breaking “Sony Walkman” personal cassette player.Â I can remember my first “color TV’ being a 13″ Sony Trinitron, because my grandfather insisted it would last forever… and it practically did.Â In recent years I have not really kept up with Sony’s products, though I’ve been well aware that they touch a wide range of cool consumer electronics, from computers to cameras to game consoles and more.Â If you’ve followed my activities here or here, you probably know that in addition to being a proud dad, I am a longstanding, self-proclaimed gadget geek.Â With that in mind, I am very excited to be participating in Sony’s DigiDad Project.Â Here is a short introductory video as well as some more information below the video.Â Please take a few moments to check it out, and follow me here on Dad-O-Matic for future installments of the Sony DigiDad Project:
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Although I am happy to have the chance to play with all these slick Sony products, my goal will be to let them inspire me to share with you some fun “digital” projects you can enjoy with your family using your own digital toys of choice, and in the process let you know my thoughts about the specific Sony products I get my hands on.
NOTES ON A NOTEBOOK
The first “Dadget” I received is the gorgeous VAIO Series FW notebook PC, which I used to record and edit the above video.Â Â This is a LARGE notebook with a stunning, extra wide 16.4″ display, yet it is remarkably thin and lightweight for its size.Â It is MUCH lighter and thinner than my current 13″ screen laptop.Â With a Blu-Ray Disc drive (including HDMI output) I look forward to both watching a movie on this baby, and to seeing how it works connected to a flat panel TV.Â The media controls are many, and well positioned, and the roomy, chicklet style keyboard takes a little getting used to, but soon feels right at home.Â With it’s size, power, and full multimedia capabilities, I could easily see this notebook replacing a home desktop PC, with the added flexibility of being able to easily move it around the house.
In addition to my own DigiDad exploits, I encourage you to check out contributions from the other participating dads, which will also introduce you to some other great “Dad” blogs and “Daddy” Bloggers.Â You can find them below.Â You can also read more about the Sony DigiDad Project here.
Jeff Sass is the proud dad of ZEO (Zach, 21, Ethan, 19 and Olivia, 17).Â He is also a seasoned entertainment and technology exec and active social media enthusiast.Â You can see more of Jeffâ€™s writing at Sassholes! and Social Networking Rehab.
This post is part of series called the â€œSony DigiDads Projectâ€ by Sony Electronics where a group of dads, including C.C. Chapman, Jeffrey Sass, Max Kalehoff, Michael Sheehan, and Brad Powell, have been given the opportunity to test and review Sony gear.Â If you want to know more about this project visit the Sony Electronics Community.