Called a "personal Internet" viewer, Sony's dash is the latest tablet device — an inexpensive gizmo designed solely to access information on the Internet. 

The device costs $199, and is more or less a 7-inch screen that gives you access to over 1,000 specially written Internet applications, for news, calendaring, weather, sports, social networking and more. 

Within the device, an internal accelerometer allows for two viewing angles: upright, ideal for a table or nightstand; and tilted, perfect for a countertop. 

It also supports multiple user profiles and channels, allowing several members of the household to create and maintain their own customized view of the Internet. The company unveiled the device at the CES trade show in Las Vegas; Sony gave us an exclusive walk-through.