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Insignia™ - Infocast 8" Internet Media Display - Multi-Angle_Standard

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good for the price and the features.

    Posted
    lossona

    This product is really good easy to connect and the quality is acceptable the price is very well too. After I connected this one I don't use any more my XM radio. this is to much better. never lost the signal etc etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun gadget!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Very versatile gadget for the money. There are so many things you can do with the infocast that I'm still discovering new ways to use it. I have the infocast set up in my kitchen and it's a great way to get a quick summary of the weather, news, e-mail, facebook, etc. while I'm getting ready for my day. It's also nice being able to access pictures and other content stored on my computer, although this does not always work properly for me (pictures sometimes refuse to load). Streaming Pandora works flawlessly and the built-in speakers sound surprisingly good. One word of caution: This is not a device for the technologically-impaired. My wife has yet to learn how to find her way around its features. But she does like to look at it :- @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A lot of fun for the price

    Posted
    Gadgettech

    I was looking for a digital photo fram when I stumbled upon the Infocast. I compared it with the Sony Dash and HP Dreamscreen. All of the reviews said the Infocast was easier to use and more reliable. While the clarity of the screen may be slightly lower than the Dash, the price differnce and ease of use made it worthwhile. If you get one, give it a few days to figure out the menu layout. For $79 I couldn't beat the Infocast. The Chumby apps are pretty cool to go with all of the other features. Good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just missing one thing

    Posted
    gstouty

    This device is great, fun and fairly easy to use. For the price it blows away the Sony dash, but..... it only has one alarm. To me this seems insane the smaller cheaper version has, I think , up to seven, while this bigger better version has only one. I was in disbelief, despite being entirely happy with the device I now have to return it because my wife and I need separate alarms. It amazes me that something like this slipped past the product manager. PS read somewhere that the sound wasn't good. While it's not a stereo system to me it was great. no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pretty neat little gadget...

    Posted
    StlJoe58

    I decided to give this device a try since I got it at a great price. I'm a bit of an electronics junkie so the thought of a device that connects to my home network with the wide variety of functions was very appealing. We have had it up and running for about a month and the first thing we learned was that you have to find the right place for it. Place it in a place that you will be able to see it often and thus make the content come to you instead of you going to your computer to get it. The setup isn't hard but it's time consuming to get the right apps in the right place. Pandora is great but the speakers aren't. The picture frame function works great also. They say it makes it easier to share pictures but it's no easier than up loading to any other picture sharing site. So, the bottom line? It's pretty cool but I don't know if it's worth $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is cool

    Posted
    rick647

    I was looking for an internet radio and saw this on Black Friday. So I thought what the heck and bought it while there was still some left. This thing is fun!! I can listen to NPR and read my local newspaper's RSS feed. Listen to Christmas music with a crackling fire on the screen. Read the Headlines of the New York Times or check my local weather all from a touch of the screen at my kitchen counter. Or I can use it simply as a picture frame. I Found a hack on line to make it a web browser, and although clunky it does work. The unit was easy to set up and the touch screen is very responsive. There are all kinds of forums out there for this device and the future looks great. In my opinion, for a first generation product, this unit is well worth the money and I hope with future updates it will have more useful apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very useful device with lots of FREE Apps.

    Posted
    Jacobs
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    Usually I don't write a review before using the item for at least 7 days. However, I thought it would be fair to review this product within hours. Pros: - Price I paid - less than $60 with some coupons after BB's current sale price of $99 - Easy to set up - Easy responding touch screen - Easy to navigate - 1352 FREE apps as of today - Pandora, Shoutcast, Weather Channel, NY Times and many more very useful cool apps. - Google Calendar integration (very cool) - Facebook, Picassa, Photo bucket, PHP Photo and more photo apps. Cons: - Poor quality plastic case - Screen resolution is just average - Most apps has stretched icons or interface (I believe most of the apps initially written for some low resolution devices) Other thoughts: I wish there was framechannel integration with this device. May be I am addicted to framechannel after using Kodak wifi enabled photo frames for a while now. If you willing to pay some extra money, Sony Dash would be a better choice I guess. I saw the Dash demo at the store, but the screen resolution is far better on Dash. Since both devices using Chumby Apps, I believe you get pretty much everything same on both devices. Also an option for setting up On/Off timer would be nice, so that the device will turn off at a given time particularly at nights. As of now, you need to turn off the device manually or activate the night mode manually. Overall, I am very happy with the 8" Insignia Infocast. Definitely worthy for less than $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend