While the Sony mylo
isn't really meant for your lap (we envision it as more of a dual-handed device -- or, erm, "dual-core
," if you will), Laptop
nonetheless decided to take 'er for a spin -- one of the first in-the-wild reviews that we've seen since our recent unboxing
. The verdict? It's a cute little curvaceous piece of hardware that does what it advertises -- you can surf the web, Skype
, IM, and play back media from it all with ease (they even claim it plays back WMA "secure", i.e. PlaysForSure
, which we somehow highly doubt). But the mylo isn't the be-all Sidekick
killer that Sony would surely like it to be. The magazine described the keyboard as too small and cramped for their liking and added that the mylo didn't handle all web pages perfectly (specifically the image-heavy MySpace, whose denizens Sony is aiming at) on its 2.4-inch display. This led us to wonder if we'll start seeing mylo-friendly webpages in the near future, but nevertheless, we still think Engadget looks best on the biggest screen in your house.