Sony Unveils Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye, Xperia Projector And Xperia AgentBy cheatmaster 01:11 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 Comments
This year Sony's MWC conference was really short and to the point, perhaps even too much so. Besides the recent Xperia X handset family, the Japanese giant also introduced us briefly to a slew of accessories and other intriguing tech, sadly, without going into too much detail, which is understandable, since only the Xperia Ear is an actual product and the rest are still merely concepts at this point. Here is what we managed to gather.
As the name suggests, the small device is essentially an earpiece, but Sony has intended it to be more than a slick handsfree. It also doubles as your own personal assistant, equipped with voice prompts for relaying most useful information from your phone. This includes incoming calls, messages, calendar events, weather, traffic and news reports. And the communication works both ways, you can easily ask for any of the aforementioned information streams to be narrated and also initiate calls and even dictate quick messages or navigate to a logation.
The device is assumed to communicate with your handset through NFC or Bluetooth, and it is built for continuous operation with the promise of an all-day battery and IPX2 water protection.
Again, the name tells most of the story. The Xperia Eye is a tiny capturing camera that is intended to easily clip on to clothes. It appears to have the correct shape and form for an action cam, but its exterior recommends that Sony might not market it as such, but instead focus on its utilize as a daily life-vlogging or journal device. It is equipped with a 360-degree spherical lens for a natural field of view.
The capturing camera itself is also assumed to be smart enough to accept voice commands for hands-free operation and even detect faces and automatically snap stills. Specs on the actual capturing camera and sensor are still pending.
Information gets even scarcer at this point, but we think we got the gist of it. The projector is housed in a rather compact tower-shaped enclosure, obviously intended to stand close to the projection surface, be it a wall or a table.
Judging from the quick video demo, it is not particularly colorful or powerful (our best guess would be around 500 lumens or so, but official specs are still pending). It is, however, equipped with touch input technology, so you can create a quick interactable experience, albeit not on a very large scale.
Last, we have a rather odd-looking vase-shaped device. It is equipped with a rotating camera, touch display and also voice interactions. Its main purpose seems to be a hub for home automation. The demo clip shows it automatically turning on the lights and greeting its owner upon return, but its IoT implications might actually extdiscontinue further than that.
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