Sure, compact disc players aren't as popular as they were a decade ago, but it's always nice to look back and see how far technology has come. Today, we're showcasing the Sony D-88 - released in 1998 - the world's smallest portable CD player - a 3" disc fits completely inside. To play a standard 5" CD, users had to flip back a blue bar into the lid for the disc to hang out on 2 sides before playing. There's also a switch on the back to move its center drive wheel for switching between 3-5" discs. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading to see two more hands-on videos.
Thanks to the ability of directly downloading games to consoles now, the PS4 Portable you see above just might be a plausible concept, should Sony decide to release one. When closed, it appears to be just a large smartphone, but slide the gamepad out, and you've got a fully-functional gaming machine. As long as it has a Retina-quality display, fast processor, plenty of RAM, and a large SSD, the PS4 itself could go obsolete. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what a boomerang sees when in flight.
Sony's MDR-XB950BT Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones just might be the best value for your money today, and you don't have to wait until Black Friday for a deal, get a pair for $98 shipped, today only, originally priced at $199.99. Wireless freedom, sleek comfort, and unmistakable bass response add-up to an unforgettable audio experience. Connect via Bluetooth with NFC and let your music loose for up to 20 hours (battery life) anytime anywhere. 40mm drivers with electronic bass boost will add punch to your favorite tracks. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
First came the RX1R, now Sony has followed it up with the 42.2-megapixel RX1R II. This model delivers the highest picture quality of any Sony compact camera ever made, thanks to its large aperture, fixed focal length ZEISS Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens, paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processing engine. What really sets it apart is its optical variable low pass filter, enabling hat shooters to manually adjust the balance of image resolution and presence of moire or color artifacts to match the subject. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and additional information.
Does your PlayStation 3 refuse to play any discs? Well, you might want to take a look under its casing. Imgur user "blowmeawayyouniverse" noticed that their console sounded like a "jet engine", so they did just that, and discovered an insane amount of dust. While there may be computer systems far filthier than this one, a game console that still turns on while looking like, is definitely a miracle. Continue reading for more pictures.
Sony's Limited Edition PS4 500GB Destiny: Taken the King Bundle + MGS V is the perfect gift for gamers this holiday season, and you can pick it up for just $399.99 shipped today. Perfect for both new players and players new to PS4, the Limited Edition bundle comes with Destiny: The Taken King, Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves and also includes three emotes, three shaders, and three class items from the Digital Collector's Edition Upgrade. Product page. Continue reading for a full unboxing video and more information.
First sold in 1983, the Sony PS-F5 is a stylish marvel of engineering, due to its small, portable turntable that runs off regular batteries or an external power supply. You can play either 7" or 12" records at 45 / 33.3 RPM either in a standing or laying position, thanks to a linear tracking, direct drive, along with a record clamping system. You'll also find dual headphone jacks, as well as a swiveling foot arrangement, which stows in the base of the player. When you rotate the rubber-covered chrome plated steel feet, they extend out of the front and rear, giving extra stability when standing upright. Continue reading for more interesting historical photos.
Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium is the world's first 4K smartphone, with a 5.5-inch display that has an incredible pixel density of 806ppi (iPhone 6 Plus is 401ppi). Other features include, a zippy Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor running at 2.0-GHz, 3GB of RAM and a 23-megapixel camera with 0.03-second autofocus. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Sony's RX100 IV might be a compact camera, but it certainly doesn't lack features, especially in the slow motion video department. According to PetaPixel, "Photographer David Candlish got a chance to play with a pre-release RX100 IV yesterday, and he shot the 40x slow motion clip seen above that shows what the RX100 IV is capable of. The camera was handheld and a couple of tabletop LEDs provided lighting. When shooting with the 1000fps feature, 2 seconds of real time becomes a whopping 80 seconds of slow-motion video." Product page. Continue reading for the video and more information.