Pre-orders begin July 1 for Sony’s flagship Xperia 1 III at $1299.99 USD, and what sets this device apart from the company’s other smartphones is that it’s the world´s first with a Variable telephoto lens paired with a Dual PD sensor, complete with real-time eye AF, real-time tracking as well as fast, accurate continuous AF across all lenses. Other features include a 6.5-inch 4K HDR display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360 spatial sound. Read more for two hands-on video reviews and additional information.
Sony’s A8H 55″ BRAVIA OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV uses the X1 processor to bring out intense contrast and pure blacks, while the X-Reality PRO upscale everything you watch to near 4K, all for $1298 shipped, today only, originally $1899.99. That’s right, the Picture Processor X1 Ultimate uses over 8 million individual pixels to create an image with supreme contrast and vibrant color. The Pixel Contrast Booster turbocharges each pixel to deliver incredible picture quality. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
No longer a concept, the Sony Airpeak S1 professional drone has just been announced. It’s now the world’s smallest drone that can be equipped with a full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens Alpha camera, opening up a new world of possibilities for creatives. The S1 utilizes a proprietary motor, propeller, control system and sensing technology to enable it to fly at extremely high speeds (55 mph maximum) with extremely stable wind resistance. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Sure, there are pricey portable emulation consoles, like the GPD Win 3, that can play PS2 games, but what about something more compact? Introducing the PS2MINIX. This custom-built game console uses an actual PlayStation 2 motherboard that has been trimmed and slimmed down to fit in a handheld case. Best of all, you don’t need to have game discs or use AV cables to connect to a display. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Industrial designer Adam Shen saw the numerous PlayStation 5 branded accessories on the market and thought that the game console definitely needed a pair of matching true wireless gaming earbuds. Meet EVOLUTION 3D. This set of wireless earbuds purportedly lives up to its name with 3D audio technology as well as matching earbuds and a charging case, complete with the PlayStation logo up front. Read more for additional pictures,
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has partnered with Sony, TOMY Company, Ltd. (Tomy Company), and Doshisha University to develop a transformable lunar robot. This innovative robot will be ultra-compact and ultra-lightweight capable of traversing in the harsh lunar environment by employing the miniaturization technologies of TOMY Company as well as Doshisha University. Read more for an additional picture and information.
A leaked video has just surfaced that gives us a first look at the WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds, or Sony’s AirPods Pro competitor. Not only is it the first model to support Sony’s LDAC high-bitrate Bluetooth audio as well as Hi-Res Audio, enabling it to stream at up to 900 kbps, but also an all-new design, complete with IPX4 certification for splash / dust resistance. This model also boasts the QN1e noise cancelling chip, while a full charge with active noise cancelling on is good for up to 8-hours of continuous use. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Photographers Bill Chiles and his wife, Kelly, spent $7,000 for a high-end Sony camera off of Amazon to invest in their business. What they received? Just a bunch of empty boxes allegedly. The order was placed back in March, but due to the microchip shortage, the latest shipment just came in, but when the package arrived, Bill Chiles opened the shipment to find two empty camera boxes inside. Read more for a video and additional information.
Ever since the PlayStation 5 game console launched last November, it has been a tough task to keep in stock anywhere, but for those who did manage to snag one, or a few, Sony has some new DualSense controller colorways coming soon. The Midnight Black sports two different shades of black with light grey details that represent the stars we see in the night sky, paired with matching buttons. Read more for a video and additional information.
With the Sony PlayStation 5 console still in short supply, you can only imagine what a limited edition sneaker from Nike could fetch on the secondary market. The Paul George x PlayStation PG 5 PlayStation 5 Colorway checks off both of those boxes and for those who don’t snag one on its launch day (May 14th), it’s now available in NBA2K21. Yujin Morisawa, the artist who help design the PS5 console, worked closely with the NBA star to bring the spirit of his game and the look of PS5 to life in this collaboration. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.