Our editors have compiled a list of the “Top 5 Coolest Sony Gadgets” for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites?
5. World’s Smallest LED Projector
At just 410cc, this mini projector from Sony utilizes 0.62-inch 800 x 600 transmissive LCDs as display devices along with “a prism for synthesizing light beams”.
…is equivalent to that of two business cards and shorter than a standard ball pen. A total of 14 LEDs are used, including four red, four blue and six green diodes. The brightness of the LED reaches 50 lm. The power consumptions required for the LED unit and the entire projector are 20 and 30 W, respectively.
4. Sony’s DVD Walkman
Sony’s new D-VE7000S takes portable media players to the next level by adding a built-in DVD player. The drive is compatible with DVD±R/RW, DVD+R/-RW DL and CD-R/RW (for MP3/JPEG) media. It features a vibrant 7-inch (480×234) display, 450mW×2ch speakers and an integrated Dolby Digital/DTS decoder. The unit measures 193.7 x 32.7 x 136.3 mm and weighs a hefty 1.7-pounds. [Source]
3. Sony Block Jam
Sony’s CSL Interaction Lab developed this music interface prototype called “Block Jam” — which is “controlled by the arrangement of 25 tangible blocks.”
2. Sony QRIO
The QRIO can not only dance/walk on two feet, but also adapt to walking surfaces — made possible by four pressure sensors under the sole of each feet. Plus, the bot will always return to an upright position after a fall or being pushed. That’s not all, it can distinguish between faces, voices, and behaviors.
1. Sony Data Tiles
We have seen the future of portable computing, and it’s data tiles. Tagged transparent tiles are used to show dynamic graphical information when placed on a sensor-enhanced display. [Source]