We expected to see some exciting entertainment tech at Sony’s CES press conference this year, and we weren’t disappointed. Sony President and COO Mike Fasulo unveiled an array of products you’ll definitely be seeing on wish lists this year, including updated 4K video cameras, 4K HDR TVs, and a new home entertainment system we’d love to get our hands on.
Life Space UX Home Entertainment System
By far the most exciting announcement from the presser are the updates Sony has made to its revolutionary home entertainment system Life Space UX. Life Space UX makes it easier to watch video and listen to audio from anywhere around your home with its portable video projectors and immersive audio speakers. Fasulo announced that three new products from this line will be available in the U.S. for the first time this summer: the LED Bulb Speaker, the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector and the Glass Sound Speaker. It’s exciting to just imagine using any of these amazing gadgets in the home. Whether you want to project a movie onto your ceiling with the short throw projector or use the glass sound speaker to fill your kitchen with amazing light and sound, the possibilities are endless.
Sony also continues to be one of the leading camera manufacturers in the industry. Their 2016 version of the 4K Handycam features a new lens, 20x optical zoom and 5-axis image stabilization, which means that no matter how much your hands shake, the video will always come out smooth. Also impressive are the updates Sony has made to its a7 Series cameras, which are able to take vivid photos even when only aided by candlelight.
Audio quality also continues to be of top concern for Sony. Their colorful new line of headphones and portable speakers, simply called Hear, is proof positive of that. Like Panasonic, Sony has also noticed the resurgence of the popularity of vinyl records in recent years and is offering a turntable of their own, the PSHX500. What is neat about this turntable is it allows you to download your vinyl tracks into your laptop so that you can convert them to hi-res audio and listen to them wherever you want. Sony has also noticed the rise of the popularity of bass in recent years and has released some Extra Bass Bluetooth speakers to match that trend. Clearly, Sony is hip with the audio times.
X93D TV with HDR
It wouldn’t be a Sony CES press conference without big TV news. Sony’s newest model, the X93D series, features a new slim blacklight drive that manages brightness and optimizes contrast to give viewers the best picture possible. It also features high dynamic range (HDR), which provides viewers with an incredibly wide spectrum of color. In short, Sony’s TVs continue to get more amazing to look at and easier to use thanks to features like the searchable content bar, state of the art voice recognition technology and Ultra, Sony’s new 4K streaming service. These features certainly make Sony a very exciting and appealing TV brand for consumers to consider.
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