Mobile gaming is no longer a thing. It just is. But not all game companies, most especially the giants, are willing to take the plunge, and the risks, just yet. Sony may be finding a way to tide mobile gamers over to its PlayStation ecosystem with Dive In, a new streaming service that will cater specifically to Android and iOS.
If you're tired of your boring, run of the mill speakers and want to fill your huge living room not just with sound but also with a giant sound system, then Sony has got something for you here at IFA 2014. But while the HT-ST5 is not a speaker you will be carrying around or constantly relocating, its wireless connectivity makes sure that you won't be tethered to one spot, even if itself is.
At IFA 2014, Sony is trying to bring the Walkman brand back into relevance with its latest and smallest Walkman to date. The Walkman NWZ-A17 and the MDR-1A headphones that you will most likely need to go with it both bring Hi-Res quality audio to the table, giving audiophiles something to think about for their next audio equipment purchase.
This week the folks at Sony have brought several high-end products to IFA 2014 in both the mobile and camera realms. The Sony Xperia Z3 leads the pack, while the Sony Lens Camera crew brought some strange surprises. There were also a couple of massive televisions revealed for good measure.
Sony's Xperia Z3 smartphone will be launching with T-Mobile near the end of the year, ensuring buyers in the United States will be able to get their hands on the new flagship without lengthy waits. This is a big deal for Sony, which has seen lackluster carrier support for its flagship handsets, which are often difficult or out of reach for many fans in the US.
The newest in Lens-style Camera technology from Sony is the ILCE-QX1, complete with interchangeable E-mount lenses. This device bucks the solid trend with Lens Cameras released by this brand by including compatibility with interchangeable Sony E-mount lenses of all sorts. It's also the more versatile sibling to the QX30.
One of two new Lens Cameras shown this week by Sony is the DSC-QX30, complete with a cool 30x optical zoom. This device works with 60x "Clear Image" zoom as well, sacrificing no pixels as you zoom in digitally. The device is very similar in aesthetics to its predecessors from last year.
Sony has introduced its new trio of Z3 devices, the Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone and its smaller sibling, the Xperia Z3 Compact, as well as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 8-inch slate. All three devices bring with them PlayStation 4 Remote Play, the first smartphones to offer the functionality.
Sony's SmartBand Talk isn't the first time we've seen E-Ink on your arm, but it's probably one of the most interesting. The company's second wearable for IFA - the first being the SmartWatch 3 - doesn't run Android Wear like its sibling, but it does throw in some Dick Tracy style functionality like being able to conduct phone calls from your wrist.