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Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact get US date, pricing

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact get US date, pricing

Since its announcement last year, many have wondered when, or even if, Sony would be bringing their Xperia Z5 line to the US. But as the old saying goes, “good things come to those who wait.” Today Sony has announced availability for their flagship phones in the US, and it turns out we won't have to wait too much longer.

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Sony Multifunctional Light has a ridiculous amount of sensors

Sony Multifunctional Light has a ridiculous amount of sensors

CES 2016 is long over, but Sony seems unfazed and has a yet another product it should have probably shown off at last week's event. Then again, it's launching it in Japan only so far. It is calling it a multifunctional light, though that might be a bit of a misnomer and a disservice. A "smart home hub with light" might actually do it more justice. While this connect lighting does do what most smart bulbs do, it also has a ton sensors that would put your smartphone to shame.

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Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark attempt foiled by another company

Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark attempt foiled by another company

Let's Plays have been around for some time now. If you're not familiar, a Let's Play is where someone records themselves playing a game, adds commentary, and uploads it to someplace like YouTube. These can be a great way to learn about a game, or just entertain yourself for a couple of hours. And since it's a term that's not company or brand-specific, Sony thought it was about time that they went ahead and trademarked the term “Let's Play.”

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Sony Xperia Z5’s “stunning pink” variant is here

Sony Xperia Z5’s “stunning pink” variant is here

Just a few hours ago, Sony teased that they were celebrating a new beauty. That, and the pink cupcake, was pretty much a dead giveaway that it would be announcing something that many might have already seen coming: a pink Xperia Z5. After all, pink, or rose gold for some, is the new black these days, so It seems only natural that Sony would be adding one to its premium looking Xperia Z5 family. With one more color choice, one that would probably appeal to any gender, the smartphone camera champion might have an expanded reach. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be available to the other members of the Xperia Z5 line, namely the Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 Compact.

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Sony XQD memory card boasts up to 440MB/s reads

Sony XQD memory card boasts up to 440MB/s reads

Sony has announced the launch of a pair of new memory cards and a new memory card reader. The new memory cards are aimed at pro level photographers using high-end DSLR cameras who want high capacity and fast read and write speeds. The new memory cards include a XQD offering and a new SD card.

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Don’t have a 360-degree camera? Just buy 12 Xperia Z5 Compact

Don’t have a 360-degree camera? Just buy 12 Xperia Z5 Compact

With the imminent surge of virtual reality headsets in the next few months, the need for creating VR-compatible content grows even greater. And with that the need for proper equipment to record those videos. 360-degree VR cameras, however, are still few and not mention expensive. So what's a regular Joe to do? Fear not, Sony has a solution! Why not strap 12 Xperia Z5 Compacts together in a circle and control each one simultaneously. Et voila! A DIY 360-degree camera. And you get to use 12 smartphones to boot!

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Sony debuts a 4K Handycam and a new Action Cam

Sony debuts a 4K Handycam and a new Action Cam

Despite the prevalence of DSLRs, point-and-click cameras, and even smartphones, there is still a case for the use of dedicated video cameras, also called camcorders. To make that point, Sony is introducing the FDR-AX53, its first 4K Handycam which also has a few "firsts" up its sleeves. And the moment calls for more action and more sports, Sony's new HDR-AS50 Action Cam will fill in the need for steady footage, no matter movement, whether from human or drone. All for the sake of preserving those once in a lifetime memories and reliving them with family and friends.

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Sony Glass Sound Speaker doubles as classy light

Sony Glass Sound Speaker doubles as classy light

At its CES event today, Sony announced its Glass Sound Speaker, a vertical round glass tube with an “LED source” on the inside. The Glass Sound Speaker, as the name suggests, is a speaker first and foremost, with the light serving as a gentle accent that blends well with most decor styles. This is part of Sony’s previously announced Life Space UX product lineup.

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Sony h.ear Series scores new wireless headphones and speakers

Sony h.ear Series scores new wireless headphones and speakers

In addition to its new Extra Bass products, Sony has added a variety of audio devices to its h.ear Series, an audio lineup including speakers and headphones. This time around, Sony has added three new models, the h.ear on Wireless NC headphones, h.ear in wireless earbuds, and the oddly named h.ear.go wireless speakers, all three of which boast bright, colorful designs. Sony will be launching the new items this upcoming Spring.

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Sony Extra Bass line expands with new speakers, headphones

Sony Extra Bass line expands with new speakers, headphones

Sony has announced an expansion to its Extra Bass audio lineup, adding news headphones, speakers, and an audio system. The lineup, as its’ name suggests, is targeted at those with heavy bass audio tastes; those who find themselves often disappointed by the bass from most consumer audio devices. Sony plans to launch all of the products in Spring, though prices haven’t been stated yet.

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Sony WS410 transforms the Walkman into a wearable

Sony WS410 transforms the Walkman into a wearable

When you hear of the name "Walkman", you will most likely think of portable media players or even, if you are older than two decades, portable cassette tape players. At CES 2016, however, Sony is once again redefining what a Walkman is. It's still a portable media player in the technical sense but instead of taking the form of a pocketable rectangular box, the Walkman 410 series takes the form of a wearable device. To be exact, in-ear wireless headphones that have been designed with rough handling and rough conditions in mind.

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Sony’s new turntable straddles fine line between vinyl and digital

Sony’s new turntable straddles fine line between vinyl and digital

With the prevalence of MP3s and now hi-res audio, you'd probably consider vinyl records to be prehistoric artifacts. There is, however, a recent renaissance of the medium among audiophiles and Sony, one of the earliest companies in the music industry, is moving to capitalize on that resurgence. The new PS-HX500 turntable is anything but a regular turntable. While it of course plays those vinyl platters with outstanding quality, it can also let your convert those into outstanding digital versions so that you can enjoy them even when on the move.

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