Sony Xperia Touch Android Projector released; pricing $1700
Unlike many projectors out there, Sony Xperia Touch is as its name suggests gives you a smartphone or tablet-like experience with its touch-friendly Android environment.
The device with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and support for displaying images between 23 inches and 80 inches on any flat surface also has sensors that detects 10-point touch, which gives you a tablet or smartphone experience on any surface the projector beams on, which in result interact with the apps through the projection.
The Xperia Touch is an ultra short-throw 100 lumen laser projector with several other special features. It uses IR sensor to detect touch inputs and also has presence sensor to automatically detect your presence near the device and shows the time, weather, and notifications from your Android apps.
In terms of specs, the Xperia Touch projector is powered by 3GB RAM and sports 32GB of eMMC storage, HDMI, USB Type-C ports, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC. The laser projector also has microSD card slot for storage expansion as well as a 13MP camera and stereo speakers.
The device has a battery that is good enough for up to an hour of video playback time and it measures 5.6″ x 5.3″ x 2.7″. Considering its playback time on the battery, it is not meant to play feature-length movie on-the-go but it means you can carry it around and use it for a while without hooking it up with a power cable.
Sony Xperia Touch comes with Android 7.x Nougat software and Google Assistant integration which lets you use it like an expensive alternative to a Google Home smart speaker. And all these features don’t come cheap, and will cost you $1700. The device is available in the US and Europe for purchase.
It may not be the best projector but Sony is adding a new product to its portfolio with interesting features and may evolve in the near future with much better functionality and features although I am not sure that justifies the price it asks. Watch the video below and leave your comment.