Posts Tagged ‘Sony’

Sony VAIO J Series All-in-One Desktop Available for Pre-Order


Sony has recently announced the launch of a new all-in-one touchscreen desktop, the Sony VAIO J series.

The PC has a 21.5-inch Full HD VAIO Display Plus touchscreen that is using a intuitive fingertip technology and features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The VAIO J series is powered by an Intel Core i3-350M 2.26 GHz processor, backed up by 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and an Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics chip.

The all-in-one desktop also comes with a 500GB HDD, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, DVD burner, webcam and other. The Sony VAIO J series is now available for pre-order and it will be available to buy from the online store later this month for $900.

Sony To Be The Biggest Surprise of E3 2010 with PSP 2?

Sony PSP 2

The latest financial results are showing that Sony’s PSP sales are very low, considering that the sales number was about 14 million in 2008  and suffered a sudden drop to 9.9 million in 2009 and this regardless of the fact that Sony released the PSP Go last year.

So it is only a matter of time before Sony comes with a new plan. Rumors are saying that Sony could be saving the biggest surprise of this year’s E3 with the launch of a new console, the PSP 2. As for the next month’s E3, we already know a few big names who will take part to the event, such as Move, Natal and Nintendo with their 3DS.


Sony VAIO P Series Available for Pre-order

Sony VAIO P series 1

The new Sony VAIO P Series, which was unveiled last year at CES, will be available to buy starting with June 2010 and packs enough power to do the basic work in a satisfactory manner.

The VAIO P comes with a 8-inch LED backlit ultra-wide display that is perfect, for example, for viewing full web pages without having to scroll left or right. Also, turn it on its side and the viewing orientation will change from landscape mode to portrait mode. It features a resolution of 1600 x 768 pixels, which is pretty high for a 8″ display.

The PC comes with one-touch buttons for easy and fast access to web browser, screen resolution and other. There is a trackpad built directly into the LCD bezel and also a unique mobile nav grip that will help you surf the web without a mouse or keyboard.


Sony Qlasp Earbuds

Sony Qlasp Earbuds

The Qlasp earbuds from Sony seem to have solved this minor but annoying problem of earbuds  falling out of your ears when turning your head to see the traffic light color or to watch your beautiful neighbor while mowing grass.

The Sony Qlasp pair of earbuds simply clips on your earlobe and stays there whatever physical activities you practice. It features a 9mm driver which has a frequency response of 6 – 23,000 Hz. The Sony Qlasp earbuds are available for only $25 at Sony’s online store .

Sony Presents Waterproof NWX-W250 MP3 Player


It looks like Sony is finally going to make it possible for you take your favorite tracks, everywhere, with the release of the W250 waterproof MP3 Player.

With Sony’s new player you don’t have to worry about it being ruined by rain, or forgetting to take it off when you step in the shower, The Sony NWX-W250 MP3 player gets along just fine with water, and lets you enjoy music pretty much anywhere. Designed for people always on the go, the W250 provides 90 minutes of playback, with just a 3-minute charge. A full charge will keep you busy for up to 11 hours.


The Google TV Runs Google’s Android OS

Google TV Set

Google has recently teamed up with Sony and Intel in order to develop the Google TV, which will not be a regular TV as you probably thought, it will be a TV with a built-in computer running Google’s Android OS.

Also, Google will give developers the tools to create applications to run on Google TV as with the iPhone and mobile phone platforms that are using Google’s Android. So if this works and the Google TV enters our homes, it will be a great step for Google into TV advertising.

PSP Mod Includes Extra Joystick, Camera, LEDs and More


Some guys from Acidmod and a few from Sony were thinking about a way to bring the PSP back in our hands.

So they created this new PSP mod which features an extra joystick, 32GB internal memory instead of UMDs, extra charging port, emulator and camera. But the most important feature is that you can now emulate any retro game console from NES, DS, Sega Genesis and N64, so you’ll be able to play your favorite games on this handheld console.

More photos of the new PSP mod and Video after the jump (more…)

Sony Unveils The MDR-RF4000K Wireless Headphones

Sony MDR-RF 4000K Headphones

Sony has unveiled a new pair of wireless headphones that is perfect for your home-theater environment. The MDR-RF4000K, as it is called, uses secure digital RF signal, offering a range of up to 30 meters (100 feet).

The headphones have a great and stylish design and feature a 40mm long-stroke diaphragm which will give you a clear sound. The built-in NiMH battery is capable of keeping the headphones “alive” for up to 7 hours on one charge, but you can still switch to AAA battery mode that will offer another 10 hours of runtime.

The Sony MDR-RF 4000K headphones will be available by April 2010 but the price hasn’t been announced yet.

Via Ohgizmo

Sony’s 3D Glasses Will Have You Break the Piggy Bank


Japanese tech giant, Sony, has announced a slick line of 3D LCD TV’s scheduled to hit retailer shelves in June, and with it, a set of really expensive series of 3D glasses.

After Sony announced the prices of its 3D peripherals, it has become clear the Japanese manufacturer plans to cash in on not just the 3D LCDs, but accessories as well. I hope you’re sitting down, cause these prices might cause faints, and even seizures.

Sony‘s TDG-BR100 and TDG-BR50 active shutter glasses, will be priced at $133 each, when they hit stores, in June. And a set of four Sony 3D glasses and infrared transmitter, to drive them, will have you fork out a staggering $587.


PS3 Gives 70MB of RAM back to the Developers

Sony PS3

When the PS3 was first launched on the market, 120MB of its 512MB RAM were used only for OS applications and that means that less than 400MB of RAM were available for game developers.

While the Xbox 360 was using just 32MB for its operating system, the designers of PS3 have tried until now to bring some updates and improvements to the console in order to reduce the amount of RAM used by the OS. Now, they finally managed to reduce the number of MB used by the operating system to 50, which means that there is an additional amount of 70MB of RAM available for game developers to use at will.

Via playstationuniversity

Sony DSC-TX5 : Waterproof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof

Sony DSC-TX5

If you’re looking for a camera that is capable of shooting high-quality stills in extreme conditions, then try the Sony DSC-TX5. The camera is waterproof so you’ll be able to go down under water to 10 feet, freeze-proof so it will still work at a temperature of 14 degrees Fahrenheit and shock-proof so it won’t get broken if dropped from 5 feet.


Sony Ends the Production of OLED TV in Japan


Sony has officially announced that they stopped the production of OLED TVs in Japan, but the sales will continue until the existing inventory runs out. Also, the sales for North America, Europe and overseas market continue. One of the reasons that Sony made this decision is that the only model available, the 11-inch XEL-1, always had very good competitors such as cheaper and larger LCD and plasma sets.

Via ubergizmo

Sony’s First 3D Blu-Ray Player : The BDP-S470

Sony S470

Sony has just announced the launch of its first standalone 3D-ready Blu-Ray player, the BDP-S470. The device will receive a firmware upgrade this summer that will let users view 3D content with the player. The BDP-S470 also streams content from Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, Slacker, NPR, Sony, and others.

Besides the S470, some Sony Blu-Ray players that are already available will be capable of displaying 3D content due to the same firmware upgrade. The S470 will go on sale this month for $200.

Via gizmowatch

Jill Stuart Limited Edition PSP Coming in March


As the song goes, this is for the ladies. The Jill Stuart Sweet Limited Package PSP is a result of a collaboration between Sony and the famous New-York based fashion brand, Jill Stuart.

Now I’m pretty sure no (straight) guy would want to be seen carrying one of these girly devices, but as we all know, any shade of pink is bound to catch a woman’s eye. The limited edition package comes with a pink PSP-3000, a 4 Gb PRO Duo Memory Stick, a classy display wiper and a champagne-gold purse for the handheld. The purse features a Hamekonda crystal chain.

The Jill Stuart Sweet Limited Package PSP will be presented on March 6, at the Yokohama Arena.

More photos after the jump.


Sony Transfer Jet Memory Stick Launched in Japan


Sony first talked about Transfer Jet, the technology that’s supposed to make Bluetooth look slow and boring, back in 2008 and they included it in their speech at CES 2010.

Sony’s revolutionary data transfer technology will allow users of two compatible devices to share files when they are held close together, touching each other if possible. I know, so far it doesn’t sound like a breakthrough, but the Japanese giant says Transfer Jet is 187 times faster than Bluetooth.

While the now common Bluetooth allows file transfer at a speed of up to 3 Mb, Transfer Jet devices share data at a speed of 560 Mb. Sony has just launched an 8 Gb Transfer Jet Memory Stick, in Japan, and 16 Gb and 32 Gb versions will follow shortly. Though many people claim Transfer Jet is unnecessary at this point, the ever-increasing size of media files these days is sure to put Sony’s technology to good use.

The Slimmest Walkman – Sony A485

The A845 Walkman is the slimmest Walkman ever, created by Sony and announced today. It features a S-Master Digital Amplifier which is offering high-quality sound, noise cancellation for clear sound, 2.8″ OLED display, 16 GB capacity, support for WMV, MP3, WMA and its battery lasts for about 30 hours on one charge.  The A845 Walkman can also be connected to a TV via an AV cable.

Sony A845 Walkman

Sony PS3 Supreme – Covered with Gold and Diamonds

The Goldstriker team, who created the Nintendo Wii Supreme , decided to ”crown” the PS3 too.

The PS3 Supreme will be smothered in 1600 grams of 22 carat solid gold and lots of 26 carat diamonds have been used to create the buttons.

Only three PS3 Supreme will be produced and they will sell for about $320.000 each.

Via PocketLint

Gold Plated PS3

Sony Playstation Turns 15 Today

Can you believe it’s been that long? Personally I’ve had so much fun with my Playstation consoles, it feels like I just bought my first yesterday.

Today Sony celebrates 15 years since it launched the original Playstation on the gaming market. It was a massive success and sold over 100 million units until it was discontinued in 2006. In 2000, Sony introduced the world to the Playstation 2, a worthy successor to its original gaming station. The PS2 is the best selling gaming system of all times.

The long awaited PS3 hit the market in 2007, and though it didn’t have the success everyone anticipated, Sony saved face with the popular PSP handheld, launched in 2008. This year the Japanese giant managed to deliver a smaller, cheaper version of the Playstation 3 and boost sales numbers.

All I can say is happy birthday and I’m looking to 15 more years of gaming brilliance.

via Geeky-Gadgets


U.S AirForce orders up 2200 more PS3 consoles

In March last year,U.S. Air Force has bought 336 PS3s from Sony.The consoles were not dedicated for entertainment,but for their supercomputer research.The primary interest of the U.S. AirForce laboratory is the powerful Cell processor , needed for some kind of a program.What the program entails hasn’t been revealed to the public yet,but we know for sure that U.S AirForce has recently ordered another package of about 2200 PS3 consoles.They say about Sony that is the  “only brand on the market that utilizes the specific cell processor characteristics needed for this program at an acceptable cost.”

via EnGadget