Sony Japan Unveils the Sony Xperia Z4, Set for Mid Year Launch

Sony unveiled the Xperia Z4 today on their Sony Mobile Japan website. The phone is slated for a mid year release in Japan first.

The phone looks very similar to the Xperia Z3. It uses the same combination of aluminum and glass. It retains the same full HD 1920 x 1080 5.2 inch screen, same screen to body ratio, but manage to reduce the thickness to 6.9 mm. The Sony Xperia Z4 will be available in White, Black, Copper and Aqua Green. The handset retains the same water proof capability, that first originated in the Xperia Z.

Read More

This Limited Edition Playstation 4 Console Looks Amazing

Sony’s latest limited edition Playstation 4 console rocks a gorgeous colour combination. Meant to celebrate the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the limited edition Playstation 4 and Dualshock 4 wireless controller is designed together with Konami and will be targeted for the Asia region.

The Playstation 4 is coloured the same as Snake’s red Bionic Arm. In addition, the golden connector is reimagined as an accent line across the front surface. The controller is the same colour as Snake’s right-hand gun, and is embellished with Snake’s unit logo. The overall colour scheme looks great and much better than the previous red / black limited edition that was used for the Final Fantasy special. Even if you are not a Metal Gear Solid fan, this particular limited edition should still be one to consider when it is released. Detailed product information on product name, release date, SRP and bundled software will be announced at a later date.

Read More

Sony IFA Releases – Xperia Z3, Z3 Tablet, E3, SmartWatch 3, SmartBand Talk and more

Exciting day for Sony as they announced a plethora of new products. The Xperia Z3, the latest addition to Sony’s flagship Z series features a super-slim 7.3mm frame that is thinner, narrower and lighter than before, and also the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof compact 8″ tablet for ultimate portability. It is only 6.4mm thick and weighs 270g. Focus at IFA this year is about wearables and Sony offers two options, the SmartWatch 3 based on Android Wear, and the Sony SmartBand Talk for the fitness and exercise aficionados.

Sony’s flagship Xperia Z3 has always ranked high on fashion marks thanks to the bold colours and super slim frame and the Z3 continues the trend with a spec upgrade. The Xperia Z3 will be available this year in a new range of colours white, black, copper or silver green. Sony is also quick to address the budget or mid-tier markets with the Xperia E3, which has seen good growth and demand, thanks to entrants such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Asus. The E3 is a simple budget phone with a 4.5″ screen that mirrors its older sibling design but at a budget price. Target availability is in Autumn 2014 with no news on pricing yet.

Lastly, Sony announced the addition of two new products to its SmartWear Experience range, Sony SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3. Read More

Sony α7s: Palm Sized Camera that shoots 4K video, ISO 409,600

Sony has announced the latest addition to the their family of the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens camera, the a7s or α7s. The key thing that stood out, the insane maximum ISO of 409,600.

This is made possible by the newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm full frame Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with the BIONZ X image processor, allowing for unprecedented dynamic range and low noise. The new model is also the world’s first camera to utilise the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor’s pixels. This allows 4K video shooters to utilise all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.

Read More

Enjoy Ultimate Music and Recording Experiences with the Latest Mobile Audio Products from Sony

Sony has just announced the launch of several new headphones to suit the needs of music lovers and audio enthusiasts.

The wireless MDR-ZX750BN from Sony comes with Bluetooth™, Near-Field Communications and Digital Noise Cancelling features, designed for those who prefer to enjoy their music tangle-free and without any disturbances. It uses a pair of microphones to pick up ambient surrounding sounds and cancels it with an inverse “Anti-Noise” sound wave, so that your music experience is free from noises emitted from airplane engines, trains and even the daily office chatter. Additionally, the MDR-ZX750BN is slim and can be easily folded to be stored into any bag, and has pressure relieving earpads for extended comfort on long commutes, ideal for those who have to travel to far-out areas such as Tuas for work.

The MDR-XB70AP and MDR-XB50AP in-ear headphones were created for music lovers who favour listening to music loud and with a heavy bass. They feature 12mm driver units to deliver the same level of acoustic sensitivity that has become synonymous with Sony, and neodymium magnets for powerful sound quality. The headphones also come with hybrid silicone rubber earbuds that minimise audio leakage while maximising comfort, and their tangle-free serrated cords ensure that they do not get jumbled up with other items in the bag.
Read More