Sony has unveiled two new portable wireless speakers designed in a variety of eye-catching colors capable of delivering deep and powerful bass notes with rich acoustics despite having a compact form factor. Sony's SRS-XB3 and h.ear go SRS-HG1 offer high-resolution wireless audio streaming, all-day battery life and true stereo sound separation options.Read More
At the Tokyo Game Show 2013 keynote, Sony has introduced an unexpected new miniature gaming console painted all in white - the PlayStation Vita TV. When connected to a TV or any other external monitor using HDMI, the PS Vita TV will let you play all Vita designed games and can be wirelessly controlled using Sony's DualShock 3 controllers. Like its portable handheld brother, the PS Vita TV features the same user interface found on the PS Vita and doubles as a entertainment set-top-box with features like Sony's Video and Music services as well as Hulu and other online media services. So really Sony created an even tinier Roku/Apple TV competitor only with gaming functionality that's already rich with established Vita titles.
Sony finally unveiled its PlayStation 4 console hardware today at E3, and it isn't looking very interesting to say the least. The slanted blocky shaped design looks outdated, a step back compared to Sony's PlayStation 3 Slim. By comparison, the Xbox One's $500 hardware is a clear aesthetic winner. We do like the new DualShock 4 controller and its touchpad awesomeness though. The PlayStation 4 is priced at $400, a more compelling price point compared to the Xbox One.
PlayStation®4 was designed from the ground up to ensure that game creators can unleash their imaginations to develop the very best games and deliver new play experiences never before possible.
With ultra-fast customized processors and 8GB of high-performance unified system memory, PS4™ is the home to games with rich, high-fidelity graphics and deeply immersive experiences that shatter expectations.
If you don't recall, Sony announced the DualShock 4 along with the specs of the PlayStation 4 back in February. The console specs include an 8-core Jaguar AMD CPU with AMD graphics, 8GB of GDDR5 memory, a built-in hard drive for storage and naturally a Blu-ray drive. The specs line up with what you'll find inside the Xbox One, but we're not seeing Sony boast the same kind of claims Microsoft has made regarding its Xbox One's ultra-fast instant-on boot up times, user interface responsiveness and intelligent game-download technology...yet.
The DUALSHOCK 4 controller incorporates a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as a touch pad located on the top of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games.
The newly developed PlayStation Camera for PlayStation 4 incorporates two high-sensitive cameras that have wide-angle lenses with 85-degree diagonal angle views which can recognize the depth of space precisely.
Update: Looks like the official release date for the PlayStation 4 is December 31 of this year.
Along with Sony's latest 4K OLED TV announcement, we can expect to see the very first 4K video distribution service from them as well. This has been a prominent issue for early adopters who are concerned with how much actual content will take advantage of the 4K resolution.
Think of it as a Netflix for 4K content. This will help sell and promote the 4K market that Sony is trying to create. While this is a dandy idea, take a second and think about your Internet connection. As you can imagine, High Definition that go as high as 4K may not play too nicely with your bandwidth. It is still nonetheless a push from Sony that we will see within the near future. There has yet to be anymore details from Sony but we expect a launch in the US sometime in the summer.
It's Sony's time to shine and they've got 4K OLED to show off at CES today. Back in 2007, Sony outed the first OLED TV that was a measly 11 inches that was met with lackluster enthusiasm from the crowd, as you can imagine. Bigger is always better, or so the saying goes. However now in 2013, they're back with a vengeance and have come out with something much bigger and more impressive.
It has been confirmed that a 56 inch 4K OLED TV prototype is in the works and has been revealed on the CES floor. As you can imagine, 4K displays has been a goal for many manufacturers and to say the least, the quality is stunning. The quality of the OLED display aims to show much crisper and "organic" color and picture and with the combination of 4K resolution, you might not ever take your eyes off it after the first look. Sadly, we have to keep in mind that this is still a prototype with no announcement on pricing or availability yet, but you can bet Sony's 4K resolution and OLED combo will cost a pretty penny.
GameStop has independently dropped the price of the 160GB PlayStation 3 model down to $200 from the going $250 retail price. Is this a sign of a new PlayStation console coming our way with E3 fast approaching, or just a simple promotion to clear out loads of unsold inventory? One things for sure though, that's a great deal if you're in the market for a Blu-ray and gaming powerhouse. It isn't clear for how long GameSpot plans to run its promotion, but at least for now no other major retailers joined the party.
Sony has announced some wonderful news today at the Gamescon keynote, and this is one of them. A brand new PSP E-1000 debuted today with an all new stealthy design with a PS3 Slim-like, charcoal matte finished exterior. The PSP E-1000 is a more affordable portable gaming console from Sony at a staggering price of €99. There is a catch however, the PSP E-1000 isn't WiFi enabled and will be a good option for those who just want to use UMD games and movies on the go. It also has a mono speaker instead of stereo speakers. Sony has yet to announce a US price and release date.