Sony unveiled it’s simple projector is called Xperia Touch fully powered by Android that turns any table or wall into a touch-enabled screen, letting you swipe and manipulate apps and screens as if you were using a 23-inch phone.
Xperia Touch, the Android 7.0-powered tabletop device is due to hit shelves this summer, and it could be the first must-have gadget from Sony in years. The 5-inch device sports a new look as well. Something of a cross between a toaster and a top-loading CD burner, the Xperia Touch is wrapped in a textured silver shell that features a control strip at the top. It includes an array of sensors built into its small frame including GPS, ambient light, barometer, temperature, humidity, and human detection—as well as a 13MP camera and two-way stereo speaker that all work together to turn any flat surface into a fully interactive touch screen.
The interface is built using Android 7.0 and Sony’s own SXRD projection display technology to enable touch “through a combination of infrared light and real-time detection via its built-in camera, at a rate of 60 frames per second.” The abilities are virtually unlimited, expanding to a variety of apps, games, and, of course, movies.
So if you’re sitting at a table, the viewing area will be 23 inches, but when projecting onto a wall it can expand the image up to 80 inches.
Sony’s Xperia Touch offers more than just an expanded image, it lets people interact with it just as they would with physical objects. So get your $1,500 and have this amazing gadget among your households.