Can you remember the Sony Ericsson LiveView? It was a clever bluetooth device that you could wear as a watch that would show you alerts from your phone. Great idea, full of bugs and initially too expensive.
Well Sony have updated the Liveview and come up with a few other smart products to go with.
First up we have the Smart Watch which again is a bluetooth device that you can clip onto your clothes or wear as a watch. Again it will show you alerts from your phone or let you control music that you’re listening to. Here is a quick video from Sony showing what it can do.
The interesting thing about the watch is that third party developers can create apps to run on the Smart Watch. With the LiveView you could download a few apps like Gmail notifications or different music player controls. Hopefully the Smart Watch will have more of a following this time. I really like the idea behind it. Lets hope this time the software is better.
They also announced a Smart Headset which allows you to read text messages, look at missed calls and basically handle notifications without having to get your phone out. It also doubles up as an mp3 player and radio when not connected. Again a great idea, I can’t wait to get my hands on one.
Lastly they introduced Smart Tags which are NFC tags that will trigger different profiles within the phone. Such as one in your car for a loud profile or a tag at work to mute your phone. Now this is a great idea. All you need is a NFC enabled phone like the Xperia S and a few of these and you can make your phone do allsorts. A really clever idea using a new technology.
If you want more information about these products click the links below to go to the Sony coming soon sections.