New Products Enrich Users’ Lives in Every Setting, from the Living Room to the Great Outdoors
(SINGAPORE, 6 January 2015) – Sony Corporation will unveil its new lineup of products slated for release in 2016, at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held from Wednesday, January 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the Sony press conference held on Tuesday, January 5 (local time), Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai stated, “From the choices we’re making to be differentiated and unique, to the curiosity that drives our passion to face challenges, to our commitment as enablers of creativity, it is clear that the philosophical and strategic pillars are in place to continue to build a stronger, better, more profitable Sony. Providing kando continues to be the core focus and goal of our business.”
Sony Electronics (SEL) President and COO Michael Fasulo then took the stage to introduce some of Sony’s upcoming products to be released within the year, across a wide range of categories. Sony’s 4K BRAVIA™ TVs heavily emphasise picture quality and look, and they bring next-generation level visual experiences right into your living room. Sony’s ever expanding range of audio products offers you different ways to enjoy music to fit your unique tastes, from High-Resolution Audio (“Hi-Res”) to extra bass. Its line of digital imaging products enables you to capture easy-to-miss moments in the great outdoors and preserve memories of life’s most important events in stunning true-to-life detail. And finally, products in the Life Space UX series blend right into physical living spaces and redefine how entertainment is experienced. Sony will be bringing forth new products in each of these categories throughout the course of the year.
Offering you more options for a dynamic sound listening experience, whenever and wherever you want, the SRS-ZR5 & SRS-ZR7 portable wireless speakers feature a built-in HDMI® (ARC) connection that connects the speaker to any television – allowing you to to enhance the sound quality of virtually any TV. Both speakers further support Google Cast™, Spotify Connect, and Multi-Room capability via Sony SongPal link.
The new BDP-S6700 Blu-ray player features technology that automatically upscales HD video content to near 4K quality for enhanced viewing enjoyment. Connect it to your other Sony products via SongPal and enjoy steaming music services, CDs, and other and other music sources for Wireless Multi-Room listening.
HT-NT5 & HT-CT790 Sound Bars
Both the HT-NT5 & HT-CT790 2.1 channel sound bars support 4K and High Dynamic Range content from major studios via HDCP 2.2, Google Cast™ and Spotify Connect; and Multi-room capability via the SongPal app – delivering immersive surround sound experience like never before.
One of the main takeaways from CES 2016 is Sony’s new 4K HDR TV lineup. The BRAVIA™ X93D features Sony’s new Slim Backlight Drive™ technology with a new grid-array backlighting structure. It’s slim design also allows it to sit close to the wall, leaving behind nothing but the picture itself.
Like the X93D, the BRAVIA™ X85D uses 4K X-Reality™ PRO to produce stunning detail for any content. It is also HDR compatible to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colors.
W75D, W65D, W60D
The latest BRAVIA™ LCD television series, W75D, W65D, and W60D are designed with sleek lines and an elegant slim display to complement your home interior. They incorporate Clear Phase audio technology which analyses and compensates for inaccuracies in the built-in loud speaker’s response, resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies.
SINGAPORE — June 2015 — Ultimate Ears announces UE ROLL, a powerful pint-sized wireless Bluetooth® speaker that is ready for whatever, wherever,whenever.
UE claims that the UE ROLL blasts unapologetically awesome 360-degree sound that is loud and crisp with deep bass that busts out incredible beats.
UE Roll is waterproof (IPX7 certified) and life-resistant, forged from the toughest, most premium materials, so you can dunk it, drop it or toss it anywhere.
“Music is made for sharing, connecting and enjoying,” said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “It transforms moments into something special, and we designed UE ROLL to be part of those moments. No matter where you are, or what you’re doing, UE ROLL is there to amplify any experience.”
Through the UE ROLL app for iOS® and Android™, you can wake up to your favourite music, remotely turn the speaker on, and even double the sound by pairing it with any other Ultimate Ears speaker. New updates are sent to UE speakers wirelessly through the app, so you can easily continue to expand features of the speakers
Pricing and Availability
UE ROLL is expected to be available in August 2015, for a suggested retail price of SGD $159.00. For more information, please visit www.ultimateears.com. #MakeMusicSocial
Sony has expanded its wireless speaker line-up with the new SRS-X3, SRS-X2 and SRS-X1 Ultra-compact Wireless Speakers. Sporting an ultra-portable design that allows users to bring their music along wherever they go, the new speakers can be used either inside a home or outside in the great outdoors.
Featuring a sleek and signature “Definitive Outline” design, the frame of the SRS-X3 consists of 12 outlines around its square form to create the most suitable sound wave and blends into any living space for a chic and sophisticated look. Despite its square compact size, the SRS-X3 delivers impactful bass with two full range 20W speakers and two passive radiators located at the front and back of the device for an efficient speaker layout. Furthermore, you can relish in precise high-quality sound and brilliant clarity as it features ClearAudio+ technology unique to Sony, bringing together the expertise in digital signal processing technologies that Sony has cultivated over the years.
The SRS-X2 comes in a rugged versatile design so you can listen to your favourite tunes even when you are out in the wild. This device is small enough to fit in your hand but powerful enough to create remarkable sound pressure. Similar to SRS-X3, it also comes with ClearAudio+ mode, eliminating the need for tedious fine-tuning by optimising the sound settings based on Sony’s audio expertise. Added with a frequency response of up to 20kHz, the SRS-X2 is able to beautifully reproduce high notes in a compact and light body.
The SRS-X1 Wireless Speaker is designed to be waterproof, so you never have to worry about contacting water while you enjoy singing in the shower. To double up the volume and create the perfect audio ambience, two speakers can be paired while in stereo mode. Available in black, pink, purple and white, you can choose from an array of colours that best reflect your personality and style.
The SRS-X3, SRS-X2 and SRS-X1 Ultra-compact Wireless Speakers from Sony will be available in Singapore at all Sony stores and authorised outlets from mid-September 2014.
Thanks to SPRG for sending in the review unit. Z50 is a light and compact mini speaker that measured 106.5mm (H) X 98.6mm (W) X 98.6mm(D) in dimension and weighs only 260g.
Unlike most other mini speakers, the flowerpot-shaped device has a sound driver facing upwards instead of facing directly to the users. Surprise from this small device, this speaker can deliver loud sound output of upto 10W.
– Compact and portable – Light to carry around and Small enough to put into any bag.
– Attractive price point – Only SGD 24/-
– Quality sound compared to speakers from the similar price range.
– Minimalistic design with 3 different vibrant colours choices – Pink, Grey and Blue (Personally, I like the blue colour)
– Only 3.5mm jack – No other connectivity option.
– Limited power option – only AC power
Buy or not?
For mini speaker designed to be light and affordable, it is not physically possible to have “all the good stuffs”. If you are looking for a speaker that works well with your tablets and laptop in an indoor environment, this is certainly one of the choices that you can consider.