Sony's Portable Projector Debuts at IFA Berlin
After teasing us with a first look at the proprietary software for its Xperia projector at the Mobile World Congress, Sony finally unveiled its portable product in all its glory at this week’s IFA show.
According to Sony, the projector can beam touchable projection of up to 21-in onto tabletops and walls as well as handily features a built-in camera for video conferencing.
An infrared sensor in the device tracks fingers to work out where they are pressing on the projected screen.
Powered by Android, Sony showed how it can also project apps onto surfaces, giving attendees a chance to get hands-on with likes of Angry Birds or Google Earth and test out its pinch and zoom and multi-touch (marketed as 10-touch) capability first-hand, as well as watching YouTube videos and browsing the internet.
The projectors can also be flipped on one side and vertically positioned for projections onto walls.
Reports coming out of the show are fairly positive regarding the projector’s responsiveness, although the shadows of fingers reportedly do affect how touches register in these darker areas. As with most concept products like this one, only will time will tell if the product will come to market, and it what form. For now we’ll have to search the web in much more sensible ways.