Sony combines interactivity with collaboration in the new Xperia Touch

Sony has launched a new interactive projector — the Xperia Touch — which turns any surface into a touchscreen, combining interactivity with collaboration.

The projector boosts 10-point multi-touch input for a projected screen at 23 inches, utilising infrared sensors to accurately determine where the user is touching the projection. The Xperia Touch is also able to expand its projection to 80 inches, automatically calibrating as you move the projector away from the wall.

Sony’s Silicon X-tal Reflective Display technology is front and centre in this device, being able to shoot out pixels at a closer proximity, showing a clear high-definition resolution even when projecting on a table. The projector also features a microphone, a 13MP camera and two-way stereo speakers, making it perfect for video calls. The device brightness goes up to 100 lumens, with an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness of the projection to match the surroundings.

The Xperia Touch is capable of detecting when a human is approaching, and automatically wakes up from sleep mode. The projector comes with 32GB of internal memory, 3GB of RAM and a microSD slot for expandable storage. It also has WiFi, Bluetooth and runs on Android OS.

The projector can take in input from a laptop via HDMI input, as well as mirror Android phones via WiFi mirroring. Only Sony devices can connect their screen to the Xperia Touch via Bluetooth, and allow the device to be controlled from the projected screen. The Xperia Touch also can run and play any app from the Google Play store.

The projector has a battery life of up to one hour in continuous video playback. It is exclusively available at the Sony Store in 313 @ Somerset and Changi Airport Terminal 3.

This article appeared in Issue 793 (Aug 21) of The Edge Singapore.