Sony didn't stop there and showed some more interesting gadgets, among them the BSP60 Bluetooth speaker. When it's fully opened, it's reminiscent of a retro style alarm clock. It's not merely a speaker with a built-in amplifier which just pumps out what you feed to it, though. It's NFC-enabled and has its own display with 4 capacitive buttons to control volume and sift through its various functionalities.
The device is more of a personal assistant, much like Amazon's Echo. An "OK, Speaker" command wakes it up and it pops out its motor-driven ears, ready to obey. The BSP60 can be asked to check notifications on your smartphone, which then can be displayed on it, or better yet, it can read them out loud to you. Simple tasks like setting up alarms and checking the weather are no hitch for the multi-functional speaker either. A handy phone finder feature is also supported.
The speaker is not all that small at 10cm in diameter and rather hefty at 349g. Interestingly enough that body houses a pair of wheels on the bottom, which will allow it to roll on flat surfaces, but unfortunately we didn't get to see it whizzing around the event floor.
Audio enthusiasts on the move will be happy to hear of Sony's new SBH70 stereo Bluetooth headset. It features a behind-the-neck design to move the heft of batteries away from the ears. The earbuds themselves are an outer-ear type, so noise isolation is out of the question.
The SmartWatch 3 is not a new product, but Sony chose to unveil a few more strap options. Even more stylish than the already released stainless steel version, the brown and black leather straps could help put the SmartWatch 3 on the wrists of not just us geeks.