Sony MHC-V81D Bluetooth Speaker Review

Turntables to boomboxes, home theatres to bookshelves and now party speakers, Sony has an audio product for everyone. Never to miss out on a trend, the Sony MHC-V81D is the company’s effort to enter the party speaker category. So what exactly is a party speaker? Something that goes loud, provides oodles of bass and if Sony is to be believed, enough blingy lights to trigger an epileptic seizure. Jokes aside, this thing could absolutely replace your neighborhood DJ for that crazy birthday party you were  planning out. Sounds interesting? Check out our Sony MHC-V81D Bluetooth Speaker review below. Continue reading “Sony MHC-V81D Bluetooth Speaker Review”

Sony Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones with Google Assistant and Siri integration starts rolling out globally

Sony at the MWC 2018 introduced the Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones with noise-cancelling and Google Assistant and Siri integration. It went on pre-order in the U.S. back in February and went on sale lat month. Today the company has announced that the headphones have started rolling out through Xperia Store Online in select markets including UK, Ireland, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria and Belgium. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones with Google Assistant and Siri integration starts rolling out globally”

Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact camera get Google Lens integration

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Sony today announced that Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact camera  now has Google Lens integration. ‘Google Lens’ is Google’s flagship product that understands your environment by scanning things you point at it and return relevant information. The feature is available out-of-the-box for XZ2 Premium. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact camera get Google Lens integration”

Sony WI SP500 Wireless In-ear Sports Headphones Review

Sony has always had a pretty robust portfolio of audio products that target the sports or athletic use segment. The WI SP500 is one such product that was introduced recently. With an interesting design that sits somewhere between an old-school Bluetooth headset and the air pods but with a cable running between the two, the SP500 are earbuds with open-type drivers. Right then, on to the review. Continue reading “Sony WI SP500 Wireless In-ear Sports Headphones Review”

Sony Bravia X9000F 65-inch and 85-inch 4K HDR Android TVs now available in India

Sony Bravia X9000F

Sony earlier this month has launched the Bravia X9000F 4K HDR Android TV series in India, and the 55-inch model KD-55X9000F went on sale at that time, today the company has announced that the 65-inch (KD-65X9000F) and 85-inch (KD-85X9000F) models are available in India. These TVs come with an X1 Extreme processor that promises striking highlights, deeper darks, and vibrant colors.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XA1 Ultra and XA1 Plus get a price cut in India

Sony today announced price cuts for its Xperia XZ Premium, XA1 Ultra and XA1 Plus smartphones in India. The Xperia XZ Premium that was launched in July last year is now available for Rs. 49,990, after a price cut of Rs. 10,000 from the launch price of Rs. 59,990.

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Sony USB Type-C and Type-A, USB and Micro USB Dual Connection and Metal USB flash drives launched in India

Sony today launched new USB drives – USM-CA2 USB Type-C and Type-A Dual Connection Drive, USM-BA2 USB and Micro USB Dual Connection Drive and USM-MX3 metal USB Drive in India.  All the three models are metallic, anti-corrosive and compliant with superSpeed 3.1 Gen 1 which helps transfer large media files to PC in seconds. Continue reading “Sony USB Type-C and Type-A, USB and Micro USB Dual Connection and Metal USB flash drives launched in India”

Sony Bravia X9000F 4K HDR Android TV series with 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme launched in India

Sony has finally launched its new X9000F series of 4K HDR TVs in India, months after it was introduced at the CES 2018. These have  X1 Extreme processor that promises striking highlights, deeper darks and vibrant colours. It incorporates technologies like Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and Dual database processing. It runs on Android TV version 7.0 with Sony’s exclusive user interface and also has Chromecast built-in. Continue reading “Sony Bravia X9000F 4K HDR Android TV series with 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme launched in India”

Sony WH-H900N h.ear on 2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Sony has ramped up and defined their range of audio products very well over the last few years. The top of the line model is, of course, the WH-1000XM2, a luxurious noise-canceling model that also delivers perhaps the best audio quality in its category. A little further down the lineup, however, is the h.ear line up that gives you High Res audio support, noise cancellation capabilities and more for a substantially lower price point. There has to be a catch, right? Let’s find out in our review. Continue reading “Sony WH-H900N h.ear on 2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Review”

Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact 3D Creator update with selfie scanning mode starts rolling out

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Sony at the MWC 2018 event in February introduced the new 3D Creator feature which brings users the ability to capture super-fast 3D selfies. Today the company has announced that the update is now rolling out to Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact on Google Play. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact 3D Creator update with selfie scanning mode starts rolling out”

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium with 5.8-inch 4K HDR display, Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM, Dual rear cameras announced

Sony just announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium , the company’s latest flagship smartphone in the XZ2 series, few months after the introduction of the Xperia XZ2 at MWC 2018. It has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 11% larger and 30% brighter than the 4K HDR display on the XZ Premium, is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform and runs Android 8.0 (Oreo). It has a 3D glass body and features the same Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back. It also has front facing stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium with 5.8-inch 4K HDR display, Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM, Dual rear cameras announced”

Sony SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, SRS-XB21 and SRS-XB10 EXTRA BASS wireless water resistant speakers launched in India

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Sony today has launched the SRS-XB10, XB21, XB31, XB41 wireless water-resistant speakers in India. These speakers were earlier introduced at the CES 2018 event earlier this year. These come with extra bass sound and Live Sound mode feature. Continue reading “Sony SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, SRS-XB21 and SRS-XB10 EXTRA BASS wireless water resistant speakers launched in India”

Sony WI-C300, WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 wireless in-ear, WH-CH400, WH-CH500 on-the ear headphones, WF-SP700N earbuds launched in India starting at Rs. 2990

Sony today launched five new new wireless headsets – WF-SP700N truly wireless earbuds, Sony WI-C300, WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 in-ear headphones and WH-CH400 and WH-CH500 wireless on-the ear headphones. These were introduced at CES 2018 earlier this year. The WF-SP700N and WI-SP600N come with with support for noise-canceling technology blocks out distractions to keep you focused, while Ambient Sound Mode lets you enjoy your music and still hear your surroundings. The WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 are splash-proof with IPX4 ratings. Continue reading “Sony WI-C300, WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 wireless in-ear, WH-CH400, WH-CH500 on-the ear headphones, WF-SP700N earbuds launched in India starting at Rs. 2990”

Sony Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, XA1 Ultra Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out

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Sony has finally started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Xperia XA1 series that includes XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra just as it promised. The update brings the build number from 48.0.A.1.131 to 48.1.A.0.116 which is based on Oreo. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, XA1 Ultra Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out”

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XA2 series get A/B Seamless System updates

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Sony has introduced the Seamless System updates feature to the Xperia XZ2 and XA2. Seamless System updates are the feature that Google introduced back during Nougat days. However, the feature never caught up and has not seen wide support from manufacturers. It’s only the Pixel phones that have support for seamless updates until now. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ2 and XA2 series get A/B Seamless System updates”