New York, March 17 2016 – Sony Electronics announced the availability today for its new line of products for Life Space UX including the LED Bulb Speaker, the new Glass Sound Speaker and the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector. Life Space UX is a revolutionary home experience concept aiming to enrich physical spaces by removing barriers between technology and interior design. Sony is developing a variety of products for Life Space UX which provides transformative sensorial impact, with light, sound and visual applied in unexpected ways.
The LED Bulb Speaker blends light and sound, preserving environmental atmosphere. Thanks to its size of an ordinary light bulb, it can plug in to any standard light socket and blends seamlessly into any space. Connecting to smartphones and other devices via Bluetooth , and remote-operated, the LED Bulb Speaker allows users to access their music libraries and adjust sound and light settings from anywhere in the room. Boasting a handy sleep timer setting, this light and speaker combination is equipped to support and enhance the user’s lifestyle. The LED Bulb Speaker is priced at $239.
The sleek Glass Sound Speaker offers 360 degrees non-directional, crystal clear sound reverberated through an elegant organic glass cylinder. An LED filament housed within the cylinder combines ambient illumination with music. The vibration of the organic glass closely mirrors that of human vocal chords which creates a uniquely lifelike sound experience. The Glass Sound Speaker’s unique sound structure includes features such as Advanced Vertical Drive Technology for generating high pass sound by tapping the organic glass tube to create vibration, a translucence passive radiator for low pass sound and a 50mm woofer for mid-range sound. Maximum audio output for the Glass Sounder Speaker is 13W (woofer). Lightweight (920g with battery) and battery-operated, the speaker enables 4 hours of battery operation. Easily portable, this unique offering allows the user to move the source of music and light as they move from place to place. Like the LED Bulb Speaker, the Glass Sound Speaker connects both iPhone and Android along with other devices via Bluetooth. Other high quality Sony sound technologies found in the speaker include: S-Master, DSEE, ClearAudio+ and LDAC™ technology. The Glass Sound Speaker will retail for $799.
The Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector is an innovative development delivering a new viewing experience at home. Easily rotating to project images or videos, the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector can turn flat surface into a monitor, a movie wall, a virtual window pane, or a work of art via laser light source and newly developed SXRD panel. Positioned flat against the wall or table, the projector produces a crisp 22” image. Pulled back, the image expands up to 80” in width. Incredibly compact weighing approximately 930g with dimensions of 81mm (Width) x 131mm (Height) x 131mm (Depth) yet equipped with internal speakers and battery (up to 2 hours), the projector can be easily repositioned as users move throughout their home. The projector is compatible with smartphones to become a wireless controller for photos and video. The projector comes with Wireless unit which can transmit contents from various devices such as PC, Blu-ray player, or cable boxes via HDMI. The projector will retail for $999 and can be elevated with the use of a separate floor stand accessory priced at $199.
Sony partnered with the MoMA Store*¹ to offer these 3 new products in the United States in retail and online beginning this May. “Sony always has and will always be about cutting-edge technology and innovation and we are thrilled to partner with the MoMA Store to bring these unique products to the US consumer”, said Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics.
Additionally, Sony will showcase Life Space UX at the Architectural Digest Design Show.
The Architectural Digest Design Show will be held from March 17-20th at Pier 94 in New York City. Co-designed and furnished by ddc*², the design fair presents the first hands-on experience of Life Space UX products in the east coast, offering visitors a chance to demo three cutting edge products in an inspiring home-like setting.
Further information can be found on Sony’s website:
(www.sony.com/electronics/life-space-ux/) and follow the discussion on social media via #LifespaceUX.
Product videos are available at:
Glass Sound Speaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbEf2i6RwLI
Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfevYQWIqgM
Hi-Res Images: http://bit.ly/1pMf2uB
Sony press contact: Jade Mendoza Jr. at Jade.Mendoza2@am.sony.com
*¹ About MoMA store : New York’s Museum of Modern Art is known for its extraordinary exhibitions and for presenting the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art. As an extension of the Museum’s educational mission, the MoMA Design Store exemplifies good design with a well-edited selection of products highlighting the latest in materials, production, and design concepts from around the world. Shop MoMA Design Store locations and MoMAstore.org (http://www.momastore.org/) to discover innovative, fun, and functional gifts, personal accessories, and home items intended to improve everyday living.
*² ddc, the brand responsible for elevating the purveyance of high end contemporary furniture to an art form, stands squarely at the epicenter of contemporary design. With five stores – three in NY, one in LA and one in Miami – ddc offers more than 15,000 items including furniture, lighting and accessories for both contract and residential. With more than 100 of these pieces displayed in museums around the world, ddc has emerged as the consummate arbiter of taste and talent in contemporary design. The flagship store is located at 136 Madison Avenue, NY NY 10016 (http://www.ddcnyc.com/”>www.ddcnyc.com)