If you're looking for the interactive gadget to control your phone right on your hand, then the Sony LiveView is really a great device to get. It's simply the mini device with micro display that can deliver the easiness for users when controlling their smartphone or in communicating with others. This gadget is compatible with the series of Xperia phones including the Xperia X10, X10 mini, and Xperia Play. There is also rumor that the Samsung Galaxy S and HTC Desire support for this device too. So now, let’s take a deep look at the following technical specifications and overview of Sony LiveView device for your very own consideration.
In terms of overall design, the Sony LiveView looks similar to a watch that includes a clip in the rear-side so anyone can attach it to a watch strap or the opposite way round. It measures 35 mm tall, 35 mm wide, and 11 mm in depth and weighs about 15 grams. The display itself sports the 1.3 inches screen with 128x128 pixels and OLED display technology. This is not the best quality which you can get from the display, but in some way it will provide you with the desirable interface for your daily uses. Moreover, the screen is not going to deliver a good display especially when it is under the direct sunlight.
You will see that there are two physical buttons namely on the top left side and also on the top right side of the device. There will be also four touch sensitive control keys that you can find on each side of the display. On the bottom side, you will see the microUSB port which can be functioned also as the charging port by using the desktop computer.
In order to connect to the Android smartphone, this handy device utilizes the wireless Bluetooth technology. By having this functionality, users will be provided with a direct control to their own smartphones without the need of holding the phone. Technically, it will display what appears on the phone’s screen so that users will be able to remotely control the smartphone. The range of this Bluetooth technology itself is about 10 meters.
On the other words, the Sony LiveView will provide the ease of use in checking the status updates of your social networks account, controlling the music feature and also the other applications contained on your Android smartphone. In order to work with this device appropriately, make sure your smartphone has been equipped with the Android OS 2.1 (Eclair) or newer.
The Sony LiveView can be purchased with the price of about $79 in the market. The benefits of Sony LiveView are the portable and convenient style, full and wireless control to your smartphone, impressive monitoring device for the feeds and messages, and also deliver the great control for the mp3 player. The disadvantages of this device will be the poor display view under direct daylight, unreliable connection, no other color options, and you'll experience that the smartphone will need a longer period for the booting process.