Availability: Not announced; summer (Xperia Ear only)
Price: Not announced
Along with new phones, Sony brought four concept Xperia accessories that didn’t exactly thrill us, but are interesting nonetheless.
The Xperia Ear is an in-ear gadget with a limited personal assistant built in. The Bluetooth and NFC accessory can answer calls, send messages, search the Internet, and provide directions. The Xperia Eye camera, meanwhile, takes life-logging to the next level: You wear the device on your person and the gadget’s voice and facial detection tell it to roll tape only when it matters. Then there’s the Xperia Agent, an Amazon Echo-style personal assistant. Instead of a home speaker, the Agent is a projector that can display images on a flat surface. Finally, there’s the Xperia Projector, which throws a touch-enabled image onto a flat surface that you can interact with using voice or touch.
Okay, that last one sounds cool.