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The Sony Xperia Touch – Sony’s Portable Android Projector

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

 

The Sony Xperia Touch has finally hit the shelf in the United Kingdom and other European countries, and it is still scheduled for release in the United States. The Xperia Touch currently carries a pretty hefty price tag, as it is currently selling at £1,299.99/€1499, which is twenty dollars short of or five dollars over $1700 depending on which currency you are converting from. The high price point will probably deter many consumers for buying this as a product to use around the house, but the Xperia Touch is actually a projector which could make for a good business projector rental.

Sony Xperia Touch

So, why is the Xperia Touch so expensive? First let’s look at what is under the hood of the Xperia Touch. The Xperia Touch isn’t the most portable projector in the world, but there’s good reason for that. The Touch comes equipped with the Android 7.0  Nougat operating system, a 32 gigabyte storage, and 3 gigabytes of RAM. The touch also has built-in Wifi and bluetooth compatibility and a micro (Type D) HDMI port.

Another thing which may contribute to the high price point of the Xperia touch is the amount of sensors the device has. According to Sony’s website, the touch has a GPS, gyroscope, barometer, humidity detector, movement sensor, ambient light detector, accelerometer and a temperature detector.

The Xperia Touch is also pretty impressive in terms of display and touch registration  (unless you are currently planning on using the gesture mode, don’t). The Xperia touch is capable of projecting a clear display even in regularly lit rooms, and the display has a variety of sizes – from 23 to 80 inches. The projector is capable of detecting up to ten inputs (fingers) on the projected image, but the detection will require your projector to be closer to the surface you are projecting on in order for it to register properly.

The Xperia Touch is not “ultra-portable”, but it is lighter weight than a lot of laptops and is much more portable than standard projectors are. The Xperia Touch would be a good projector choice if you needed something which you could carry with you to a small sized business meeting or even over to a friend’s house just to watch movies. Although, the battery life of the projector is pretty lackluster, so if you are planning on using your projector for a time period longer than an hour bring a charger.

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