You recognize what’s boring and lame and passé and boomer and silly? Watching your tv with regular audio system. Simply the considered it’s making me wish to hurl all around the nearest soundbar.
And, mates, Sony is aware of this. Sony is right here for you. Shh, let Sony maintain you. Sony‘s getting nearer now.
“Oh,” Sony says, “you’re feeling that?”
Sony is wrapping itself round your neck, you’re apprehensive for a second, however then Sony begins to buzz and vibrate pleasantly in your shoulders.
You look down and — shock, horror, pleasure, shock — it’s not Sony in any respect! No, it’s the corporate’s SRS-WS1 Immersive Wearable Speaker.
And it’s coming to america.
Whereas Sony‘s neck speaker would possibly bear some resemblance to the Bose SoundWear, it has a special goal and performance. Moderately than being an all-round speaker you put on, it’s been created to boost your TV-watching expertise.
It really works like this. You connect a transmitter to your TV‘s audio output and then you definately slip the sultry sound collar over your shoulders. The audio is then piped in via the neck speaker, alongside some vibrations.
It’s like a homewear model of the N64’s rumble pak. However with, uh, sound.
The transmitter can ship audio to 2 neck audio system, that means a pair of you may get in on the shoulder sound motion. Whereas Sony‘s neck speaker can connect with your smartphone through a cable, it’s actually designed for at house use. This is smart, as I nonetheless don’t know who the Bose SoundWear is definitely aimed toward.
Battery-wise, Sony says its neck speaker will work for round seven hours, which ought to get you thru just a few films simply. And when it runs out? Charging to full will take about three hours.
Will Sony‘s neck speaker turn into the way forward for house leisure? In all probability not — particularly when it’s promoting for between $250 and $300.
Additionally, I’m undecided plopping a little bit of moulded plastic on my shoulders after I wish to watch a film is absolutely an expertise I need.
Regardless of saying this, I’m going to be an enormous previous hypocrite. Though the Sony neck speaker sounds dumb, I actually, actually wish to strive it out.
Plus, audio system are boring.
Printed November 19, 2019 — 16:32 UTC