Sony is on the lead in the race of innovation in smartphones. After the launch of Sony Xperia 2 Smartwatch, it is now trying its luck in the entertainment device business. Sony will be the second smartphone company to launch an Android stick that controls your TV.
The officially launched NSZ-GU1 BRAVIA Smart Stick will not only transform your TV viewing experience but will also give you Android functionality such as the Chrome Browser, Google Play and Google Search. It will also allow access to apps like Pandora, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Jamie Marsh, Marketing Manager of Sony’s Home Entertainment and Sound Division, commented on the launch,” The BRAVIA Smart Stick answers the question, ‘What’s on TV,’ with ‘whatever you want to watch. It brings the full power of Google services to your TV. From the apps in the Google Play store to the power of Google search, the BRAVIA Smart Stick integrates seamlessly with Sony’s own BRAVIA apps and navigation to deliver an amazing connected TV viewing experience.”
The BRAVIA Smart Stick can be easily put into your BRAVIA TV MHL slot. You can load all your content such as pictures, music and videos. Overall, this Smart Stick will let you make the best out of your BRAVIA TV. You can use it along with your current Satellite or TV connection. You can also use its applications along with running TV in another window.
It has a QWERTY keypad on one side and a touch pad on the other. It also comes with a remote control and also gives voice commands for getting stuff done. With the remote, you can also have smartphone-sy features on your TV, such as Pinch and Zoom.
Sony has also included a few BRAVIA apps that work with the Smart Stick for a better experience. You can also get access to the BRAVIA internet video library.
It is priced at $150.
A gist of the awesome features:
- Form Factor: 0.89 x 4.29 x 1.65 in
- USB 2.0
- Comes with Remote
- IR Blaster
- Wi-Fi 802.11. b/g/n
- HDMI output
- 8 GB on board storage
- QWERTY keypad
- Clickable touchpad
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