Table-top Interactive Projection: Sony Experia Touch
- 05 Nov, 2017
Being able to turn any flat surface into an interactive android screen may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but the future is now and Sony want to dive right into Minority Report. With both voice and gesture control multiple people can interact with the screen, ideal for collaborative work and play.
The most impressive feature is the ultra short throw capabilities of the Experia Touch: it is capable of projecting images diagonally up to 80 inches while sitting at a distance of around 38 centimetres from the surface it’s projecting on.
Running off Android 7.1.1 means you can do almost everything you can do on a tablet and still retain some portability with a 1.5 hour battery life. Features like Miracast and on-board apps all combine to deliver a familiar and surprisingly responsive user interface, perfect for quick set up and public use.
There is one main drawback to using this futuristic ultra short throw projector, with only 100 lumens of brightness on offer it cannot handle daylight or a lit room, which seems odd for a projector that costs over £1,500.00. Lumens can be tricky to understand, especially when buying online, so we suggest you read our guide to brightness before you next look at projector specifications.
Even for the steep price tag you will have to settle for 720p and a contrast ratio of 4000-1, not full 1080p HD, so if you wanted the rich visuals of a true home cinema projector you should look at our short throw home cinema buyers guide here.
There is no doubt the Xperia heralds a new age in projections, the possibilities for shops, bars and exhibitions is immense. We definitely will be seeing a lot more of this interactive projection technology in the future and we can't wait!