Sony Ericsson’s LiveView, Smart Watch or Auxiliary Display?
Remember the Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watch that I told you about a while back? Pair it with your Android (or other smartphone), connect it with OpenWatch, and you could push notifications (email, Gmail, calendar, SMS, etc.) from your phone to your wrist. Awesomeness, right? Back at the end of September we told you about a “Bluetooth PDA for your Android-powered phone“. Since then, we’ve learned a little bit more, and it’s finally been released — but only across the pond in Europe and the UK.
What we’re talking about is something called LiveView, a 1.3-inch OLED display that can be snapped into a holder that you can clip onto almost anything, or onto a wristband (can you say “super watch”?) that connects to your Android via Bluetooth.
Wearing: Clip or Wristband
Music player control: Play, pause, next, previous track, and volume adjustment, along with the title of the currently playing track
Messaging: Display incoming SMS, Display RSS feeds
Social networking: Display Facebook updates, Display Twitter updates
Calls: Caller ID to show phone number for incoming calls, Mute ringer for incoming phone calls
Contents: LiveView, Clip, Wristband, Micro USB charger, User guide LiveView
Dimensions: 11mm x 35mm x 35mm, 15g
Display: 1.3-inch Touch Sensitive (Capacitive) TFT
Controls: 2 Hard Keys, 4 On-screen Keys
Compatibility: Android 2.1 and higher
How much will LiveView set you back? About £59.99 via resellers like Expansys, but you’ve got to wait until November 26th, 2010. I think you just found the perfect Christmas present for the Geek in your life.