New York, January 23, 2017 – As Valentine’s Day approaches and thoughts turn to gifting, NY NOW will be opening their doors to the gift industry’s most expansive marketplace. Sony will be exhibiting at NY NOW for the first time this February, with a line of gifts that blend design and technology to create transformative experiences in the home. From February 5-8, gift givers and retail buyers alike can experience Sony’s Life Space UX in booth 4125 at the Javits Center. Perfect for families and significant others, this new lifestyle and design driven collection offers game-changing gifts that transform interiors through innovative applications of ambient content, sensory elements and entertainment, creating new ways to spend time together and making shared moments more special.
With over 2,400 exhibitors, the NY NOW Winter Market will include a wide-range of brands from across the country curated into three sections: HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE. Accent on Design®, within the NY NOW HOME collection, is the industry’s leading resource for creative and transformative design brands. Sony Life Space UX is proud to partner with Accent on Design®, as the award-winning collection, featuring the LED Bulb Speaker, the Glass Sound Speaker, and the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector, demonstrates the intersection between innovation and design.
The LED Bulb Speaker blends light and sound, preserving environmental atmosphere. The size of an ordinary light bulb, it can plug in to any standard light socket and blends seamlessly into any space. Connecting to smartphones and other devices via Bluetooth, and remote-operated, the LED Bulb Speaker allows users to access their music libraries and choose from 192 color settings and 32 levels of brightness to set the perfect tone for every mood – no wires needed. Boasting a handy sleep timer setting, this light and speaker combination is equipped to support and enhance the user’s lifestyle. The LED Bulb Speaker is priced at $239.
The sleek Glass Sound Speaker offers 360 degrees of non-directional, crystal clear sound reverberated through an elegant organic glass cylinder. An LED filament housed within the cylinder combines ambient illumination with music. The vibration of the organic glass closely mirrors that of human vocal chords, which creates a lifelike sound experience. The Glass Sound Speaker’s unique sound structure includes features such as Advanced Vertical Drive Technology for generating high pass sound by tapping the organic glass tube to create vibration, a translucence passive radiator for low pass sound and a 50mm woofer for mid-range sound. Maximum audio output for the Glass Sounder Speaker is 13W (woofer). Lightweight (920g with battery) and battery-operated, the speaker enables 4 hours of battery operation. Easily portable, this unique offering allows the user to move the source of music and light as they move from place to place. Like the LED Bulb Speaker, the Glass Sound Speaker connects both iPhone and Android along with other devices via Bluetooth. The Glass Sound Speaker retails for $799.
The Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector is an innovative development delivering a new viewing experience at home. Easily rotating to project images or videos vertically or horizontally, the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector can turn any flat surface into a monitor, a movie wall, a virtual windowpane, or a work of art using a laser light source and newly developed SXRD panel. Positioned flat against the wall or table, the projector produces a crisp 22” image. Pulled back, the image expands up to 80” in width. Incredibly compact weighing approximately 930g with dimensions of 81mm (Width) x 131mm (Height) x 131mm (Depth), yet equipped with internal speakers and battery (up to 2 hours), the projector can be easily repositioned as users move throughout their home. The projector is compatible with smartphones to become a wireless controller for photos and video. The projector comes with Wireless unit, which can transmit contents from various devices such as a PC, Blu-ray player, or cable box via HDMI. The projector retails for $999 and can be elevated with the use of a separate floor stand priced at $199.
Further information can be found on Sony’s website:
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Product videos are available at:
Glass Sound Speaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbEf2i6RwLI
Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfevYQWIqgM
LED Bulb Speaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U6Bgl0gqWE
About Sony Life Space UX: A revolutionary spatial experience concept from Sony, Life Space UX harmoniously removes the barrier between technology and interior design. Providing transformative sensorial impact with lights, sounds and visuals applied in unexpected ways, Life Space UX aims to enhance existing spaces by enriching people’s experiences within them. The award-winning collection has received numerous accolades including the Popular Science Best of What's New Award, the Architizer A+ Award and the Interior Design NYCxDesign Award. It is currently available at Sony Square and MoMA Design Stores in New York City, Cozy Stylish Chic in Pasadena and ABT Electronics in Chicago.
About NY NOW: NY NOW, held twice a year, is the leading market for home and lifestyle products. NY NOW features three collections—HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE — that extend throughout the Javits Convention Center in New York City. It’s the premier market for all that’s new and on trend in specialty retail.
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