PREVIEW: IFA 2014 – Sony SmartBand Talk
IFA 2014 – An e-paper display that lasts for three days stars on this smartphone notification device
Live from the IFA 2014 trade show, Berlin, Germany
Though it’s largely been lost in the scrum in Berlin, Sony’s SmartBand Talk could be a genuinely innovative addition to any trip. Essentially a cheap wearable device that has inside both a microphone and a speaker, the waterproof SmartBand Talk lets you take and make phone calls, and be alerted to both incoming calls and text messages.
For travel, the killer feature is is its three-day battery life. That’s thanks to its novel curved, 1.4-inch e-paper display that has a 288×128 pixel resolution. Also useful for all kinds of trips – including the commute – is the SmartBand Talk’s ability to play, pause and skip music tracks on a Bluetooth-connected smartphone.