In pictures: Sony's Xperia Ear
The Xperia Ear is an intelligent Bluetooth-enabled earbud that can dictate messages, receive weather updates and search the Internet
Xperia Ear is a smart product from Sony Mobile, an in-ear personal assistant to help communicate and get things done via conversational voice interaction and simple head gestures. Xperia Ear is available to pre-order exclusively from the Techmall online store for a special price of AED 799. It is designed to bring a new way of communicating and provides useful information such as your schedule, weather and the latest news to keep you up-to-date on the go. Powered by Sony Agent Technology; an adaptive platform, Xperia Ear responds to verbal commands, so you can ask it to make a call, perform an internet search, dictate a message or navigate to a certain location. Xperia Ear reads out incoming texts, WhatsApp or Facebook messages and allows you to initiate a response with a simple nod and then reply instantly with your voice. It measures in at 15.2 x 29.3 x 24.3 mm and weighs in at just 6.8g. The graphite black Ear also offers IPX2 certified water protection. The battery life is expected to be up to four hours of continuous use (voice input, calls and messages) and a further 16 hours of use via the 300mAh charging case. It's standard micro USB charging as well. The Xperia Ear is available to pre-order exclusively from the Techmall online store for a special price of AED 799. Plus all pre-orders receive AED100 voucher, redeemable against purchase of Sony Mobile accessories.