July 31, 2012
Sony SmartWatch Review: Maybe the Worst Thing Sony Has Ever Made

Reading this Sony SmartWatch Review it’s hard to think that anything good will come from a review that starts with the line: “Maybe the Worst Thing Sony Has Ever Made”.

But then you look at it for more than a few seconds or so, maybe try touching it, and a thing you have strapped to your arm suddenly starts to make you unhappy. Unhappy and perplexed. A thing actually on your body confuses your brain, and it’s not a tattoo of a Mobius strip or something. The SmartWatch requires a constant Bluetooth connection with an Android phone to do anything smart at all—otherwise it’ll just blink errors at you, slackjawed, and show you the time. Similarly, you’ll need the Android mothership to load any app you might want onto the thing—simply, it’s non-functional without a phone in your bag or pocket, and because of the dinosaur Bluetooth connection, sluggish even when its phone mom is around. […] Nobody is really sure what a retina display is, but we can all say with absolute certainty that this is the opposite of it.

Via Daring Fireball.

Posted by Arcterex at July 31, 2012 02:12 PM