Consumer Electronic Show or what most known with CES is no longer about the release of new smartphone. This year, CES 2016 is more about innovation in the Internet of Things. Although drones, VR wearables, smart exercise bikes and more are still shown in CES 2016. Wearables, connected devices, home automation, and even smart watch are the spotlight.
Last week at Las Vegas Convention Center, Sony unveiled its newest offering in the home automation segment at the CES 2016. Sony’s latest offering is an overhead light fixture, rather unimaginatively named the Multifunctional Light. It is a connected device that’s capable of communicating with other gadgets in a smart home, like smart air conditioners, thermostats and televisions, Sony claims that the device can also double up as an intercom system.
The light fixture is apparently also able to read data from smart thermostats, and comes with a motion sensor and a microSD card slot. It is said to use its motion sensor to detect human presence in the room and accordingly, turn the TV on and off via infrared, but the utility of the microSD card slot has not yet been detailed by the Japanese consumer technology giant. Either way. all that sounds fairly interesting especially if you’re into the 21st century smart home trend that is tipped to become a multi-billion dollar industry over the next few years.
It will be launched in Japan fairly soon, and will remain there in the first half of this year. For now, the device has only been announced and not yet launched. Sony hasn’t mentioned the price tag for this product.