Sony Ericsson has flipped. We’re convinced its designers have actually gone mad, or had something slipped in their cappuchinos. It’s the only explanation for their latest lunatic invention: a touchscreen remote control for your Android phone: The Sony Ericsson LiveView.
According to the Big SE, the Sony Ericsson LiveView will let you glance at meddages, see incoming calls and keep up with Facebook and Twitter without fishing an Android phone from your bag. It’s compatible with the company’s Xperia X10, Xperia X10 Mini and Xperia X10 Mini Pro of course, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S and HTC Desire.
Using Bluetooth, the Sony Ericsson LiveView connects to an Android phone and displays relevant info. The mobile maker suggests clipping it to your notepad while sat in meetings, and it’s not a million miles from its last generation of Bluetooth watches, just with a bigger screen.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView dishes up everything you’d expect, from calendar reminderz and texts to music controls. We reckon it’d be a handy addition to your in-car set-up, assuming you play music through the stereo from your Android phone.
“Sony Ericsson LiveView can be clipped anywhere,” reads the company’s justification for this extraneous accessory. “Attached in a watch strap, on a keychain to a laptop, the micro display allows the user to incorporate the product into their lifestyle and always stay connected.”
The Sony Ericsson LiveView packs a “micro display that mirrors the phone” and will be available in stores from Q4, 2010. Or October at the earliest.
The big question is, do you want an extra screen to lug around all day? Will you wear your Facebook status on your sleeve? Check out the video below and let us know.
Out Q4 | £TBC | Sony Ericsson