5 Gadgets for the Ultimate High-Tech Living RoomHome Appliances & Tech
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Like us, our living rooms were born naked. But what if we could pick out some of the world’s most cutting-edge tech toys and dress our living rooms in them? Sony Singapore challenged us to do just that, so we’ve unleashed our inner geeks and chosen to grace our living rooms with these state-of-the-art machines, which also happen to be hopelessly gorgeous. Our favourites below.
Z9D series BRAVIA 4K HDR TV
No living room is complete without a TV, so we’ve dropped the zaibatsu’s newest flagship TV onto our grocery list. The Z9D is decidedly blessed with top-of-the-line features, including support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, which struts out more true-to-life pictures. A unique backlighting system promises to deliver even richer contrasts. It’s all wrapped up in an impossibly svelte frame that’s able to blend seamlessly into any décor.
The Z9D series BRAVIA 4K HDR TV is now available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers at special introductory prices of $7,999 (65”) and $10,999 (75”).
HT-NT5 2.1ch Soundbar
What’s a living room set-up without great sound? To this end, we’ve decided to pair our Z9D with the equally sumptuous HT-NT5. The latter comes with HDMI ports (three, to be exact), which allow you to pump out audio from 4K sources conveniently. The HT-NT5 also supports high-resolution audio, meaning crystal clear sound far exceeding the quality of MP3s and CDs. This sound is fired upwards from an ultra-slim package that won’t block your TV screen or its IR sensor.
The HT-NT5 2.1ch Soundbar with High-Resolution Audio & Wi-Fi is now available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers at a recommended retail price of $1,199.
PlayStation 4 (Slim)
What do you do with a game console that has sold over 40 million units worldwide since its launch in 2013? The folks of Sony thought they’d make it even more useful – the PlayStation 4 now supports HDR content! At the same time, they’ve managed to make it 30 percent smaller and about 25 percent lighter (2.1kg vs. 2.5kg for the original model). We also like the new all-matte finish, which makes the console less of a fingerprint magnet.
The PlayStation 4 (Slim) is now available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers at recommended retail prices of $449 (500GB) and $499 (1TB).
If you already own a PlayStation 4, or are planning to own one, don’t miss out on the PlayStation VR. The virtual reality headset – slated to be the first to be officially available in Singapore – vows to revolutionise the gaming experience by delivering in-your-face graphics that will make you feel like you’re in the game world. The PlayStation VR will launch with over 60 game titles, including action game ‘Batman: Arkham VR’, space shooter ‘EVE Gunjack’ and deep sea diving experience ‘Into the Deep’.
The PlayStation VR will be available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers at recommended retail prices of $599 and $649 (PlayStation Camera bundle) from 13 October 2016.
BDP-S6700 Blu-ray Disc Player
The still-rare and pretty expensive Ultra HD Blu-ray gets no love here, but what you have is a best-in-class blu-ray disc player that’s armed to the teeth with features. The crème de le crème is the ability to upscale images to 4K, so you can get greater clarity than ever from your video content. Additionally, the BDP-S6700 can accept most video and audio formats for your streaming pleasure. The box is quite a looker too, marrying a textured finish with a glossy overlay. Sophisticated.
The BDP-S6700 Blu-ray Disc Player is now available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers at a recommended retail price of $299.
All photos courtesy of Sony. For more information, visit www.sony.com.sg.
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