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Sony Xperia Ear for Android Smartphones - Graphite Black
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- Lightweight and comfortable (6.6 grams). soft silicone inner earpiece with several customizable gel caps. Metallic finish on the outer part of the earpiece and IPX2 rating water protection.
- Voice command technology with Dual microphones, noise suppression, and echo cancellation.
- Accelerometer, gyroscope, and proximity sensors that turn the ear on automatically once inserted and allow you to use head gesture commands.
- Storage case that doubles as a portable charging unit with 300Mah lithium-ion battery provides up to 16 hours of Talk time and up to 80 hours of use on standby with standard USB charging.
- NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 enabled. Compatible with any smartphone running Android 4.4 or later.
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From the manufacturer
Xperia Ear - Your Personal Assistant
Bluetooth and NFC-enabled, you can send and receive messages, hear personalized information and news updates, check your schedule, search, and navigate all without having to look at your phone.
Ask Xperia Ear to schedule an appointment, navigate you to your next meeting, or search for information. Have it read your incoming messages and send a reply on your behalf.
Stay In Control
Xperia Ear has an integrated proximity sensor, gyroscope, and accelerometer so it knows if it’s in your ear, or in its charging case, and reacts accordingly. You can even use a nod of the head to confirm a command.
Stay In Touch
With dual microphones, noise suppression and echo cancellation, your Xperia Ear is easy to talk to. Ask it to perform a task or provide information, and it will deliver what you need.
Compatibility and Specifications
- Android version 4.4 or later (Not compatible with Xiaomi and the following LG devices: LGV32, LGL22, LG G3 Beat)
- Bluetooth profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
- Weight: 6.6 grams
- Size: 15.2 x 29.3 x 24.3 mm
- Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
- Durability: IPX2 water protection
- Indicators: Color LED’s
- Sound: Dual microphone, Noise suppression, Echo cancellation, Balance Armature driver
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, NFC (core unit), MicroUSB (charging case)
- Battery Life: Talk time: up to 4.0 hours (core unit), Talk time: up to 16 hours (with charging case), Standby time: up to 80 hours, 65mAh battery capacity (core unit), 300mAh battery (charging case)
- Color: Graphite Black
- Size (LWH): 1.14 inches, 1.61 inches, 2.36 inches
- Weight: 1.28 ounces
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Introducing Xperia ear, the innovative new personal assistant from Sony that intelligently helps you manage your day. Bluetooth and NFC enabled, you can send and receive messages, hear personalized information and news updates, check your schedule, search, and navigate Without having to look at your phone. With voice command technology, Xperia ear lets you dictate a text that you can send immediately or save for later. In addition to voice command, you can also accept (or ignore) phone calls with head gestures. Xperia ear knows when it has been placed in your ear and will automatically turn on to read updates and calendar reminders so you never miss an important meeting or occasion. It also comes with a sleek storage case that doubles as a portable charger, so it's powering up even when you’re not wearing it.
Top Customer Reviews
Ok this deserves a 5 star rating for a couple reasons. First I couldn't get it to sync with my phone so i called Tech Support, they were able to run 2 tests and determine it was my phone that was not up to date with a new release of the app they just pushed out a few days earlier. So I upgraded and Tech Support followed up and it's connected. Being in sales I'm on my cell phone almost 5 hours a day, this one is great simple push button for the assistant to send a text, make a call, get the weather. My only issue is if you lose the case you are out of luck for charging the earpiece, what ever you do don't lose it. My calls are clear, and my voice to test is great also. The unit is compact which is nice so it doesn't take up too much room or interfere with my other duties. I'm sold on this one, get one of these to help you be your own personal assistant. I put a picture on here to help you with the size idea. Enjoy!!!
Some of the functions you can perform with this include
-Checking the date and time, "Date" "Time" or "What is the...."
-Setting alarms, timers, appointments, "Wake me up at..." "Set alarm/timer for...", "Set appointment/add event...." "Check calendar/schedule"
-Make calls, return calls, check SMS
-Search the internet
-Check weather/news/battery level
-Locate your phone
Do you need this? No, but it's more convenient and faster than swiping/logging into your phone. One step closer to Star Trek's "Computer...."
I was happy to try out the Sony Xperia as I had been using the Plantronics Voyager bluetooth earpiece. I was intrigued by the ability to use a voice assistant in such a smaller form factor than the Plantronics.
This thing is light....typically with the earpieces that go in your ear, I start to hurt after a little bit. I found that I could easily wear this for several hours without any tenderness in my ear canal entrance. While Sony did not get this certified to the IP67 level, it is certified as IPX2 so it will resist casual mist and drops of water which means that light rain shouldn't be an issue for the device.
Sony advertises 4 hours of continuous use before it will shut down but I found that for the average user (making a couple calls a day and using the voice assistant to dictate about 10 texts a day) that the Xperia easily made it through my work day. One nice thing that Sony has done is to throw in a charging case which has a dedicated 3000mah battery where you can recharge the xperia on the go without the need for a cord. Nice touch.
I'm a big believer in open source and give Sony a lot of credit for this. They have allowed the Xperia users to change (via the included app) which Voice Assistant you want to use with it. You can choose from Google Voice (my preferred), Xperia, or Samsung S Voice (if you have it). I think this is a critical touch which promotes the flexibility of the Android platform. I personally find that Google Voice handles my speech better so I leverage that.
Ok, if I have to be a little picky I would say that the Xperia App is nothing more than a unique way to change the settings on the Xperia. The functionality is a little slow and clunky (although this doesn't impact the functionality of the unit). Because it's only one speaker in one ear, music doesn't sound that great on the Xperia. I'm curious how Apple's EarPods will function. Speaking of Apple, my biggest gripe is that the Xperia's don't support iOS, which eliminates a large portion of the phone users out there. I'm not trying to start an Android vs Apple conversation here, but from a business perspective, I would think that Sony would want to take advantage of that market share.
The Xperia is expensive, but I think the technology is headed that way and you're gonna see more utilization of "personal assistants" that you can talk to. It certainly is a step up from my Plantronics set and I'll be sticking with this Xperia for the near future.