Sony Xperia Ear
Sony’s Xperia Ear is an intriguing device -- in theory. It’s a single Bluetooth earpiece with a built-in assistant that’s always ready for your voice commands, and will recite your smartphone notifications as they arrive. However, because you have to press a button to talk to the Ear, there’s no real difference between this device and, say, using Siri or the Google Assistant over wired earbuds. The Xperia Ear also gets uncomfortable with extended use, and is expensive for what it does. What's more, Sony’s assistant is less smart than rival helpers. With some software tweaks, the Xperia Ear could become useful for multitaskers, but as it stands there's no real reason for it to exist.
- Accurate gesture recognition for non-verbal interaction
- Snug fit
- Sturdy, water-resistant construction
- Portable charging case
- Assistant is not very smart yet
- Gets uncomfortable with extended use
- Not compatible with iOS
- Doesn’t do much that the competition doesn’t
- Poor music quality
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- Critic Reviews (4)
- 53AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE4 ReviewsPC Mag50Sony Xperia EarThe Sony Xperia Ear is an innovative Bluetooth headset with a built-in voice assistant you can control by nodding your head, but is too expensive for the call quality it delivers.Wareable70Sony Xperia Ear reviewHearables are still a bit of a fiendish puzzle and Sony has done fine work completing a few parts ... But it's an expensive, single earbud that – as ever – has frustrating moments. Impressive but far from perfect.phoneArena30Sony Xperia Ear Bluetooth headset reviewThe Xperia Ear will speak out the news, the weather, and some of the instant messages you'll be getting, which some might find useful. But is this luxury worth $200? I don't think so.Stuff60Sony Xperia Ear reviewSony's in-ear AI butler looks and feels good, but unless your hands are constantly full, isn't yet ready to run your life.
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