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Sony to take on Google Home with its new voice-controlled speaker

Sony has introduced a range of new products at the IFA tech tradeshow in Berlin including noise-cancelling earphones, Bluetooth voice-controlled speakers and stunning new 4K HDR home theatre projectors.

The company unveiled an impressive line-up of products to please the music and movie loving customers who have an eye for high-quality content.

SONY WF-1000X NOISE-CANCELLING EARPHONES – $399.95

We’ve heard of Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones but take a look at the noise cancelling wire free earphones.

The WF-1000X have no cables whatsoever and each earbud utilises the company’s industry leading noise-cancellation technology to reduce ambient noise and allow you to focus on the music.

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And all without being tangled up in a cable. They will be priced at $399.95 when they are released in October.

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SONY LF-S50G VOICE CONTROLLED SPEAKER – $299.95

This is Sony’s answer to Google Home –  it’s a voice-controlled speaker that lets you find information, complete tasks and tap into your smart home ecosystem just by talking.

The 360-degree speaker uses Google Assistant and serves as the digital hub in your home.

Of course, you can also ask it to play your favourite music.

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The LF-S50G is due in stores in December. It will be available in blue, black and white.

And being released in December, the Sony LF-S50G is expected to go head-to-head with Apple’s highly anticipated HomePod.

SONY 4K HDR HOME THEATRE PROJECTORS

Sony has expanded its family of 4K HDR home theatre projectors with some impressive new additions.

The amazing new projectors deliver cinema-like quality in your home with image quality that must be seen to be believed.

The Sony VPL-VW260ES 4K HDR projector
The Sony VPL-VW260ES 4K HDR projector

These new models include Sony’s cutting-edge new SXRD panel which, when combined with its Reality Creation resolution processing technology and Sony’s unique algorithm to map pixels perfectly, you’ll have a picture that will blow your mind and have you reaching for the popcorn.

The Sony VPL-VW360ES 4K HDR projector
The Sony VPL-VW360ES 4K HDR projector

The VPL-VW260ES, available from this month, is priced at $7999; the VPL-VW360ES, which is available in white or black, will cost $10,999.

The Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K HDR projector
The Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K HDR projector

Pricing for the top-of-the-line VPL-VW760ES projector, available in December, has yet to be announced but were not expecting much change from $25,000.

* Stephen Fenech travelled to Berlin as a guest of LG

About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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