The Xperia Touch from Sony might be named in line with its smartphone range, and be an Android OS-running device, but this gadget is far more left-field than those two attributes would suggest. It’s part of a brand play to broaden the Xperia range to different devices. The Touch is actually a projector that allows you to turn most flat surfaces into interactive displays, and it is a smart speaker with Google Assistant support — akin to Amazon’s Echo and Alexa, for example. You can also use it as a regular projector for small-distance (or short-throw, as it is called) projection. So where does this fit into the tech array? It could arguably replace your tablet, projector and smart speaker. You can interact with the Touch using voice, gesture and touch — enabled via infrared and a built-in camera that detects and responds to motion. This means you can watch content, play games, "draw" on surfaces, and interact with Google Assistant. The Touch has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection options...

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