Sony's Future Lab will ask customers for enter on early prototypes
Sony has a brand new analysis initiative referred to as Future Lab Program that is extra clear than what you could be used to. As an alternative of treating the ideas that come out of the lab as intently guarded secrets and techniques, Sony plans to share this system’s prototypes with you. In reality, it goals to make use of your suggestions to refine these prototypes and ensure the corporate’s on the right track. Sony will exhibit Future Lab’s first prototype on the SXSW convention, which is scheduled to start on March twelfth in Texas.
This primary idea is codenamed “N,” and all we find out about it in the meanwhile is that it is a wearable system with a palms-free interface. It guarantees a brand new method of experiencing music and sound with out having to insert something in your ear. You’ll be able to watch its teaser trailer under, nevertheless it does not actually make clear what the gadget seems like — not that you simply’d have to attend too lengthy to seek out out. Since Future Lab intends to solicit suggestions, we’ll doubtless see and know extra about “N” on this system’s web site, Fb and Twitter accounts after its SXSW debut.
Sony has different product improvement packages in place, launched in an effort to conjure up new hits for the corporate. A type of is the Enterprise Creation division it launched in 2014, which presents staff the prospect to get their most progressive concepts realized. The corporate additionally opened up a crowdfunding and e-commerce platform final yr that inner groups use to boost funds for his or her experimental units.