Sony wants to hide its tech in your home

Invisible technology could make tactile aspects of any room a new form of interactive entertainment.

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The Future. At the STAYDREAM exhibition at the NYCxDESIGN festival, Sony showed off some potential ways it hopes to hide tech in your home and beyond. These interactive smart devices — all hinging on the idea of creating “invisible technology” — could make the tactile aspects of any room a new form of interactive entertainment.

Lo-fi, hi-tech
According to Fast Company, some of Sony’s invisible tech includes…

  • An upholstered room divider that has speakers built into them
  • A wallpaper that has an overlaid video projection on it, which is controlled by sliding a connected mug
  • An interactive glass screen that acts as a giant screensaver in your home but becomes clear when you approach it

By partnering with the furniture manufacturer Stellar Works, Sony plans to make these prototype products a reality. The company hopes to build them at a cost-conscious price point sometime in the next six months.

Admittedly, Sony says that these offerings may be better suited for hotels than the next smart home, which could make your next resort lobby experience something unique.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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