SADLY, owning a personal X-Wing starfighter might still be a few years away. But the newest Parrot mini-drone, the Swing, is pretty close – but still inside the atmosphere. The Swing flies more like a plane than most drones. The Swing comes with a gamepad to fly with and connects over Bluetooth. Australian price TBA.
SONY has mashed together its Xperia X line with its Z line to create the XZ. It has the Z’s bigger screen, extended battery life and metal casing with the chipset and 23-megapixel camera of the X line. If the large screen is too big the XZ will also come in a Compact model. Australian price TBA.
THE Walkman is back. It also costs nearly $5000. For most people, phones have taken over from dedicated portable music players, but for audiophiles streamed music isn’t high-enough quality. That is the market Sony is targeting with the gold-plated new Walkman. Price $4870.