From the looks of it, the Sony LF-S50G looks similar to the Apple HomePod speaker, which was introduced during the WWDC 2017 conference earlier this year. It has the same tube-like shape and looks similar from the top and sides.
Users can listen to high fidelity music and change the tracks using the ‘Gesture Control’ feature. The feature lets users adjust the volume or skip to the next track without directly touching the speaker. They can also do it by simply waving hand nearby. The speaker has IPX3 splash-proof capabilities and can also act as a microphone that can hear user’s voice commands and implement it on the other connected devices, for instance, the Sony Bravia TV.
The Google Assistant speaker — powered Sony LF-S50G also lets users perform basic features like setting alarms, calendar events, check traffic information and more. It also has a LED display placed below the speaker net.
The Sony LF-S50G is said to initially reach markets including the US, UK, Germany, France and others at $200 (roughly Rs 12,700). It will be reaching the US in October.