Sony was on the scene at the Shape AT&T Expo in San Francisco with an impressive quartet of concept devices. If high-tech gadgets that make you feel like you're in an episode of "The Jetsons" are up your alley, you'll like what Sony has in store for the future.
Sony Xperia Agent
If you've ever wanted your own personal Wall-E, the Sony Xperia Agent could fill that void. The Xperia Agent is a robot personal assistant that greets you with a polite bow and often tilts its head like it's a curious dog. It's kind of like an Amazon Echo with a screen and a little bit of personality.
Sony Xperia Projector
The Sony Xperia Projector is a bland-sounding name, but it's forgivable considering the concept device is still a bit of a blank canvas. In addition to projecting a video measuring from 23 inches to 80 inches, it can display an interactive projection on a flat surface that works like a touchscreen. The projector is meant to be a family-friendly device that everyone can gather around and use together. The semifunctional concept included a shared calendar, smart home hub, photo gallery and music player.
Sony Xperia Ear
The Xperia Ear isn't your average Bluetooth headset. It can detect when you put it in your ear and immediately announce any missed calls or messages. It can also read upcoming events on your schedule or news alerts. It works in conjunction with an app, so you don't need a Sony Xperia phone to use it.
When I tried it on, it felt comfortable and snug in my ear, even when I shook my head back and forth. A full charge lasts three-and-a-half hours and the case that comes with it can recharge it up to three times. Pricing is unknown, but Sony expects to release the Xperia Ear some time in 2016.
This is the only device on this list you can buy, however you probably won't want to. The Sony SmartEyeGlass isn't geared towards consumers; they're niche devices for companies to use. There's no app store -- you'd have to make your own app just to use them -- so unless that sounds like a fun time, these $899 glasses aren't the Google Glass replacement you've been waiting for.