September 11, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Sony has been showing off its XEL-1 for a while. If you aren’t impressed by the skinny profile and bright picture, maybe this will entice you: Now they’re making it wireless.
Engadget says that Sony is showing off a cordless OLED TV that is almost identical to the XEL-1, except it uses batteries. This super-tiny 11-inch screen apparently doesn’t need much power at all. We’re not sure how many or what kind of batteries the unit takes, but we’re guessing either the TV or its batteries are rechargeable—no need to stock up on Ds or anything.
Adding batteries makes for a true clutter-free viewing experience. It’s wall mountable too. If they could wrap it into a weatherproof shell, it would make for a neat outdoor TV. However, if you’re willing to chance it with the elements, it looks like this unit is up for anything.
There are no other specs available now, and that includes how much viewing time the unknown power source will provide. There’s also no word on when it will be available or how much it will cost, but the wired XEL-1 sells for $2,500, so you can expect to spend at least that.
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