Sony said last week that it would hold an Xperia gaming event on September 12, and we wondered if we’d see a gaming phone or accessory at the event. Now that the big day has come, it turns out that the Xperia Stream was the big news.
The Xperia Stream is a cooling system and streaming platform for the Sony Xperia 1 IV. It is powered by the phone’s USB-C port and fits over the phone like a case.
The cooling system is a fan, and users can change the speed of the fan with a programme called Game Enhancer. We said in our review of the Xperia 1 IV that the phone had very poor sustained performance, so the fan is a must.
Game Enhancer lets users modify the fan’s speed. In our Xperia 1 IV review, we claimed the phone had low sustained performance, hence the fan is necessary.
A sight of a player using an unknown Xperia smartphone fuelled hopes for a PlayStation Vita 2 or new Xperia gaming smartphone. A lack of leaks, unusual for a big product release, sparked suspicions, and the Sony “smartphone” is a gaming gear cooling system for the Xperia 1 IV.
When Sony unveiled the Xperia 1 IV in May and displayed the accessory, hardly one noticed. Maestrotaku said the cooling system was in testing in May with a promise to provide it in September. The latest introduction video shows the new gaming gear cooling system, aimed to boost gaming performance and live streaming. No PS5, Xperia Play 2, or gaming phone yet.
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