Saves a bit of time
There can be few bigger drags in modern life than having to get your phone out of your pocket. Take it out, put it back in, take it out again - there's only so much a guy can take. Don't they know how busy I am? Thankfully Sony Ericsson has come up with a solution to this Chinese water torture - the LiveView.
Joking aside, this Bluetooth accessory does look quite fun. It's a little wristwatch-sized screen that syncs with, in principle, any Android phone and allows you to remote control it and display information from it.
"The Sony Ericsson LiveView is the first Sony Ericsson accessory to be compatible with the open Android platform which gives developers an opportunity to be creative and develop the next must-have innovative application." said Mikael Henriksson of Sony Ericsson Extras.
The device comes with wrist strap, which allows it to be worn in the same way as a watch. You can do things like read text messages, check out Facebook and Twitter stuff, control audio output and access some apps. As it's Android, developers are free to adapt apps for it.
It will be available in Q4 of this year and we believe is priced at around €60, although other sources have the UK price at £70...
Here's a pic and a vid.