We all want to stay connected as conveniently as possible. Take the BlackBerry, which has proven that when you solve a need (like HAVING to e-mail), and extend your capability (staying easily connected while also Golfing or watching your kids dance recital) that you can achieve cult-like popularity.
We’ve gotten a taste with connection devices like the BlackBerry but it’s not enough. It’s far too easy to say, I’d love my BlackBery SO much more if it had X.
If you spend a lot time online like Shannon and I do (and we know you do because you’re reading a blog), you get really excited when you see technology unveiled that offers cool new tools to connect to people online – in a convenient, flexible way. A lot of devices and technology fall short of this goal, either in application, design, form or function (or in every way). But we appreciate the effort, knowing that each device that misses the mark, either by the broadside of a barn or ever so slightly, brings us one step closer to an almost singular melding of technology, man and utility.
We think Sony’s new entry, the Mylo, short for MY Life Online, has just the kind of features, form, utility and gee-whiz appeal (did I mention uber cool stying) that will spark the interest of youngsters and old farts alike – because it answers some of our convenience questions. The Mylo lets you stay connected to the web from your broadband connection, lets you gorge on all sorts of web based content, along with hooking you up with IP phone technology like skype, a killer instant messaging app, music, video, and more. Combine that with lots of storage, room for more, plus a handy size and a functional keyboard and it could be the next must-use platform (ala BlackBerry). Check out what Om Malik has to say about the Sony MYLO here.
UPDATE: See the Mylo video from Gizmodo here. Did you know that you can even share files wirelessly with other Mylo users? Very cool!