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Hands-on with the Sony Ericsson Live Dock

It wasn't just phones on show at last night's Xperia Party in London. Sony Ericsson was also keen to show off the latest accessory for its 2011 Xperia smartphones -- the Live Dock. This is a brand new smartphone dock which serves not only as a charging station, but allows you to connect USB peripherals like keyboards and mice, and control your phone using good old-fashioned button-based devices.

And if you've got a HDMI-enabled Xperia, like the Arc or Arc S? Well, that's where things start to get really cool -- in that case, you can browse the web and play Angry Birds on your TV, using any standard USB wireless keyboard and mouse. Proof of this, in video form, is after the jump.

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Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex is global Executive Editor for Android Central, and is usually found in the UK. He has been blogging since before it was called that, and currently most of his time is spent leading video for AC, which involves pointing a camera at phones and speaking words at a microphone. He would just love to hear your thoughts at, or on the social things at @alexdobie.

  • thats pretty cool. they should start making more phones to be able to do these things with less effort.
  • And everybody thought I was crazy. Well maybe I am but it still doesn't change the fact that I was correct that there was enough interest in this to justify the R&D. Thank you Sony for paying attention to end user demands. Now if we can just get HTC and Samsung on board.
  • Wish my phone had this capability. This is rad!