Earlier today, Sony held an Xperia gaming event where it unveiled the Xperia Stream, a cooling case that works with the Xperia 1 IV smartphone and serves as a streaming setup. The device has a full-sized HDMI port, a LAN port, a headphone jack, and a USB-C port on top that connects to the phone via USB-C. Because it lacks any extra buttons or joysticks, you must still play games on the phone’s screen.
The HDMI port can help you output games to a monitor or TV with video output capped at 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. You can also hook up a capture card to record and stream your gaming battles. The cooling fans built into the case offer programmable control via the Game enhancer menu.
Retail price for the Sony Xperia Stream is JPY 23,100, or $160. Sony also unveiled a new Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition smartphone package, which costs JPY 175,000 ($1,225) and includes the recently unveiled attachment in addition to a device with 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage.