still haven’t catch on with Smart TV? well, if you haven’t and have no plan to splurge on this worldly connected indulgence just yet, and has a plain jane 2013 Sony TV sitting around, then Sony wants you to check out the Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick (NSZ-GU1) – a device that will turn that “unconnected” TV of yours into a connected set. the Smart Stick is sort of like a Chromecast-ish device that allows you to install variety of apps available on Google Play Store, as well BRAVIA own apps such as the Internet Video Library on it onboard 8GB storage. like most media player, the Smart Stick comes preinstalled with popular entertainment apps like Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, YouTube and more.
to get the Smart Stick going is simple enough: all you need to do is plug the device directly into your TV’s MHL port, but it does require external power by the way of USB port of the TV. additionally, it boasts a “picture-and picture” feature that allows you to, say for example, surf the web while watching TV at the same time in two separate windows. the device comes bundled with a voice-activated remote that also has a clickable touchpad and QWERTY keyboard built in for ease of searching contents, apps, and web. the Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick is available from Sony Stores and select retailers for $149.99. hit the jump for a few more look.