─ So the built-in battery enables the glass sound speaker to be used even in locations without power?
Matsumoto: Yes, that’s correct. The Glass Sound Speaker distributes the sound evenly in a 360-degree span, so it can be placed anywhere. We wanted to take advantage of this feature in order to freely place the speaker in any location, regardless of whether there was a power socket nearby or if bulky cables would become an obstacle, so we decided that it was critical that the speaker could be battery operated. In addition, Bluetooth functionality facilitates wireless playback, enabling a completely cable-free experience that allows the user to enjoy music in any location. We really hope that as many customers as possible will be able to try out the ultimate spatial experience in light and sound produced by Sony’s Glass Sound Speaker.