It never rains, but it pours. Just a day after the intriguing Pebble smart watch
got almost instantly funded on Kickstarter, Sony is back in the game with its latest take on the wearable smartphone augmenter. As promised, the SmartWatch that we saw at CES
(and which is completely and totally not
the underwhelming LiveView
watch from last year) is now shipping to the good old US of A
. $149.99 gets you a Bluetooth-paired secondary screen for your Android phone, complete with alerts, alarms and other goodies. And yes, the Sony SmartWatch will pair with any Android device regardless of manufacturer.