Rated 5 out of
Best accessories for phablet.
As the title suggest, this accessories is a must have for anyone with a phablet. As you can use this as a normal Bluetooth headphones with the included ear buds, or any standard 3.5mm headphones to listen to music or take a phone call.
But best thing is that you can also just hold this to the side of your ears to use it as a mini phone as it has built-in speaker and microphone.
Plus, it also comes with FM radio.
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 4 out of
Next Gen SBH
SONY please add 2GB of storage to this device similarly to the smart wireless headset pro. In my transit to and from work, my phone lives in my suitcase, I need music/fm radio and wireless control of my phone but also and equally a second handset device.
When not listening to music and headphones are not plugged in, I need this device as a headset but music storage is sacrificed for this feature. Storage within the device would mean I could work out with only one device and I would not need to carry my phone for music.
Please make my life that much easier :)
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 4 out of
Great product with room for improvement!
I've had this product for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love it! I think Sony has set a new standard for all Bluetooth handsets.
The handset is beautifully designed. It is elegant, feels right in the hand and doesn't make the user look dorky. I think overall it has just the right features; not too much and not too less. The built-in speaker/microphone is the biggest selling point. It allows the user to hold it like a mini phone to the ear. This is especially handy if you have a particularly large phone like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which is what I'm using with the handset. You don't need to take the phone out of your bag/pocket for simple tasks like answering calls, making calls from recent call log, control music playback and volume, read email/text notifications. The battery is surprisingly good. With moderate use, I average about 3 days before needing a recharge.
With any product, there is always room for improvement. I really wish Sony would allow users to customise the ringtone on the handset however, after going through all the documentation and online search I'm led to believe that this is not possible. The handset has built-in speaker and can play audio files stored on the phone. So why not make it possible to set custom ringtone on the handset? For a premium price of $159, I think this should be a mandatory feature. Another annoyance is the physical buttons that are located on the sides of the handset. I think they can be better positioned on the front of the handset as I always accidentally bump the music control buttons. On that note, it's probably a good idea to introduce a locking mechanism like holding down two buttons to unlock the handset.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 1 out of
Not Very Sweatproof
I have managed to break three of these headphones over the years while at the gym. I bought these because I liked the idea of being able to change the earbuds if they fail but the body of the headset always tends to break first. I take care of my headset and only use them at the gym but they always break when I sweat heavily during cardio - the buttons just keep failing.
The first one, the volume down button got stuck.
The second one, the power button keeps getting triggered.
The third and last one, the power button stopped working altogether - workaround was always to pair up using NFC since I have always had Xperia handsets but now the unit wouldn't even turn on unless plugged in which may be due to the fact that the battery is now gone as well.
I always make sure that the flaps are closed tight but sweat still seems to leak inside the unit, hence breaking them.
Date published: 2016-05-18