Rated 4 out of 5 by Zenith007 Soft Protection
It's truly a fine product, soft cover is amazing that reflect a large amount of spills without absorbing them. My favorite part is the pen it comes with! The pen is small, sleek and it opens up my paint paget easier than me doing it manually. Charging last longer than expected, it isn't a full charge but for a slim case that should be expected. Only reason it's not a 5 star is because of the price tag it comes with, and the pen isn't always locked in tight; tends to fall out when and if you walk and swing your arm suddenly and repeatedly.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheFamilyMan I Love It So Much I Bought Another!
I bought my first CP12 exactly a year ago, I loved it so much I bought another to go with my NEW Xperia Z Ultra I recently purchased! One can't go wrong purchasing this MUST BUY! This is a necessary accessory purchase with any smartphone but this is the prefect companion for the XZU.
The Xperia Z Ultra itself is a GREAT device - dint listen to the naysayers, this is an incredible piece of technology abd yes, again, it came from Sony. This CP12 had many functions, obviously it's a great battery backup specifically made for our XZU's. But it'll also exceed your expectations for media consumption, taking notes with it's included stylus, and most of all protecting your precious BEAST from the harsh environments we expose or BEASTS to on a daily basis. The world outside!
Yes, this does make your BEAST a touch bigger than it already is. But I expected that because it comes with the territory of owning an Xperia Z Ultra just like a 45 gallon had tank goes with the territory of buying an SUV. You can't have one without the other - so why complain? Hey used to it or hey I certainly didn't have anybody forcing me to buy this accessory, did you?
I love having an additional 3050 mAh ready whenever I need it. I simply press the power button and BOOM, it brings charging my XZU. What more can I ask for? And as a treat Sony have us the ES21 Stylus which I love. I'd they didn't I would've had to either but an ES22 separately or simply just continue using a pen or PENCIL. How cool is that is Samsung! Whether I chose to use my stylus or a pen/pencil Sony had added the coolest feature. An XZU can instantly recognize your handwriting and turn it into text. No gimmicky bloatware found on my Xperia Z Ultra's. That's right, this is my second, my wife had her own People XZU, and our daughter had her own matching black XZU like mine - and we each have our own CP12. How cool is that?
There have been rumors spreading that Sony will hopefully follow up the Xperia Z Ultra with an Xperia Z4 Ultra in 2015, which is GREAT NEWS, I just hope that if this does comes to fruition that or CP12's will effortlessly complement with the proposed Z4 Ultra or any other worthy successor.
Lastly, since Sony bravely decided to compete face to face with other retailers, the Xperia Z Ultra has become even more popular. More popular than it ever has been before.. So please of they revise the CP12 perhaps Sony can design it just like the cases for the Xperia Z3 Series and employ a "window to our world" of information too. This simple addition would be a great update to this already superb accessory making it an even more important and compulsory purchase than it ever has been before.
That's just my .02¢ worth!
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPG663 THE Best Dock/Charger Combo Ever Released. PERIOD!
Well let me say this - The official Sony Power Cover CP12 IS AS AMAZING AS IT LOOKS! Your XZU pops right in and settles in the case perfectly, it looks totally cool too say the least. It comes with an Sony OEM USB magnetic cable - but what I did was used the cable from my DC30 Dock. I kept the new cable in my box for future uses since these are hard to come by on a single. Plus since I added extra screen protectors on both front & back hoping for some extra protection this BEAST just fits inside the original interchangeable hub, only problem with the DK-30 is that it's just to snug once you've applied screen protectors on both front & back therefore actually lifting the edge/side of the screen protector thereby forcing the SP to actually lift and contaminate the underside of the SP so eventually you'll be forced to replace SP's more often than you'll l like! That's going to + up really quickly!
As for the Protective Cover CP12 itself, at its current price the CP12 needs TWO MAJOR yet simple "add-ons" to really become worthy of its $159.99 price tag - plus tax which adds on another $12 & change. This is especially irritating since Sony doesn't have Brick & Motar stores in Indiana.
What it's missing is a simple magnetic clasp like the $25 (avg.) price say for a RoxFit which are specifically made for the entire Xperia line and they are absolutely amazing cases - check 'em out at www.roxfit.com! Anyhoo, the magnetic clasp employed by RoxFit does an EXCELLENT job at protecting an XZU from falling out of their case. Unfortunately not only is it possible for an XZU to fall out of the CP12, WHEN it does happen, and it will, they're is nothing stopping it from getting completely trashed when crashes down to the waiting cement!
The other small tweak would be EP22 pen found stashed inside the CP12 along the top left corner. IMHO, I believe after spending $800.00 plus the $79.99 AND TAX for my 3 year ADH+ you'd think Sony could at least supply us with top notch OEM accessories like all the competition they've got from around the world. Go Figure.
Lastly, believe it or not with my XZU C6833 WITH the CP12 fits comfortably in my front pant pockets! Albeit with painters pants jeans, casual pants, most of my basketball shorts and warm up/workout sweats. It works flawlessly, the XZU fits snuggly into this case without having to worry about it falling out (as mentioned above the worry comes in if you drop it because there's nothing to hold closed without anything keeping it safe and sound on the way down) - perhaps you're a risk-taker and aren't bothered with such things. I'm betting there's more of us better be safe than sorry customers who don't have a $1,000 to throw around when we see the new Sony Xperia lines unveiled every year.
Let me be clear - this is by far the BEST Dock/Charger Combo ever put out by ANY manufacturer do date minus those two suggestions. Battery life is actually what one would expect from having double the amount of power ready for whenever you need it. It's quite impressive actually! I'd definitely suggest this combination of an XZU & a CP12 to anyone and everyone!
Oh, one last thing...one you put YOUR BEAST INTO THIS BEAST OF A CASE it's about the same exact size of a Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013) respectfully. Thanks for your time reading my Mumbo Jumbo!
November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonJon Worth the purchase
This has been a lifesaver for me when I run out of battery during important occasions and also during accidental drops!
September 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Furby Functional Battery Case with some quality issues.
As a battery case, it does the job of increasing the functional size of your Z Ultra's battery well enough. However, the case itself will start to fall apart after a few months of use. The sheer size increase is also a problem- it wouldn't have mattered so much if it made it thicker, but it made it wider and taller, which makes it about as big as a small tablet.
September 26, 2014