Rated 3 out of 5 by smvvl Disappointed
It is supposed to be a charging cradle. But, no cable is included.
July 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by DigitalDave Sturdy & Convenient
If you own the Xperia Z Tablet you need to have this accessory. It's study, heavy enough to feel solid without being a boat anchor, has holes in the bottom that mirror the speakers along the base of the tablet (no muffled sound), and has an adjustable stand that lets you position it in just about any angle you'd want.
It also makes charging dead simple, you just slide it into the dock, no need to open up the USB port on the lower left side! That's right, you can be even lazier... score!
For added awesomeness, the Xperia Z Tablet knows when it is plugged into the dock and can perform a bunch of preconfigured tasks that you set up whenever you slide it in. Check the screengrab I attached, it's a REALLY sweet feature.
My only gripe is that it doesn't come with a charger and USB cable. You've got to use the stock one that came with the tablet, which could use a longer USB cable.
********** WRAP-UP **********
+ Solid build.
+ Holes in the base align with the speakers so your audio doesn't get muffled.
+ No need to open your USB port on the base to charge.
+ Tablet knows when it is plugged into the dock and allows you to perform preconfigured tasks with Smart Connect.
- Doesn't come with an additional charger and USB cable. It would have been a five star review if it did.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kykat401 Love It!! My Search is Over!
Hubby and I have been searching and experimenting with several other tablets for MONTHS! Even borrowed friends' to see if theirs "fit me".
None has ever satisfied my need for simplicity, size, and power, yet maintain the complex performance I wanted. But since receiving, using and enjoying my new SONY TABLET Z 38gb, have to declare the search is happily over. :)
It is fast, lightweight, doesn't heat up in your hand/lap, great little speakers-no not theater quality, but not designed for that! "Smart" texting/typing keyboard that pops up quickly and is very, very easy to use. Sharp picture quality, easy to find and change settings ~ font-size, sound levels, etc..
See what I mean? It has all of this and reads email and plays games too, if you want some fun. Oh, you can read BOOKS too. :) I do alot of that and this is a wonderfully comfortable tablet to use. Did I mention fast downloading for the books or ànything else? Oooh, and tons of storage!! Yep, has that!
This new SONY TABLET has it all. PERIOD.
June 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Windchime516 Love the Cradle.....BUT
The cradle gave the stylish Tablet Z an added classy look...as it is docked. Its light, not fragile to the touch. Charging from the dock seem faster and yes it helps i dont have to open the charging port cover all the time now that i have the cradle. You can tilt the tablet in any angle you want/prefer. Not limited to just one or two angles. Keep the cord under the kickstand and you wont be bothered by it. Speaking of the cord...it seems stupid not to include one. And you will need to buy one that is longer than the one that came with the tablet. There is no excuse for not including a cord, SONY!!!!!!! So 3 stars only and I am really being generous, unlike SONY.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrloko sony has best stands ever
I have the cover for the tablet. i can slide it right in without removing it at all . makes it simple to charge, and simple to just take the tablet with me. Its very solid piece. has the same look as the tablet (premium) .
October 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Basjhar What a Joke
Seriously, 45 dollars and no micro usb cable included??? WTF Sony. Greedy.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRFERNANDO Excellent Upgrade
Upgraded from the original Sony tablet model SGPT112US to the Sony Table Xperia Z and is worth the upgrade for me. The newer model is much thinner, lighter, and a nice leap in overall performance. I opted for the 32GB model and installed an additional 32GB micro SD card where I store and retrieve videos, movies , and photos. Video playback on movies I bought and transferred from DVD is smooth without any choppiness and displays with good colors, contrast, and excellent fidelity. I am also pleased with the quality of video streaming from Netflix, local news from ABC KGO, and Slingbox 500. Wireless performance is on par with many other devices I use. At home when connected to my Comcast Wi-Fi, SpeedTest.NET test results show 52644kbps download speeds and 15983kpbs upload speeds, and it varies with every test, but the numbers are fairly consistent. Photos taken with DSLR's and transferred to the tablet are also displayed with fairly accurate colors and contrast and are a good representation of the original images. I don't plan to use the tablet for taking pictures, but it seems the camera is a pretty good performer in a pinch and didn't experience shutter lag. Screen keyboard is also very responsive and performs without lag when I use it for typing email, messages, or documents. Battery performance is also really good for my use and the battery level is about 25% left at the end of the day. The headphone jack is hidden behind a flap door which I believe is designed to keep the tablet waterproof, but it is a bit inconvenient. I do use Bluetooth headphones most of the time especially when I don't desire better fidelity with sound quality. I also wish that there are better case choices that are more high tech such as the one for the iPad and Surface. I bought the Sony leather case and it protects the tablet nicely. Overall, I am very much satisfied with the upgraded tablet and look forward to helping with my daily productivity and entertainment.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by taonian Great product
It's very convenient to charge the tablet, you never need to plug the charging table, just seat Xperia in the cradle. Furthermore, you can get hands-free while talk to your friends via Skype or so. I recommend it.
May 3, 2014