Rated 5 out of 5 by SuperSonyCustomer EXTRAORDINARY TABLET W/ FULL RANGE OF ACCESSORIES
The first thing I want to say is that this tablet does, in fact, offer a wide range of accessories, including an incredibly thin BT keyboard (BKB10). I can personally attest to this because I purchased one from the Sony Online store. I also purchased the adjustable kickstand cover (SCR12B), that snugly fits the X2 perfectly, with a magnetic flap on top to keep the case firmly shut.
I do admit that when I purchased these products I assumed that they would fit together to form a keyboard case, as Sony does display such a combination keyboard case on another one of their sites, along with several other accessories apparently not yet available, at least in North America. That product is apparently called the BKC50, and as far as I can tell from the promotional photos on that site it is simply an SCR12 case modified to securely hold the BKB10 BT keyboard, (which is removable to be the stand alone BKB10 keyboard it is), and packaged as a single product.
I was slightly disappointed that my case did not, in fact, have the ability to attach to the keyboard. But it was only a slight disappointment. After all, the case w/o the attached KB, (even though the BT KB is shockingly slim; literally about the height of 4 stacked credit cards & weighing roughly the equivalent of a PS3 game controller) is thinner, lighter & slightly more portable. I also realized that I don't have to pop the KB out of the case every time I want to pair it with a different device, e.g. Smartphone. Finally, the bottom line is that it's really not all that inconvenient to have to carry the KB & case w/tablet separately. In fact, sometimes I'm glad that they're entirely independent because otherwise I would worry that the KB would somehow damage the Xperia screen, thus defeating the purpose of the case to begin with.
All of that said, I get it. It's cool to have a keyboard case in one and Sony should try to bring that BKC50 product to NA asap. But don't let that be a deal breaker for this amazing device.
I intended for this review to also cover the technical capabilities of the Z2, but I've already ramble on so much about the case & KB I think I'll have to write about that in a separate review.
The take away message for this review is:
- The Z2 does have an available BT KB - an incredibly thin, compact BT keyboard. Model BKB10.
- The Z2 has a sophisticated, stylish dedicated case. Model SCR12
- A host of new, as of yet unavailable, enticing accessories that will make your Z2 even more of a technological joy and showoff. Did I mention the water resistant BT remote that can also act as a reciever for VoIP calls? Looks really cool.
- Most importantly, the Z2 is virtually a brand new device. A quite unique tablet device in my opinion that is superior to any other for content consumption, e.g. the sometimes criticized landscape dimensions are, in fact, much more accurate for things like reading magazines and watching films than other more portrait dimensioned devices.
- Give Sony a little time to roll out its full compliment of accessories for this impressive device. I believe it will be worth the wait.
June 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by chuyito great but not durable
these headphones cracked within a month and shotcirrcuted
June 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by alvinc Not very good
The headphones are pretty comfortable but the battery in it is horrible, I have to have it plugged in to a power outlet while playing a game because the battery does not last but about 2 hours. I really wished I would have gotten some wired head phones instead.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bourne Best Christmas present ever!
I got the Sony Pulse Elite for Christmas, my ex-boss thought they would be perfect for me, since he already had a pair. I tell you what, these are the best sounding headphones I've ever owned!
One day as I was headed to the gym, I accidentally put the Elite phones in my bag and not my Beats by Dre Pro's. Instead of going back home to get my regular headphones I decided to use the Elite. OMG! These sound much better paired with my phone than does the expensive Beats! I had these headphones for a few months now and would have never used them for my phone. Boy, am I glad I made the mistake of taking them instead of the other pair. I sold my Beats 3 days later! (movie mode and full bass impact, wow!)
I love my gaming experience and my music experience with these headphones, thank you Sony!
February 26, 2014