Rated 2 out of 5 by JonathanM Disappointing
It works as a charging dock. That being said it's not worth the price. It's lightweight and cheap plastic. I expected it to have some weight to it as a dock. But it often requires two hands to undock the tablet just because it's so light that when you pick up the tablet to undock it the dock comes with it due to the magnetic connectors. Not the quality I expected from Sony. While I already new this dock was solely for charging and not data transfer that didn't come as a shock but it's still is a bit disappointing since it would be more convenient to sit it in the dock and transfer files to and from it rather than having to plug the microUSB cable in the top of the tablet. Also, for the price you'd think they could include the usb power cable but they don't.
• Works as a charging dock
• It ONLY works as a charging dock, nothing else.
• It's too light and feels cheaply made
• Over priced
• No included power cables (yup, a charging dock without power cables... makes perfect sense)
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Z2012 Works as expected
The charging dock charges the tablet as advertised. As other reviewers have noted the dock is light weight plastic. It is also true that to remove the tablet the dock needs to be held down with one hand. However, I have used competing docks for other high end tablets that require the same type of two handed removal so its hardly a notable drawback.
The most significant benefit that seems to be overlooked in the other reviews is that it is no longer necessary to remove the water proof flaps to charge the tablet, prolonging their longevity. This benefit alone makes the purchase worthwhile.
The only negative for me was that Sony declined to include an additional charging cable (one with extra length would have been nice). Given the cost of the dock this almost an inexcusable omission. I would normally give the product 4/5 stars because of this but given that others have harshly reviewed the dock I feel 5/5 is appropriate to better represent the product upon first glance.
September 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by nipidoc Nice dock buuuuuut......
It doesn't come with a plug! Cmon SONY, don't be afraid to throw in a plug here.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dishington A MUST for SONY tablet owners
This charging base gives you the ability to display images from your tablet in an upright position while simultaneously charging it, all in a convenient device with a very small footprint. I consider it a must-have product, as it increases the utility of my tablet while performing a necessary function. I can't imagine not having it.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TommyT Must have - Magnetic Charging Dock
Must have this if you have the tablet. It makes the tablet so handy and keeps it charged all the time. Well worth the price.
March 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by bluSCALE4 Poorly designed product
Sony offers a cover for their tablets but it doesn't work well with the dock. Basically, you have to open the tablet cover and have it hang awkwardly in order for it to charge in the cradle. I wish they had designed the dock with the cover in mind.
December 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by pinyon Not bad
The cradle is certainly easier than plugging into the micro usb slot. The only complaint is that it is light and easily slides around when you go to connect the tablet. It would have been nicer to have a cradle with a heavy base although it likely would have been more expensive. You also have to make sure you get a positive "click" when the contacts line up or you won't be charging, which can be an issue due to the light weight of the cradle.
September 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OilersFan Decent but basic
I use this charging stand as my second charger at the office, at home I use a Sony dock that includes speakers which I prefer. I would only recommend this dock as an additional dock and not as your primary dock.
December 28, 2014