Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by TJT0321 The perfect companion for the Z Ultra
This headset is an absolute must have for Z Ultra owners. If you own one, you know it's a beast of a phone and will likely stay in your pocket or in a bag when it's not needed. Putting that thing to your head will definitely get you some weird looks so this is a great alternative. So great, in fact, that it should probably come in the box with the Z Ultra.
NFC allows a quick one-touch setup which is about as painless as it gets. Then you just add the SBH52BK software to your phone for lots of added features. I added a couple of plugins for gmail, facebook, and hangouts that let me know when I get a new notification, which is handy. The main body acts as a miniature handset to take phone calls when you're on the go and the headphones aren't plugged in. If they are plugged in, then the audio will just come through the included headphones which are perfectly adequate. CallerID shows on the screen and you just hit the big button to answer and hang up. Volume control is on the side with play/pause/skip music controls on the other. Battery life is good. I've gone all day listening to music nonstop and taking calls here and there. Seems to work fine with any music app (i.e. Amazon), although the walkman app is default on Sony phones.
Construction seems solid and waterproof which is good for runners like myself. It has settings to link with two smartphones if you're running a business and personal phone like me, though if one of your phones doesn't have NFC setup can be a pain. There aren't any real instructions in the box so you'd have to find them online. Call quality and volume are excellent. I can hear the handset in the car with no trouble and usually leave the clip attached to my lapel without the headphones as a speaker for turn-by-turn navigation commands.
This thing really is a must have!
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tigerbyte Great Device
device works well. I would have loved to have this combined with the features of the BRH10. I do have a problem with keeping it charged. I think that wireless charging would help with non diligent people like myself.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Imupindis The best bluetooth handset/headset I've seen
Being able to use this device as a full fledged handset or an earbud style headset makes this versatile device what it is. Absolutely amazing. I was told the sound quality of this was greatly clearer than the bluetooth in my Acura. This is a must have piece for the larger Z Ultra. Much easier to use the phone with this handset. I called 15-20 Sony locations to find this and they were all sold out. Including the online store. That spoke volumes to me.
The Z Ultras speaker is nothing great. Placing the sound through this makes it exponentially louder.
Back to versatility. Speaker phone, handset and headset are all here. It is a great piece for doing everything phone based. Reading notifications, texts, emails, tweets, and facebook updates are all easy to read on the display. The control over my Z Ultra is fascinating.
Only thing I would have asked to upgrade is quality feel of the device. It is really plasticky. It looks great but feels a little flimsy. With everything this does I can definitely overlook that. For $100 this is by far the best bluetooth device you will find. If it becomes available I say don't hesitate.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Farzad Smart Bluetooth Handset SBH52BK
thank you for your very excellent accessory. it is very use able and useful Particular in android smart phone. I used this device with a nokia lumia 1520 that the OS is windows phone 8. it would be grate if i can use it in full feature like android smart phone. in my phone I have just answer a call and see the phone number, but in android phone you see contact, sms, log call and can dial to call log and also see a digital clock in your display.
February 5, 2014