[ REVIEW ] Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset – Hands On

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset made its first appearance at IFA 2014 event along with Sony BSB10 Bluetooth Speaker. Sony SBH60 falls in the category of on-ear wired cum wireless headset bringing back retro style look, compatible with wide range of smartphones/tablets.

It is available in white and black, priced at $91/£79/Rs 4752 from Mobile Fun. We tested it with our Xperia Z2, Nexus 7 2013 & Lumia 830 with no issues at all in performance. Check out our hands on Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset review in below post

[ REVIEW ] Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Let’s take a closer look at Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset.

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset Review

Box Contents

  • 1 Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset.
  • 1 micro USB cable for charging ( EC300 ).
  • 1 3.5 mm headset connector ( multipoint ).
  • Manuals.

Sony SBH60 Box Contents

Specifications

  • Headband width – 9 mm.
  • weight – 125 grams.
  • Battery – 145 mAh.
  • Speaker type – 30 mm dynamic.
  • Speaker frequency range – 30Hz – 18000Hz.
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported – A2DP/AVRCP/HFP

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset – Profile

On left headset of Sony SBH60 we have power button, LED light, microphone, volume up/down button, call take/end button, micro USB port, 3.5 mm connector port and NFC.

Sony SBH60 Headset - NFC

Below you can see 3.5 mm jack port and volume keys.

Sony SBH60 3.5 mm headphone jack

Below you can see call taking/ending button ( also used to pause any music track ).

Call taking button on Sony SBH60

Below you can see micro USB port, used for charging.

USB port on Sony SBH60 headset

In below pic you can see the power button ( LED light is beside it ) and 3 pin holes for microphone.

Power button on Sony sBH60

Right headset doesn’t have any buttons.

Sony SBH60 Review Hands On

Frame used in headband is flexible.

Sony SBH60 Hands On

In below pic you can see headband frame.

Sony SBH60 Headband frame

Wire inside headband stretches as you move the ear headsets.

Sony SBH60 Headband

Sony SBH60 Headband Review

Foam used in headset is very comfortable.

Sony SBH60 headset cushion foam smooth

How to Pair it ?

It supports one connect pairing via Bluetooth & NFC. To power on, Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, press the power button ( present on left headset ) for 5 seconds. LED light present beside it will glow to green once your device is paired.

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Download Sony Smart Connect app to check the battery status of the headset including music playback and standby time. Creating dedicated events functionality is also available via Smart Connect app.

Bluetooth range is usual 10 meters for the headset.

Use the 3.5 mm headset connecting cable which is given inside the box if you want to use headset as wired.

Sony SBH60 3.5 mm cable connector

How to pair Sony SBH60 headset

Connect Sony SBH60 Headset with Xperia Z2

How to Charge it ?

It supports charging via micro USB connector only. Connect the AC Adapter to it, red light glows once charging starts and green light glows once it is charged fully.

Sony SBH60 LED Red Light

Charging/Playback Time

Charging Period

It takes around 30 minutes ( less than even ) to charge fully via 1.5A Sony AC Adapter, which in Sony’s Smart Connect app shows around 17 hours of music playback time ( which is completely false ). It can also be charged via PC ( connecting with USB cable ).

Music Playback Period

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset give music playback time of 9-10 hours easily.

Call quality

With the presence of microphone very near in left headset and with HD voice technology, call quality is great. Caller on other end gets very crisp and clear voice.

Music quality

It is simply great, do use the audio settings of Sony Walkman app if you are using it on Sony Xperia handset.

Compatibility

It is compatible with wide range of handsets ( supporting Bluetooth, NFC or 3.5 mm connector jack ). We tried it with Xperia Z2 & Lumia 830; it worked fine.

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Sony SBH60 Headset with Lumia 830

Sony SBH60 with Lumia 830

Pros

  • Superb battery life 9-10 hours+ music playback ( paired via Bluetooth ).
  • Comfortable, foam material of headset is soft.
  • Sound quality is great.
  • Inbuilt microphone with great voice receptivity – HD Voice and noise blocking tech.
  • Light in weight.
  • Compatible with other smartphones like Lumia, Motorola etc.
  • Wired cum wireless.
  • Fast charging time with LED indicator.
  • Premium look with retro style.
  • Call taking/ending button on headset.

Cons

  • No dedicated Next/Previous music playback key on headset – Volume keys on headset are to be long-pressed for this.

Note : Retro look of Sony SBH60 headset may not be acceptable by many users so it is a pro as well as a con.

If you are looking to buy Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, check out the listing at Mobile Fun ( both white and black colors variants ) available, shipping worldwide.

Conclusion

We have been using the Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset from past 2 weeks and it is stands pretty well on everything as said by Sony. If you are looking for a wireless cum wired headset with great battery life and HD voice technology then it is worth.

Are you using Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, let us know your views on it. Share your experience with us. Drop your comments below.

Xperia E4 Review Leaked: Hands On, Camera & Video Samples included

A few days back Sony Xperia E2105 ( prototype model ) got leaked online via TeleGuru which revealed a few pics of Xperia E4 and a bit of its specifications. The same source have now come up with full hands on Xperia E4 review. Sony Xperia E4 is one of the first models for year 2015 of Sony which has come to light so much about its existence.

As per the source, Xperia E4 will feature 5″ LCD 540 x 960 resolution display, Mediatek MT6582 Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor, GPU Mali-400MP4, 1 GB RAM. Xperia E4 will have 5 MP rear camera. Xperia E4 features a little bit more round cornered design with plastic ( ceramics ) finish at back.

Xperia E4 Review Leaked

Xperia E4 features round edges giving it a different look on ascetic terms as compared to other Xperia 2014 smartphones.

First three set of pics shows Xperia E4 vs Xperia Z1 Compact in size.

Xperia E4 vs Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia E4 Review

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Xperia E4 Photos

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Xperia E4 Removable back cover

Xperia E4 Back Cover

Xperia E4 Round Corners

Xperia E4 5 MP Camera

Xperia E4 LED Flash

Xperia E4 Round Edges

Xperia E4 Specifications – Key Findings

  • Processor – 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582 processor.
  • GPU – Mali 400 MP
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Internal Storage – 3.8 GB Free memory
  • Screen – 5” 540 x 960 resolution.
  • Camera – 5 MP front camera with full HD video recording. 1.9 MP Front cam.
  • OS – Android 4.4.4 with an upgrade to 5.0 Lollipop in future.
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth, WiFi, No NFC
  • Weight – 145 grams approx.
  • LED Illumination – Yes
  • Battery – 2500 mAh ( approx ).

Xperia E4 UI

Xperia E4 Firmware Details

Xperia E4 24.0.A.0.13 firmware Android 4.4.4

Xperia E4 AnTuTu Benchmark Results

Xperia E4 scored around 17K points on AnTuTu Benchmark running android 4.4.4 24.0.A.0.13 firmware running 3.4.67 Kernel version.

Xperia E4 Camera UI

Xperia E4 Camera UI

Xperia E4 Camera UI Leaked

Xperia E4 Social Smart Camera App

Xperia E4 Camera Resolutions

Xperia E4 Camera Samples

Xperia E4 Camera Samples

Xperia E3 Camera Review

Xperia E4 Night Camera Sample

Xperia E4 Camera Test Samples – Videos

As the firmware is not baked properly so color imbalance can be seen in video samples below.

Check the source link below for detailed Xperia E4 review.

What say guys, like the Xperia E4 specifications. Do you like its design, will you be buying a MediaTek chipset device from Sony seeing they dumped Xperia C ( another MediaTeK device ) without any major android update. Let us know, drop your comments below.

Source – TeleGuru, Thanks Filip W. for review!

[VIDEO] Xperia Z3 hands on review – has Sony got a winner?

With its crazy 6 month release cycle, Sony has the 4th generation of its flagship “Z” series smartphone ready for consumers. Is the successor to Xperia Z2 which is going to bear the flagship status for a mere 6 months going to be a worthy successor? What changes can be found in the new model and does such a quick release schedule make sense? You will find the answer to these and more questions in our detailed video review of the device.

Xperia Z3  features the Android 4.4.4 out of the box, Snapdragon 801  2.5 GHz quad core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM and a 5.2″ HD display packed into a redesigned aluminium shell.  The brilliant 20.7 MP Exmor RS rear cam has been improved with higher ISO sensitivity to aid in low light photography.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z3 Review

What has changed since the previous model? Is it time to upgrade? Is this the best phone of 2014. Check out our full review to find answers to the above questions.

Final Words

Sony Xperia Z3 is one of the best smartphones Sony has ever built but the lack of significant improvements since the Xperia Z2 and its steeper price make us question the quick release cycle. What do you think?

Do not forgot to see our other videos featuring the Xperia Z3 and its predecessor

[VIDEO] Xperia Z2 hands on review with sample 4K videos

[VIDEO] Hands on Xperia Z3 Vs Galaxy Note 4 Comparison

Let us know if you have enjoyed the review and if you are going to purchase the Z3. Also checkout our Z3 Compact review if you are after a smaller device.

[ REVIEW ] Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker – Hands On

Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker made its first appearance at IFA 2014 event along with Sony SBH60 Stereo Bluetooth Headset, both being stylish Bluetooth powered accessories. It alone gives you wireless speaker functionality with superior audio and hands-free calling, compatible with a variety of Bluetooth powered smartphones/tablets.

It is available in white and black color priced at $125 ( including VAT )/ £79.99 / Rs 7728  from Clove UK. We tested it with our Xperia Z2, Xperia SP & Nexus 7 2013 with no hiccups experienced in connecting. Check out the hands on Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker review in below post or hop over to our friends at Soundwiz for an in-depth guide comparing the top Bluetooth speakers.

[ REVIEW ] Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker

Let’s take a closer look at Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker.

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Box Contents

  • 1 Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker.
  • 1 micro USB cable for charging ( Model : EC450 )
  • Carrying pouch ( silver grey color ).

Sony BSP10 Speakers In Box Contents

Specifications

  • Speaker Power : 5 W which is an improvement over Sony SRS-BTV5 which has 1.2 W speaker.
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported : A2DP/AVRCP/HSP/HFP
  • Dimensions : 78 x 60 mm
  • Weight  300 grams

Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker – Profile

You can see Bluetooth and NFC logo on top of Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker and beside Bluetooth icon there is an LED which is lighted when the speaker is paired with any smartphone/tablet.

There is volume increase & decrease buttons ( in form of +/- icons ) and a button to receive/end calls beside which there is hole for inbuilt microphone.

Sony Bluetooth BSP10 Speaker Buttons

Take a closer look at web grill speaker wall.

Web Grill speaker wall in BSP10 speakers

FCC, Bluetooth, Wireless and other certifications mark at the bottom side of speaker.

Sony BSP10 Speakers FCC ratings and certifications

Power button and USB charging port shown in below pic.

Sony BSP10 speakers power button and USB port

Inside the USB port there is also an LED which glows during charging.

Sony BSP10 Speakers USB port

How to Pair it ?

It supports one connect pairing via Bluetooth & NFC. Press the power button for about 2-4 seconds on Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker, a white
LED glows on then pair it with your device/smartphone/tablet; once paired light green LED glows.

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You need Sony Smart Connect app to check the battery status of the speaker including music playback and standby time. Creating dedicated events functionality is alos available via Smart Connect app.

Bluetooth range is 10 meters for the speaker. If you leave it idle not connected to any device it goes in automatic power saving sleep mode.

Pair Sony BSP10 speakers

How to Pair Sony BSP10 speakers

Sony BSP10 Speakers Smart Connect App functions

Sony BSP10 Speakers pairing options

Charging/Playback Time

Charging Period

  • It took us around 1 hours and 35 minutes to charge it fully via 1.5 A Sony AC Adapter, which in Sony’s Smart Connect app shows 7 hours of music playback time and 24 days in standby. It can also be charged via PC.

Music Playback Period

  • Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker can play music for not more than 5 hours ( battery exhausts in b/w 4-5 hours of playback ).

How to Charge it ?

It supports charging via micro USB connector or via Qi Wireless plate ( use Sony’s WCH10 Wireless charging plate ). While charging via USB cable, red LED glows and once it is fully charged green LED glows beside USB connecting point.

How to charge Sony BSP10 speakers

Call Quality

Whenever a call comes, a dedicated ring tone is played via Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker, press the call button to pick up the call and press it again to end it.

Make sure whenever you are using it as hands free, increase the volume of speaker. One may need to speak a bit louder as inbuilt microphone seems not very much responsive wheres as caller’s incoming sound quality is good.

Music Playback quality

Music Playback quality is very good as compared to Sony SRS-BTV5 speaker. If you have connected it via Xperia device and playing music in Walkman app then under audio settings enable Clear Audio+ and Dynamic normaliser option for better sound.

Sony BSP10 speaker Audio Settings

Pros

  • Powerful speaker.
  • One touch pairing via NFC and Bluetooth.
  • Qi and USB charging.
  • Accept/End call facility available.
  • 360 degree speaker system.
  • Inbuilt microphone.
  • Charging / Pairing LED indicators.
  • Durable and strong built.
  • Automatic power saving sleep mode function.
  • Compatible with variety of Bluetooth enabled smartphones/tablets.
  • Compact in size.

Cons

  • No next/back track playback key on speaker.
  • Not waterproof ( like Sony  SRS-X1 &  SRS-X2 speakers ).

If you are looking to buy Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker, check out the listing at Clove UK ( both white and black colors variants ) available, shipping worldwide.

Conclusion

We have been using the Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker from past 1 week and it is simply awesome, a great improvement over SRS-BTV5 speaker and with calling facility and much powerful speaker makes it a better companion for your smartphone/tablet if you are looking for a wireless speakers in compact category.

Have you used Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker, let us know your views on it. Share your experience with us. Drop your comments below




[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z2 SCR10 Style Cover Stand hands on

Xperia Z2 SCR10 Style Cover Stand was launched as Sony’s first official protective cover for their the then flagship device. Style Cover Stand SCR10 is a ultra thin flip cover style case available in white, black and a special FIFA edition. It is a special notebook style case which can be used as a desk stand for perfect viewing.

Xperia Z2 SCR10 Style Cover Stand is priced at 40.99$ at MobileFun UK for the time being. It is a very extreme and light weight case and we love it being on our Xperia Z2. Let’s a take a closer look at the case in our hands on it.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z2 SCR10 Style Cover Stand

It is an official Sony product, comes in white card box.

SCR10 Style Cover Stand box

SCR10 Style Cover Stand box Mobile Fun

Have a look at the front side of case out of the box.

SCR10 Style Cover Stand black front side

Rear side of Xperia Z2 SCR10 style cover

It is made up of polyurethane leather ( synthetically giving you a feel of leather case, but not leather in reality ).

Closely look at the pic below, the inner material of front flap do attracts dust and you may find same dust particles getting attracted by the screen of your device when flap is on.

Style Cover SCR10 attracts dust

Style Cover SCR10 PU Leather material

Case has the perfect camera opening hole.

Camera Opening in SCR10 cover

Corners of your Xperia Z2 will have a protection from the case, why, check the below pic.

Protective flaps at the end of case SCR10 to protect the corners of Xperia Z2.

Specifications

Let’s have a close look at the case with Xpera Z2 inside in.

Xperia Z2 SCR10 Style Cover Stand Review

Hands on SCR10 Style Cover

You have full access to micro SD card slot, power button, volume rocker keys and camera shutter key without opening the case.

Perfect opening in SCR10 Style Cover

Camera shutter key access in SCR10 case

Power button access in SCR10 case

Strap hole area in SCR10 case

Clear space for connecting 3.5 mm headphone jack without opening the case.

3.5 mm opening port in SCR10 case

Hole for Camera and LED Flash don’t obstruct the path on any. Notice the folding marked area for using it as desk stand.

Camera opening in Xperia Z2 SCR10 Cover Case

LED Flash hole in SCR10 Cover case

Check the close up of the material used in making the rear side of flap.

PU Material of SCR10 case for Xperia Z2

Desk stand functionality of the case is a great add on but not very reliable ( too slippery ).

Pros

  • Light Weight.
  • Smooth finished material.
  • Openings for all ports.
  • Perfect fit.
  • Desk stand for better viewing.
  • Can be used with Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK36.

Cons

We are listing some of the features which are not available in this cover, though can be ignored depends from user to user.

  • No Auto Sleep mode.
  • No magnetic closure.
  • No opening for magnetic charging pins from outside the case.
  • Inner material of front flap attracts dust.
  • Shock Proof – No
  • No real leather used, synthetic material used.

Conclusion 

Overall it is nice case from Sony giving you a premium look than many other cases available in market. Ideal for normal daily use but will not protect your device from any fall from a height though corners are well protected within the case. Choose the case if you are looking for a flip case for your Xperia Z2 but if you want to protect it from falls then go for a strong hard back case.

If you are using Xperia Z2 SCR10 Style Cover Stand, let us know if you like the product. Drop your comments below.

Sony SmartBand SWR10 hands on review

Sony SmartBand SWR10 is a fitness band from Sony to track and log the details of your daily activities like walking, sleeping, cycling etc. Tagged with Sony doesn’t mean it can only be used with Xperia devices, you can use it with any android device ( for Xperia handsets you need atleast android 4.4 running ). It has a light weight wrist strap with a Sony core which is used to track your physical activities like steps count during walking or running.

Sony SmartBand SWR10 has got a new successor now in the form of Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30 which has 1.4″ e-ink curved display which is missing in SmartBand SWR10 ( launched at IFA 2014 ), as you can’t see any notifications from it ( it only vibrates when one comes ). Let’s see what Sony SmartBand SWR10 holds in our hands on review below.

[ REVIEW ] Sony SmartBand SWR10

Sony SmartBand SWR10 is priced at $116.99 at MobileFun, available in black color originally while Sony has introduced buy alone wrist straps in multi-colors like red, green, blue violet, pink etc. It is IP58 certified (water resistant abilities that is can sustain submersion upto 1.5 meters inside deep fresh water for upto 30 minutes, as mentioned by Sony in the user guide.)

Out of Box:

  • Sony SmartBand SWR10 – 2 wrist straps of different lengths.
  • Sony Core unit.
  • Micro USB cable for charging.
  • User Manual

Sony SmartBand SWR10 Box

Sony SmartBand SWR10 contents

Design – Hardware

Sony SmartBand SWR10 best merit is that if you wear it on your hands you will see that it is super light in weight. Sony’s core module goes inside the band. Module Core ( 7.8 mm thick ) weighs around 21 grams with the band ( 6 grams wt. including ).

Core unit has power on/off button and 3 LED lights which indicated battery level and charging. At the bottom side there is micro USB port for charging. It takes around less than 30 minutes to charge it fully ( LED light keeps on when fully charged ) and stays awake for more than 4 days with a single charge.

We used SmartBand during running and with the hands movement also core unit module remained fit inside the wristband so there is no possibility of it falling out.

How to wear Sony SmartBand SWR10

How to wear Sony SWR10

Sony SmartBand SWR10 wrist strap is made up of rubber ( silicon material ), very flexible in nature. We do noticed that it attracts dust if you keep it somewhere.

Sony has provided 2 wrist straps inside the box as mentioned above where larger one lengths about 250 mm and smaller one around 241 mm .

Sony SmartBand SWR10 Black wriststrap

Core unit area is at the top side of the wrist strap where core is to be placed such that where Sony is written on it should face your wrist.

Sony SmartBand SWR10 module area

To tighten the wrist strap Sony has provided holes in the band just like there are in any wristwatch. You can remove the button to use it on another wrist strap

Sony SWR10 band lock

Sony SWR10 band wrist strap

How to Remove Sony SWR10 band wrist strap

Setting up Sony SmartBand SWR10

To set up Sony SmartBand SWR10, you need to download Sony Lifelog app from Play Store which will be used to log the activities. To change the settings of Sony SmartBand SWR10 you also need to download the Sony SmartBand SWR10 app from Play Store.

Turn on the NFC on your device and power on the SmartBand. As soon as it is connected, it will be detected by the Sony SmartBand SWR10 app installed on your device and it will ask you to update the firmware if available.

Bluetooth and NFC are two connectivity options available to connect it with the phone / tablet.

Setting up Sony SmartBand SWR10

You have to allow Sony SmartBand SWR10 app to access the notifications from your phone ( go to settings menu on your device to do that ).

Allow notifications on Sony SmartBand SWR10 app

Change the settings of the band as per your need. SmartBand vibrates gently whenever any notification comes.

Sony SmartBand SWR10 app details

One of the best feature of Sony SmartBand SWR10 is that you can access various apps on your device from the band itself.

Access Media apps from Sony SmartBand SWR10

How to use SmartBand SWR10 app

How to use Sony SWR10 app

You need to turn on the GPS location to let Sony Lifelog app work properly. In the notifications area on your device you will see a message that “SmartBand connected”, “Lifelog app activated”. Open the Lifelog app to see your logged activities and change the settings as per your need.

Lifelog app and Sony SWR10 app

Even if you have not switch on the internet on your device, as when you turn it on, all the recorded data will be synchronized with the Lifelog app so you don’t miss any log details.

How to use Sony Lifelog app

How to set up Lifelog app

If you keep the SmartBand SWR10 in your pocket also, it still records your physical activities. When the SmartBand and your device gets out of range, SmartBand will vibrate thrice to let you know.

Though SmartBand is supposed to count the steps while walking or running, it does but not very accurately ( around 70% accuracy is there as found by our tests ).

Pros

  • Light weight.
  • Water Resistant ( IP58 certified )
  • Removable core.
  • Flexible wrist strap.
  • Long battery life.
  • Short Charging time.
  • Variety of apps on concerned device can be accessed like Music, Camera etc.
  • Variety of colors for wrist straps are available.
  • Silent alarm, sleep monitoring.

Cons

  • Not very accurate step counter.
  • No display panel

Conclusion

Sony SmartBand SWR10 do provides what it states. If you are an obsessed fitness freak then Sony SmartBand can help you to track your daily physical activities details. Sony has now enabled “Cycling” and “Transportation” tracking via app ( though till in beta phase ). Moreover if you are more concerned with recording details for walking and running, Sony SmartBand SWR10 seems to be a perfect companion.

We thank Mobile Fun UK for sending Sony SmartBand SWR10 for reviewing 🙂

If you have used Sony SmartBand SWR10 let us know do you like it. Does it record accurate details for you. Let us know. Drop your comments below on the product.

Asus Zenfone 6, 5, 4 flip cover hands on review

Asus has already proved its excellence when it sold 40000 units of Zenfone in 4 days in India. Asus has targeted budget android smartphone market in India by launching Asus Zenfone 4 in two variants of 4″ and 4.5″ screen display, Asus Zenfone 5 in 8 GB and 16 Gb variants and Asus Zenfone 16 GB model.

Asus has also launched official Asus Zen Flip Cover. We have grabbed Asus Zenfone 6 flip cover today for hands on review. Asus Zenfone 5 flip cover is priced at Rs 1599 ($26) at Flipkart and Rs 1699 ($28) for Zenfone 6 Flip cover at Flipkart.

Asus Zenfone 6 Flip Cover Review

Asus Zenfone 6 flip cover is 87.2 x 166.9 x 12.2 mm in dimensions weighing 48.5 grams with Asus branding in silver color at bottom of front cover.

Asus Zenfone 5 flip cover hands on

Asus Zenfone 6 flip cover

A cut for hearing speaker is present on cover so that you can answer your calls without opening the flap.

Asus Zenfone 4 flip cover

Asuz Zenfone 6 flip cover allows you to answer your calls, message and other notification with the view finder cut on the cover.

Asus Zenfone 5 flip cover

Inner lining for front flap is made of soft rubber to avoid scratches on screen.

Asus Flip Cover for Asus ZenFone 5 A500CG review

Notebook type side flaps are present for easy opening.

Red Asus Zenfone 5 flip cover price

Red Asus Zenfone 5 flip cover

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Buy Asus Zenfone 5 flip cover in India

Asus Flip Cover for Asus ZenFone 5 A500CG

Asus Zenfone 5 flip cover review

If you are looking for a flip cover for your Zenfone 5 or Zenfone 6 then this official accessory from Asus fits right but you can get some more cheap alternative in markets if you search.

Pros

  • Light Weight.
  • Tight Fit.
  • View finder to answer calls.
  • Round curve edges.

Cons

  • No auto sleep mode in cover.

If you have Asus Zenfone flip cover for your Zenfone, let us know are you satisfied with it. Drop your comments below.

MobiKwik mobile recharge android app review

Are you searching for an android mobile recharge app well if yes, from so many trusted apps available on Play Store like MobiKwik, PayTm, FreeCharge etc. today we have picked MobiKwik android app for hands on recharge experience. We tried recharging our mobile and paid our DTH bill it works smooth and fast. Precisely MobiKwik app is for Indian users only with facility of recharging Indian mobiles and other Indian commodities.

MobiKwik android app works exactly similar like PC version of site , designed in same blue green flat icons UI. MobiKwik app allows you to pay your electricity, gas, landline and life insurance bills. You can recharge your prepaid, postpaid device, pay for your DTC and Data Card connection.

You will be promoted to register as soon as you download and install the app from Play store.

Google Play

After registering you can follow up doing your recharge. Choose any desired option.

MobiKwik android app review

Almost all Indian mobile companies are supported for recharging process. Payment gateway is powered by safe and secure zaakpay. You can either use your MobiKwik wallet to pay for the amount or you can pay via Credit Card/Debit Card/Online Banking/Cash Pay.

MobiKwik payment systems

Large number of Indian Banks are supported for debit cards and online banking.

MobiKwik mobile recharge android app

All types of mobile plans are supported for recharge. If you are paying your bills via MobiKwik app be sure you have correct details with yourself as bills are important.

MobiKwik Insurance Payment

MobiKwik also gives you offers like discount coupons which can be used at their app and other sites also.

MobikWik offers and coupons

Feel free to rate the app if you have used it for recharging.

MobikWik recharge

Pros

  • Large number of mobile companies supported for recharge.
  • Easy to use UI.
  • Large number of  Payment options.
  • Fast process of recharging.
  • Trusted by many users on Play Store.

Cons

  • Flat UI may be inappropriate for some users.

Try out the MobikWik app and let us know your views on it. Do you prefer it over other apps available on Play Store or this one is your favorite. Drop your comments below.

Asus Zenfone 5 Review – Budget smartphone for India

Asus India has come up with their new budget android smartphone “Zenfone” series where they are going to launch Asus Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 smartphones in India. We have grabbed Asus Zenfone 5 today for hands on review ( preliminary ), lets see how much is Asus Zenfone 5 is worth as compared to the toughest competitor in same specifications and price range market i.e. Moto G.

Let us give you a brief overview of Asus Zenfone 5. Asus Zenfone 5 comes with android 4.3 out of the box (comes with a promise to get android 4.4 KitKat). It runs on Intel powered Atom Dual-Core Z2560 1.6GHz chipset, available in 5 colors white/red/black/gold/purple. It has 5″ 720p IPS display, 2 GB RAM, 8/16 GB internal storage and a 8 MP rear cam and 2 MP front cam. Asus has come up with a new personalized Asus ZenUI which is a way cooler than stock android UI.

Asus Zenfone 5 Review

It comes in a small white cardboard box with Zenfone 5 branding on it.

Asus Zenfone 5 box

You can see film on Zenfone 5 brags about 8 MP Pixel Master Camera, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display and personalized Asus ZenUI.

Asus Zenfone 5 out of the box

There is screen guard on Zenfone 5 out of the box.

Asus Zenfone 5  cover

Asus Zenfone 5 Accessories

Out of the box Asus is giving 1 headphone ( black ), 1 USB cable and 1 charger along with some warranty cards and start up manuals.

Asus Zenfone 5 Accessories

Asus Zenfone 5 specifications

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[VIDEO] Xperia Z2 hands on review with sample 4K videos

Sony Xperia Z2 is without a doubt one of the most exciting devices to come to market in 2014. It shows no compromises in almost any department and is the best Sony smartphone to ever be released. It not only has a beautiful screen, premium build, top-notch specification and a brilliant camera known from Xperia Z1 but also comes with IP Rating and front-facing stereo speakers.

Xperia Z2 features android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, Snapdragon 801 Soc MSM8974AB 2.3 GHz quad core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM in a 5.2″ FHD Triluminos and world’s first Live color LED display. Xperia Z2 features 20.7 MP Exmor RS rear cam capable of recording 4K videos ( 3840×2160 pixels/30p ) and 2.2 MP front cam.

In our review we will present to you its beautiful design, show you how it performs in demanding games and test the speaker, battery and the screen. Is Xperia Z2 the right smartphone for you? Let’s see.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z2 Review

Sample Xperia Z2 Videos

Xperia Z2 4K video sample

Xperia Z2 4K Video (NIGHT) sample

Xperia Z2 Timeshift video (ICE SKATING) sample

Xperia Z2 Timeshift video (SKATEPARK) sample

If you have already got hands on Xperia Z2, let us know how is your experience with it so far. Drop your comments below.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z2 Tablet hands on review

Xperia Z2 Tablet is the second generation of the flagship tablet from Sony. It is the thinnest and lightest waterproof tablet in the world and offers mouth-watering specification. With Snapdragon 801 and 3GB of RAM you should have no problems with multitasking and completing your work assignments.

Thanks to its vivid screen, front-facing stereo speakers and various sensors it is also a perfect entertainment centre and the LTE variant has a built-in phone and messaging app so you could potentially use it as a phone as well. Take a look at our Xperia Z2 Tablet hands on video review and find out if Xperia Z2 Tablet is the perfect device for your needs.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z2 Tablet hands on

Photo Samples of Xperia Z2 Tablet

We took a few shots from Xperia Z2 Tablet and for a 8 MP rear cam, pic qualities were good.

Below pics have been scaled down.

Xperia Z2 Tablet Photo Samples

Xperia Z2 Tablet Pics

Photo samples Xperia Z2 Tablet

Xperia Z2 Tablet Samples Photo

Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Z2 are the Sony’s H1 flagship devices, while Xperia Z2 Tablet will remain the flagship tablet till newer generation tablet is launched which we can expect next year only.

It has been a long time since Xperia Z2 Tablet came in market, if you have been using it let us know your views on it so far. Are you satisfied with your Xperia Z2 Tablet ? Drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Sony SBH50 Stereo Bluetooth headset

Sony SBH50 stereo BlueTooth headset is not a new name for us, Sony launched it last year and within a week period we will be reviewing all Sony “SBH” Bluetooth headsets one by one; today we just grabbed Sony SBH50 Bluetooth headset. Sony SBH50 has handsfree connectivity via NFC and Bluetooth, allowing you to stream music, take calls handsfree, read your SMS, emails and tweets from an OLED screen present in headset.

Sony SBH50 is powered with Bluetooth 3.0 which allows you to pair it with number of smartphones, tablets, PC. Sony SBH50 comes with a dedicated android app at Google Play Store which allows you to pair it with your device and get its all operations working properly. You are given an option to download various Sony smart extensions which will allow you to read SMS and emails from the headset. If you are using Sony SBH50 headset with your device, kindly install Sony Smart connect app also as from here you will be able to configure the settings of  this headset.

[ REVIEW ] Sony SBH50 Stereo Bluetooth headset

MobileFun sent us Sony SBH50 headset as a review unit to get out hands on it, priced at $92.99 on their eCommerce store. Inside the box you get one Sony SBH50 headset, 1 pair of earphones ( Model MH755 ), 4 extra ear buds, 1 Sony charger EP800 and a connecting cable  ( Model EC300 ).

Sony SBH50 Box Contents

Let’s have a closer look at Sony SBH50 Stereo Bluetooth headset, you will see a Sony branding at top and NFC powered icon.

Sony SBH50 Stereo Bluetooth headset review

Sony SBH50 Headset – Hardware 

Let’s have a close look at various buttons available on Sony SBH50 headset.

3.5mm headphone jack is provided at sides along with a dedicated microphone. Move upward the front plate on which Sony is written and you can clip it on your Shirt, T-Shirt etc.

Sony SBH50 3.5mm jack

At the top side there is a small OLED screen display which displays text in white color only. You can read your SMS, Emails etc here by using menu option. Besides OLED screen you see a small circular button which is used to take and disconnect calls.

Sony SBH50 OLED screen

You see three buttons with arrow mark on it are used to play music track back and forward and to stop it. Circular button with back arrow mark is used to get to previous menu or main menu.

Sony SBH50 Music Playback buttons

Micro USB connector is there to charge the Sony SBH50 headset using AC Adapter provided with the headset in the box. Power button is provided just besides Sony SBH50 headset.

Sony SBH50 Power button

Below you can see the main menu screen of Sony SBH50 headset. 5 options are provided to choose, from left to right; first one is settings option allowing you to pair and disconnect your headset from the paired device, second one is used to refresh the settings for reading SMS or emails, third one is used to select the music, fourth one is used to call on desired number and fifth one is used to play FM radio.

Sony SBH50 Menu Screen

Sony SBH50 allows you to read your Emails and SMS through it. Just press the middle music play/stop button and whole message will be displayed on screen. As soon as the message comes you will hear a notification as a tone if earphones are put on and a speaking voice will read out the subject of the message.

Sony SBH50 Read Emails

Connect to available radio frequency in your area.

Sony SBH50 FM Radio option

Browse whole music list of your paired device from your headset.

Sony SBH50 Play Music

With the help of center button besides OLED screen you can make calls to any number which are in your recent call list.

Sony SBH50 make calls

Sony SBH50 Calling option

Sony SBH50 Headset – Software

As soon as you pair Sony SBH50 headset first time ( if purchased after Jan 2014 ) you will get a 1.3.A.0.2 firmware update notification as shown below.

How to update Sony SBH50 headset on 1.3.A.0.2 firmware ?

Connect your Sony SBH50 to AC Adapter and tap on install button. You will see a progress bar on display screen of Sony SBH50.

Sony SBH50 1.3.A.0.2 firmware update

Sony SBH50 1.3.A.0.2 firmware

SBH50 1.3.A.0.2 firmware

SBH50 1.3.A.0.2 firmware complete

Pair your device with SBH50 headset and stream music.

Sony SBH50 Throw option

HD Voice integration is there for calling via Sony SBH50.

Sony SBH50 HD Voice enbaled

Download all compatible Sony smart extensions with Sony SBH50.

Sony smart extensions with Sony SBH50

Sony SBH50 Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions – 58 x 24 x 8 mm
  • Weight – 15.8 grams.
  • OLED screen resolution -128 x 36 pixels
  • FM Radio with RDS.
  • Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC Connectivity.
  • Battery – 115 mAh

Charging SBH50 to its full potential it lasted around 6 hours of music playback.

Sony SBH50 Pros

  • OLED display.
  • Read SMS, Emails.
  • In built speaking announcement of incoming Emails and SMS.
  • Good Battery Life.
  • Built-in FM radio.
  • Calling facility.

Sony SBH50 Cons

  • Bluetooth range is an issue, can be a firmware related issue also.
  • Built material could have been better.

We have been using Sony SBH50 headset from a long time and this surely seems to fulfill the daily usage of handsfree functions.

Thanks MobileFun for sending this in. Check Sony SBH50 listing at MobileFun.

If you have used Sony SBH50 Bluetooth headset, let us know your experience with it. Which headset is your favorite among Sony “SBH” series. Drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds – With Magnetic Connectors

Skunk Juice is famous for making headphones and earphones with a unique patented magnetic technology that allows user to pair up more than 1 earphone with the same audio device so that audio sharing becomes easy and Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds is one of its kind. Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds is a special type of earphones pack which includes 4 earbuds allowing you to connect 2 separate earphones with the same connecting parent audio device.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds looks like usual earphone but it has magnetic connecting wires through which you connect to 3.5 mm headphone jack and a common magnetic connector allowing you to pair up more than 2 earphones. Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds costs $59.99, ships worldwide from US and available in white and black color.

A moment ago we posted preliminary review of Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones and now it’s turn of Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds ( tested with our Xperia Z1 and compatible with other Xperia smartphones ). Let’s see what’s so special about it.

[ REVIEW ] Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds

Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds comes in a small black-green box with a magnetic flip cover.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds Review

On back side of box, product’s pictorial representation is there.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Box
Skunk Juice FG-2 Package

Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds specifications

  • Speaker Diameter – 10 mm
  • Frequency Range – 20-20K Hz
  • Impedance – 16 Ohms
  • Length of cable –  105 cm
  • Plug Type –  3.5 mm 10 micron Gold Plated
  • Sensitivity – 101 ± 4 dB

2 Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds pairs are present inside the box.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Contents inside box

Inside the box there are 2 collar clips, a few white earbuds, manual, black color carrying pouch, Skunk Juice tattoos and a warranty / instructions manual.

2 Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds

Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds Details

Skunk Juice FG-2 Warranty Manual

Below you can see Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds in black color with white earbuds on.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds in black and white

A common magnetic connector is present in both Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds  so that they can be connected to one joint magnetic connector.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Magnetic connector

Close look of joint magnetic connector of Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Magnetic wire

Both Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds connected to joint magnetic connector for sharing.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Magnetic wire connector
Skunk Juice FG-2 Magnetic connector joint

Inline microphone is provided in each Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Microphone

Skunk Juice FG-2 Inline Microphone

Skunk Juice logo is embossed on each earphone.

Skunk Juice FG-2 Logo on earbuds
Skunk Juice FG-2 Logo

Threaded steel like mesh grill present inside over hearing speaker.

Skunk Juice FG-2 hearing speaker

3.5 mm headphone jack connectivity.

Skunk Juice FG-2 3.5 mm headphone jack connectivity

Magnetic connector is present at each end of 3.5 mm headphone connecting wire.

Skunk Juice FG-2 3.5 mm headphone

Pros

  • Pairs atleast 2 earphones very easily.
  • Inline microphone.
  • Sound and bass level is great.

Cons

  • Not much comfortable in ears.

Overall they are like normal earphones you see in market from other manufacturers but magnetic connecting wires through which you can pair more than 2 earphones pairs is simply awesome as now you don’t need a headphone jack split plug.

If you know any similar product like Skunk Juice FG-2 Earbuds which uses magnetic connecting wires, let us know. Like the above product or not, drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones – With Magnetic Connectors

A few days back we came across a very unique type of headphone “Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones” which comes with a patented magnetic technology / connector allowing you to connect as many as 4 headphones so that you can share the same audio with 4 different persons. Skunk Juice has so many headphones listed on their product page and almost all comes with same magnetic connectors allowing you to make a chain of headphones for listening same audio.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones are over the ear type of headphones available in white-black color combination with adjustable grip band and ear phones with inbuilt speaker ( as usual ). Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones costs $59.99 inclusive of taxes, ships worldwide from USA. Let’s see what it has to offer us.

Today we have posted a preliminary review of Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones, tested with our Xperia Z1 and other Sony phones, working great with all devices.

[ REVIEW ] Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones

Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones comes in a nice black box.

Skunk Juice LS-100 HeadPhones Box

Product features and specifications mentioned on the back side of cover. Inside the box you will get 1 Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones and two magnetic connecting cables.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Box
Skunk Juice LS-100 Package

Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones Technical Specs

  • Speaker Diameter – 40 mm.
  • Frequency Range – 20-20K Hz.
  • Impedance – 32 Ohms.
  • Cable Length – 122 cm.
  • Plug Type – 3.5 mm Gold Plated.
  • Sensitivity – 114 dB

Skunk Juice LS-100 Specifications

After opening the package, headphones are like this ( ear phone folded upside down ).

Skunk Juice LS-100 White HeadPhones
Skunk Juice LS-100 Manual

Below you can see the small magnetic plug connector ( 12 cm in length ) and another bigger magnetic connector cable ( 110 cm in length ). Small cable is inserted in phone’s 3.5 mm headphone jack and then its magnetic end is connected to either of the big cable’s magnetic connector end.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Magnetic connectors

Magnetic connectors are provided at bottom of each ear phone of Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Ear plugs
Skunk Juice LS-100 Ear Coushio

Adjustable Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones, both ear phone can be moved in circular motion.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Folded ear plugs

Soft rubber cushion with threaded speaker cloth. You can see the magnetic connecting wire attached to one end of ear phone.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Speaker design

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Two magnetic connectors of both small and large connecting cable attached to each other.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Review

Adjustable over the ear grip can be seen below in black color ( outer layer of made up of same rubber cushion which is present in ear phone ).

Skunk Juice LS-100 Speaker

You can see below Skunk Juice, get hooked up tattoos.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Tattoos
Skunk Juice LS-100 manuals

As soon as you will plug in the Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones in any Sony Xperia smartphone, Smart Connect app will recognize the headphones.

Skunk Juice LS-100 Xperia Smart Connect app

Adjust the headset functions which you want to enable with Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones connectivity.

Skunk Juice LS-100 connectivity options

3.5 mm headphone connectivity.

Skunk Juice LS-100 3.5 mm headphone connectivity
Skunk Juice LS-100 with Xperia Walkman App

Pros

  • High Quality Sound
  • Clear loud sound with perfect bass
  • Comfortable ear phone cushions.
  • Can be connected to 4 headphones at a single time to form a chain.
  • Foldable earphones make easy to carry them.

Cons

  • No inline microphone

No specific demerit we found in Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones, as they come with magnetic connectors we will advise users not to pull the connecting wires with force to separate them, pull them gently or wire will come out of connector.

Overall Skunk Juice LS-100 Headphones are nice earphones, if you have ever used them or using any similar magnetic connector headphones then let us know. Do let us know your views regarding these headphones. Drop your comments below.

[REVIEW] ASUS Premium Flip Cover for Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet

If you are looking for a great protective flip cover for your Nexus 7 2013 tablet then we present you official ASUS Premium Flip Cover for Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet, yes it is manufactured by ASUS itself and is compatible with all variants of Nexus 7 2013 tablet. Nexus 7 2013 comes in 16 GB and 32 GB Wi-Fi variants and a 32 GB LTE + Wi-Fi version without calling facility.

ASUS has fabricated this flip cover for Nexus 7 2013 tablet exclusively which is not available via Play Store but from online retailers only. ASUS Premium Flip Cover for Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet is priced at £34.99/$57.99/€42.99/3616 INR on MobileFun and is an original ASUS accessory, available in black color only for the time being.

Let’s have a close look at it.

[ REVIEW ] ASUS Premium Flip Cover for Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet

It comes in a blue color box.

ASUS Premium Cover for Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet

Back of cover reads the description of case and how to use pictorial diagram.

Asus Google Nexus Cover

Naked case below, ASUS logo is embossed at bottom center of case. It is so sleek, feels very light in weight. Check the adjustable linings on the case which can be folded.

Asus Nexus 7 Case

It has a camera opening, externals speaker opening at top and bottom, power and volume rocker keys cover and a USB port opening.

Asus Nexus 7 2013 LTE case

Width of the case is not so thick, it’s OK and has smooth but slippery surface on top and back.

Asus Nexus Flip covers

Nexus 7 2013 LTE tablet fits so well in the case, it looks very nice. All ports well accessible, fitting of case is great. On the front flap of case notice the sticky rubber portion on lined surface, well it sticks to screen so that case remains close while holding it. Inner lining of back side of case is made up of plastic ( plyurethane ) from inside and outside.

Nexus 7 2013 Asus Flip covers

Check the notebook style opening of the case and slot for top external speakers.

Asus Nexus case

Notice the case cover flaps over power and volume rocker buttons. There is also a pin hole for microphone.

Asus Case Camera opening

Perfect opening at bottom of case for external speakers and USB port.

Asus Nexus 7 Case LTE

Camera opening seems a bit shifted in case but no obstruction in taking pics. Pin hole for 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided.

Asus Nexus 7 Case Flip

Lined flap can be folded back to act like stand so that you can watch movies comfortably.

Asus Nexus 7 Case 2013 LTE Tablet

Pros

  • Light Weight.
  • Durable.
  • All Ports Accessible.
  • Well fitted.
  • Flexible.
  • Can be folded to act like stand.

Cons

  • Glossy slippery surface on back and front.
  • Prone to dust and fingerprints.

Thanks Mobile Fun for sending 🙂 Check official ASUS Premium Flip Cover for Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet listing.

Overall we loved this case, but after usage of one month we got bumper corners of case getting broken and case became a lot slippery. If you are using any such similar flip covers for your Nexus 7 2013 tablet, let us know then. Drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

After introducing Mugen Power battery cases for Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra, they have mugenized Sony Xperia Z1 now. We have already reviewed Xperia Z 3000mAh and Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power battery case and this time we have got our hands on Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case. It is priced at $89.50 excluding shipping charges and ships world wide. At present Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is available only in black color for the time being.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case [CC-C6903] is compatible with all variants of Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and DoCoMo Xperia Z1 SO-01F. Xperia Z1 comes with 3000 mAh embedded battery so with Mugen Power case you get double battery power, as they say but is it true; well lets find out that.

We got hands on a review sample unit sent to us by Mugen Power Online. It comes with 365 days warranty and free returns in case of defective unit.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Review

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case comes in the same package design like in which they shipped Xperia Z Mugen Power case. It is sealed in a transparent plastic box.

Official Listing of Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Let’s have a look at the package.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Front Package

At back side of box there is an instruction manual placed inside.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Back Package

Outer side of Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has a camera opening and secondary microphone hole. At the bottom of case there are 5 LEDs which glows in blue light to show the amount of power left in case.

Mugen Power Battery Case Xperia Z1

Inner side of the case has magnetic dock pins which are used to charge Xperia Z1 and electrical ratings of the case are also written.

Xperia Z1 Mugen Power Case

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has perfect opening of camera and secondary microphone. No obstruction for flash was seen while taking pics with case on.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen case

Side bumper clips are used to hold Xperia Z1 inside the case.

3000mAh Mugen case for Xperia Z1

Check the magnetic charging dock pins fitted in the case.

3000mAh Mugen Xperia Z1 Case

Description

5 LEDs present on back of case represents the amount of power left in the case.

  • 4 Blue LED lights – Power 100 %
  • 3 Blue LED lights – Power 75 %
  • 2 Blue LED lights – Power 50 %
  • 1 Blue LED light – Power 25 %

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

At the bottom side you will find a Micro USB port to charge the case with the help of AC Adapter you get with your Xperia Z1 and On/Off button to power on and off the case for charging.

Technical Specifications

  • Cell : Li-Polymer
  • Voltage : 3.7 V
  • Battery Power : 3000mAh
  • Input : DC 5V – 1A
  • Output : DC 5V – 1A

Xperia Z1 Battery Case

Bottom width of case.

Mugen Xperia Z1 Battery Case

It has got proper side bumpers to protect the sides of Xperia Z1.

Mugen Xperia Z1 Battery Case 3000mAh

How to use case ?

  • Power on the case, and put your Xperia Z1 inside the case.
  • Make sure magnetic dock pins of case are in contact with Xperia Z1 magnetic charging dock area, if it is you will see your Xperia Z1 getting charge now.

Charging Results

  • It took us around 4.45 hours to charge the case fully.
  • While charging our Xperia Z1 from 0-65% , case got discharged completely.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has got different output ratings as compared to AC adapter that’s why charging battery % is low.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Durable.
  • Can charge the phone and case at the same time.
  • 365 days warranty.

Cons

  • Many users find it too expensive and it is.
  • Slow charging time.
  • Bit bulky.
  • Unpleasant look.

You may feel that case has some unpleasant look and a bit bulky but as the battery plate is embedded inside the case so it has got some width and weight.

Thanks Mugen Power Battery Fattafa Ltd for sending this in for review 🙂

If you search in market you may find some cheaper alternative to above case but with Mugen Power you get the quality product and with 365 days warranty which you may not on cheaper unbranded products, surely a good choice to keep if you are not comfortable with portable chargers. Do let us know if you using one or have some other alternative as battery power source for Xperia Z1. Drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Sony Xperia Z Ultra, handset which was also referred as “beast” by Xperia fans is an overall package of phablet in a slim 6.5 mm body, so what keeps this monster alive is its 3050mAh embedded battery but is it enough. Well Xperia Z Ultra features Snapdragon 800 SoC and 6.4″ 1080p HD screen 344 PPI so to keep this large display screen alive for longer hours, one may need some external battery case or portable charger. If portable chargers don’t fancy you so we have for you a 4000mAh battery case. In past we have reviewed Xperia Z 3000mAh Mugen Power battery case and now they have introduced a similar 3000mAh Xperia Z1 Mugen Power Battery Case.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is now available, priced at $89.50 at Mugen Power Online ( $98.50 price was also spotted on another Mugen Website ). Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is available in black color only for the time being with 365 days warranty and free return. With this case, you can almost double the battery back up of your Xperia Z Ultra, let’s have a closer look at Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case below.

[ REVIEW ]Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case model number CC-C6802 is compatible with all variants of Xperia Z Ultra C6802, C6833 and with Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi tablet SGP421. It was shipped to us via FedEx and took around 2 days to reach us, as it was review sample. So when you order it, shipping charges will be included, kindly note that.

Official Listing of Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Let’s have a look at naked case. The case may not look pleasant but that’s all they have.

At front side of case, it has got clips at sides to hold Xperia Z Ultra inside it and phone is charged via magnetic dock pins.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

At back side of case it has got rear camera hole opening, 4 power LED lights and in center of case there is silver color stick which can be used to stand the case. At the left side of case there in a slot for stylus included in the case itself.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case - Back Side

At the bottom of profile of case there is a micro USB port and on/off button.

Mugen Power Battery Case for Xperia Z Ultra

Description 

At the back of case we have 4 lights which glows as blue in color and a button besides them which on pressing indicates how much battery power is left in the case.

  • 4 Blue LED lights – Power 100 %
  • 3 Blue LED lights – Power 75 %
  • 2 Blue LED lights – Power 50 %
  • 1 Blue LED light – Power 25 %

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case - Bottom Profile

You can use the AC Adapter charger which came with your Xperia Z Ultra to charge Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case.

Technical Specifications

  • Cell : Li-Polymer
  • Voltage : 3.7 V
  • Battery Power : 4000mAh
  • Input : DC 5V – 2A
  • Output : DC 5V – 1A

Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case

Camera opening in Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case

It can be used like a stand for watching movies etc.

Camera opening in Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case 4000mAh Cradle Dock

Plastic Stylus is included in the case itself.

Plastic Stylus of Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Case

Have a look at the bottom width of the case.

Width of  Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Cas

Side Clips are provided in case to hold Xperia Z Ultra firmly.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Review

How to use case ?

  • Slide the button towards “ON” tag on case and it is power on, then check the battery level and put your Xperia Z Ultra inside the case.
  • Make sure magnetic dock pins of case fits well to Xperia Z Ultra, if it does, charging takes place 😉

Magnetic Dock pins of Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power case

P.S. Soon we will post the pics of Xperia Z Ultra inside the case.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is a bit heavy due to its larger size and the battery plate embedded in its lower portion. As when it charges Xperia Z Ultra, it gets somewhat heated due to induction from the case.

Charging Results

  • It took us around 5-6 hours to charge the case fully with the AC Adapter came with our Xperia Z1.
  • While charging Xperia Z Ultra from 0-53% , the case got discharged completely and it took around 2 hours 50 minutes to do that.

Well we have used so many battery case till now for Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 and all gives similar results due to lower output power given by case to phone..

Pros

  • Durable, easy to use.
  • Can charge your Xperia Z Ultra upto 50-60%.

Cons

  • Too expensive, many cheaper case are available in market.
  • Too much time taken to charge the case.

Mugen Power is well-recognized brand when it comes for external battery case, so it’s purely users wish to got with cheap cases or with a brand, well after using so many case Mugen Power case heats a bit less as compared to others and fits well.

Thanks Mugen Power Battery Fattafa Ltd for sending this in for review 🙂

Do let us know if you are using battery power case from Mugen Power or some other brand, we would like to hear about the alternatives present in market, cheaper they are more preferable to users they are 😛

[ REVIEW ] Xperia SP USB Desktop Dock Charger

Xperia SP users if you are looking for some USB desktop dock charger for your phone then you already know that Sony has not officially launched any such dock charger for Xperia SP but it is not the end of road. We searched among many manufacturers and  found Xperia SP USB desktop dock charger and it goes well with Xperia SP M35H, C5302, C5303 and C5306.

As there is no magnetic charging pins in Xperia SP so the Xperia SP USB desktop dock charger uses the USB port for charging it and for data sync. It is priced at $8.59 which is a very decent price and is available for shipping world wide ( normally ships from Hong Kong ). It comes with 1 year warranty and is available in black color only. It took more than 15 days to reach us.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia SP USB Desktop Dock Charger

In the absence of official dock, it seems a nice choice if you are keen to purchase a dock for your Xperia SP. Let’s have a look at it, what it has got to offer.

Below you can find the retail packaging of the Xperia SP USB Desktop Dock Charger.

Inside the package there is one Xperia SP USB dock and small micro USB charging cable to be connected to PC.

Xperia SP USB Desktop Dock Charger

 

You need to connect the micro USB cable at the back of Xperia SP dock. Use the cable which you got with your Xperia SP as the cable provided with above dock is very small in size.

Xperia SP USB Desktop Dock Charger - Micro USB slot

How does it charge Xperia SP ?

Inside the Xperia SP dock station, there is one micro USB port where you place your Xperia SP to charge it and for data sync.

Xperia SP Dock Station

P.S. Currently we don’t our Xperia SP with us, it is with customer care, so we are posting some pics below of some another Xperia SP user.

Xperia SP with USB Dock[Pic credits :- XDA user Steph310 ]

You can plug in the earphones while Xperia SP is put on the USB charging dock.

Plug in earphones while Xperia SP is on Dock [Pic credits :- XDA user Steph310 ]

Pros

  • Cheap in price.
  • Easy to Use.
  • Charge your phone as well as Sync data.

Cons

  • Not an official product. Build quality of plastic not so good.

Thanks Witrigs for sending this is 🙂 Look for Xperia SP USB Desktop Dock Charger listing, if you want to purchase it.

Do let us know if you are using some other Xperia SP USB desktop dock charger, we would like to hear your views. Drop your comments below if you have any doubt.

[ REVIEW ] ipega wireless Bluetooth controller for Xperia Devices

Sony has provided DUALSHOCK3 Wireless controller support in many Xperia smartphones so that you can connect your PS remote controller with your Xperia device and play your games in a more comfortable way. For those Xperia smartphones who don’t have that support and users who can’t afford PS remote controller, for all those users another wireless Bluetooth controller will server the purpose.

You must have heard of famous “MOGA” game controller for android devices, today we will be reviewing exactly same kind of wireless Bluetooth controller from “ipega”. ipega wireless Bluetooth controller supports both android and apple devices. It is priced at £29.95/$49.99/36.99€ inclusive of VAT at MobileFun.

[ REVIEW ] ipega wireless Bluetooth controller

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller comes in a very good box with description and compatibility of the controller written on its front side. Inside the box there is 1 controller and 1 USB cable to charge it and an user manual.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Front Cover

Back of cover reads the controller’s button description

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Back cover

Electrical Characteristics 

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Electrical Voltage settings

  • Input – DC 5V 500 mA
  • Working Voltage – DC 3.7V
  • Working Current – 20 mA

Specifications 

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Pairing it with Xperia Z1

  • Bluetooth 3.0 powered.
  • Range – Can be controlled with in 6-8 m.
  • It can support at maximum 5.5 inch phone, so it will go well with Xperia Z1, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1s, Xperia L, Xperia SP, Xperia C and other Xperia 2012 and Xperia 2013 models.
  • Android Required – Works well with android 2.3+ versions.

Games Supported

It supports a lot variety of simulator and racing games like FC Simulator, SFC Simulator, Shadowgun, Sonic, 9 Innings 2013, Angry Birds, Temple Run, Fruit Ninja. You can also play games which support virtual keyboard like Gunman Clive, Helium Boy etc.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller Buttons 

There are two lights on the ipega wireless Bluetooth controller, top one blinks when the ipega wireless Bluetooth controller is paired with Bluetooth with another device and lower one blinks when you charge it with the USB cable.

Joystick Mode

To enter in joystick mode, press “X” button continuously then “home” button till you see Bluetooth red LED lights blinking. Now just pair it with your device.

Keyboard Mode 

To enter in joystick mode, press “A” button continuously then “home” button till you see Bluetooth red LED lights blinking. Now just pair it with your device.

Mouse Mode

To enter in joystick mode, press “B” button continuously then “home” button till you see Bluetooth red LED lights blinking. Now just pair it with your device.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller Buttons

Connect USB cable at its bottom to charge it as in one full charge it lasts for 5-8 hours.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Charge via USB Cable

You can use it in iCade mode ( for iOS users only ), mouse mode, keyboard mode and joystick mode.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller for Xperia Devices - Review

How to adjust phone on it ?

Slide the extensive holder upwards and then gently put your phone inside. We tested it with our Xperia Z1 and it goes very well in it 🙂 Don’t try putting Xperia Z Ultra inside it rather out Xperia Z Ultra on dock and then pair it with the ipega wireless Bluetooth controller and then use it in different modes.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller for Xperia Z1

How to pair your device with ipega wireless Bluetooth controller ?

Press “Home” button on the ipega wireless Bluetooth controller and wait till you see red LED lighted on then switch on the Bluetooth on your Xperia device, make it discoverable and it will be paired automatically and if it doesn’t then ipega wireless Bluetooth controller’s Bluetooth will be switch off automatically, once paired it red LED will glow continuously.

How to pair your device with ipega wireless Bluetooth controller ?

We also tested it pairing with our PC and it also goes well. It works well with most of the games but do read the manual which comes with as it will clarify your all doubts on how to use it in different modes in different games.

Pros

  • Wide range of device supported.
  • 4 different modes in a controller.
  • Light Weight.
  • Huge list of supported games.

Cons

  • A bit typical to use for the first time users.
  • Short ranged, should have been atleast 1om.
  • Build plastic quality not so great.

If you’re looking to buy it, head over to ipega wireless Bluetooth controller listing page from MobileFun, they ship worldwide 🙂

If you have used this ipega wireless Bluetooth controller, do let us know do you like or you are using any other controller within same price range. Drop your comments regarding this.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

After reviewing a lot many cases in a row for Xperia Z1 from Roxfit, Brando, TETDED, Muvit, RockPhone CN, PDair today we will review a premium book type case from PDair for Xperia Z. Xperia Z has such a sleek body that one would think twice before covering it with any case but in order to protect the glass panels on both side you should opt a case.

Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair came as review sample unit for us, it is priced very decently at $29.99 and is shipped worldwide ( from Hong Kong ). Available in more than 10 colors and also comes with a leather belt clip.

Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair comes in brown box similarly just like Xperia Z1 case came from them. “PDair” logo is embossed on top of box.

pd1

The case is as usual stitched in white thread and is made from premium handmade deluxe South Korean cowhide leather. We must say the quality of leather is very good and it smells a bit for some days due to leather stuff issues.

We are currently noticing that many flip book style cases have no hearing speaker opening in the front flap in this case it is also missing may be because the thickness of front flap it too much as it may not be practically possible to do a hole then.

It comes with a magnetic colsure to close the front flap.

Front side of Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

Back of the case is fitted with removable 360 degrees belt clip which can be very well inserted in the belt of trousers or jeans. Notice the opening at the camera lens, it seems it obstructs a pit portion of camera flash and camera flash seems distorted. A hole opening is given for secondary microphone at the back. While case is close no port is accessible.

Camera opening of Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

Accessibility 

While case is closed, you can access the SIM card slot, power button and volume rocker keys partially; to access them completely you need to open the case.

Ports opening of Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

SIM card slot opening in Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case

At the bottom phone is being held by two clips of case itself.

Bottom side of Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair - Revie

3.5 mm headphone jack port is well accessible.

3.5 mm headphone jack port is well accessible in Xperia Z PDair case

At the book flap side, Micro SD card and USB port slots are well accessible including magnetic charging port but due tot thickness of the case you can’t use the magnetic charging port while case is on.

Magnetic charging port opening in Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

Inner lining of the case has velvet touch surface to protect the screen from any scratches.

Pros

  • Genuine leather used ( Cowhide ).
  • Removable 360 Degrees Belt Clip support.
  • All ports accessible.
  • Variety of colors available.

Cons

  • Too thick.
  • Too bulky.
  • Camera opening obstructs flash.

If you are looking for a good leather case for Xperia Z, then it is a good choice but do keep in mind that camera opening hole obstructs LED flash path a bit.

Thanks PDair for sending 🙂 Check the listing of PDair Xperia Z Book type case here, if you want to buy it.

Which flip case you are using for your Xperia Z, as in past we have reviewed flip cases for Xperia Z from Roxfit, Noreve . Drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

Xperia Z1 banded as “the best of Sony for the best of you”, a powerhouse from Sony featuring Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330, 5″ full HD Triluminos display and a 3000mAh battery ( non-removable ). Well what do you think, is that battery power enough to keep Xperia Z1 alive ? Yes, certainly for a normal user but if you are a hardcore user of Xperia Z1 who plays games and browse internet a lot then it might not be enough.

Similar case was with Xperia Z which originally comes with 2330mAh battery ( non-removable ). Non-removable battery is a major issue as users can’t replace it with a higher power one. So Mugen Powers came up with 3000mAh Battery Case for Sony Xperia Z, it’s just like another back case.

3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando is another bright solution for Xperia Z1 users. Brando sent us this 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 as a review sample unit. It is priced at  $34, shipped worldwide and available in white and black color. Seeing its advantages it is very cheaply priced.

3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando comes in glass box whose front says the it is an external battery case for Xperia Z1 / L39h.

Front cover of 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

Back side of cover reads the product description.

Product info on back side of 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

The back of case is made up of a solid rubberized plastic while inner surface has velvet lining in order to avoid any scratches on the back glass panel of Xperia Z1.

Technical Specifications

  • Capacity : 3200mAh
  • Battery embedded – Li Polymer
  • Input : 5V/800mA
  • Output : 5V/1000mA
  • Weight : 81 grams
  • Charging Time : 4 Hours ( to 5 hours ).
  • Recycle use times : 500 times.
  • Dimensions : 144 x 74 x 13 mm

Description

At the back of 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando you will see 4 lights and a button. Press the button to start charging your phone, put the phone inside the case carefully making pins getting engaged to magnetic charging slot area.

3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando - Review

As soon as you press the button, charging starts and you will see Blue lights getting lighted upon.

3200mAh Power case for Sony Xperia Z1 from Brando - Review

Blue lights indicate the power level in the case left.

  • 4 Blue LED lights – Power 100 %
  • 3 Blue LED lights – Power 75 %
  • 2 Blue LED lights – Power 50 %
  • 1 Blue LED light – Power 25 %

To charge the case, connect the AC Adapter of your phone to the micro USB slot in the case. Do not charge both your case and phone simultaneously, it may explode due to overheat.

Built-In-Stand

It has built-in-stand from the back of case, so you can simultaneously charge your phone and view movies in landscape mode and get similar feel just like you get seeing movies while phone is on Sony Dock Dk31.

Built-in-stand of 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

Accessibility 

You will notice that case is a bit bulky while it is on and gives a lot thickness to the phone. Check which ports are accessible while case is on.

On the left side clips of the case covers the micro SD card slot while USB port is open and on the right side SIM card slot is covered up.

You will notice a bit rise in the temperature of phone while charging it from the case and back panel of phone is also heated.

Charging Test Results 

  • Around 4-5 hours were taken to charge the case fully from 0-100%.
  • Our Xperia Z1 was charged to 0-100% with in 4.8 hours with this case on which is pretty much long time seeing it also heated the phone.

Pros

  • Price Worth item.
  • One of its own kind yet.
  • Handy to use.

Cons

  • Heats the phone while charging.
  • Very Slow charging time.

If you don’t have any external portable battery power charger with you like Sony CP-F5 charger then 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando seems a very good option.

Check the Xperia Z1 3200mAh case listing here, Thanks Brando for sending us this 🙂

If you are using any such power case for Xperia Z1 let us know, we would like to know your experience. Drop you comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED

Continuing our set of reviews for Xperia Z1 cases, we have brought today a unique hard-shell back case for Xperia Z1 which is framed with leather at its back and all sides, another fantastic product from TETDED. After reviewing hard-shell flip leather case from TETDED for Xperia Z1 we are very much impressed by the quality of the products they manufacturer.

TETDED sent us this Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with leather as a regular review sample unit. It is priced at €28 and is shipped worldwide, just like previous reviewed case it is also available in many color variants like black, white, orange, red, navy blue, pink, purple, yellow, toffee yellow, burgundy red, espresso brown, charcoal black, olive-green, Merlot purple, Blueberry and many other textured designs with various shapes on back.

Exactly like Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED, it is also shipped in same black cover with a piece of leather pasted on the front box displaying the color of the leather case.

Front cover of Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED

TETDED logo is embossed at the back of case.

TETDED logo is embossed at the back Xperia Z1 case

It is very similar to any other hard-shell back case except that it’s back is framed with genuine cowhide leather ( handmade ). Thick grain texture is given at the back of case with perfect bumpers around each corner.

Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED - Review

Accessibility 

At the right side of  Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED external camera shutter button, power button, volume rocker buttons are exposed while SIM card slot it covered by the case.

On the left side of case, Micro SD card and USB slots are exposed while unfortunately magnetic charging slot is covered up, so you can’t put it on Sony Dock DK31 or connect Sony EC21 magnetic charging cable while case is on

At the bottom, speaker grill is well exposed.

3.5 mm headphone jack port is well seen with case on.

3.5 mm headphone jack port opening

Camera lens opening in the case and secondary microphone opening is at the perfect place.

Pros

  • High Quality Leather Framed back ( handmade ).
  • Tough Build.
  • Solid Back case.
  • All ports are well accessible.
  • Covers phone fully.
  • Not so bulky.

Cons

  • Magnetic charging slot is covered up so can’t be accessed while case is on.
  • EC21 magnetic charging cable can’t be used.
  • Can’t be used on Dock DK31.

If one doesn’t use Dock DK31 or EC21 cable to charge his Xperia Z1, then Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED is one of the best available in market.

Thanks TETDED for sending us 🙂 Check out the listing of TETDED Xperia Z1 Back case here. Have a look at all available 9 colors.

If you have already used this case, or using another hard-shell back case for Xperia Z1, let us know. Drop your comments below, do you like the case…

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

TETDED, don’t know if you have heard the name or not but they have got one of the best colored varieties of premium leather cases for Xperia smartphones. Today we are reviewing Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED, one of the best leather case we have seen besides cases from Noreve. Recently we reviewed Xperia Z1 cases from Roxfit, RockPhone CN and Muvit miniGEL Xperia Z1 case and Essential pack.

TETDED sent us this Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case in Black color as a review sample unit. It is priced at 35.50 € and is shipped worldwide. The best thing about this manufacturer is that they have cases in many colors ranging from brown, black, yellow, purple, pink, navy blue, orange, red, white. We just love the variety they have.

Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED is shipped in very nice black box, having a black leather piece in shape of star pasted on the box describing the black color of case. Look at the front of cover.

Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED - Front Cover

Back cover of case reads that it is made up of genuine cowhide leather.

Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED - Back Cover

As soon as you open the box, you find white cloth wrapped around the case.

Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case - Wrapped in White Paper

 Stitched in yellow-golden thread and TETDED logo is embossed at the bottom of front side flap of case. Thick grain type of leather texture is given on the surface, good for a strong grip. Do notice that there is no opening for hearing speaker on the flap of case ( in front side ).

TETDED Logo on Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case

Back side of case has the same texture just like front side with an opening for camera lens and secondary microphone.

Back side of Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

Accessibility 

Non Magnetic colsure is there in the case and at the side of opening, space for external shutter key and volume rocker buttons are open while SIM card slot is covered up

Non Magnetic colsure in  Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

At the bottom side, speaker grills are well opened so very clear sound.

Speaker grills opening in Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

Closing flap side is very similar to notebook style. As it is totally covered from closing side so it can’t be used on Dock DK31.

Closing flap side in Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

Perfect opening space for 3.5 mm headphone jack is given.

3.5 mm headphone jack opening in Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

Many users complain that covering around the camera lens normally obstructs the view and camera flash area but nothing here like that. Secondary microphone spot opening is at perfect location.

Very soft velvet lining is provided at the both inner sides of each flap so they don’t scratch the screen and back panel of Xperia Z1.

Pros

  • High Quality Leather ( handmade ).
  • Tough Build.
  • Solid Back case.
  • All ports are well accessible.
  • Covers phone fully.
  • Very slim and not so bulky.

Cons

  • Magnetic charging slot is covered up so can’t be accessed while case is on.
  • EC21 magnetic charging cable can’t be used.
  • Can’t be used on Dock DK31.

If one doesn’t use Dock DK31 or EC21 cable to charge his Xperia Z1, then Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED is one of the best available in market.

Thanks TETDED for sending us 🙂 Check out the listing of TETDED Xperia Z1 case here. Have a look at all available 9 colors.

If you have already used this case, or using another flip style case for Xperia Z1, let us know. Drop your comments below, do you like the case…

[ REVIEW ] Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 – Soft and Skin Tight Case

We have seen a lot many products from Muvit especially made for Xperia devices likes Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 which ncludes Leather Flip Case and Sony Car Charger, Muvit Sony Xperia Z wireless charging pack today we have got Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 as our review item. We like Muvit products and hope you also like it.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 is like another back case for a phone, but the difference is it is made up of rubber so soft and smooth and whose back is a bit thick so provides solid grip. Ascendeo.fr sent us this Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 as a review sample unit. It is priced at € 14.90 inc VAT and is shipped worldwide.

As usual Muvit use same silver box packaging for their products with a purple shade. Have a look at the front cover of the box it says “soft and skin-tight case for Xperia Z1”.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1

Back side of Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 mentions the product details in an image.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Back Side

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1, is similar to any other back case out their, let’s have a look what it has for us to offer. See pics below of Xperia Z1 with Muvit miniGEL case on it.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Review

Back side of Muvit miniGEL case is a bit thick, good it is as it provides very strong grip while holding it and placing it on rough surface. It do draws scratches just like another cases if used roughly. It is of translucent brown color, looks great on Xperia Z1.

Muvit miniGEL case for Sony Xperia Z1

Accessibility 

All corners are covered just like bumper case. Perfect opening for hearing speaker and notification light area.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - All corners covered

Power button is clearly visible and is not covered while external camera shutter button and volume rocker keys are covered with a soft plastic layer so you can press them easily. No problem is faced while pressing them but it will look unusual to you in starting. Camera shutter key has to press a but hard. SIM card slot is completely covered up, to open it you need to remove the case.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Power button opening

Check below the covering on camera shutter key.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Camera Shutter key covering

Speaker grill is well opened.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Speaker grill opening

The best advantage of Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 is that magnetic charging slot is not covered up you can use EC21 magnetic charging cable to charge your phone while case is on and even microSD card slot area is also opened. But on putting the case on Xperia Z1 and placing it on Sony Dock DK31, it was not inserting properly so can’t be used. Though while EC21 magnetic charging cable was connected it was falling off very frequently so it seems case has got some issues due to thickness to hold the cable.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Magnetic charger opening

Proper opening of 3.5 mm headphone jack is there in case.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - 3.5mm headphone jack opening

Camera and flash opening with secondary microphone is included at the bottom side of case.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Camera opening

Pros

  • Light Weight.
  • Soft and skin-tight.
  • Durable.
  • Translucent in nature.
  • Perfectly accessible at all openings.

Cons

  • Problem inholding EC21 charging cable tightly.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 seems a very good choice if you don’t want to use any sold hard back case for sake bulkiness.

If you are willing to purchase “Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1″, look at the listing of Xperia Z1 gel case at Ascendeo. They also have very good screen guards for Xperia Z1, do check them out. Thanks for sending us 🙂

Many users will prefer a solid hard back case over this case but if you have ever used this case or any gel case for Xperia Z1, let us know in comments section.