Sony Xperia Z Tablet SGP-DS5 Official Dock review

Yesterday the postman was all about the Z Tablet, and along with the Zenus case came the official Sony Dock .

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The dock is a very simple affair, a plastic base with a micro usb slot and a pivoting rear plate. The dock costs nearly £40 and doesn’t come with a micro usb lead or mains plug. You are meant to use the plug and cable that came with the tablet. Connecting the lead is very simple as shown below.

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You then take the Z tablet and it beautifully glides down into the dock. Effortless.

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You can then adjust the angle too. However, as soon as the tablet is docked the smart connect app launched. Screen shots below.

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With this app you can create actions that occur when the tablet is cradled. In fact you can do this for any accessory, and as you can see I have a number already working with the Z tablet.

Once docked you can adjust the viewing angle. I must admit when I first took the dock out of the packaging I was a underwhelmed. But in use it is rather neat. Is it worth £40. That’s debatable. Would I recommend it. Yes but only if you’re rich.

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