Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset = Ideal Xperia Z Ultra companion

by XB on 27th June 2013

in Accessories, Videos, Xperia Z Ultra

Sony SBH52 Headset_11Sony’s new accessory in the form of the Smart Bluetooth Handset SBH52 is a perfect companion for the Xperia Z Ultra. This is because it is the first Bluetooth 3.0 headset from Sony that is designed to be used as a mini phone, incorporating an ear piece and mic. This means that if the Xperia Z Ultra is too unwieldy to take out every time you get a call, you can use the SBH52 headset instead for hands-free calling.

Whilst you can’t actually dial numbers from the headset it does allow you to browse your call log, view text messages, and see who’s calling you. Of course, you can also use it as a stereo headset to listen to music or take advantage of the built-in standalone FM radio with RDS. The headset is also splash-proof and features a 115mAh battery, HD voice and NFC for easy pairing. It is due to launch with the Xperia Z Ultra in September 2013.

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset

  • Asa

    So, finally there’s a valid reason to actually USE NFC.

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  • djsilentg

    of course theres a reason, you should try sony bluetooth headphones, quick an easy to connect : Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M

  • Asa

    I know that NFC makes it easier to connect stuff to our phones. Though, it only takes a couple of seconds either way. Also, my NFC is usually turned off to save some battery. So, in the end it’s actually not all that easier at all.

    The SBH52, however, is a pretty neat idea!
    How many times have I simply ignored phone calls because I’m in the bus and some fat lady was sitting next to me.

    I think this smart headset (or w/e it’s called) will be a lifesaver :).

  • Mac

    So now ppl how has bought the sbh50 regret their choice..

    I don’t see that much differences from even the mw1. I can browse my call log, view text messages, and see who’s calling. Nothing new there. But okay I do Iike the phone function and it being splash proof. But what I really would like 2 see is a stereo bluetooth headset with 4.0 (aptX) and IP55/57 or above. NFC ofc. PEACE!

  • Folk Hellfang

    Can you use the headphones and take a call or is it always like a mini phone receiver?

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  • Rob

    Battery drained from NFC is nominal.. The touch panel takes more energy to click a toggle to disable it than to have it running all day.

    I use NFC to throw up content on my TV and to connect to a wireless speaker in my kitchen, it’s really neat!

  • ManRaj

    What is happening to SONY? One of the best wireless products ever!
    Other companies are Miles and miles away from what Sony is doing right now.

  • Mac

    Sorry doesn’t say anything about that in the link u shared. Only about ZU IP58 and Smart watch 2 IP57. Or am I blind?

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  • Ivan Budiutama

    truly. It is a very neat and great different approach, and it works, I mean it will be a very nice companion with the gigantic ZU, compromise the large size while keep on stylish design with neat small LCD on it which is a nice touch btw. A very creative approach I must say.

  • InspectorGadget80

    Buying this when I buy my Z ULTRA :)

  • EowynCarter

    Yep, these NFC accessories are cool. Got a SBH20,it’s so nice. The only thing I don’t like about it is the fracking in-ear thingy. SBH52 sounds cool too.

    Too bad they screw up their smartphones with messy software.

  • dereknobuyuki

    Considering we’ve been using NFC since 2001 in Japan (longer in some other places), there are a number of valid reasons to use NFC… fortunately or unfortunately, the possibly most popular use of it is probably redeeming digital coupons at McDonalds with the McDonalds Japan app and the NFC “pad” at every cash register.

    That being said a lot of different uses of NFC can be easily seen here such as devices to drive users to a mobile website so they can sign up for services/pointsystems/clubs/surveys/etc. (This is to supplement the QR codes that have also been around for a very long time since it’s easier and faster to tap your phone to a device)

    Finally, some countries really lament NFC for “eWallets” but that stuff has been around for a very very long time and works very very well in a lot of markets — even if it’s not everyone’s market.

  • Asa

    Wow, that’s pretty neat, actually.
    Especially the part about redeeming digital coupons, that’s ingenious.

    Though, where I live NFC won’t be a big thing.
    Not for a looong time.

  • rygarto

    Remind me, what is so different about SBH52 that makes my SBH50 a worthless choice?

  • Mac

    I see what u mean man, naa I just said it because so many want the latest. don’t like when they roll out so many different in the same price range.

    Okay, voice dialing doesn’t work that well with swedish names on my mw600 nor mw1

  • Gadgeteer

    No voice dialing / command ?!?! Why ever not ???

  • rygarto

    Beats me. When you don’t have the SBH5x app installed, the handsfree tries to trigger Android’s voice commands, but it doesn’t work as it should (and does on MW600). With the app installed, there is never an option to do voice commands.

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  • alex

    “”The one really useful feature of the MW600 that I really miss – voice dialing – hasn’t made it to sbh52 either… “””

    This is very big true!!!

  • Ansari Haroon

    Whe will come at india and how much price in India

  • xpuzuser

    On the last video he says you can get the contact list on the display, which is not true. You can only view your call log and dial those numbers only. Nevertheless its a great product and I am using XZUltra with SBH52. Its great.

  • realitycheck

    Ya i really love what Sony is doing as of late… despite the security fiasco’s.







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