Sony have in the past been guilty (like most electronic manufacturers) of making vast amounts of proprietary accessories for their products. Even worse than this, they were generally always model specific, meaning everytime you upgraded your camera, TV, phone etc, you always had to purchase new accessories all over again.
Well, it turns out in recent years that they are finally shedding this mentality and producing some great accessories that have compatibility with various other devices. Case in point, the new SBH52.
This little beauty serves as a secondary handset to your smartphone, enabling you to take calls directly on the device. So there is no need to pull your phone out of your pocket or bag. This is especially handy if you have one of the larger phones with a 5 inch LCD, or an even larger phablet. It OLED display will allow you to see who is calling and return a missed call if you need to.
For the less tech savvy, setting up bluetooth connections can often be a daunting experience. However, most devices are starting to come with a NFC wireless technology. This technology allows pairing of devices using proximity as the authentication. So by simply touching the back of the handset to the NFC enables device, and Bob’s your freaking uncle, you’re connected! If you don’t have an NFC enabled device, don’t stress as standard bluetooth pairing can still be used.
Moreover, the device supports standard bluetooth audio streaming using the A2DP protocol. That’s nerd speak for saying if your device stream audio over bluetooth using this common standard, this will work on ANY compatible device, including other brands of smartphone, tablets and computers
You want even more good news? It has a built in FM radio with RDS. RDS means that the device will actually display the radio stations broadcast name, and not just the numeric frequency.
Being smart app enabled, there are further extension possbilities for the handset via the Goolgle Play store.
If you are the active sort or scared of a little rain ruining your new acquisition, fear not! Like most of Sony’s recent smartphone device, this too is splash-proof. Note I didn’t say water-proof. There is a difference.