Sony has stepped up its game over the past year, with its latest offering, the Xperia Z1, one of the contenders for the title of best Android smartphone of 2013. With its great camera, large battery, understated UI overlay, and beautiful design, the strengths of the Xperia Z1 definitely eclipse its flaws, and has become a very popular device worldwide.
To help you get the most out of your device, be it for protection, convenience, or just luxury, here is a roundup of the some of the best accessories for the Sony Xperia Z1!
CaseMate Tough Case
The dual-layered design of the CaseMate Tough case features an impact resistant polycarbonate hard shell and a shock-absorbing interior cushion. The accompanying flexible bumper provides a secure fit and sleek color contrast, for both protection and style. A rugged, textured finish makes it easy to hold and grip the device, and the raised bezel design on the front of the phone protects the display from direct contact with any surface. Buy now on Amazon for $35.
Covert Faux Leather Wallet Case
The Cover Faux Leather Wallet case features a super slim and understated design, providing the perfect blend of protection and sophistication. The case also includes a built-in folding stand functionality, allowing for media viewing in landscape orientation. The rubberized housing enclosure preserves the surface finish of your device while holding it securely. The wallet case also has storage slots for credit cards. Buy now on Amazon for $10.95.
The iLLumiShield front and back protectors for the Sony Xperia Z1 offers crystal clear visibility without sacrificing style or protection. These protectors are designed from high quality PET film that is a treated, hard coated surface which is scratch and damage resistant. Installing the screen protector is quick and easy and the non-sticky adhesive will not leave residue when removed. iLLumiShield protectors also come lifetime replacements. Also included with the pack is an installation squeegee and a lint-free cloth. You get front and back protectors (3 pack) for $10.95, or just front screen protectors (3 pack) for $6.95 on Amazon.
Evecase Variety Pack – (2 Clear and 2 anti-glare Matte)
The Evecase Screen Protector Variety Pack contains two types of screen protectors, depending on your requirements. The pack includes 2 Crystal Clear and 2 anti-glare anti,-fingerprint Matte films. The Clear film offers the best clarity, ideally suited for high-resolution displays, and provides a distortion-free viewing experience. The Matte film is perfect for greater visibility in sunlight or under bright lights. The smooth matte finish reduces glare, the appearance of fingerprints, while providing easy glide touch with minimal friction. Also included in the pack is a microfiber cleaning cloth and squeegee card. Buy now on Amazon for $2.99.
This EC Technology external battery pack boasts a massive 22,400 mAh capacity, and features dual USB ports, allowing you to charge two devices at once. 4 LEDs indicate the remaining power of the battery, and the pack also includes an in-built flashlight. The package contains 3 USB connectors that should cover compatibility with most devices, and 2 extension charge cables. Buy now on Amazon for $59.99.
The Sony Magnetic Power Charging Dock features an innovative magnetic connector that lets you to place your phone snugly in the dock using one hand, with the magnet steering the phone charging port to the dock charging connector to make the connection. Interchangeable inserts in the kit make it possible to use this dock with your device with or without a protective case. While your phone is charging, it stands at a comfortable viewing angle. Buy now on Amazon for $24.77.
InventCase Car Holder
This InventCase Car Holder is custom-designed for the Sony Xperia Z1, and includes a super fast charging car charger as well. Three main joints allow you to position the device any way you like, with the first allowing rotation into landscape mode, and the others letting you turn the device sideways as you see fit. The suction cup holds the cradle securely on the windscreen. Buy now on Amazon for $19.95.
With the NFC-based Xperia SmartTags 2, you can launch an application, open a website, turn wireless functions on or off, change volume and music settings, send a preset message, and a lot more. What, and how much, each tag does is entirely up to you. Each smart tag supports multiple users, so even if your smartphone responds a certain way, someone else can use the same SmartTag for different actions. The Smart Connect app for Android is required, and lets you easily set up how your device reacts to each Smart Tag color. Buy now on Amazon for $24.99.
Sony Smart Watch 2
The Sony Smart Watch 2 interacts with your smartphone via Bluetooth, and lets you keep track of everything without needing to take your phone out of your pocket or bag. When a call, message, email, or other notification such as SMS or a Facebook notification comes in, the Smart Watch gently vibrates on your wrist to let you know. You can browse and read all your notifications directly on the device. When out of bluetooth range, the device functions as a standalone digital watch. The Sony Smart Watch 2 offers decent battery life and is also waterproof, and can be a very handy accessory to have. Buy now on Amazon for $159.99.
Sony Smart Wireless Headset
With the Sony Smart Wireless Headset, you can take calls, receive text and email notifications, listen to FM radio, and stream music from your Android smartphone via Bluetooth. You can also directly store music on the device via microSD card (up to 32GB). View text messages, emails, caller names, media titles and more, or have messages read directly into your headset courtesy of its text-to-speech capabilities. You can make calls directly from the headset by accessing the recent calls list on the device. You can also connect to two phones at the same time with one multipoint for both voice and music. Buy now on Amazon for $72.99.
QX10 and QX100 attachable camera lenses
The CyberShot DSC-QX100 features a high-quality 1-inch, 20.2 MP Exmor RCMOS sensor, paired with a fast, wide aperture Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens with 3.6x optical zoom, and a BIONZ image processor. The QX100 also features a dedicated control ring for manual adjustment of focus and zoom and several different shooting modes can be selected. On the other hand, the CyberShot DSC-QX10 features an 18.2 MP Exmor RCMOS sensor, and 10x optical zoom Sony G Lens. The camera has built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to combat camera shake for blur-free photography, and also features Program Auto, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto modes to choose from. Both lenses connect to your device via NFC and Bluetooth. The QX100 is available on Amazon for $498, and the QX10 for $248.