Sony SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Wireless Handset with NFC Connectivity - Black
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- World’s first NFC and HD voice ready Bluetooth handset
- Multipoint connectivity for flexibility
- FM radio with RDS for real time entertainment
- Android app-enabled, making it smarter than the rest
- Splash-proof for use in rainy weather
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With this innovative handheld audio accessory, you can enjoy a comfortable and easy calling experience. The person you are talking to will experience clear voice audio during the call. When a call comes in via your smartphone, you can see who's calling in the SBH52 display. Press once to answer. You can use the SBH52 to view recent calls and call again directly. Move around freely and leave your phone in your pocket, bag or anywhere within Bluetooth range (up to 10 meters). For a handsfree calling experienc
Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH52
Micro USB Cable (for charging)
3.5mm Heaphone Connector
From the Manufacturer
Introducing the Sony Smart Bluetooth Handset SBH52
The world’s first HD voice and one-touch NFC-enabled Bluetooth handset, the Smart Bluetooth Handset SBH52 has been designed for consumers who want versatile call handling and an impressive music listening experience.
Giving you ultimate wireless control of your device, connect to your device via Bluetooth
Optimised for Android, the SBH52 has a selection of app extensions available at Google Play
Control Your Device Wirelessly
Giving you ultimate wireless control of your device, this innovative handheld audio accessory connects to your device via Bluetooth, meaning you can move around freely and leave your phone in your pocket, bag or anywhere within Bluetooth range (up to 10 metres) and still listen to music, make and take calls and get notifications. When a call comes in via your Smartphone, the display will show you who’s calling and you can even view recent calls and call again directly. As well as being a handset, the SBH52 is supplied with headphones, so it can be used as a headset for hands-free calling, and because you can use it simultaneously with your device, you can also multitask.
Provided that your phone and network service are available, the SBH52 is HD Voice ready, meaning that when you’re on a call, the person you’re talking to will experience crystal clear voice audio, and thanks to Sony authentic audio, which gives you deep bass and clean and clear treble, you can hear your music the way it was made. With either the supplied headphones or the built-in speaker, you can enjoy online entertainment with excellent audio via your phone, tablet or laptop. What’s more, the display will show you the artist name and track information. So whether you clip it to your clothing or bag when you’re working out, or you’re at home and want to control your music without having to get up from your seat, the SBH52 lets you skip through tracks and answer calls with ease. Not only that, but the Smart Bluetooth Handset SBH52 has a built-in standalone FM radio with RDS, so you can enjoy real time entertainment wherever you are.
Easy to Use
As well as being lightweight and compact with simple buttons for controlling music, calls and volume, the SBH52 is extremely easy to pair to any device that supports standard Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP) including the most popular laptops, Smartphones and tablets, and if your phone is NFC-enabled, it’s even easier thanks to one-touch (NFC) connect and go. Simply touch the back of your phone to the back of the Smart Bluetooth Handset to start up and connect. This wireless headset will also connect to two Smartphones or other devices at the same time.
Optimised for Android, the SBH52 has a selection of app extensions available at Google Play for making this accessory smarter than the rest, including a call log to browse recent calls in your display and a clear OLED display so you can read text notifications and messages more easily.
With either the supplied headphones or the built-in speaker, you can enjoy online entertainment
Anywhere, Any Weather
Durable and splash-proof, the Smart Bluetooth Handset is designed to withstand most situations, including rainy weather, making it the ultimate dual-function wireless audio accessory.
- Frequency response: 500 Hz – 15 kHz (loudspeaker), 300 Hz – 8 kHz (ear speaker), 20 Hz – 20 kHz (headphones)
- Sensitivity: 83 dB (loudspeaker), 100.5 dB SPL/mW @ 1 kHz (headphones)
- Impedance: 18±3 ohms (headphones), 32 ohms (ear speaker), 8 ohms (loudspeaker)
- Bluetooth: V3.0
- Battery: 115 mAh
- Talk time: up to 8.1 hours (headset), up to 4.8 hours (handset), up to 3.9 hours (speakerphone)
- Stream time: up to 10.6 hours (headset), 5.5 hours (loudspeaker)
- Standby time: up to 383 hours
- Unit size: 88 mm x 25 mm x 8 mm thickness: 13 mm with clip
- Weight: 23 g
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Firstly the device is larger than an average BT headset but you do get a lot in return. The main function for listening to audio wirelessly through the earphones is obvious (and sounds very clear with good bass levels) and the inclusion of FM radio is very welcome and works nicely with RDS information on the clear bright OLED display.
But, where this device differs is that you can remove the earphones and the device works like a mini mobile phone. You can hold it up to your ear and make use of the phone speaker and microphone. I tested it out and my caller could not tell the difference, all was clear and audible. There's a separate speaker for speakerphone function if you prefer. That speaker will also allow you to playback music too or take advantage of text to speech from incoming notifications.
If you use it on an Android device there are a few smart apps compatible with it. These are for notifying you of SMS, Gmail, Calendar events, Twitter and Facebook. Those messages scroll along the screen meaning you don't have to get the phone out to read them. As stated you can get the messages read out for you if you wish.
Finally the other killer feature if you have a NFC enabled device, is that this will pair instantly by bumping together the devices each time you turn it on!
Only criticism is the device when used as a 'phone' handset is small so you don't get brilliant comfort when holding it to your ear but it's a small price to pay if you don't want someone to rob you of your phone or risk dropping it when in a call. Also it's a fingerprint magnet!
I do highly recommend this device if you have one of the new larger phablet style premium phones. It's great!
Bluetooth range is exceptional for line-of-sight, and very good for indoor. Audio quality when being used as a headset is good as well, although the noise cancellation could do with some work (according to the wife, who was on the receiving end of a windy call!)
Negatives really are only the app compatibility. Because it's a new piece of hardware, apps are a bit limited, but the range is growing. That, and the small cable on both the bundled earphones and USB cable are a bit of a shame.
EDIT: After using for a few months and seeing a lot of confusion about this product here's some extra info :
THE SONY SBH52
[ WHAT IT IS ??? ]
The SBH52 is a BLUETOOTH ver 3.0 Enabled Earphone Adaptor(RECEIVER)
+ mini Handset function
+ Android App
+ FM radio
+ mini Loudspeaker
+ other stuff..
It works with any BLUETOOTH(ver 2.x/3.x/4.x) device that
supports the following BLUETOOTH Profiles :
- Hands free profile (HFP) v1.6
- Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) v1.2
- Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) v1.4 - Control and Target role
THE SBH52 ALLOWS AUDIO STREAMING AND ANSWERING CALLS FROM ANY COMPATIBLE BLUETOOTH DEVICE
YOU DO NOT NEED THE ANDROID APP OR AN ANDROID DEVICE TO USE THESE BASIC FUNCTIONS
THE ANDROID APP :
The android app allows you to access the call log and select numbers to call or call back.
- It does not allow you to manually dial numbers without the main phone/tablet keypad.
- It does not allow you to search through contacts list or phone numbers / names.
The android app also allows reading various notifications like last dialed numbers. missed calls, msg, txt, gmail, calendar etc. via the display and also has a txt to speech option to hear the words being read out to you.Read more ›
I've got mine connected to an Xperia Z3 and am receiving phone, sms and calendar notifications - opted out of email notifications - too many interruptions.
Brilliant for using as a handset when phone is stowed in a bag, or a spibelt :)
Pity that Bluetooth range is not better than the standard i.e. 10m - but you get a few bleeps when you are out of range, so less easy to leave phone behind.
Sony advise that the phone and SBH52 should be on the same side of body - good advice as some phone calls have been garbly when devices diagonally set - which in my opinion is poor.
Not tried the earphones, have no intention of using them.
The horizontal display is inexplicably only about a third of the width of the product - would like to be able to see notifications without glasses on, which I could do, if display was bigger.
Clip is very secure, but very obtrusive - I have clipped it so the device is on the inside of a shirt, with the clip showing and keep getting asked "what's that?" - why couldn't the clip be transparent? Perhaps I'll turn Goth and only wear black :)
***edit 22/07/2015 - after using it for a while I am even less impressed with the range - my phone has to be in a front pocket on the same side as the SBH52 - back pocket means unacceptable crackle using the SBH52 as a handset.
Battery life is very good, but bluetooth reconnections really slay the battery level, just means that I have to really keep an eye on the battery level, rather than having a feel for when charging will be required.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This really is a piece of junk. It's my third Sony Bluetooth headset and not a patch on the other two. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Whitehead
Worked for three days...then failed to turn on...sent to Sony to repair under warranty...came back from repair centre with issue still present... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pressure man
This is 2nd one I've had (1st left on a taxi). Very pleased with connection to HTC One X. Handy to use as a phone extension when phone needs to be placed where the signal is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark S Philp