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on 15 October 2014
The Sony packaging is a little unusual (like a squashed rectangular box so the top resembles a rhombus shape).

You need like other MHL to HDMI devices it needs a power supply connected to function in the form of a micro USB plug. I used this on Xperia Z2 device without problems and connect the other end of the cable to the phone's micro USB port. Note whilst all connected it charges the phone which is an added bonus.

Note this won't work on the 11-pin MHL devices like Samsung, as it the 5-pin MHL standard for most other phones as I understand it. The HDMI TV/Monitor won't detect the phone output unless it is powered by an external micro USB power supply. Once all connected you will get the phone display on the screen. Additionally the Xperia Z2 will detect this and offer a slightly different page layout that tries to be more TV orientated.

Playing games on the big screen like Real Racing 3 is more pleasurable, but the frame rate of the HDMI doesn't match the frame rate normally delivered on the native phone display accelerated by the Qualcomm graphics on the Z2. What you will notice is a drop in frame rate of the game as you are normally used to. I don't have any numbers to quote, but visually it is noticeable. This I think is not a criticism of the Sony MHL adapter, but a by product of switching to HDMI.

Photo slideshow and Video player output on the big screen works well and good for sharing photos with everyone at home easily. The only issue I have which might be an issue with the amount of current (power) the power adapter can deliver or the resultant power being offered to the phone through the MHL device, on the Z2 I get messages to say the power demanded by the application (plus MHL adapter) can't sustain charging. Annoying messages which I as yet don't know how to disable.

Otherwise works well as it says on the tin, er box. : )
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on 8 November 2014
Great idea, but I've hardly used it because the cable linking the adapter to my tablet is soooo! small. You need to have the two things directly next to each other on a table and can't pick the tablet up easily when connected.

Maybe OK if you intend on using it for movie watching, or are willing to be tethered to a spot.

I miss older tablets that had dedicated mini HDMI sockets :-(
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on 8 March 2016
This is very easy to use and set up. Just plug it into your phone, then a USB power into it and a HDMI cable. You will want to make sure your phone/ tablet are fully charged as it won’t charge the device while in use.
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on 30 October 2014
I bought this after deciding it was probably worth spending a little more for a Sony product that was guaranteed to work with an Xperia Z Ultra rather than one of the many other third party adapters available. It couldn't be any easier to use, just plug in your charger cable,connect to an HDMI on a television and it mirrors your phone's display when you plug it into the micro USB port. This means you won't be running down your battery whilst in use. I do not expect to use it much at home myself but it a very simple way for everyone to watch anything stored on your phone whilst on holiday on a TV.
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on 28 November 2014
Used with a Sony Xperia telephone. Has to be connected to a power source and the mobile. Handy if you don't have a 'smart' TV as it works through the HDMI connection on the TV. It does seem expensive to have the Sony logo on what appears to be a simple piece of electronics but it does work every time.
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on 28 February 2015
A quality piece of tech, use on my z2, phone .z2 tab , no time delay on transfer, only fault I think is the length of cable, being to short,I think over time the weight of the unit might stress the micro usb port when gaming", it is still worth buying , quality""
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on 22 October 2014
best price i could find on the web for a quality item , well happy
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on 6 April 2014
the picture that you see on amazon doesn't really show you how small this thing is, i love it. it's a plug and play device, no need for apps or anything and it works with any MHL compatible device, tried it on both of my phones and my tablet. 5STARS
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on 5 January 2015
does what it says its supposed to do.
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on 21 April 2014
Works great. The only problem is it doesn't now TV!! I put this hat down to sky basing their products on the ipad operating system
Apart from that works well with everything else
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