The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is now available in the UK. We’ve already covered some of our favourite cases for the new Sony phone, so today we’re going to look at the other side of the equation: accessories. From chargers and car accessories to Bluetooth speakers and headphones, you’ll find everything you need right here. Let’s get right into it!
10. Olixar inVent Air Vent Car Holder
There are plenty of ways to mount your XZ Premium in your car, but some are better than others. I quite like vent mounts, like the Olixar inVent shown above, as they can be placed in a wide range of positions where windscreen or dashboard mounts would be impractical. The inVent is easy to install, rotates 360 degrees, accommodates a wide range of smartphones (even with cases) and can even be used as a desk stand with the insertion of a credit card. That makes it one of our favourite Xperia XZ Premium car holders.
9. Samsung Gear Fit 2 Sports Band
The Gear Fit 2 is a fitness-oriented smartwatch, with a unique curved-display design that fits between slim fitness trackers and full-size smartwatches. The Gear Fit 2 includes a heart rate monitor, automatic and manual activity monitoring and support for iOS and Android notifications. I’ve been using one for the past month, and I’ve become a big fan of its comfortable design, relatively big screen and accurate tracking.
8. Olixar Powerboost Portable Charger 6000mAh
There are plenty of power banks on the market that will charge your phone, but it’s important to choose one that has sufficient capacity and charging speed. The Olixar Powerboost has two USB outputs capable of 2.1A of output and a generous capacity of 6,000mAh, making it a good fit for the Xperia XZ.
7. Samsung Evo 128GB Micro SD Card
This Samsung Evo Micro SD card is one of many possible choices for the Xperia XZ Premium, but there are some alluring reasons to choose it. The Evo has a rapid UHS Speed Class 1 rating, so copying files on and off the card takes minimal time. It’s also a capacious card, available in models of up to 128GB. These high capacity models are perfect for the Xperia XZ Premium’s slow-motion and 4K video modes, which quickly generate very large files. Of course, other Xperia XZ Premium memory cards are also available at lower prices if you prefer.
6. Olixar ToughBeats Outdoor Speaker
The Olixar ToughBeats is a rugged Bluetooth speaker for the Xperia XZ Premium, designed for use both in and outdoors. The ToughBeats provide high fidelity sound rated at 3W, allowing for room-filling audio. The speaker’s casing is made from a soft-touch silicone, which is hard wearing and also easy to grip. The speaker has an IPX4 rating as well, so it can resist dust, dirt, rain and other environmental hazards. Elsewhere, it has all of the other accoutrements that you could want — options for Bluetooth and line-in connectivity, a microphone and buttons for handsfree calls and a 800mA battery capable of six hours of play time.
5. Samsung Micro USB to USB-C Adapter Three Pack
This package contains three adapters, each designed to transform your existing Micro USB cables and accessories into something that can be used with USB-C smartphones like the Xperia XZ Premium. These adapters are made by Samsung and are made of good quality materials, so they should last for a long time, at least until you’ve swapped over entirely to USB-C accessories!
4. Plug N Go Handsfree Bluetooth Earphones
These Xperia XZ Premium Bluetooth Earphones are designed to be a halfway house between traditional in-ear headphones and Apple AirPods-style completely wireless in-ear headphones. Basically, they’re essentially AirPods connected to one another with a cable, allowing for greater battery life, in-line remote controls and preventing one earbud from falling out. Those are reasonable improvements over Apple’s model, and it makes just as much sense for the Xperia XZ Premium.
3. Kidigi USB-C Desktop Charging Dock
This simple USB-C dock makes it easy to recharge your Xperia XZ Premium. Just plunk it on the dock, and you can keep an eye on incoming messages and other notifications while your phone reaches 100%. The dock’s adjustable design also ensures that you can use the Xperia XZ Premium with cases and covers installed.
2. Olixar Premium HD Camera Lens Kit
This three-in-one lens kit is designed to expand your photographic possibilities with the Xperia XZ Premium. You get three high definition glass lenses in the pack: a 0.63x super wide angle lens for landscape photos and expansive group photos, a 15x macro lens for detailed photos of minute subjects and a 180 degree fisheye lens for skateboarding videos (and other fun photos and videos). Each lens can be quickly and easily clipped onto the phone, and the lenses can be stored in a microfibre bag or a protective carry case.
1. VR Box Virtual Reality Headset
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a brilliant 4K screen, with one of the highest pixel densities of any shipping smartphone. That makes it uniquely suited for virtual reality, where the screen of the phone is close to your eyeballs and the difference between resolutions is much more obvious than usual. The VR Box is a good introduction to VR headsets, costing just £15 but still providing a way to view 360-degree videos on YouTube, play games and experience other live and recorded events. If you haven’t tried VR and you have the Xperia XZ Premium, you really owe it to yourself to have a go.
Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you think of the accessories we’ve selected in the comments below!