Wouldn’t you like a website that is dedicated solely for your smartphone, phablet or tablet, showcasing the thousands of different third-party accessories available with just a click? And what better endorsement than to have it run by the smartphone manufacturer itself? Well, Sony has beat everyone to the punch with a website that is user friendly and highlights accessories made just for their Xperia handsets.
Called “Made For Xperia”, the site displays different products such as cases and screen protectors made exclusively for Sony Xperia devices. Keep in mind that these accessories are not made by Sony, but by third party designers. These companies included on the site are Case-Mate, Incipio, Krusell, Roxfit, Krisk, and White Diamonds – all well known brands. Sony Xperia users who wish to buy a product on the site will be directed to the third party companies website to purchase their accessories.
When entering the site a disclaimer is present stating:
Products introduced on this webpage are manufactured and sold by third parties. Such third party manufacturers are solely responsible for the sale, product assurance, support and customer services in accordance with terms and conditions provided by their own self. Sony Mobile assumes no warranty whatsoever with respect to such third-party products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
The disclaimer pretty much explains that there aren’t any ties between Sony and the third party manufactures. So if there are any problems with an item purchased, it falls back on the third party you bought the product from.
The main purpose for this site is to highlight the many different third party products that are available for consumers to purchase for their Sony Xperia devices. The site allows people to explore, compare and price different accessories.
Each listing has a reference price included. The Sony devices that have available products are the Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia M2. Any devices before the Sony Xperia Z1 are not included on the site, as Sony will not add any accessories for older handsets. It is expected that more products will be added as newer Sony devices are released, and the inclusion of the M2 indicates that the mid-range devices will not be forgotten.
As of now, the country selection is only for Euro members, but fear not – Sony will not stop you from purchasing the accessories. That depends on the accessory manufacturer’s willingness to ship to your location. Prices are also listed in Euros. It is highly likely that Sony will be adding Asian markets to the list soon, given how they have a strong foothold here.
What do you think about this website? Do you think other manufacturers should and will follow suit? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!