Sony’s launch of the Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition for an extra $50 is merely the price you’ll be paying for the foldable stand and thermometer that come along with it. Because if you were too lazy make good use of the slate and download handy cooking apps onto it, chances are that you were never going to slave over a stove anyway.
So for $649.99, buyers get the same old Tablet Z (check out our review) with a stand for propping it up, a digital meat thermometer and several pre-loaded applications tailored for those who like to sweat it out in the kitchen. The whole bundle of extras is touted to be worth $115.
The app-enabled iGrill meat thermometer we’ve mentioned above connects to the Xperia via Bluetooth and allows users to keep tabs on the dish they’re cooking from up to 200 feet away. Afraid your greasy fingers will ruin the device? It’s still the very same water-resistant slab of Android Jelly Bean 4.1 (upgrade incoming) we’re talking about.
You can simply dunk it under fresh water to get smudges or goo off it. The special apps pre-installed onto the device cover BigOven, Juicing Recipes, Food Planner Pro, Out of Milk Shopping List, iGrill Pro and Evernote Food. Additionally, Saveur magazine’s how-to video series is also included in the package.
– 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200p screen powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2
– 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
– Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 or Cortex A9 quad core
– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, upgradable
– 8MP and 2MP cameras