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Sony's Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition comes stocked with foodie-friendly extras

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition comes stocked with foodie-friendly extras

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition comes with everything but the proverbial sink.

When you're not taking snorkeling pics or reading Proust in the bathtub with your water-resistant slate, do you slop spaghetti sauce and raw beef juices all over it? If so, you're in luck! Sony has introduced the foodie-friendly Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition.

Yes, for an extra $50 over the recommended price of the standard (yet remarkably polished) 32GB Xperia Z you can get Sony's kitchen bundle to help you slice, dice, and fillet your way to an awesome meal. The Kitchen Edition comes loaded with a number of foodie apps including BigOven, Evernote Food, Juicing Recipes, Food Planner Pro, iGrill Pro, and Out of Milk Shopping List. You also get an iGrill Bluetooth meat thermometer and a foldable tablet stand.

Sony says for $650 you get the tablet plus $115 worth of extra accessories and content.

Near as I can tell, however, the Kitchen Edition only comes with the aforementioned $80 wireless meat thermometer, a bunch of free apps, and the $3 Food Planner Pro. You can also buy a tablet stand on Amazon for less than $10. Still, an extra $93 value means you'll save about $43 if you're one of the dozens or maybe hundreds of kitchen cooks hankering for an iGrill, a stand, and a new tablet simultaneously.

You do get some kitchen-centric benefits with the Xperia Z. Sony says its latest tablet is water resistant for up to 3 feet for 30 full minutes, as long as all the ports and covers on the device are firmly closed--and you dump it in fresh water. If you drop the tablet in your lobster tank, you're out of luck.

Making kitchens smarter

Sony's play for the kitchen feels like more wishful thinking from a technology company about the future of the high-tech home. For years, we've heard about smart refrigerators that can order milk when you run out or NFC-enabled washing machines you can control from your smartphone.

So far, however, most of us are content to use appliances that can't count our calories or send us a text when the laundry's dry. Then again, tablets are a different story. Anybody serious about cooking probably already hauls their tablet into the kitchen, so maybe Sony's Kitchen Edition isn't as crazy as it sounds. The foodie focus is certainly a differentiator among the vast Android horde.

Anyone not in the market for a new tablet can also just pick up a water resistant case for the tablet they already own, or just keep your slate in a secure place when cooking. I used to slip my tablet into the back of a clear plastic cookbook holder, ready to whip out at a moment's notice to learn how to clean a fish on YouTube, scan my favorite recipe site, snap a few Instagram-ready food pics, or maybe watch Alton Brown brine a turkey (seriously, you have to try that in November).

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition is available immediately from Sony's online store.


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