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Which USB devices can I use with my Xperia tablet

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Which USB devices can I use with my Xperia tablet?

The Xperia Tablet itself does not have a USB port, but can establish USB connections via optional accessories. A summary of these accessories and the connectivity they offer is listed below:

USB Cable SGPUC2


This 1m long cable connects to the Xperia tablet's multiport and offers a USB Type A plug. It is supplied with the AC-adapters SGPAC5V5 and SGPAC5V6 and also available seperately. One of these AC-adapters and one of these cables is supplied with the tablet.

Supports the following uses:
  • connect the tablet to the AC-Adapter for charging
  • connect the tablet as USB mass storage device to a computer
  • charge the tablet via a computer's USB port, provided that this port provides 1.5A current.
    Note: USB charging may not be possible on all computers, or only on ports specifically marked for this purpose. Please refer to your computers user manual for more information about USB charging other devices.

USB Host Adapter Cable SGPUC3


This 15cm long adapter cable connects to the Xperia tablet's multiport and offers a USB type A jack. 

Supports the following uses:
  • connecting USB mass storage devices to the tablet, for example 
    Note: there is no guarantee for any specific device to work with your tablet!
    • a digital still camera or 
    • USB flash memory
  • connecting USB input devices to the tablet, for example 
    Note: there is no guarantee for any specific device to work with your tablet!
    • keyboards, mice, and 
    • game pads

HDMI Adapter Cable SGPHC1


This 15cm long adapter cable connects to the Xperia Tablet's multiport and offers a HDMI output jack and a multiport jack, which can be used with the USB cable provided with the AC-adapter (SGPUC2, see above).

Supports the following uses:

  • provide HDMI output for connecting to a televison or display
  • connecting via SGPUC2 to AC-adapters SGPAC5V5 or SGPAC5V6
  • connecting the tablet as USB mass storage device via SGPUC2 to a computer

Note: connecting the USB host adapter cable (SGPUC3) or another HDMI adapter cable (SGPHC1) to the adapter's multiport jack is not supported.

Cradle SGPDS2

The cradle connects to the tablet's multiport and offers a multiport connection itself, which can be used with the AC-adapter cable for connection to the AC-adapter or a computer.

Supports the following uses:
  • connecting via SGPUC2 to AC-adapters SGPAC5V5 or SGPAC5V6
  • connecting the tablet as USB mass storage device via SGPUC2 to a computer

Docking Stand SGPDS3


This stand comes with a bundled AC-adapter and provides an HDMI-output jack and 3 USB type A jacks in host mode.

Supports the following uses:
  • provide HDMI output for connecting to a televison or display
  • connecting USB mass storage devices to the tablet, for example 
    Note: there is no guarantee for any specific device to work with your tablet!
    • a digital still camera or 
    • USB flash memory
  • connecting USB input devices to the tablet, for example 
    Note: there is no guarantee for any specific device to work with your tablet!
    • keyboards, mice, and 
    • game pads
  • charge and power the tablet via the AC-adapter supplied with the docking stand

Cover with Keyboard SGPSK1

This cover integrates a USB keyboard. The tablet is docked in the cover which connects to the tablet's multiport. The keyboard does not require a wireless connection and can therefore be used in airplane mode. The cover comes bundled with a micro USB cable and has a matching jack on the right side.


Supports the following uses:
  • connecting via SPGUC2 to AC-adapters SGPAC5V5 or SGPAC5V6

Dock Speaker SGPSPK1


This speaker stand does offer an auxiliary audio input jack and comes bundled with an AC-adapter and remote control, but unlike the cradle and stand listed above, does not offer USB ports.