2013-03-16 07:13 PM
No, you cannot be 100% sure that it will work but it is not that you need a Sony charger and all other will not work. Most chargers will probably work.
Sony and most major android manufacturers are working together to form a standard, Qi Wareless Chargning so I think you can expect chargers for most androidphones to work with Xperia Z and future Sony models. But as always with new tech, there are quirks that needs to be fixed.
Give it some time and I am sure the problems is fixed and it will work as fine as micro-usb cables work today. We can be happy knowing there is a standard at least.
Unsure what Apple uses.
Things like these uses Qi Wireless:
Here you van read more aobut Qi.
And a article about wireless charging:
Some news a dew days ago anout Apple and Qi.
Apple may not use the Qi wireless charging technology, but will launch independent research and development functions. In addition, the current is not clear that the next generation of Apple’s iPhone in the fuselage built-in wireless charging, or other accessories.
Currently, despite HTC, Nokia, Motorola , Sony, LG and other mobile phone manufacturers have joined the Qi wireless charging Union, but there is no doubt that the ten million sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4 added to the Qi camp will make this technology more fast popularity of the Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance and other wireless charging standard Qi camp to help overcome.
2013-03-16 09:55 PM
To make it short:
Not in the way you think of. Wireless charging is no problem with cradle. Xperia Z has two contacts outside make it possible to charge without micro usb plug.
In my opinion wireless charging should be forbidden because of the energy dissipation. we all try to save environment don´t we. We need no technical standard needing more energy than before.
2013-03-17 12:50 AM
@gregorg1 I agree with you, wireless charging (charging pad) seems like a nice feature but its not energy efficient, the way the Xperia Z charges with the Dock it's great
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