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cover for z1 compact

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cover for z1 compact

Has anyone come across a case which is compatible with the  DK32  magnetic charging unit?  Sony claim it will allow you to charge the handset with a cover on.  I've looked everywhere for a cover which allows this to happen- without success.  The cover which I have at the moment is ultra thin but even that won't work with the charger.  I also can't see any official sony covers. Help!

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In Taiwan, Sony provide users a cover.

 

Cover

 

But it still not work with DK32....

 

We need to remove 32A or 32B frame on the dock, and enlarge the hole of the case

hole

 

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=zh-TW&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fk...

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Are you using the Magnetic charging dock or the USB lead magnetic charger

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Using the magnetic charging dock.  The annoying thing is that I have to take the phone out of its cover as it won't fit the charging dock even with the thinner insert.  What I was wanting was a good looking cover which fits the charging unit as Sony claims they do exist. I really don't want to dismantle the charging dock - I know I could do so and just use the cable inside it but that totally defeats the whole purpose of buying a charginng cradle  - an outrageously expensive unit, by the way- which Sony  says can be used with a cover/case. If only Sony could let us know which cover could be accomodated by the charger!

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Is it possible that it will charge with a magnetic charger but not via a dock see image below

 

New-Strong-Magnetic-Charging-charger-cable-adapter-For-Xperia-Z-Ultra-XL39H-Z1-L39H-DK31-C6902.jpg

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: cover for z1 compact

In Taiwan, Sony provide users a cover.

 

Cover

 

But it still not work with DK32....

 

We need to remove 32A or 32B frame on the dock, and enlarge the hole of the case

hole

 

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=zh-TW&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fk...

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Yes.  It will obviously charge via the magnetic ended cable. It also works great without the cover on.  My point is that Sony advertise the dock as being able to be used with a z1 compact complete with a cover.  You're supposed to use one of the two inserts provided.  The trouble is - after looking through many reviews on sites like Amazon- I haven't found anyone with a cover which works with the dock.  So , Sony, which cover can I use with my very expensive charging dock? 

I think it might work if I do as suggested by Heresy so will try that i.e. snipping a bit of the case off and using it without either of the inserts.

 

 

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Sell in JapanI think this cover sould work with DK32 without modify

http://www.amazon.co.jp/Simplism-Xperia-%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E5%AF%BE%E5%BF...

 

(sell in Japan....)

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I did exactly what you suggested, heresy and cut a bit of the cover off.  It now works with the charging dock if you don't use any insert.

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I have one of these Case Mate Barely there on order, have the DK32 dock so hoping they will work together, already dropped mine and scrathched the back :-(

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HQFDK36/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

If not will look at taking the dock appart, would ahve just ordered the Z1 cable if i had known for half the cost, though the dock is nice to use

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008WGKPS6/ref=gno_cart_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ANP4N3LX42I43

Xperia Z1 Compact on O2 UK
previously Xperia S
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That Case is lovely, any links to one on sale with UK shipping?
@Heresy wrote:

In Taiwan, Sony provide users a cover.

 

Cover

 


 

Xperia Z1 Compact on O2 UK
previously Xperia S