[ REVIEW ] Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1

Just like Xperia Z Ultra hasSony Magnetic Charging Dock DK30 for charging, Sony has introduced a new¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 also. Magnetic charging port was seen in Xperia Z then a new kind of magnetic charging port was introduced in Xperia Z Ultra and same design is being adopted for Xperia Z1, then why not same dock for both phones ? Only Sony knows the answer to that question ūüėõ

Charging Dock DK31 is priced at¬†¬£34.99 in UK by Sony officially and MobileFun listed it as¬†¬£29.99 or¬†$48.99 including VAT which seems a great deal obviously. MobileFun sent us this¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 sample unit to for review.¬†Let’s proceed to see what¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 has to offer us.

[ Review ] Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 comes in a red-white box which features some of its characteristics on the back of cover. Only color available till now is Black.

On the front product name is written.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 front cover

On back of cover written how to use it and some info regarding its adapters.

 Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 back cover

Contents of Box

Technical Specifications of Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1

  • Dimensions –¬†60 x 46 x 21 mm
  • Weight –¬†82.5 grams ( including cable )
  • Weight –¬†63.7 grams ( excluding cable )

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 is a desktop type charger which is fitted with EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector which is used for charging Xperia Z1. Same EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector is used to charge Xperia Z Ultra from Charging Dock DK30.

Let’s have a close look at¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 and it’s bottom plate.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock  DK31 showing EC21 magnetic connector

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 Bottom Plate

Two separate adapters are given to be fitted on¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 so that it can be used with and without covers. Let’s have a look at the adapters width.

Two separate adapters are given to be fitted on Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31

¬†Just put your Xperia Z1 inside the¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 and connect the USB end of EC21 charging cable to the AD Adapter which you got along within box of Xperia Z1. While the Xperia Z1 is on dock, it’s orientation rotates to landscape mode by default and speaker is turned on during calls.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 REVIEW

 Do not insert USB end of EC21 charging cable inside USB port of PC in order to charge through it, it is not recommended at all and can damage your device.

Review -Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1

 Total Charging Time

Most important question and the best thing is that Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 charges Xperia Z1 almost in the same time as time taken by AC Adapter. It took around 2 Hours 30 minutes to charge Xperia Z1 with the help of Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 which is pretty awesome time to charge 3000 mAh battery of Xperia Z1.

Pros

  • Quick Charging time.
  • Durable and Light Weight.
  • Easy to use.

Cons

Nothing much, just be careful while putting your Xperia Z1 inside dock, otherwise it may fall down and your device is damaged.

Thanks MobileFun for sending us Xperia Z1 accessory¬†¬†for review ūüôā MobileyFun ships worldwide, so if you want¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31, then follow-up here on Dock DK31 listing.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 is one of the must have accessory for every Xperia Z1 user, though if you can get EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector separately it would also serve the purpose.

Let us know if you have used it, drop your comments on functionality of¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31…

Remove EC21 Charging Cable from Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 / DK30 for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

Sony has introduced a separate magnetic charging dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 and DK30 for Xperia Z Ultra.  You can charge your phone via it as inside it has EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector which unfortunately is not available for sale separately. We found that many users were uncomfortable to put their phone on Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 / DK30  and then use it if they want to. We have found a pretty neat solution for this problem. Charging Dock DK31 is priced at £34.99 in UK by Sony, definitely a bit costly.

As both¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 / DK30 is fitted with¬†EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector so it can be removed and then use it separately to charge your Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. Let’s see how you can remove¬†EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector safely.

How to remove EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector from Charging Dock DK31 / DK30

We are carrying out process for Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 and same goes for DK30. Following below method will void the

Step 1 : Take the Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 and place it upside down after removing its adapter.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 placed upside down

Step 2 : See the below pic, notice the space present at both side, just put your finger nail in it and try to pull it upwards.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 - Holes in Back Plate

Removing back from Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31

Remove back plate from Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31

Step 3 : Remember the bottom part is sealed with the help of two screws, you need to unscrew them before you remove the full plate.

Back Plate removed from Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31

Back Plate removed from Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31

Removing EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector from Dock DK31

Step 4 : Now carefully remove the  EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector from the dock and place it safely.

EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector from the dock

EC21 Charging Cable from Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31

Step 5 :  Now charge your Xperia Z Ultra or Xperia Z1 after connecting EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector to your phone and use only AC Adapter which you got with your phone.

charge your Xperia Z Ultra or Xperia Z1 after connecting EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector

Note : Do not use computer to connect USB end of EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector to charge your phone.

Remove EC21 Charging Cable from Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 / DK30 for Xperia Z1

Isn’t that was simple to charge your Xperia Z1 via¬†EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector rather than using full¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31.

Be careful while removing EC21 Charging Cable, well if can find this nice cable anywhere, buy it as it is very easy to charge via it as there is no need to open the USB flap of your phone very frequently and will prevent it from damaging.

Let us know if you have done this or if you find any difficulty in removing, drop your comments we will help you out ūüôā