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8th June 2014, 09:50 AM   |  #1  
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Hi folks,

Can any of you point me in the direction of a supplier of magnetic charging lead fit the z1 compact that will post to the UK at a sensible price?

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Hi folks,

Can any of you point me in the direction of a supplier of magnetic charging lead fit the z1 compact that will post to the UK at a sensible price?

Thanks.

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9th June 2014, 09:58 PM   |  #3  
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Cheers for that. That link proved just the job -I haven't ordered one from there, but it turns out what I thought was the obvious search term on ebay abs amazon wasn't

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Cheers for that. That link proved just the job -I haven't ordered one from there, but it turns out what I thought was the obvious search term on ebay abs amazon wasn't

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If I were you I wouldn't... The cable has an extremely weak magnet, it comes off at the slightest touch. It would be impossible to use whilst the phone is charging. I could have got the really cheap cable from Amazon but because of the reviews about it's weak magnet I instead got a more expensive cable from mobilefun.co.uk. Unfortunately it was the same poor quality cable.
12th June 2014, 07:00 PM   |  #5  
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If I were you I wouldn't... The cable has an extremely weak magnet, it comes off at the slightest touch. It would be impossible to use whilst the phone is charging. I could have got the really cheap cable from Amazon but because of the reviews about it's weak magnet I instead got a more expensive cable from mobilefun.co.uk. Unfortunately it was the same poor quality cable.

It's not that the magnet itself is weak, it's rather the design of it.

I can lift my phone with the magnet, even shake a little up and down without it falling off.
However, as you might know the easiest way to remove a magnet is to tilt/angle it, which the design of this magnet makes way too easy.
After all, the entire connector was designed around being mounted inside a charging stand, where the phone's angle to the connector would never change. Using it as a separate cable was never intended, the cable you can buy for example at dx-box is the very same cable that is supposed to be inside that charging stand.
I think if they designed a cable where the plastic around the magnet and the connectors was laying flush against the phone, tilting the cable would become less of an issue.

That said, I can use the phone just fine with the magnet connected as long as I don't pull on the cable, as the magnet is strong enough to handle the weight of the cable with no problem.
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It's not that the magnet itself is weak, it's rather the design of it.

I can lift my phone with the magnet, even shake a little up and down without it falling off.
However, as you might know the easiest way to remove a magnet is to tilt/angle it, which the design of this magnet makes way too easy.
After all, the entire connector was designed around being mounted inside a charging stand, where the phone's angle to the connector would never change. Using it as a separate cable was never intended, the cable you can buy for example at dx-box is the very same cable that is supposed to be inside that charging stand.
I think if they designed a cable where the plastic around the magnet and the connectors was laying flush against the phone, tilting the cable would become less of an issue.

That said, I can use the phone just fine with the magnet connected as long as I don't pull on the cable, as the magnet is strong enough to handle the weight of the cable with no problem.

Yup you are 100% right. I can indeed lift the phone up using the connector. The problem is with the tilt/angle as you've already mentioned above.
15th June 2014, 01:08 PM   |  #7  
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any of you is using thie cable from witrigs ?
http://www.witrigs.com/custom-magnet...-compact-black

i am also considering the magnector X, but if i plan to replace back by glass one, then purchase of this from witrigs is better economically. But don't know how does it works? How is it with charging speed and battery life?

and the last one, anyone using this original cable? and how much is it "original" ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Orig...item3f32e3085b
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16th June 2014, 12:11 PM   |  #8  
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I've bought one from Amazon and returned it, the cable was falling off at the slightest touch and it was even difficult to set right to charge.

I wanted it for charging the phone in my car, which already has a usb socket adapter, but with the falling out problem it was a no-go from the start.

On the plus side, I ended up with a Supremery charging dock, which is cheaper than Sony and works better (for me at least).

I don't use it in the car - just to be clear
16th June 2014, 03:37 PM   |  #9  
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but was it the same from amazon that i linked, or something far cheaper, "branded " by Sony ?

How is it with battery life on Supremery charging dock? Do you see shorter life and longer charging? Am asking because some guys were complaining for those on not original dock.
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23rd June 2014, 03:24 PM   |  #10  
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Try this one out, apparently its got fantastic build quality and a very strong magnet.

Every review I have seen has given it 5/5 and most people mentioned buying another for the car/office etc

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magnector-...item4ad676cb92

they also do a standard cable...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magnector-...item4ad676cb92

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