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By vipfreak, Senior Member on 20th December 2014, 01:40 AM
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I can't take it anymore... I use the usb port too much so I ripped off the cover... Besides, the rubber ring is already coming off the flap as expected... Magnetic charging sucks and even then i use the usb to transfer... Can't do that with the magnet charging connection...
 
 
20th December 2014, 01:47 AM |#2  
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I can't take it anymore... I use the usb port too much so I ripped off the cover... Besides, the rubber ring is already coming off the flap as expected... Magnetic charging sucks and even then i use the usb to transfer... Can't do that with the magnet charging connection...

Mine literally jumped off the flap one day... No real reason... Been avoiding water ever since


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Mine literally jumped off the flap one day... No real reason... Been avoiding water ever since

The more I used it the more it pulled the rubber away from the flap making it harder to close. I knew this would happen and why waterproofing is a nice ide, but not ideal at least in this execution... I've never had to worry about water getting to my devices because I'm that careful with them so It's not really an issue for me. #knockonwood
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The more I used it the more it pulled the rubber away from the flap making it harder to close. I knew this would happen and why waterproofing is a nice ide, but not ideal at least in this execution... I've never had to worry about water getting to my devices because I'm that careful with them so It's not really an issue for me. #knockonwood

You can buy new flaps for the ZU
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I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.
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You can buy new flaps for the ZU

Have you seen instructions to install them?

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20th December 2014, 06:36 AM |#7  
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I lost my ZU's USB rubber seal after 6 months. Got it replaced under warranty.

Now I charge my phone just once a day and transfer files over Wi-Fi (or just before/after I charge my phone) to avoid opening/closing the USB port a lot.

I also keep the rubber seal area clean with nano cleaner. Its been 6 months since I got replacement and the seal looks fine. You have to take care of it. I have never clicked any underwater photos thou. But its easier to clean the phone directly under the tap.
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Go eBay and get a magnetic cable.
20th December 2014, 07:49 PM |#9  
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Go eBay and get a magnetic cable.

This is a good option and if you think you need to use the USB cable to transfer stuff and it is the only way, you could use one of the many transfer and sync programs that use WiFi to send files (es file explorer does a fine job and even wireless adb would do the trick).

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Go eBay and get a magnetic cable.

Second this. I wouldn't need to use microUSB unless I need to ADB
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I have a magnet charging adapter and a cradle... 3 problems with this though... 1. The magnet sucks (tried to go for the strongest one) and if you touch it slightly it stops charging.
2. The magnet must be attached one way only no flipping it.
3. I have an over head holder and the magnet options will not work because of this or the previous reasons I mentioned above. I gladly take any other suggestions though.

Oh and wireless transfer s are painfully @#&$ing slow... I've either been taking the sd card out or using an extra sd card for later transfer. Why is this an issue? I transfer THAT much video content more than once throughout the day... (no... It's not porn...)

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