Third-party Xperia S cradle makes an appearance

by XB on 27th March 2012

in Accessories, Xperia S


Kidigi Xperia SSony Mobile is not accessorising the flagship Xperia S with a cradle of its own. The handset will work with the LiveDock USB docking station released last year but this does not have the HDMI capabilities seen in the SmartDock that is headed to the Xperia ion and Xperia P. Part of the problem is that the Xperia S USB and HDMI ports are on opposite sides of the phone.

We now have a third-party manufacturer, Kidigi, who is releasing a dock of its own. This Cover-Mate Desktop cradle is also restricted to USB only (no HDMI unfortunately), but it looks to be tailored to the Xperia S rather than the one-size-fits-all LiveDock. Kidigi claims you can use this cradle even whilst your Xperia S is wearing a case. We’re not too sure how well it would fit though given the USB port cover flap. It looks to be reasonably suave with its glossy black finish and it’s cheaper than the LiveDock, so you may want to put this on your wish list. Expansys is currently listing this for £16.99 due on 8 April 2012.

Kidigi Xperia S cradle

Kidigi Xperia S cradle

Kidigi Xperia S cradle

Thanks Rene!

  • Asad Mulla

    The last picture looks like it has the phone has case on it. Look like an Xperia RAY.

    I think the big KiDiGi on the front spoils it. Othewise it looks ok

  • fried_egg

    i had a kidigi dock for my x10.  i liked it. nice fit, although it was weird. it had a mains convertor with a different size jack, which had to be plugged into the dock, the dock had a wire that had the usb type the x10 had.  there was also a battery bay, but it wasnt clear if it could recharge the phone and spare battery at the same time.
    still..  it was a nice place to put the phone safely!

  • fried_egg

    looks like the phone slots in on the usb for power side.  leaving the top free for normal hdmi access…  any reason why you would want the hdmi slot to “mate”  to the base?

  • Nimche

    Yes, these are made to work with phone having case already as well so you don’t have to take off the case. Or if your phone doesn’t have one they are providing plastic to go over the cradle and fill the gap.

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  • Angel M.

    Im going to wait for the SONY branded cradle. This one is ok but i allways shop SONY.

  • Fast5

    this a fake picture??
    where is a  touch sensitive button on the button in  picture 

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