Sony DK31 Magnetic Charging Dock for Xperia Z1

by XB on 07/09/2013

in Accessories, Xperia Z1


Magnetic Charging Dock DK31_2We were quite hopeful when Sony announced the DK30 Magnetic Charging Dock that it would work not only for the Xperia Z Ultra, but also future flagship handsets. Alas, it is not to be, as Sony has the DK31 Magnetic Charging Dock designed specifically for the Xperia Z1.

It works the same as the previous dock allowing users to use the magnetic connector to easily connect with the charging dock. Like the DK30, the DK31 dock includes interchangeable inserts which you can use depending on whether your Xperia Z1 is used with a case or not. Let’s hope Sony creates a dock in the future that has a longer shelf -life than for just one phone, or perhaps we’ll see the company adopt wireless charging in the future. Time will tell.

Magnetic Charging Dock DK31_1

Magnetic Charging Dock DK31_2

  • H-R-K

    sony can make it universal for all sony mobile…….

  • dil2abu

    Poor marketing from Sony for charging docks..
    DK26 is still not available for my xperia z in India..

  • XperiaFan

    the usb cable (charger) is so little :/

  • Dr aNg
  • Uchiha Dare Nial

    Better make Smartdock like Xperia ion and Xperia P which support 2 usb port,charging port and micro hdmi port…or at least make a 2nd generation of LiveDock for all Xperia which have support for 2 usb port,micro hdmi port and charging port

  • @atWidget

    Every year Sony change the connector… Z, ZR etc… now ZA ZU etc… next year new dock ;)
    OH WAIT! Who said fuck Apple? XD

  • @atWidget

    Z1*

  • Ficus Zheng

    disappointed. Just bought a DK30, now i might have to buy one more.

  • Babylonbwoy

    sorry for off topic

    French site Les Numeriques says that Sony give 100€ of content in Xperia Privilege for Z1, 2 month of Music Unlimited, 10 Games on Playstation Mobile and 6 Videos (definitive download not just streaming) :

    “Sony offre 100 euros de contenu pour tous les utilisateurs du Xperia Z1. Un montant qui comprend 2 mois d’abonnement en streaming à Music Unlimited, 10 jeux de la plate-forme PlayStation Mobile et 6 films à télécharger sur Video Unlimited (téléchargement définitif). L’offre devra être activée sur l’application idoine, nommée Xperia Privilege.”

    http://www.lesnumeriques.com/telephone-portable/sony-xperia-z1-honami-p16826/ifa-sony-xperia-z1-5-full-hd-snapdragon-800-20-mpx-699-e-n30917.html

  • Babylonbwoy

    I had to wait more than one month to get the Tablet Z dock here in france, the team who is responsible for eshop is retarded, always issues with the site and always out of stock!.

  • Babylonbwoy

    In some countries it is included in the box, at least in france we get the dock for “free” with mobile.

  • Augusto E.

    Why Sony uses f… giant bezels ???

  • Xyor

    The port is the same, it’s compatible with z1

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    Do you own one or just telling from the picture?

  • Wojciech

    I have no problem with different docking stations as long as they all use the same connector. Besides with the docking station you get charging cable for the magnetic connector so that it fits all devices that use it.

  • Denislav Popov

    For the last time! Because of the design, wateresistant/dustresistant technology AND as you can see in this picture if the bezzels were thinnier the screen would be hidden behind the dock.

  • Raphael

    Really ? I live in France. I ordered it on Sony Store online and got it in 4 days ^^

  • Carlo

    Simple as this. Most SONY xperia phones with large bezels are WaterProof! That’s why Samsung’s active is a failure (I just want to say that).

  • Tech Gospel

    Xperia P dock only had charging and HDMI port. No USB ports. All current XZ require the MHL connector to enable HDMI output.

  • Tech Gospel

    I’m hoping this is just a naming issue. But I have a feeling this is a design oversight. People won’t be willing to continuously invest in accessories if they only work with one model. That’s about as stupid as having a different charging plug for every phone they made.

  • Geoffxx

    I believe it is only the inserts that are different – they should supply these as a cheap kit for those that have the dock already, I have the XZU DK30 and will be making some slight modifications to the inserts so they will fit the thicker Z1

  • Geoffxx

    having USB on the dock would mean you have to open flaps on the waterproof phone to insert it – which defeats the whole reason for having a dock – not creating wear on the flaps having to open them several times every day

  • Geoffxx

    That is DK26 – XZ dock

  • rickiking

    Same here in UAE. I still have to open the flap everytime i charge the phone… really really sad.

  • Babylonbwoy

    I’m talking about stock, got the tablet in july, the dock was out of stock until end of august. yes, shipping is 3/4 depending if week end or not.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Yes but unlike wall charger Docks are paid accessories, imagine…

  • sonyxperiadictionary

    Sony should make also dock with speakers. I was serching speaker dock for Sony Xperia in the store last week, but I found only dock speaker for Iphone (made by Sony!!!???) Sony why don you suppor your own products in first line and then the iphones….

  • Jobs

    Came free along with the phone when I bought Xperia Z and when my buddy bought the ZR.. Perhaps the retailers in your region are assholes :)

  • Babylonbwoy

    Yes here in france too (XZ, XZ1), but lots of countries don’t offer it for free

  • surethom

    Once again a company that releases another dock that only works with 1 phone, I HATE this.

    A magnetic does should work for EVERY new & existing phone that has a magnetic port. This is why Apples docks are so so popular.

  • Alan K.

    I’m pretty sure the DK31, just like the DK30, is just an overpriced plastic box containing the EC21 magnetic charging cable, which Sony probably will never sell on it’s own.
    (I have the DK30, and wasn’t too happy with it. So I took it apart, and found that it contains the EC21.)

    That said, I’m guessing that the magnetic connector on the Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 are the same, so you should be able to use the EC21 interchangably.

  • ciberhormaza

    why they didnt put a QI standart charger???? almost all the new phones has the option…

  • Lamberto Acyatan

    Can I also use Xperia Tipo charger to Xperia Z Tablet?

  • http://blog.artesea.co.uk/ artesea

    If you look at the specs for the DK31 http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/magnetic-charging-dock-dk31/specifications/#tabs
    The “Kit contents” contains “Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector EC21″

  • Devanir

    We want a SMARTDOCK! With OTG and HDMI output at the same time!

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