Sony has adopted magnetic charging into most of its recent flagship Xperia devices. Whilst it may not charge as quickly as through the micro USB port, the convenience of not having to mess around with the port flap cannot be underestimated.
The biggest problem is that there are a number of hurdles for users to actually take advantage of this feature. First of all you have to purchase the magnetic charging dock from Sony, which doesn’t come cheap by the way. There is then the fact that depending on which case you use on your device you may not be able to get the phone to sit in the dock properly.
Sony creates a new magnetic charging dock for every new phone that comes out which has this feature. We’ve asked countless times why Sony doesn’t just create a universal solution for those invested in Sony’s products. It hasn’t happened so far and we can’t see such an accessory appearing anytime soon.
We have talked in the past how the older docks could be dismantled to free the actual USB magnetic charging cable, but not everyone is comfortable doing that. That is where this “Deff TRAVEL BIZ Xperia – micro USB Magnet Adapter” comes in. It is quite simply a micro USB magnet adaptor for Sony Xperia phones, allowing you to turn any charging cable into a magnetic charging cable.
Yes, we have seen products like this before on eBay being sold on the cheap from China, but often they do not work as advertised. As Deff is a Japanese company, this product is not unfortunately available outside of Japan. However, it has already garnered very positive reviews on Amazon.co.jp and Rakuten . It is available in three colours (black, purple and white) for 1,380 Yen (£8, €10, $14) excluding tax.
This seems like the perfect accessory for those who have a Sony Xperia with magnetic connector. If anyone can figure out how we can get hold of one of these in Europe, please do get in touch!