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Crazyidea: Mod a $2 charger to use as adjustable dock for Xperia phones

One great thing about the new line of Xperia phones that are coming out from Sony Mobile is that they are water resistant. To achieve that Sony had to put a cover on the USB port where you would normally connect the charger.

It wouldn’t be a problem if I don’t have to connect a charger everyday which makes it a bit tedious to have to open and close the flap just to charge the Xperia.


Of course the Sony engineers thought of that. It is why the Xperia has charging terminals which connects to an Xperia charging dock accessory.

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Well, my Xperia didn’t come with a dock so I thought maybe I’ll just modify one of those universal car chargers for lithium batteries so I can use it to charge my Xperia without having to open the flaps covering the microUSB charging port.

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Since the pogo pins on the charger above, it should pretty much work for several Xperia models not just the Xperia Z. This is going to be one “busy” weekend.

Gerry Ilagan

Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.

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