I have mentioned elsewhere what I perceive to be the fragility of the port covers on the excellent Sony Experia Z2 tablet. Consequently I was keen to get hold of the Sony charging dock that utilises the specialised dock connector; that doesn’t require any delicate covers to be opened.
So when the dock (Magnetic Charging Dock DK39) became available (it wasn’t available at the tablet’s launch) I was straight in. Getting hold of it in Europe was a pain (I was living in a country not served by the Sony online shop and they wouldn’t ship from the UK) but eventually I got one sent over from London.
It is shown at the time of writing at £39.99 in the Sony online shop. To say I was underwhelmed is an understatement. The dock is neat and the magnetic alignment works well but for the thick end of £40 I expected a pretty substantial piece of kit. It didn’t even come with a cable, let alone a power supply. Yes, I know, read the specifications.
The dock works very well, but forty quid for two pieces of plastic and a little socketry that needs my micro-USB cable and charger is having a laugh.
Verdict: Neat and functional, but at this price a rip-off.