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April 4, 2013

Qi Wireless charging case for Sony Xperia Z

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When it comes to charging your smartphone, most of us prefer wireless charging rather than having to fiddle with wires. Popular smartphones on the market today don’t typically come from the factory with support for wireless charging installed. That means that to shed those wires when it comes time to charge up your smartphone, you need some sort of accessory.

Owners of the Sony Xperia Z smartphone who want to add wireless charging capability to their device now have that option with this case from a company called Ipan Ipan that supports Qi Wireless charging technology. The case is a flip style with a cover to help protect the screen when you’re on the go. The wireless charging receiver is hidden inside the case itself.

The manufacturer says that this was one of the more difficult wireless charging cases to design. The rugged and waterproof Xperia Z doesn’t have a removable back panel or battery. The manufacturer says that it was also unable to use the smartphones USB port.

In the end the company opted to use the two pin connectors on the bottom of the phone that are normally used when the docking station for the phone is attached. That will mean that you have to remove the phone from the case to use the docking attachment. The case is available for around £33 and with the charging pad for £75.

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Source –  SlashGear

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Jonny Polea

Editor in Chief at Beginners Tech

I joined Beginners Tech as a Technical Journalist in July 2012 and have never looked back. I love tech, gadgets, games and electronics; whether they are retro, current or future concepts. My loving fiancé Sarah has said that when I receive new items for review I’m like a kid in a toy shop – unable to leave it alone for two minutes! Coming from a design background, I am passionate about the design and aesthetics of tech as well as functionality.