Nexus 4 Wireless Charger (Orb) hands-on
0. phoneArena posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:45
We heard about the Nexus Wireless Charging Orb the same day that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 were announced, but unfortunately it took another three months between the release of the Nexus 4 and the release of the slightly renamed Nexus 4 Wireless Charger (though we prefer to call it the Orb). We finally got our hands on it on Friday, and it's time to give you our hands-on impressions...
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1. _Bone_ posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:58 1
Cool but pricey for a coil and a magnet wrapped around with plastic. You are basically playing for the technology built in the phone.
2. Troysyx posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:40 4
Bought it and received it on Friday. Its fantastic, a lot smaller than i was originally expecting (which is a hug plus). It is great for people with jobs at a desk (yours truly) as it saves the hassle of plugging your phone in and out while going away from you desk. just sit down, plop it on the charger and you're good to go. Price isnt TOO bad, seeing as how a basic flat charger (energizer) goes for $45 without shipping. I love the angled face so that i can look at emails, texts, streaming radio, and anything else while not having to pick up the phone.
10. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 19 Feb 2013, 07:52 0
Love mine too, picked it up after getting my tax return. After having my N4 slide off the sofa arm rest while being plugged into the usb charger, I knew this was something I wanted to pick up, regardless of the price being on the higher end. It's worth it to have peace of mind and the ability to just grab your phone and go.
3. imkyle posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:48 0
If it was $39.99 plus the shipping and tax I would jump on it, but $59.99 plus the shipping + tax is around $71. Little too much for me.
4. WirelessCon posted on 18 Feb 2013, 14:46 1
This should only be $20. Maybe $30 if they wanted to be uppity.
Google is a big failure on accessories for the Nexus 4.
Otherwise I love the phone.
5. Android802 posted on 18 Feb 2013, 15:42 6
Show me a wireless charger for $20 or $30. I bet you'l have a hard time finding one. They are all around this price.
6. papss posted on 18 Feb 2013, 18:05 0
He'll for 75.00 I'd order a Nokia fatboy pillow.. This orb does look cool as hell
7. Owlet posted on 18 Feb 2013, 19:45 0
I bought this for my DNA. I really like it. It doesn't get hot, looks cool, charges pretty quickly. I wish it was cheaper, but oh well.... Hope the next HTC flagship has wireless charging built in, cause I'm sure I'll have to get one. :D
8. Nikolas.Oliver posted on 19 Feb 2013, 02:21 0
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fvck that s**t....americans are so lucky,
9. StuiWooi posted on 19 Feb 2013, 06:42 0
I really like the background on the nexus 4 in the pictures, can anyone share it with me??
11. hf199 posted on 19 Feb 2013, 08:36 0
Remember the Palm Touchstone costs $75! when it came out. But it also did a lot more than the Orb.