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Nexus 4 Wireless Charger (Orb) hands-on

0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2013, 11:45 posted on

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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posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:58 1

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2124; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Cool but pricey for a coil and a magnet wrapped around with plastic. You are basically playing for the technology built in the phone.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:40 4

2. Troysyx (Posts: 139; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


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.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 07:52

10. Aeires (unregistered)


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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:48

3. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 14:46 2

4. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 15:42 7

5. Android802 (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 18:05

6. papss (unregistered)


He'll for 75.00 I'd order a Nokia fatboy pillow.. This orb does look cool as hell

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 19:45

7. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


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

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 02:21

8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


"Sorry! Devices on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
We're working to bring devices to more countries as quickly as possible.
Please check back again soon."

fvck that s**t....americans are so lucky,

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 06:42

9. StuiWooi (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


I really like the background on the nexus 4 in the pictures, can anyone share it with me??

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 08:36

11. hf199 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Remember the Palm Touchstone costs $75! when it came out. But it also did a lot more than the Orb.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 01:11

12. aoke.george (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)


hey guys, there is George from China, who do the wireless charger business. if somebody want to purchased any QI wireless charger transmitter or receiver. Pls add my skype:yang.geogre or sent a email to yang.george@outlook.com

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