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Wireless charging pad for Nexus 4, 5, and 7 now available for $49.99

Wireless charging pad for Nexus 4, 5, and 7 now available for $49.99
Back on Halloween when the Nexus 5 first hit the Google Play Store, we heard that Google was also planning to release a new wireless charging pad for its Nexus 4, 5, and 7 devices. At the time, Google unwisely decided to claim that the new charging pad would be listed in the Play Store that same day, but we knew to not get to caught up in that sort of thing, because it seems Google likes to seriously miscalculate release times.

It took Google nearly 6 months longer than advertised to release Google Play Music for iOS, and 3 months between the announcement and release of the Wireless Charging Orb. This time around, it only took Google a touch under 3 weeks to get the wireless charging pad up for sale. The new Nexus Wireless Charger (the same official name as the Orb) is now in Google Play, it will cost you $49.99 plus tax & shipping, and right now the store is listing shipping times of 1-2 days. 

Google lists the device as compatible with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2013), but of course this is a Qi standard wireless charger, so it will work with any device that supports that standard, including many Nokia devices. The wireless charger is only available for sale in the U.S. and Canada.


source: Google Play

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posted on 19 Nov 2013, 18:01

1. bradley8795 (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


The red and yellow cases are available now as well.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 18:18

2. gadgetwsb (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


reminds me with HP Palm.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 18:59

3. 1113douglas (Posts: 170; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WILL WORK THE THE GALAXY S4?

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 19:04

4. homineyhominey (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


It will if you have the charging back for the S4. They said it's Qi compatable, the same that is sold for the S4 by Samsung.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 21:42 3

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1936; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


WHY ARE YOU YELLING?!

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 19:28 3

5. Slammer (Posts: 817; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I really hate sounding like a broken record with embedded battery issues. But, with removable batteries going south, wireless charging is not a good idea. Induction charging is only around 80% efficient. 20% then becomes wasted energy. Wasted energy turns to heat and heat destroys batteries. Most all of my friends that have used induction charging, found premature battery failure. Not good when you have no access to replacing your own battery.

John B.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 20:41

6. Cgood311 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)


price jumps up after tax and shipping. Is this worth them money? Also interesting point about the battery replacement and heat.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 23:44

11. hadouken (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


I just bought the Nokia DT-900 from AT&T for $25. Works great with the Nexus 5. Maybe you should consider that. I'm definitely not spending $50 for a wireless charger. It does get slightly warm when charging, but not hot.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 21:59

8. amiaq (Posts: 321; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


What's the point? Only available in the US and Canada. Google you sucks!!

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 02:11 1

12. gofmarat (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


*suck!!

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 22:31

9. hellonerds (Posts: 123; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


whats the amp charge rate on wireless? i prefer cable.. my note 3 charges fast.. but would like a wireless one to throw it on my desk when im sleeping

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 09:47

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I can't say exactly, but from experience it took my Nexus 4 about 2-3 hours to get to a full charge on the Orb, and it takes a bit over an hour for my Nexus 5 (thanks to the Snapdragon 800).

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 23:22 1

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2100; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


This should be available worldwide.

posted on 26 Jan 2014, 23:41

14. jeffherd (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Why not try All-Direction Qi Wireless Charger with more functionality?

Very soon available at - amazon.com/dp/B00I03LLUM

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