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Official Nexus wall charger hits the Play Store

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Official Nexus wall charger hits the Play Store
Google has been getting much better when it comes to offering up accessories for its Nexus hardware in the Google Play Store. There still tends to be an odd delay when it comes to the release of the accessories compared to the actual devices, but the accessories are building up. The newest addition to the Nexus ecosystem in the Play Store is an official wall charger.

There isn't a whole lot that is special about the Nexus charger, but it does have some interesting things about it. First off, it is compatible with the Nexus 4, 5, 10, and both models of Nexus 7. Second, it offers 9 watts of charging power, which should mean a bit faster charging times on the phones. It is unclear if it would change the times for the tablets, since the OG Nexus 7 shipped with a 10W charger. Third, unlike many wall chargers, it isn't a combo of a brick and a USB cable, it is one single unit. This means if the cable breaks, you need to replace the whole thing. 

Also, it should be noted that there is a fair chance that this is the same brick charger that comes with the Nexus Wireless Charger. Of course, the Wireless Charger would cost you $50, whereas this cord alone is only $15 plus shipping, so there is a solid difference in price. 

source: Google Play

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posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:12 3

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Not bad for $15. Not bad.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:13

2. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

$15 is far more reasonable than the ridiculous prices they charge for other accessories.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:21 5

3. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


"Featuring a detachable mini USB cable and fast 9W AC charging"

so it is 2 pieces not one.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:57

4. trickster_qc (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)

You are right. It is 2 piece set. The USB plug fits flush with the square part. Looks like one piece!

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 01:23

5. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Just like my wireless chargers from Google.
I kind of wondered if this was a wash story.

So charger an cord for 15 is a good deal.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 02:01

6. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

I dont see any clear difference btw this charger and the ones sold on the street for less than $5 in chinatown.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:23

7. redbaronk12 (Posts: 97; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)

Micro, not mini, Google.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:36

8. ryan5609 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

Anyone else just use any old micro USB charger they can find? Most people probably use the charger that came with their phones, but I have never had any problems charging my phones with any old random charger. I am all wireless charging now, but I feel pretty safe plugging in to a random charger when I need a charge.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 08:50

9. redbaronk12 (Posts: 97; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)

My old Galaxy S4 charger works on its replacement, the Nexus 5, but seems much slower than the one that came with the Nexus 5.

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