Official Nexus wall charger hits the Play Store

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



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not bad for $15. Not bad.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

3. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

correction... "Featuring a detachable mini USB cable and fast 9W AC charging" so it is 2 pieces not one.

4. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

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

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

6. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

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

7. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Micro, not mini, Google.

8. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 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.

9. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 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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