Wireless charging pad for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 on the way

Wireless charging pad for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 on the way
The wireless charging orb for the Nexus 4 was a nice device, but it was expensive, and it could be annoying because the rubber would attract dust which would then cause your Nexus 4 to slide off the charger and not charge. Google hasn't mentioned yet if the Nexus 5 will work with that old charger (presumably it will), but Google is also going to release a wireless charging pad soon.

The wireless charging pad will support the Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2013), and we can assume that it would also work with any other Qi standard compatible devices like the Nexus 4 or even a Nokia Lumia. According to The Verge, devices with magnets will stick to the device, but the charging pad isn't slanted like the orb, so you might not need the magnets. And, the charging pad is said to be square, but the base is smaller than the charging surface itself, which will likely help it to hold the Nexus 7. 

Google has said that the pad will be made available sometime today in the Google Play Store, but there is no word on when it will show up in the store or how much the pad will cost. But, we'll be sure to update this when it is available. 

source: The Verge

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1. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

yea I had the Orb with my Nexus 4 and I was never able to get the thing to stay on. It would always slide off after about 10 mins. I ended up getting a Nokia one and it obviously stayed on better. I do miss having that ability.

4. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

I have Wireles Charging Orb too. And neither my Nexus 4, Nor Nexus 7 2013 slided out from it

5. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I have the Orb. All you need to do is clean the rubber when it gets dusty and the phone sticks perfectly.

2. Beijendorf unregistered

All I can say is thank goodness they went with the Qi standard. Screw the powermatters alliance. All they're doing is trying to profit at the cost of destroying the possibility of having a wireless charging standard for the world.

3. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I'm planning on getting the getting some of the Nokia DT900 or one of the Energizer ones that charges 2 at the same time. I have a feeling that the Nexus charger is going to be pricey.

6. jeffherd

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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