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Nexus 4 wireless charging orb now available for $60

If you’ve been waiting for the wireless charging orb for the Nexus 4 to hit the Google Play Store, today is your lucky day. El Goog has finally listed the accessory in the Google Play Store, and you can walk away with it for just $60. With it, you’ll be able to prop your Nexus 4 up in horizontal or vertical orientation and have your device charge just as effectively as it would via USB.

There’s not much else to the thing aside from its ability to charge your phone and make it look good at the same time, but the convenience of being able to plop your phone down without having to fiddle around with flimsy USB connections is a treat.

You’ll be getting a nice charging flow of 5 volts and 1 amp, enough to get you from 0% to 100% in just about four hours — hey, no one ever said it was the most efficient charger ever. The device ships in less than one week so get over to the Play Store and order one before we end up with the reincarnation of the Nexus 4 debacle.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Continue reading on the Nexus 4 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • supremekizzle

    Too expensive for my blood…

    • Jim Shepherd

      Agreed. Over $70 with taxes and shipping to Ohio. Looks nice though.

      • Keith

        Is there still only UPS two day shipping and no other options? That was kind of annoying when buying the LG Bumper.
        Either way this costs too much to just charge my phone.

  • RitishOemraw

    I might be tempted if I had a N4 and access to hardware in the Playstore :(

    • camelsnot

      move.

      • RitishOemraw

        No ty, I like it here…..if the play store features something I really want I’ll just import it (like the Nexus One back in the days)

  • camelsnot

    that’s a hot ball.

  • lawnsprinkler

    how big is the battery if it takes 4 hours to charge at 1.0 A?

    • scoter man1

      The Nexus 4 battery is 2100mah

  • Matthew Merrick

    “…and have your device charge just as effectively as it would via USB”

    “…enough to get you from 0% to 100% in just about four hours — hey, no one ever said it was the most efficient charger ever.”

    What you know about contradicting yourself?

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      LOL! In that first statement, I was really just talking about the end result of the charging and not the time it takes to charge. I should have made that more clear.

    • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

      USB is 5v/500ma max. So this is better than USB.

      • Matthew Merrick

        Dude, look at the pictures of the rear of the device – it’s powered by a MicroUSB. Wait… Would hooking this up to a 2 AMP MicroUSB charge any faster?

  • JoeyKhache

    Its awesome that the nexus 4 has battery reborn widget on the screen. Its a legit app.

  • Ian Woloschin

    So this might not be a big deal, but remember, wireless charging is *hugely* inefficient. The output is 5 Vdc 1 Amp, but it takes almost twice that for input, 5 Vdc 1.8 Amp. No one should be plugging this into the back of their computer, USB is only expected to source 5 Vdc 0.5 Amp, and while many computers can support as high as 1 Amp, I’ve never seen a USB port that can source 2 Amps.

    • scoter man1

      I feel like it’d be doing something bad to my brain if I had that thing next to my bed. Anyways, I’m not paying $60 for another way to do the exact same thing.

    • Matthew Merrick

      there are plenty of USB wall adapters that give you a 2 amp USB port. Also, my dad’s desktop has 4 red USB ports on the back of it that the users manual said were 2 AMP USB 2.0 ports

  • Justin Winker

    Got it. First time having a wireless charger, so I’m kinda excited, and now that Moto Flipstand I bought a while back can be my stand for work :)

  • zifnab

    Yay ordered!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    Got 2 with my tax return! Blam!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sserhan2 Samer Serhan

    It says not available at this time; is it cause im in canada

  • ArmageddonX

    This should have been available on day one. Google needs to get it together when it comes to official accessories. Still waiting on the Smart Cover for my Nexus 10.

  • phinn

    Yo imagine if the geniuses at Google made an LTE Nexus 4 available instead of this dumb crap so the other half the US population could get one.

    • AndroidiMac

      Imagine Verizon leaving their evil mitts off of Android so that could happen.

    • OptimusL

      Not everyone depends on LTE like you, this “major” problem that you people like to complain about hasn’t stopped the Nexus 4 from selling out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Imagine if some geniuses got off of Verizon and Sprint instead of complaining constantly then the other half of the US population could get one.

  • MttFrog13

    Looks pretty nice, but it’s pretty expensive for an immobile charger/dock.

  • patty

    Will this work with a droid DNA?

    • Bob G

      Yes

  • Sean

    Hell yeah. Now I can get the N4, bumper, and this in one order at the end of the month. It’s pricey, but the phone is cheap, so all in all still cheaper than buying a Samsung. Here’s hoping everything is still in stock come March.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    whats the point of getting this is your phone has not even shipped yet.

  • Diggler

    Ryan Stewart = wizard of wrong. “micro usb is. 5 amp” lol NO! It depends on the charger and device.

  • Shawn_Locke

    Recycled Nexus Q Parts? O_o

  • Kyle Cordiano

    $39.99 sounds like a better price.