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Official Nexus wireless charger now available on Google Play for $50

Nexus wireless charger

Right in time for the holidays, the official Nexus wireless charger has just hit the Google Play Store. The wireless charger is compatible with both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 handsets, as well as the Nexus 7 tablets. The best part is the wireless charger comes with the Nexus branding, letting the world know the only way you roll.

Nexus wireless charger on Google Play ($50)

Of course given all these devices are currently using the Qi standard, there are definitely some cheaper options out there. We’ve even seen a few Nokia wireless chargers pop up on daily deals sites in the past. Anyone happy with a particular wireless charger you’re currently using for your Neksessez?

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

Continue reading on the Nexus 5 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • simpleasker

    This changes everything.

    • Matthew Merrick

      Again

  • Chimphappyhour

    I assume it is only compatible with the 2013 N7 and not the 2012, correct?

    • Walkop

      *Nothing* is compatible with the 2012 Nexus 7.

  • PhineasJW

    Sounds like it has magnets – nice. Any word on an LED charging indicator?

  • Dan

    I’m tempted to buy this now, but 50$ seems a bit steep. Maybe if I had a phone that’s Qi compatible I’d get this.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah, it’s going on my Christmas wishlist. Too steep for me to justify buying, but I’d be happy receiving it as a gift :)

  • zifnab

    Looks better than the n4 wireless charger. The angle on the old one causes the phone to constantly slip off when I don’t have a protector on the back.

  • NickyA

    I have the Nokia DT-910 as I didn’t want my devices to lay flat

    ps…I vote for ‘nexii’

  • NorthVandea

    Wireless charging is great in concept but it sucks in the real world. I got a Qi charger and it couldn’t charge through a VERY thin case on my Nexus 7 2nd Gen. Very disappointed as this “convenience feature” turned out to be the opposite. Easier to just plug in my Nex 7 the ‘ol fashioned way…

    • Barry D.

      Until your micro usb port goes bad. I have a Nokia DT-900 QI charger and a Galaxy S3. My phone is in an Otterbox Defender and it charges just fine. It takes about 4.5 hours to charge.

    • nvillaco

      It definitely should still work, even through a medium thickness case. But it won’t work through metal cases. Is your case metal?

  • Craig Becker

    ide rather have a beer

  • Jiro K

    :O i wish i didnt have the n4 qi charger so i could buy this

  • nvillaco

    I love wireless charging but there’s one drawback about Qi that is for some reason never/rarely mentioned, the fact that it charges at about half the speed of a normal 1A phone charger. This is the last hurdle I think that needs to be fixed before its really ready for the masses.

    • Walkop

      Actually, the chargers that come with the Nexus Qi chargers are higher amperage, so that they can charge at the same rate.

      • nvillaco

        Really?…. My Energizer one is slowwww and I figured that all Qi chargers were the same. I’ve also read about other chargers that were rated at 1A but still charged half speed. Are u sure of this faster charging and its not just rated high? I don’t mean to sound like I’m saying you’re wrong but do you actually own a nexus qi charger and can confirm it’s real life speed? If so, I might have to get this.

        • Walkop

          My Qi charger (the one that launched with the Nexus 4) has a plug that can charge my Nexus 10 at full speed. Its rated for 2.1 amps or something huge like that; a family member has it with them right now, do I can’t check right now for the exact specifications. But the charging speed is very close to plugging it in when you use the orb.

      • Barry D.

        It’s not just the charger. The charging receiver in the phone must also put out more current. The receiver I installed in my S3 has 600ma output.

    • Barry D.

      It sure is convenient. I always had a dead battery when leaving work. Now I keep a QI charger on my desk at work and my phone sits in it when I’m not using it so I usually have a full or close to it at the end of the day. I love it.

      Some numbers from my S3.

      AC wired charger: 2.5 hours.
      QI wireless: 4.5 hours
      USB charging: 6 hours.

      If you’re around your wireless charger all day then you can top off the battery more often without wearing out the micro usb port. I was plugging & unplugging my phone several times a day because I use my phone for workand never know when I might have to leave the office for an hour or so.

  • Philly Jim

    Mine ……this will look good next to my N7 and soon to be N5 tomorrow morning at 9 am when my local T MO store opens………….

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Putting this on my Christmas wishlist. Hopefully the GF or parents will be nice enough to get it for me :)

  • Malachi

    RAVpower one kicks ass. I’ve got 2 works flawless

  • SorinDobrin

    Is it safe to say that the POGO pins are gone? :-)

    • Matthew Merrick

      Considering modern Xperia devices and the HTC one Max have them, no.

  • Barry D.

    I have 2 of the Nokia DT-900 I use for my Galaxy S3. I picked each up from AT&T online. They were on sale for $26. They work great! I haven’t plugged my phone in for at least a couple of months now. I could never go back to a wired charger. My last phone along with my wife’s charging ports went bad so I think wireless charging is a good investment.

  • TheRealBBOX

    I’m a sucker for OEM accessories I wanted something that could charge a Nexus 5 AND a Nexus 7 at once, which was clearly not this one. It looks like a nice charger but I’m partial to this: http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Qi-Enabled-Position-Inductive-Charger/dp/B0041RRORA. I bought mine used off eBay for about $40, but finding them may be hit-and-miss. It might have been discontinued because I’ve had trouble finding it new, but regardless I’ve liked it since I got it.

  • ineptone

    Looks like I’ll have the charger two weeks before I’ll have the phone. Now, that’s just a tease, damn it!

  • TDN

    I got the original one with my Nexus 4 and I rarely plug my phone in, however I have had issues with it properly charging my device.

  • Duncankrebbers

    Too bad that it is currently not available in Europe and I’ve noticed the specifications show that this one doesn’t even work in Europe.

  • bubblesmoney

    My Awesome nexus 5 Qi wireless charging car holder :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2j5wAW8FiM and it works with my other phones to obviously https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTNAPp2UkkI

    some of my home Qi wireless chargers all of which are much cheaper than the official one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzDf-CDLT8 and they work fine with iPhone too which is useful if some in your family have iPhone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Jufm0oBKY

    And they work fine with my nexus 7 tablet too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOxR93wrQCg

  • Tom Burall

    I’ve been using the ZENS Qi single charger since July with my Nexus 7 (2013). It’s easy to line up (just move the device on the pad & look for the amber led to change to green) I haven’t used the micro USB port for charging since. http://www.makezens.com/products/ They have multiple sizes, colors, and you can get them at various sites at lower than mrsp prices. I got mine for under $45.00

  • DYNK

    UK ????

  • Garvel Newburn

    Nokia Wireless Charging Plate Retail price $49.00 + (Online Discount) -$24.50 = Due Today $24.50

    http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/accessory.chargers-nokia-black-wireless-charging-plate-sku6290260.html#fbid=CO46z5XKtga

  • Wireless Efficiency

    Similar to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013) the new Nexus 5 is also featuring wireless charging. Yes, it’s based on WPC Qi standard which is the same as WirelessEfficiency QiBox, review here, http://www.wirelessefficiency.com/?p=2580