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?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. This changes everything.

    1. Again

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

    1. *Nothing* is compatible with the 2012 Nexus 7.

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

  4. 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.

    1. 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 :)

  5. 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.

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

    ps…I vote for ‘nexii’

  7. 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…

    1. 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.

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

  8. ide rather have a beer

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

  10. 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.

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

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

      2. 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.

    2. 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.

  11. 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………….

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

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

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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: 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. My Awesome nexus 5 Qi wireless charging car holder :) and it works with my other phones to obviously

    some of my home Qi wireless chargers all of which are much cheaper than the official one and they work fine with iPhone too which is useful if some in your family have iPhone

    And they work fine with my nexus 7 tablet too

  21. 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. 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

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

  23. 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,

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