Canadian Nexus 4 owners looking to free themselves from restraints of a traditional wall charger will be happy to know that the official Nexus wireless charger is now on sale for $59.99 via the Google Play store.
Somewhat ironically, wireless charging was marketed as one of the more exciting features for the Nexus 4 and yet it is just now making its way to Canada, but better late than never. Of course Google hasn’t exactly been timely with hardly any of the accessories for the LG Nexus 4.
The accessory utilizes Qi wireless technology and is listed for a 4-hour charging time and a 5Vdc/1.0A output.
Is wireless charging worth $60? That’s really a matter of opinion. Although it isn’t exactly hard to plug something in, this does allow you to tuck away the mess of cords and place the orb somewhere convenient, like on your desk. Additionally, for those with an “on the go” lifestyle, the charging orb makes it easy to quickly set your phone onto the charger, even if for just a few brief moments before you head back out the door.
Still, not everyone will feel that the accessory is worth the price. What do you think, are wireless charging accessories worth the additional cost or not?
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Very cool. Apple and others will be doing this also.
Hehe, ordered one, will be at my home next week… Can’t wait…
will this work on US GS3 Variants?
Hi Andrew, Please contact John on 0418 266 695 to discuss, as my company has the rights for devices to embedded within any surface for wireless charging. I have the new Nokia 820 with cordless charging and working great. I would like to see all fast food chains have this fitted within their table benches, Just put your phone or laptop to power up on a hot point, and munch away. Also good of tourists do not have much charge left within their device without having to find a power point and a charger cord.
This is the way of the future- no more having a new charger with every new product you buy- just being universal. Starbucks and the Marriot hotel chain in the States already have it now and Nokia will be launching every Mac Donalds in Europe to include within their new store refurbishments to come into the 21st Century.
Await your reply.