Nexus 4 charging orb

Anyone remember the official Qi-based Nexus 4 wireless charge orb announced back in November? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Well, the ever elusive device has finally popped up on the radar on the Norwegian retailer site Dustin Home with an estimated shipping date of February 12.

The official Nexus 4 charge orb is up for pre-order on their site price at 739 kr, which comes out to about $114 U.S. The price seems a bit high for the U.S. market, but you can bet that the price will be more reasonable when it hits the States.

It should be noted that while it has taken seemingly forever for the official charge orb to be released, the Nexus 4 is compatible with any third-party Qi-based wireless charger. That said, if you’ve been holding out for the very cool looking official charger, you won’t have to wait much longer.

If you’re curious as to how these fancy wireless charging gizmos work, check out my previous feature about wireless charging.

Are any Nexus 4 owners still looking forward to this, or have you already gone with a third-party option?


Shea Harris
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