Nexus Wireless Charger

Prime members save on shipping when compared to Google Play

Last week Google started selling its latest generation Qi wireless charger for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, and now Amazon is getting in on the fun. Starting November 28th, the online retailer will have the latest wireless charger for the same $49.99 as Google Play, but ditches the shipping costs if you're an Amazon Prime member — saving you somewhere in the realm of $5 to $12 depending on how fast you wanted it from Google.

Even though it isn't officially on sale just yet, you can pre-order the Nexus Wireless Charger and it will ship as soon as Amazon has them available. And with Google Play's current availability set at "Leaves warehouse by December 6, 2013," even if you're not a Prime member you'll likely be getting this charger from Amazon sooner than you could from Google Play.

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Jonneh says:

Interesting..might actually pick one up for the first time. Thanks for the heads up!

TheNexusMan says:

I ordered mine the day they came out and got it this past weekend. I'm actually loving it. I'm using it on my Nexus 7, and the Nexus 7 looks so cool charging on it on my desk, because of the charger's surprisingly tiny, but solid size, the tablet actually looks like it's floating in thin air above my desk.

stewm says:

Too late for me. When I ordered the Nexus 5 from the google play store I ordered the wireless charger at the same time so I don't know if they pushed the shipping charge up or not with the charger included in the order.

MarkSeven says:

I'm getting my Nexus 5 a week early so u might get them both around the same time.

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Will this work with the Nexus 4?

return_0 says:

Yep, it uses the Qi standard so it should work with any Qi-compatible device, including the Nexus 4.

TheNexusMan says:

Yea, it charges the Nexus 4, but it is not ideal, as the Nexus 4 doesn't have magnets, so it doesn't stick to the charger, and to make matters worse, the Nexus 4 is glass, so it easily slides off of the charger.

Well to be fair, the Nexus 4 that I have sometimes slides off of the Orb wireless charger as well. It doesn't happen often, but has twice in the past year. Really the N4 should've had Magnets in it somehow, tho maybe it wasn't possible due to the nature of the glass back.

tx_tuff says:

The charger is flat correct? Looks like it in the pictures. The Nexus 4 is flat, I'm guessing the table or desk it would be used on would be flat. So why would it slide off? Flat against flat against flat should not be a problem.

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TheNexusMan says:

Problem is they both are glass (or at least the charger is a glass like material), and anyone with a Nexus 4 knows that it doesn't like to stay put on glass. It's a slippery little bugger. By all means you can use it, and Google states it works with it, but I'd just warn be careful...especially if anything happens to brush up against it, or if there's any type of movement around it or the surface it's sitting on.

It technically works with the nexus 4 because of the Qi standard, but because its a flat smooth surface the Nexus 4 likely won't hold onto the charger very well like the Nexus 5 and 7 do with their textured backs and magnets.

MarkSeven says:

I kinda like the "orb" design better..

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LordLugard says:

Too rich for my blood and I'm not that lazy to plug in a cord.

MERCDROID says:

Well, a wireless charger could also prove its usefulness, when you're charging port stops working and your device is out of warranty.

If my GNex had wireless charging, I'd still have it. =(

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TheNexusMan says:

I know what you mean. Luckily for me, it was the connector on the wired charger itself that broke, but I ended up going through 3 wired chargers over 2 years with my G Nex.

tx_tuff says:

The GNex ate chargers for breakfast!

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vitorfv says:

Anyone knows if this ships worldwide?

Yep.just ordered

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kkhanmd says:

Will this work with droid Maxx?

The Droid Maxx is Qi-compatible, so it should work just fine assuming it stays put on that charger. AFAIK it doesn't have magnets in it.

Will this work of you have a case on your device?

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Haven't tested the new Nexus Wireless Charger specifically, but if you have a relatively slim case it should charge just fine.

TheNexusMan says:

I know it works with the official Nexus 5 flip case and bumper case. I have a slim Moko case on my Nexus 7, and it does NOT work through that. But it doesn't matter to me because I only keep it in a case when I'm traveling with it in my bag.

Chocoburger says:

Great news! Over the past few days I was actually hoping this would happen, since I didn't want to pay shipping from Play Store. I figured even though this is $20 more than the CHOE brand, that the build quality and magnets inside this one would be worth the premium pricing.

TheNexusMan says:

Even if you're not a Prime Member, the shipping is free, since the charger's price is above Amazon's $35 Free Shipping minimum.

DirkBelig says:

Correct, but it's not the 2-day shipping Prime delivers.

Transmitted via sheer force of will.

TheNexusMan says:

Right. I was just commenting in regards to the statement in the article that it is free if you have Amazon Prime. Shipping speed wasn't brought p. However, if you're waiting this long to order it when it becomes available on Amazon, waiting an extra couple days for free shipping shouldn't be a problem.

HubyD says:

They ship it to Europe as well, apparently

tompro53 says:

This might be a dumb question but would it work with say the galaxy s4 and not just Nexus devices.

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ajpri says:

The Galaxy S 4 doesn't have wireless charging so no. However, there are kits available to purchase. Just make sure they work with Qi chargers.

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TheNexusMan says:

It's important to note though, that not all qi chargers are created equal, and they all don't play well with every qi compatible device. I know several qi chargers that the Nexus 4 didn't particularly like.

I'm using this in the car, and it's perfect! Yes, it's 3x as much as the excellent Nokia dt900s but in the Prius it's priceless

The charger itself is a surprisingly small square that's 2.36 inches on each side and half an inch thick, but it's pretty dense—it weighs 3.7 ounces, not all that much less than the Nexus 5's 4.59 ounces. The glossy black top is unadorned save for a faint Nexus logo in the center, and the sides are a blank matte plastic except for the side with the micro USB port embedded in it.

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