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Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb Could Arrive in February

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According to Norwegian retailer Dustin Home, the wireless charging Orb for the Nexus 4 could arrive in February. Having been shown off on Nexus 4 unveiling day as the coolest accessory in town, we still have yet to see it find its way into the hands of anyone outside of Google. That’s not surprising, though, Nexus accessories almost always show up months after debuting during launch. 

The Norwegian retailer is listing the orb for a price that converts to about $114, but we doubt it’ll be that expensive if/when it arrives in the States. Not that we have any knowledge of a potential price, but this thing shouldn’t cost anymore than $60.

Keep in mind that while this orb looks like something that would turn your office into fashionable icon, there are plenty of other wireless charging stations that can be had that work with the Qi wireless standard and may be much cheaper.

Via:  reddit | Android Central

  • Am I the only one who thinks they should hand them out to N4 owners for free? A goodwill gesture for the ordering difficulties and a way to get more people talking about wireless charging.

  • roberthenderson

    Onscreen buttons, no lte, tiny and nonexpandable storage, meh battery… Who bought this thing???

    • I bought one and I think it’s fantastic. I would rather have solid HSPA+ everywhere instead of a spotty LTE coverage that always reverts back to Verizon’s horrible 3G experience. Straight Talk (AT&T) has given me a better month of experience than any single month I had with Verizon for almost 10 years (and the last year of that was on LTE). LTE = overrated.

      • I call BS. Verizon’s LTE coverage blows everyone else’s out of the water. This is a fact that can’t be disputed. I’m not even in a big town and we have LTE everywhere.

        • ERIFNOMI

          But their LTE coverage is better than anyone else’s, but it’s not better than anyone’s 3g. I don’t have it either at school or back home. And while it is pretty speedy, it absolutely destroys my battery when I travel to places that have it.

          • It really doesn’t affect battery life that much, most battery life is used up by the screen and your brightness settings. On my Nexus it’s always the screen that burns the battery up, so I’ve learned to knock it down when I plan on being gone for a whole day.

  • I’m sure sales for this would be a lot higher if they could have delivered on their phone. It amazes me that they’re not trying to get orders out for it. I wonder if the profit margin was too small… who knows.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    I heard its already sold out.

  • ceejw

    The return of the Touchstone! As a former Pre owner I miss the magnetized wireless charging so much. Glad to see Google is bringing it back.

  • duke69111

    Yea, the wireless charging is cool and I would love to have it, but paying $60 to $114 for something to charge my phone is crazy, when the phone came with a charging cable.

  • Wonder how much it will cost.

  • zepfloyd


    Since it’s really just a Qi charger it’ll at least be universal and future proof.

  • “BREAKING: Nexus 4 dock may arrive in 2013!”

  • bigachx

    I guess they figured out what to do with all those Nexus Q’s that they recalled 😀 Cut them in half!

    • michael arazan

      What’s up with these accessories releasing in other countries? Norway has less than 5 million people. What’s next, I can get one of the next batch of Nexus 4’s but only from Mongolia

  • B-b-but.. MAGNETS!

    Seriously though, the Googs needs to work with their partners to have accessories at launch… not 4 months later. That’s infuriating as a consumer.

    • Adam Marr

      As much as I love the Nexus line, I certainly understand why general consumers “want ipads”. Google seriously needs to step up their game on hardware support, availability, and the ubiquity of associated accessories. As well as trying to ensure accessories are not made obsolete with each new release.

  • HotRodJohnson

    Now if we can only get a phone.

  • “Nexus accessories almost always show up months after debuting during launch”

    …which is really quite silly, and needs to change!

  • MichaelFranz

    This perfect explains the “shortage”……

  • nightscout13

    You should be able to buy it after the Nexus 5 is announced 😛 Google is notorious for the lack of Accessories support for Nexus devices.

    • sc0rch3d

      GNEX owner still praying for the chance to get a landscape dock 🙁

      • 4n1m4L

        Gnex owner who dropped everything and managed so snag just 1. Its simpler than it seems to make. I may make a second for work

      • Ivo Shandor

        Seriously. Been looking forever and bid on one on eBay. It climbed to $180. 🙁

      • nightscout13

        Well I can tell you that you still will not get Accessories for it. When I had my G-Nex I waited, and waited. At least with my GS3 there are LOADS of accessories available, OEM and aftermarket.

        • sc0rch3d

          7 months away from having to decide to take and an upgrade and lose unlimited data…..or save up to fork out the cash

          • nightscout13

            You can also purchase used LTE phones and keep your unlimited data. It doesn’t have to be a NEW phone.

        • Mike_Cook7

          What ever happened to the S3 wireless charger that was supposed to be released.

  • Joe Isaacson

    Awesome!!!! I can buy the orb but still won’t be able to get a Nexus 4!!!

    • itznfb

      No, it will probably be just as impossible to order the Charging Orb as it is to order the phone itself.