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Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb Shows Up at Retailer for $60, (Update: Pre-order Now)

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The wireless charging Orb for the Nexus 4 that was unveiled alongside the device back on launch day, has apparently never made it outside of Google’s own campus. We have yet to see one in the wild, nor have we been able to purchase one. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, as Google and its partners tend to struggle to release accessories for these devices each year. Just look at the official Nexus 7 dock situation. We have may have signs of life, though! 

A retailer by the name Pure Mobile has a listing for the Orb, however, it’s flagged as “out of stock,” much like the dock for the Nexus 7 was for months. We’re seeing a price of $59.99, which seems a tad high for something that only charges a phone, but it’ll likely be well built.

This site doesn’t mention an “in stock” date, so we’ll have to try and remain patient.

Thoughts on the price? Most wireless chargers typically run anywhere from $40-60. The Nokia Fatboy charging pillow for example, is $59.99.

Update:  Pure Mobile is now taking pre-orders for the Orb. They are expecting stock to arrive in 2-4 weeks.


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Via:  Pure Mobile | Android Central

  • brandon

    does anyone have an idea if this will work if you have a bumper on your nexus 4 thanks

  • Adol

    Does it work with the DNA?

  • This is cool, but what about an official cardock?

  • JG

    Anyone order it from Puremobile…think I might just go for it…


    • never mind once u add it says backordered

  • Roger W Turner

    Couldn’t wait. Bought a Maxell charger once my N4 was on the way. Been using it successfully about 4 weeks now.

  • NYAvsFan

    They changed the status on Pure Mobile btw. I just ordered one. It does say that they don’t have the amount (1) I ordered available at the moment and that it was “back ordered”. But still, order placed. Maybe I’ll see it sometime in the next 6 months.

    • anezarati

      up vote this, you can actually order it now, but it says it will be backordered.

  • andrew galvin

    Loli: Hello, thank you for visiting. Can I help you in any way?
    me: when is the LG WCP400 wireless charging orb for the nexus 4 going to be in stock?
    Loli: hi
    we will have this item in stock in 3 weeks
    pleas evisit us again and
    check for stock avaliability
    me: ok thank you

  • andrew galvin


  • Jared

    This is embarrassing…… I thought the orb came with the phone as a stock charger. Wow.

  • I went to look and Customer Service popped up so I asked.

    me: LG Mobile WCP400 Wireless Charging Orb Nexus 4 … just added, any idea when it will be available?
    Rick: in 2-3 weeks we will receive the stock

  • Detonation

    I really hope Google lets Motorola handle the accessories for the X phone. Nexus brand accessories have been a joke but Motorola has always done an excellent job.

    • 4n1m4L

      But Motorola is Google now….

      • Detonation

        Google has often stated they will run Motorola as a separate business.

        • sagisarius

          I’m starting to wonder how true that really is… but I guess only time will tell.

      • sagisarius

        Not to be confused with Google Now.

  • zepfloyd

    I want one for my DNA. It’s just a Qi charger afterall…

    • Mr LoverLover

      Will your DNA have the metal in the right place so the magnets match up to stop it falling off, probably not?

      • zepfloyd

        It works on every other Qi charger I’ve put it on…large, small etc. Don’t see why not, both phones aren’t THAT much different in size.

        • anezarati

          he is asking if it will “stick” to the orb at that angle or slide off.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    N4 battery sucks.. I need 3 please!!!!!

  • Marco Mendoza

    Can’t wait sign up for email alert when in stock

  • NfamousCJ

    They had to do something with all those Nexus Q shells.

    • Jeff Tycz

      How many times is this “joke” going to be said? It was funny the first time and that’s it

      • NfamousCJ

        Never actually saw anyone make the same reference. Rarely spend time in the comments. I’ll enjoy my moment.

        • JoshGroff

          Yeah, not all re-posted jokes are intentional. It does get annoying though seeing them over and over though. But, if everyone avoided making jokes for the sake of sounding redundant, there would be no more jokes and the world would be a boring place.

      • sagisarius

        In all curiosity… I wonder what they really did do with all of those things? I kept thinking they were going to just tweak them to be a Nexus TV.

    • 4n1m4L

      The Q holocaust. 🙁

      • michael arazan

        More of a re-purposing than a holocaust

  • Prox

    i will buy one at $40

  • Yes. I want one.

  • Shane Milton