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Official Nexus Wireless Charger Now on Google Play, Priced at $49.99

Nexus Wireless Charger

Not only are the official bumper cases for the Nexus 5 for sale starting today, but you can also grab the official Nexus Wireless Charger as well. This device is compatible with the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, as well as the new Nexus 7 tablet. Say “so long!” to the Nexus Orb charger. 

Nexus Wireless Charger

The new wireless charger will run you $49.99.

Via: Google Play

  • lembowski

    Waiting for reviews. The magnets need to hold on through a thin case for me to purchase.

  • Sean Bello

    anybody know if this works with the Poetic Slim case on the N7?

    • JohnPA2006

      I was just about to ask the same question.
      love that case, the price was nice too.

      I bet it does work, the case is pretty thin in that area.

  • Disqus_n00b

    Wow, that will look great in my bright blue room in the middle of the floor also!

  • Steve B

    Sorry Google, this thing is sexy but a complete ripoff for that price.

    Guys, go with this one and call it a day: http://www.amazon.com/UPGRADED-Wireless-Charger-Charging-Qi-Enabled/dp/B00C40OG22/ref=pd_cp_cps_0

  • Skittlez

    anyone know if this will work with the G2 as well?

    • chudilo

      Verizon’s G2 has a Qi Charger reciever built in.

      • bluebanzai

        Ahh, but is this Qi? I don’t think it is.

  • NexusMan

    I got mine. I don’t care about the price…most highly rated qi chargers are at least as expensive or more expensive. Yes, there are some available on Amazon for cheaper, but I’d rather go with an official one, or one from a company I know and trust. I’ve been waiting to get a wireless charger for a while, and have seen too many reviews of chargers, with so many of them rated poorly by the reviewer. Besides, this looks so purdy like my shiny Nexus 7.

  • Pat Leck

    I cannot believe this, I mean this new technology just get’s better. No more having to look for outlets. All you need is wireless access. http://bit.ly/1aFaPfV

  • tom

    How about Google offering a wired headset with a mic that is compatible with a Nexus 5?

    • John Smith

      iPhone headset. $29. great value.

      • ScoobySnack

        Do the three iPhone headset buttons work with the N5? Or just the middle play/pause button like on most Android phones?

        • John Smith

          just the middle button works. but for $29 i love the quality, sleekness, sound, mic, and comfort of these iPhone headsets!

          • jmsbwmn

            Apple EarPods are excellent! It sucks that the volume buttons aren’t compatible, but for the money, you won’t find anything more comfortable in your ears. They sound great, too!

    • jmsbwmn

      Check out the SOL Republic headphones on Motorola’s website. I have no experience with them, but the price is right. :)

  • p0k3y

    Got this one for $14.58. Works perfect, even with a case on. http://www.ebay.com/itm/141107934355

  • Dan

    Damn google… $50??

    • John Smith

      Nexus 4 Wireless Charger was $60. so we are making progress.

  • abhele

    on xda the accesories section there a how to thread on making a magnetic qi charger for the n5 , weekend project for me !

  • muddy46

    Any one know if this is wall-mountable? With magentic hold? I can see one of my cats jumping up and knocking the N7 right off my nightstand. Would love to have a way to mount this to the wall above my stand

    • Pedro

      Get rid of the cats. Get a dog.
      Problem solved.

      :)

      edit: Magnets will likely not be strong enough to hold vertically. They are more of an alignment thing. Magnetic assumptions are all assumptions.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    anybody have any cheaper alternatives from amazon that work well with the LG G2?

    • jbdan
      • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

        can’t find any comments and reviews about working specifically with the G2. hoping someone here had some experience

        • BrianRoskamp

          The G2 follows the Qi standard, so it should be compatible with any charging pad that also follows the Qi standard.

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            what happens when the phone reaches 100%? does it stop charging? @jbdan:disqus

          • jbdan

            From what I have read, that depends on the phone and charger being used. However, I’d venture to say “yes” to your question. Have you found one you like? You could always email the company and ask them :)

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            i dont know which one to buy, no reviews address this. not sure why not

        • jbdan

          Ahh. Well if the G2 is qi compatible which I believe it is, any qi charger will work. Just read the reviews to see what people like the best

        • bluebanzai

          I have experience with the Moto Droid Maxx. It doesn’t work. The Droid Maxx is Qi compatible.

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            ah thanks… ill hold off

    • LionStone

      This one works fine with LG N5/ N7 so it should be fine with LG G2.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DOVN1W6/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      • bitpimpin

        i use this nightly on my G2 and it workd GREAT! (hint: you can even find it on ebay for like $15 shipped)

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    Lg g2 compatible?

    • Pedro

      It looks like the N5 has achieved trickle charging with wireless charging.
      The N4 would charge to 100%, turn off until 95% and start again. The N5 never stops until you take it off the charger.

      To answer your question, the charger should turn on/off based on the phone request.

      • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

        ah ok…

    • BrianRoskamp

      See my previous comment, but basically if it’s a Qi charger it should work with the G2.

      • bluebanzai

        Nobody ever said it is a Qi charger and I do not believe it is. No logos, no claims and doesn’t work with my Droid Maxx which is Qi compatible.

        • BrianRoskamp

          The Nexus 5 (and 4, and most phones that support wireless charging) follows the Qi standard, so while it’s not advertised as such, I’d strongly argue that it is a Qi charger, since it works with the Nexus 5 (a Qi compliant device)

          • bluebanzai

            The Nexus devices may be able to charge via Qi compatible chargers, thus meeting the standard, however the new Nexus Charger may have some alteration to the standard to still charge the Nexus devices. Nexus devices being a subset of the devices that can accept Qi charging pads (ie charging transmitters). Just because it can charge devices that are Qi doesn’t exclusively imply that it can charge ALL devices (ie charging receivers) meeting the Qi standard.

          • BrianRoskamp

            I won’t deny that it’s very possible for a manufacturer to create a wireless charger than follows the Qi standard but will only work with certain devices, but I highly doubt that’s the case here. Numerous site are reporting that it will work with any Qi-compliant devices, plus doing something like that is a move I could see Apple doing, but it goes against Google typical model.

  • Dan Guy

    I got three Nokia’s at AT&T for $10 more a couple weeks back…

  • jscofi

    Checked out with 3 clicks. Thanks google wallet

  • Detonation

    Late, overpriced Nexus accessory…what’s new

    • Drome

      well said.

  • Wes Thomson

    Not sure why you’d want this over the orb or like a Tylt (besides price). Maybe the 7 is big enough that you can’t line up the coils? I love having my devices not laying flat so they are easy to use while charging.

    • Detonation

      $25 Nokia Charger + $7 Generic Tablet Stand + Velcro and you’ve got yourself a nice cheap wireless charging stand.

  • jab416171

    Just bought 2

  • elemeno
    • Pierito

      I might do this…so it works just fine for both N7 and N5?

      • elemeno

        I have 2012 N7 so no wireless charging. Works well with N5.

        • Pierito

          Cool thanks :)

    • Jeff Creemer

      I just got this one in today. It worked without a case on my S4 (with a wireless charging receiver), but when I put the Spigen Slim Armor on the phone, it didn’t work. I ended up picking up a LG charging pad at my local Verizon store. It works perfectly fine with the case on. I’m thinking the Lerway is too weak.

      • elemeno

        Works fine with Spigen case on my N5.

        • Jeff Creemer

          I read several reviews on Amazon that indicated it would be fine. Maybe I just got a bad one.

    • John-Smith

      That’s funny. I just ordered the same exact one, arrived yesterday. Used it to charge overnight. Woke up with my phone at 91%though..

      • Dan

        I’ve heard that these qi chargers stop charging once they fully charge the battery. So if your phone is fully charged by 1am it’s running on battery from 1am until you wake up…

    • Pdiddy187

      How long does it take to get a full charge? Twice as long?

  • Alex Goings

    Anyone know if there is going to be a car dock with wireless charging?

    • Ian Smith

      that’s what I was really hoping for along with enabling a always-on google hotword detection while driving and charging. would be way too convenient to just pop my phone into it when getting in the car and all audio is thru bluetooth and phone is controlled completely by voice.

      /sigh

      • Alex Goings

        I completely agree. No hassle and massive functionality with no wires! We need it.

    • Joseph Barrientos

      with the right attachments you can do it, lol, but i dont suggest it

  • a3uge

    What kind of surface is that? Wouldn’t the phone slide off easily?

    • Allan

      Magnets.

  • Rob Schlegel

    The usual problem with Nexus accessories: too late, and too expensive. I already bought several Nokia wireless chargers for $35/ea.

  • joejoe5709

    At $50, couldn’t you find an Orb for about that price?

  • Droon

    Is there any reason to get this over one of the many $20 qi-compatible wireless chargers?

    • Jeff Helget

      magnets

      • Droon

        I have never owned a wireless charger before. If you are just going to have it on your desk at work, does it matter if it has magnets?

        • Dan

          Might be easier to align the charging coil just right with the magnets… I hear some chargers are more difficult than others to get just right.

    • Larry Bublitz

      Would you happen to have an Amazon product code or link to a good $20 charger? Am shopping around extra ones (the Nokias look nice)

  • Jeff Helget

    just ordered. Been waiting for this… hope the magnets are strong enough to use it as a car dock.

  • noobguy

    I wonder how long the cord is? The usual 2 feet?

    • brkshr

      The orb had a longer cord, so I would assume this is the same

    • bluebanzai

      The cord is 3ft long USB. It plugs into a pretty bulky ac adaptor as well.

  • n11

    Hmm, too bad it doesn’t have a kick-flip feature so you can continue using your tablet on a slant.

  • balls

    How about a write up on how we can make our own :)

  • BiggiePhat

    Just got one.

  • Eric

    Wow, thats a pretty penny. lol