The Nexus 4 was released in October last year, there were rumors of a wireless charging orb for the device too. But the wireless charger for Nexus 4 had not been a reality, until now. The orders for this wireless charger have finally started and although it still just says “Shipped soon”, the good part is that Google has at least begun taking the orders.
The Nexus 4 charging orb is one of the most amazing features of the Android flagship of Google and is finally available for order on Google Play for only $59.99, a few months after the launch of the phone for which it is officially designed.
The wireless powering up of the Nexus 4 is through Qi inductive charging standard, the same technology that is used by Lumia 920. It works by establishing magnetic coils that can that be able to transfer energy wirelessly, both into the phone and the charging dock. The best part is that it can be used for other Qi-compatible phones like HTC or Nokia Windows phone handsets.
A former WebOS devotee may feel a bit nostalgic on seeing this charger. The orb of this wireless charger closely resembles the chargers built for the Pre and Pix Smartphone, called the Palm Touchstone charger. This too is no surprise as the one who is in charge of the design for the operating system at Nexus hardware at Google and the Android operating system was the ex- Vice President of design at Palm.
This wireless charger for nexus 4– an add-on for the stylish, has been designed so that the office or bedside tables do not look messy and clustered up anymore. The angled way in which this device is placed provides easy visibility of the phone while charging – for the ones who cannot stay away even for minutes. The phone just needs to be put on the orb which is equivalent to a compatible charging mat and the charging is done by induction- a more compact way to keep the device, even when it is being charged.