Nexus 4 Charging Orb Spotted

Nexus 4 Charging Orb Spotted

Right you lucky people who are in possession of a Nexus 4, (THEY ARE CURRENTLY SHOWING AS IN STOCK ON THE PLAY STORE.)

You know what it is like with the announcement of any official Nexus, there are a number of sexy accessories that are shown off at release but then comes the certainty of months of speculation as to if, when and where it’ll eventually be released.

So was the case with the Nexus 4’s official Qi-based wireless charging station, first shown on launch day back in November, and increasingly elusive since that time.

Nexus 4 Charging Orb Spotted

Today the official orb-shaped charger has shown up for pre-order on Norwegian retailer Dustin Home, priced at 739 kr (around $114 U.S.) approx £76. That sounds like a lot of cash for a charging orb, 

Dustin Home has an estimated shipping date of 12th Feb, so you’ll be waiting a while if you decide to get your order in early. There are cheaper alternatives available, as the Nexus 4 will work quite happily with any Qi-compatible charging mat. But if you’re holding out for something a little more stylish, I like the way the Orb has the Nexus logo, the mid-February shipping date suggests that wider orb availability may be upon us sooner rather than later.

If you’re interested in using wireless charging on your Nexus 4, have you already picked up a mat, or are you holding out for the official charging orb? Let us know in the comments!

Source Droid Life

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  • Simon Allum

    I will certainly be getting some sort of wireless charger, not sure if i would pay £76 for one though….

  • Too expensive! A friend pointed out though, that an orb that you can’t accidently rest a cup of tea on, is A Good Thing

  • Anonymous

    I personally love the idea of this, and still wonder why it’s taken so long to be commercially available. However.. I think a charging ‘orb’ is the wrong way to go about it, and the technology needs to be ubiquitous in order for it to be practical.

    I envision charging pads, where you can just put your phone down and it’ll start charging. And this needs to work with every wireless charging enabled phone. Plus, £76 is too much!!

  • Paul Sleight

    Waaaaay too expensive! £15 – £25 would be about right, and £10 – £20 for a qi mat. While we’re at it, how about a qi mat in a car dock?
    We live and dream…

  • Anonymous

    Would love to get one, but I need to know that it won’t sit useless once my N4 is gone. Qi may be a standard, but it’s not the industry standard.

    Once everyone gets together behind one standard, I’m sure sales will ignite.