Wireless charging for the Google Nexus 4 is here -- but not for us Brits. The Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is on sale now in the US, but isn't yet available in the UK.
The wireless charger is an orb with an angled surface, to sit the Nexus 4 on top and juice up the battery without needing to plug the phone into the charger.
Of course, you need to plug the orb into the wall -- so you're still tied to a wall socket and at least one cable.
It's a Qi inductive charger, to be precise, which means it will also charge other wirelessly chargeable gadgets such as the.
The orb takes about 4 hours to fully juice a Nexus 4.
Wireless charging is still in its infancy as a consumer proposition, but it's gaining ground. This year sees the announcement of the Pentax WG-3, the first camera to include wire-free power-up. It'll be great in a few years' time when everyone has a wireless device, and chargers are in restaurants and pubs and coffee shops and airport lounges and bordellos. Rumour has it thattoo.
The Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is on sale at Google Play in the US for $60 (£39). Sadly there's no word on when the orb will be available in the UK too. Funny how if you say a word often enough it loses all meaning. Orb. Orb. Oooooorrrrb.
Is this another sign that wireless charging is here to stay, or is the Orb just a gimmicky paperweight? And what do you think of the Nexus 4? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page. Orb orb orb.