CNET First Look
Hassle-free Nexus 4 chargerPower your Nexus 4 conveniently and wirelessly with the $59.99 Nexus 4 Wireless Charger.
Hi. This is Brian Bennett for CNET.com. And today, we're taking a first look at the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger. Built by LG but sold directly by Google at the Google Play Market, the $59.95 wireless charger is made specifically to harness the Nexus 4's inductive charging technology. It uses the Qi wireless power standard, meaning that with this product, you'll be able to charge your Nexus 4 handset conveniently without having to mess around with cables. The design of the Nexus 4 Wireless charger is simple, basic yet thoughtful. Shaped like an orb, the gadget is compact about the size of say, a small tangerine, you'll find only one connector on the device, a port for its micro USB cable and AC adapter. On the front of the charger is a flat rubbery surface that grips the smooth glass back surface of the LG's Nexus phone tightly. You can place the Nexus 4 on the wireless charger either in portrait or landscape orientation. And you know you're charging when the phone alerts you. The wireless charger is also compact and easy to find room for long tables and night stands, plus a rubbery ring on the bottom ensures it won't slide around. LG claims the Nexus 4 wireless charger will power up the phone's battery fully in about 4 hours. While the wireless charger seems to be a great purchase for Nexus 4 owners, it is a pretty no-frills device. For example, it can't power multiple products at the same time such as the energizer dual inductive charger, it lacks fancy extras too like the Power Mac 24-hour power system's portable battery. Be sure to check back soon for a full review. I'm Brian Bennett for CNET.com and this has been a first look at the Nexus 4 Wireless charger.