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By leonardo_m, Junior Member on 22nd December 2012, 05:39 AM
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Stumbled across this on Ebay, hadn't seen any mention of it anywhere on the forums. I ordered a black one. I'll be sure to update this post with some nice pictures of the nexus 4 on it when I get it, should be the 26th or 27th.


UPDATED - QUICK REVIEW


PROS

It works
The "sweet spot" is about where you would expect it to be so positioning it correctly is easy
Works with my Diztronic TPU case installed
There is no audible beeps or any other sound coming from it that I can hear
From 0% to 100% battery in 3h 5m exactly (phone idle almost no interruptions)

CONS

With case on the "sweet spot" is smaller and it can take a few seconds to start charging
QC may not be the best mine is warped and does not sit completely flat
There is 6 LED's that flash blue when it is charging and stay on when charged, they are pretty bright (I'll take apart and disable)

Any questions feel free to ask.
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22nd December 2012, 06:02 AM |#2  
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Haven't tried it personally but I remember reading about someone having good luck with it
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Haven't tried it personally but I remember reading about someone having good luck with it

Remember where by chance? I haven't been able to find anyone talking about it, just a few Chinese sites selling them.
22nd December 2012, 06:48 AM |#4  
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The light is too big and potentially too bright for my taste...



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22nd December 2012, 07:16 AM |#5  
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pretty sure somebody has posted this before here saying it doesnt work with the Nexus 4...maybe you can mod it with an aluminum sheet like the uniden ones...

but of course you'll have to find the post/thread using the "Search" function cant remember if the poster randomly posted or opened a new thread
22nd December 2012, 03:12 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by ssskom

pretty sure somebody has posted this before here saying it doesnt work with the Nexus 4...maybe you can mod it with an aluminum sheet like the uniden ones...

but of course you'll have to find the post/thread using the "Search" function cant remember if the poster randomly posted or opened a new thread

I don't see any reason it wont work, qi is a standard that should work with any device which supports qi charging. Hope I'm not wrong. I'll report back when I receive it.
24th December 2012, 05:19 PM |#7  
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I have one. It works fine. It charges slow and you have to place your phone in just the right place but it does work fine.
Also, the LEDs are brighter than a lot of flashlights and it blinks while charging. Retardedly annoying. I covered them with electrical tape.
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24th December 2012, 08:01 PM |#8  
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ops my bad. guess it works with minor issue (lighting).
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bump.. received charger, updated OP
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29th December 2012, 09:14 AM |#10  
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I recently ordered one of these. It arrived today and I am happy to report that it charges the Nexus 4 perfectly. A few observations so far:
  • There is an annoying blue flashing light which constantly flashes (when charging). I may have to cover it with tape as it is quite bright.
  • The Nexus 4 feels rather warm after wireless charging. I believe this is a side effect of wireless charging in general as opposed to a specific issue with this charger.
  • The charger has its own AC adapter as opposed to a micro-usb input.
  • Charging time seems similar to the stock AC charger.
  • The pad is quite forgiving with regard to where the device is placed.
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