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Nexus Charging Orb - Does Magnetism work with DNA?

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By sabinblitz, Member on 13th February 2013, 04:57 PM
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Hey Guys -

I know the wireless charging will work because of the Qi standard, but will the phone stay put? Any impressions from those who own it would be appreciated.
 
 
14th February 2013, 05:00 AM |#2  
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Re: Nexus Charging Orb - Does Magnetism work with DNA?
I could be wrong but I don't think its magnetic.. the back of the nexus is glass I think the orb is just a rubberized surface that "grab's" the back of the phone.. i.e. just friction holds it on... I think!

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14th February 2013, 06:51 AM |#3  
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Nobody has the orb yet, I think. It just now became available, with shipping withing a week. Plus the shipping time. I ordered one the first day it was available, but don't expect it before the end of next week.
14th February 2013, 07:04 PM |#4  
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Ok, they are shipping them today. Won't be long before we find out.

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I could be wrong but I don't think its magnetic.. the back of the nexus is glass I think the orb is just a rubberized surface that "grab's" the back of the phone.. i.e. just friction holds it on... I think!

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I'm with you on this one, because I read it would be compatible with windows 8 and htc phones. And pictures look like the two circles on top are rubber. Just what it looks like to me
15th February 2013, 04:33 AM |#6  
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I have the touchstone charger and it has magnet in it.
from what I see it is held up 80% by friction, 20% by magnetic force.
Too bad the touchstone wont work on Droid DNA otherwise I think it would be a great charging dock.
15th February 2013, 06:46 AM |#7  
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Mine will be arriving tmrw (Friday)

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15th February 2013, 07:45 AM |#8  
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Here is a pic of the rear case of the nexus 4. I see no magnets.

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15th February 2013, 08:23 AM |#9  
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We'll know soon enough. The first ones arriving tomorrow. Today, in fact. Hope I won't have to return it.

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15th February 2013, 06:49 PM |#10  
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Here is a pic of the rear case of the nexus 4. I see no magnets.

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I also see no inductive coils.... But they're there.

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Magnet lightly holds. The surface of the orb is quite sticky and holds it just fine by itself - the magnet is obviously less apparent with a case on.

No case:

http://i.imgur.com/dXIyszGh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qHEeQmBh.jpg

With Diztronic TPU case:

http://i.imgur.com/wtnGcrdh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5qRZhYbh.jpg

Thing is pretty awesome.

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Definitely not strong enough to use as a car mount though.
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