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    I have never owned a phone with wireless charging capability until the N5 so I don't really know what to look for. Are there any concerns about using a wireless charger?
    Also, I am willing to pay extra if it means better performance/functionality.
    Thanks for your help.
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    I would wait for the one to be available.
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    Nexus 5 Qi charge is also going to be released soon that has magnets to hold the N5 in place.

    However the new chargers like this LUGULAKE Qi Wireless that has a rechargeable battery that can charge your phone a few times without external AC power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    I would wait for the one to be available.
    I would much rather have the Google released charger just in case any issues arise. Is there an estimated release date?
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    Unfortunately I don't think they've announced any dates. If you want one right away, Phil seems to like this 3rd party charger.
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    I got the Nokia Wireless Charging Stand from AT&T. It's on sale for $51 which is spendy but it holds the phone up with two little rubber nubs.

    It also has an NFC tag in front but it doesn't seem to work nicely with Android.

    I'm hoping the official Google one will let the phone differentiate between "Charging" and "Docked" for Daydream.

    ETA: AT&T have the Nokia Charging Plate for $25.
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    Yes Digi QI Wireless Charger for LG Google Nexus 4 / Optimus Vu II, Nokia Lumia 920. Amazon prime, $28.98

    I got this one from Amazon. I love it. No problems with heating or charging. I'm using a Spigen slim case with it as well. I'm glad I got it.

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    I love my koolpad charger
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    I went with this:

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    It's a bit pricy but it's worth every penny. The Nexus 5 charges seconds after putting it on and it charges in nearly any position (don't need to hunt for the "right spot" for the charge to begin). It also makes a great addition to the desk since it's pretty sleek looking. The design lets you use the device, too, if you so want.

    This is my first time using wireless charging and the convenience can't be understated. It's not so much that you don't need to plug a cable in, it's more about the fact that it's charging nearly all the time, which means you're never really worrying about the battery life anymore. Before, you'd set your device down on the table, only bothering with the cable if you knew you needed to charge your batts. Now, you put it on the charger instead so it's always charging regardless. The battery, therefore, is always always being "topped off." When you return to it or whenever it is you pick it up next, you're 10, 15, maybe even 20% more charged than before (the amazing thing is it charges pretty fast). You're never really worried about battery life anymore.

    It also eliminates messy USB cables. Even though the wireless charger itself has a cable, it's always tucked away behind the charger. It's never "loose" so to speak. You're never tugging for it or looking for the end of the cable. Now, there's just this one designated place to charge your device. Plunk it down and you're good.

    It's really nice.
    Last edited by onthecouchagain; 12-07-2013 at 01:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onthecouchagain View Post
    I went with this:

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    It's a bit pricy but it's worth every penny. The Nexus 5 charges seconds after putting it on and it charges in nearly any position (don't need to hunt for the "right spot" for the charge to begin). It also makes a great addition to the desk since it's pretty sleek looking. The design lets you use the device, too, if you so want.

    This is my first time using wireless charging and the convenience can't be understated. It's not so much that you don't need to plug a cable in, it's more about the fact that it's charging nearly all the time, which means you're never really worrying about the battery life anymore. Before, you'd set your device down on the table, only bothering with the cable if you knew you needed to charge your batts. Now, you put it on the charger instead so it's always charging regardless. The battery, therefore, is always always being "topped off." When you return to it or whenever it is you pick it up next, you're 10, 15, maybe even 20% more charged than before (the amazing thing is it charges pretty fast). You're never really worried about battery life anymore.

    It also eliminates messy USB cables. Even though the wireless charger itself has a cable, it's always tucked away behind the charger. It's never "loose" so to speak. You're never tugging for it or looking for the end of the cable. Now, there's just this one designated place to charge your device. Plunk it down and you're good.

    It's really nice.
    I've been using the older Nexus 4 wireless charging hockey puck for at the house and I have this same one for my desk at work... I love this one but as you stated it is a bit pricey.... $70.00 but no tax and free USPS ground shipping... I love it for on my desk at work because it tilts the phone up and towards me while at my desk and with the daydream feature you can kind of keep an eye on the phone while it's charging..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie317 View Post
    I've been using the older Nexus 4 wireless charging hockey puck for at the house and I have this same one for my desk at work... I love this one but as you stated it is a bit pricey.... $70.00 but no tax and free USPS ground shipping... I love it for on my desk at work because it tilts the phone up and towards me while at my desk and with the daydream feature you can kind of keep an eye on the phone while it's charging..

    Yeah, it makes a great phone stand, too. Very easy to use the screen while it's on the charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onthecouchagain View Post
    Yeah, it makes a great phone stand, too. Very easy to use the screen while it's on the charger.
    It even works pretty good with my Nexus 7 as well.... and as far as pricey goes... The Nexus 4 charging orb was roughly $60 for the Play store new so I would venture to guess the new LG/Nexus 5 wireless charger will be in the $60 - 70 range too... outside of it saying "NEXUS" and having the magnets to hold the phone in place (I had to use some modeling clay to tilt the Nexus 4 charging orb more upright as the phone or Nexus 7 would slowly slide down and off enough that it wasn't charging any more) You can find cheaper Qi chargers on the market... I think this one is very nicely done and actually charges my Nexus 5 faster than when plugged up via USB cable....
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    ugh I want that TYLT one so bad, but I just can't justify the $70 bucks until I am sure I am keeping the N5 for the long haul.

    I may just get one of the AT&T nokia plates for 25 bucks for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowimagination View Post
    ugh I want that TYLT one so bad, but I just can't justify the $70 bucks until I am sure I am keeping the N5 for the long haul.

    I may just get one of the AT&T nokia plates for 25 bucks for now.
    lol.. I feel your pain... I wrestled with spending $70 on a charger as well, after reading a bunch of reviews on the "Cheaper" options I decided to splurge and get this one, Don't regreat it at all..I also have a Nexus 7 - 2013 as well and my other option for a phone is the Note 3 which also has Qi charging ability, So I'll use it.. Debating on getting a second one for home to replace the Nexus 4 charging orb I use at home.... I was shocked that this charger was $30 cheaper directly from the MFG than at Amazon.com (I tried finding someone who possibly had it $10 - 20 cheaper but no success) Unless I end up with no device that uses the Qi standard I am guessing this charger SHOULD last a long time or I can package it with the N5 or N7 one day when I throw them on Craigslist......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie317 View Post
    lol.. I feel your pain... I wrestled with spending $70 on a charger as well, after reading a bunch of reviews on the "Cheaper" options I decided to splurge and get this one, Don't regreat it at all..I also have a Nexus 7 - 2013 as well and my other option for a phone is the Note 3 which also has Qi charging ability, So I'll use it.. Debating on getting a second one for home to replace the Nexus 4 charging orb I use at home.... I was shocked that this charger was $30 cheaper directly from the MFG than at Amazon.com (I tried finding someone who possibly had it $10 - 20 cheaper but no success) Unless I end up with no device that uses the Qi standard I am guessing this charger SHOULD last a long time or I can package it with the N5 or N7 one day when I throw them on Craigslist......
    How do you like the nexus 4 charging orb? I am tempted to see if I can find a cheap used one for now.
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    I have several different wireless chargers, a total of 4 I guess. I got the official Nexus 4 charger when it was released, but I had trouble with the phone sliding off of it. The Nexus 4 slides off of everything!

    I have 2 different kinds of hockey puck chargers that are my favorites:

    1. LG Electronics WCP-300 Wireless Charging Pad
    This one is from LG who is the manufacturer of the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5.

    2.
    This sale includes only the charging pad & 2 USB cables (one long & one short), but no adapter. If you're like me you have lots of adapters laying around, but if you don't it's something to consider. It costs half as much as the LG charger. I also like how it has a soft rubber ring around the edge of the pad. It gives it a good grip.

    Both of these chargers work great, and I highly recommend either one. I have a Nexus 5 and my wife has a Nexus 4, and we use both chargers on both phones.
    I have a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 520, and I like them all. Is something wrong with me? (I really should edit my signature sometime. I have only 1 of these 3 phones anymore, and even that one is mostly unused because it's been superseded by its big brother!)
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    I just looked on the AT&T site and I can get two of the nokia wireless chargers and a pack of zagg wipes for $40 bucks shipped. That is almost too cheap not to do it.
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    +1 on the TYLT charger.

    I went through 4 Nexus 4 charging orbs, each one having the sliding issue even with the trick to reduce the slope of the orb.
    Got the TYLT via KickStarter and it's been perfect. No worrying about whether or not the phone is lined up with the charging coils. Set it and forget it...
    The only downside of the design is that it is a bit on the bulky side to pack when traveling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowimagination View Post
    How do you like the nexus 4 charging orb? I am tempted to see if I can find a cheap used one for now.
    It works great.. I did have to use some modeling clay to tilt it upward a little to keep the phone and tablet from sliding off and out of position... Putting the clay underneath just tilted it upright and that stuff hardens up like a rock so now it works great and charges super fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wx27 View Post
    +1 on the TYLT charger.

    I went through 4 Nexus 4 charging orbs, each one having the sliding issue even with the trick to reduce the slope of the orb.
    Got the TYLT via KickStarter and it's been perfect. No worrying about whether or not the phone is lined up with the charging coils. Set it and forget it...
    The only downside of the design is that it is a bit on the bulky side to pack when traveling.
    I used some modeling clay (Which hardens up like a rock) to tilt my Nexus 4 charging orb upright and I don't have any issues with it anymore.... But your right that angle is horrible.. My N7 and N5 slide right out of position all the time.. Now I have it almost flat and nothing slides off anymore.. but it charges fast.. Love the TYLT but yeah it's bulky... I keep it on my desk at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowimagination View Post
    I just looked on the AT&T site and I can get two of the nokia wireless chargers and a pack of zagg wipes for $40 bucks shipped. That is almost too cheap not to do it.
    I used to have a Lumia 920 with the Nokia wireless charger, and it didn't work on my Nexus 4. However, I had gotten rid of it before I got the Nexus 5 so I can't say whether or not that works. If you decide to get it you should test it first. Maybe you could go in to an AT&T store and try it?
    I have a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 520, and I like them all. Is something wrong with me? (I really should edit my signature sometime. I have only 1 of these 3 phones anymore, and even that one is mostly unused because it's been superseded by its big brother!)
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    no proprietary cords. only microUSB is acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlindsey7 View Post
    I have never owned a phone with wireless charging capability until the N5 so I don't really know what to look for. Are there any concerns about using a wireless charger?
    Also, I am willing to pay extra if it means better performance/functionality.
    Thanks for your help.
    i own one...., actually 5, from 2009 to 2012.

    upside: no plugging
    downside: heat and waste energy
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgp View Post
    I used to have a Lumia 920 with the Nokia wireless charger, and it didn't work on my Nexus 4. However, I had gotten rid of it before I got the Nexus 5 so I can't say whether or not that works. If you decide to get it you should test it first. Maybe you could go in to an AT&T store and try it?
    Nokia Lumia 920 wireless charger works fine. In fact, since it is a industry standard Qi charger, it will be compatible with any phone that supports wireless Qi standard, like Nexus 5. There isn't any need for specific Google model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxbat121 View Post
    Nokia Lumia 920 wireless charger works fine. In fact, since it is a industry standard Qi charger, it will be compatible with any phone that supports wireless Qi standard, like Nexus 5. There isn't any need for specific Google model.
    Yes I know it's Qi standard, but it didn't work on my Nexus 4 for some reason. I could, however, charge my 920 on my Nexus 4 charging orb.
    I have a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 520, and I like them all. Is something wrong with me? (I really should edit my signature sometime. I have only 1 of these 3 phones anymore, and even that one is mostly unused because it's been superseded by its big brother!)
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