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    Default Nexus 5 Wireless Charger

    Hi all,

    It's been a while since I've posted on this forum. I've been enjoying my Nexus 5 for a while now (ordered it on release day). I've been very happy with my purchase and the phone has been serving me well so far! I use a Ringke Ultra Slim case with it which looks very much like the Nexus back with a nice soft touch coating without adding a lot of bulk.

    Anyways, I found a deal on Rakuten website for a wireless charger (Link listed below). While I always felt wireless charging is a gimmick, I still wanted to give it a shot!



    The charge works great with Nexus5 even with the case on! Yes, the phone does get hot a bit. That being said, I've not had any issues. I would recommend this to anyone interested in chargers at the moment!
    Here are few sample snapshots as well...

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    I have been thinking of getting one for my Nexus too. I was looking at the one on Play though.

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    I got the ZENS charger from ShopAndroid.com. Works great!

    ZENS Wireless Single Charger - Android Wireless Charging - ShopAndroid
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    Go to and get one of theirs. On sale for $19.99. I have the Versa II and LOVE it!!! Fast charging....



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    Wireless charging was one of those things I couldn't for the love of everything holy figure out why anyone would use. Until I got a wireless charging plate (on Amazon for $20 - I got 2, and figured I could return if I didn't like it). Now I have no idea how I lived without it. It IS "just" a convenience, but it is just so awesome not to have to plug in the phone every time. I just put it on the charger when I put it down and boom it charges.
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    I think with wireless charging and bluetooth headsets for both calling and listening to music, they can begin to eliminate the need for open ports in the device, and then that would aid in making a device near completely water/dust proof.

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    I am not sure if you guys are looking for recommendations, but I got this one, and I love it:

    Amazon.com: TYLT Vu Wireless Charger for all Qi Phones - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Price is not bad. You can use it in portrait or landscape. It lets the phone rest at a nice angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickf126 View Post
    I am not sure if you guys are looking for recommendations, but I got this one, and I love it:

    Amazon.com: TYLT Vu Wireless Charger for all Qi Phones - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Price is not bad. You can use it in portrait or landscape. It lets the phone rest at a nice angle.
    There are some reports of that charger causing the phone to overheat when charging if you keep the phone in landscape, I believe. I'd be careful with it and watch it when charging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdk2 View Post
    There are some reports of that charger causing the phone to overheat when charging if you keep the phone in landscape, I believe. I'd be careful with it and watch it when charging.
    I think it was reported that was caused by placing the phone on charger higher up, which would activate the upper coil....then phone would slide down and hit up the lower coil. With both going it got hot. If you start out resting at bottom the problem was not there.

    At least that's what I read, FYI....



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    Thanks for sharing!

    I picked up a Zens charger for work and it is great! I don't have another to compare it to, and it's my first wireless charger ever, so couldn't say if it's better or worse than others. But for what it does and the price I can say it's been a great accessory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yubeie View Post

    I've not had any issues. I would recommend this to anyone interested in chargers at the moment!


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    I was reading up on this one and seen other complain about the brightness of the light and loudness of the beeping...do you find it distracting? Just curious because I'm a light sleeper and most likely those two things would drive me insane all night...lol.
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    What wallpaper are you using on there?

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    I am looking to pick one up also. Anyone use the Google Play edition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    I think it was reported that was caused by placing the phone on charger higher up, which would activate the upper coil....then phone would slide down and hit up the lower coil. With both going it got hot. If you start out resting at bottom the problem was not there.

    At least that's what I read, FYI....


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    Can you elaborate a bit about what you mean by coils, and the upper one, etc? I really do not know how this stuff works. If you have the time to post a link to a source, it would be greatly appreciated.
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    Just passing along what I read...


    Tylt Vu overheats battery

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    I have the Nokia one, model is DT-900.
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    I have the play store version and it is pretty awkward to be honest. The magnet is so powerful that you almost feel "plugged" in and defeats the purpose of a wireless charge all together. I have to use two hands to separate the charger from the phone, or just pick it up stuck to the back...which is the same thing as being plugged in. Also, the phone has to be placed on just the right spot or it will not charge. I use it b.c I paid for it, but I would not ever recommend it.

    When I am trying to place the phone on the right spot, I just hover my phone over the charger until it is pulled up to the phone by the super strong magnet. It I was buying again I would get this one
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051R4ECM/...0-20&m1k=vb_ac
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    Ahh, thanks. This makes sense now.

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    I purchased the OEM wireless charger from the Play store and haven't stopped using it since. In fact, I'd be surprised if all manufacturers didn't adapt this feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
    I have the play store version and it is pretty awkward to be honest. The magnet is so powerful that you almost feel "plugged" in and defeats the purpose of a wireless charge all together. I have to use two hands to separate the charger from the phone, or just pick it up stuck to the back...which is the same thing as being plugged in. Also, the phone has to be placed on just the right spot or it will not charge. I use it b.c I paid for it, but I would not ever recommend it.

    When I am trying to place the phone on the right spot, I just hover my phone over the charger until it is pulled up to the phone by the super strong magnet. It I was buying again I would get this one
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051R4ECM/...0-20&m1k=vb_ac
    Do you realize the Nexus charger has a reusable adhesive back that firmly sticks it to the table so you don't have to use two hands when lifting it off the magnet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwaron View Post
    Do you realize the Nexus charger has a reusable adhesive back that firmly sticks it to the table so you don't have to use two hands when lifting it off the magnet?

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    Lol no I did not. That does in fact change things haha. I just opened the box, plugged it in, and went from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdk2 View Post
    There are some reports of that charger causing the phone to overheat when charging if you keep the phone in landscape, I believe. I'd be careful with it and watch it when charging.
    Not sure if it's a difference between phones, but I've been using this charger with my Nexus 4 and never had an overheating issue.
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    I have two of the Nexus 4 orbs that are Chinese knockoffs from fleebay for ~$25 shipped and a Nokia knockoff plate for `$15 that ALL work perfectly well. Never overheats and shuts off when fully charged. Can get a bit warm if streaming Netflix while charging but that's normal..it's never hot (like the Tylt Vu...). N4/N5 both with cases NEVER fall off of the orb and it's really great to have on your desk at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwaron View Post
    Do you realize the Nexus charger has a reusable adhesive back that firmly sticks it to the table so you don't have to use two hands when lifting it off the magnet?

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    Just checked and that thing is by no means adhesive. It will not stick to a single table in my house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
    Just checked and that thing is by no means adhesive. It will not stick to a single table in my house.
    Yeah. Whatever.
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