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    Default Nexus 5: Which wireless charger is the best?

    There are 3 of them and I was wondering which is the best one to buy. Price doesn't matter to me.

    ZENS Wireless Single Charger - Android Wireless Charging - ShopAndroid
    ZENS Qi USB Wireless Charging Pad - Android Wireless Charging - ShopAndroid
    Samsung Wireless Charging Pad - Android Wireless Charging - ShopAndroid

    Also is there one charger which is developed by LG or Google themselves?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 02-05-2014 at 10:41 PM.
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    I recommend the official Nexus charger:

    https://play.google.com/store/device..._charger&hl=en
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    The Tylt Vu is an amazing charger. A little more expensive, but way worth it.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DG8O1CQ/...0-20&m1k=vb_ac

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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    I really enjoy the Nokia DT-900. Cheap, works well and has a led light (unlike the Google version) and I've never had my N5 get hot like users of the TYLT VU.

    You can get 3 for under $60 shipped here:
    Nokia Black Wireless Charging Plate accessories from AT&T
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    Tylt VU CHARGER only way to go

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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    I just ordered the CHOE wireless charger from Amazon.

    Amazon.com: CHOE UPGRADED Qi Wireless Charger Charging Pad for Nexus 5, Nexus 7(2013) , Nexus 4, Lumia 920, and Other Qi-Enabled Phones and Tablets: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Haven't received yet, but I picked it because it was highly-rated on Amazon and was more affordable than the Nexus charger and other options. I'll update with my impressions of it once I get it.

    Edit: Just received last night. I brought it into work with me - charged about 30% in a little less than an hour. They say in their documentation that the average time for a full charge is 4-5 hours, so that seems about right.

    When I pulled my phone off the charger, it felt warm - checked my battery monitor app and the temp was 106 degrees F, which is about 41 degrees C...this is a bit concerning, as their documentation says to contact them if the temp goes above 42 C. Yikes. It's been about 20 mins since I took it off the charger, and the temp has gone down to about 90 F, so the charger definitely warmed things up. Not sure how much I like that.

    It seems like a nice charger otherwise. Looks very sleek sitting on my desk, and I like the blue light that turns on to let you know that the phone is charging. Just wish it didn't heat it up so much. That can't be good for battery life, right?
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    I have a couple, a Noosy and a TECH-matte. They both work but I like the Noosy better, it has a flatter surface.
    Last edited by bjrosen; 02-05-2014 at 05:16 PM.
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    The choe is a great little charger for the money. *got one for my wife for christmas and it does what it needs to. * similar to the nexus charger without the magnets but for half the price. *perfect no frills charger and a smaller footprint. **


    I almost went with the tlyt vu but got a little scared off by all the strange issues people were having (search for it). * and it was pricey. * I definitely wanted a stand type charger instead of flat though so I ended up ordering the nexus 4 charging orb off ebay (from china). * I think it is awesome for using at a desk. * no problem with sticking to the back of the N5. *I might pick up a couple more since they are cheap. * **

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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zendroid1 View Post
    I recommend the official Nexus charger:

    https://play.google.com/store/device..._charger&hl=en
    Says not yet available in my country. Is there one from Amazon or something?
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    Tylt VU CHARGER only way to go
    I agree. Tylt Vu is excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabooy View Post
    Says not yet available in my country. Is there one from Amazon or something?
    The official one is on Amazon and a little cheaper than from Google Play.
    Amazon.com: Nexus Wireless Charger for Nexus Smartphones/Tablets - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    i've been using the nokia wireless charger that i got with my lumia 920 and it seems to work fine. it does charge a lot slower than the provided usb and it does get pretty warm by the time it's fully charged.

    i have a question for those of you with the official nexus wireless charger. does it charge as fast as the provided usb? does the n5 get hot/warm while charging?
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    Sorry but what's the difference?

    Honestly I didn't even compare the Nillkin I found on eBay. I didn't want to spend more than $30.
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    i have a question for those of you with the official nexus wireless charger. does it charge as fast as the provided usb? does the n5 get hot/warm while charging?
    I have the official wireless charger and the handset definitely does not get hot in the slightest. The actual charging plate is tiny, it's a lovely little charger. I'd say it charges slower than on standard USB but I can't be 100% sure because most of the time I'd be charging overnight.

    I will add though that the official charger can be very fussy as to what USB cable is used to connect it to the mains. The provided cable works fine but if you try to use your own cable it won't always work. A tiny little red light shows on the charger which means there's a power issue apparently, and it won't charge. The cable that came with mine was nice and long but I've read other users wishing to use their own cable because the one that came with it was too short.

    I'm still on the hunt for a wireless car dock/charger!

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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    I see lots of recommendations for the Tylt Vue. I am not knocking the Tylt, but other than the fact that the phone is leaning on the charger at an incline, rather than just sitting flatly, what justifies the huge pricetag? This is an honest question, not ragging on the tylt at all, just curious why it is so expensive and so recommended. I ordered a Powerbot :Amazon.com: PowerBot PB1020 Qi Enabled Wireless Charging Pad Station for All Qi Standard Compatible Devices Including Samsung, iPhone, Nokia, Google, Nexus, LG, HTC and Other Smartphones with Receivers (AC Adapter Not Included. Micro USB Cable Inclu. It cost me $21.99, came with 2 micro usb wires, one short and one longer, and free shipping when i added it to the rest of my order, and it seems to work just fine.
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    I am pretty leery of cheap chargers. Especially when dealing with wireless so I went with the Zens charger when I had my S3, and it works awesome with the N5. It actually charges it extremely fast too. Almost as fast as if I plugged in the usb cord. I also purchased the official Google charger and I absolutely love the build quality, size, and appearance but it's so unbelievably slow and very picky about how your phone sits on it. Often i've noticed I set it down and it doesn't charge. I have to watch until I see the lightning bolt appear in the battery indicator and then be extremely gentle when locking the screen or else it stops charging again.
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goodfella1978 View Post
    I have the official wireless charger and the handset definitely does not get hot in the slightest. The actual charging plate is tiny, it's a lovely little charger. I'd say it charges slower than on standard USB but I can't be 100% sure because most of the time I'd be charging overnight.

    I will add though that the official charger can be very fussy as to what USB cable is used to connect it to the mains. The provided cable works fine but if you try to use your own cable it won't always work. A tiny little red light shows on the charger which means there's a power issue apparently, and it won't charge. The cable that came with mine was nice and long but I've read other users wishing to use their own cable because the one that came with it was too short.

    I'm still on the hunt for a wireless car dock/charger!

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    this is what you're looking for:
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...60983673,d.cGU
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    Thank you! That looks impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodfella1978 View Post
    Thank you! That looks impressive!

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    i agree. so purchased one couple of weeks ago. the problem? i wont get it until april.
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    Default Re: Which wireless charger is the best?

    I can speak for both of these being great:

    ZENS Wireless Single Charger - Android Wireless Charging - ShopAndroid

    https://play.google.com/store/device...reless_charger

    The big difference being the magnets in the official Nexus charger. The Zens has worked very well for me even without the magnets, although I prefer the Nexus charger because of the magnets.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Which wireless charger is the best?

    Does anyone know if the Touchstone charger for the palm pre would work with the Nexus?
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Which wireless charger is the best?

    I bought three from vivealive.net. One Versa II and two of the Versa I plates. They had a sale and were $19.99 each! Charges very fast, no heat...

    http://vivealive.net/main.sc

    UPDATE!!!! Now on sale for $14.99!!!!!!



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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Which wireless charger is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by fernandez21 View Post
    Does anyone know if the Touchstone charger for the palm pre would work with the Nexus?
    I don't think the Touchstone is Qi compatible.



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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Which wireless charger is the best?

    No. The touchstone predates the Qi standard, it was specific to the Palm Pre.
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