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    Default Nexus 5: Wireless charger - why would I bother?

    I mean, I guess I'm used to plugging in my phone to charge... so it's not a big deal to me... Why would I pay money to get yet another piece of equipment laying around, another thing I will simply throw out one day?

    I mean, I get it, you don't have to plug it in. Is that all it is? Am I missing something here?
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    Default Re: Wireless charger- why would I bother?

    No

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    Completely unnecessary but awesome, just like everything else in our lives.

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    It's one of those things that once you use it, you wish every device you had/have used wireless charging. It's nice to have next to the bed knowing that you don't have to unplug the phone if you need to look at it. It's just a minor convenience, but it's a nice one. And some wireless chargers can be had for $25 or less.
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    Wireless charging was the thing I missed the most when I had the Galaxy Nexus, my previous phone was the Palm Pre which had wireless charging. I have a Noosy Qi charger for the Nexus 5 and it works great although I still miss the Palm Pre's magnetic mount. Wildo gave a really good example of the usefulness of a wireless charger, you can reach over and pick up your phone in the middle of the night (which I do all the time) without worrying about wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosebear View Post
    IWhy would I pay money to get yet another piece of equipment laying around, another thing I will simply throw out one day??
    Why should we buy anything if that is your argument?

    Sarcasm aside, it is purely convenience...
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    Default Re: Wireless charger- why would I bother?

    Because it's cool.
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    Default Re: Wireless charger- why would I bother?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moosebear View Post
    I mean, I guess I'm used to plugging in my phone to charge... so it's not a big deal to me..
    Great for you. You could also get used to washing dishes by hand, but a dishwasher is so much better

    Why would I pay money to get yet another piece of equipment laying around, another thing I will simply throw out one day?
    1) It is a standard, so it will work with multiple devices
    2) You have to pay money for pretty much any equipment you want
    3) Do you consider everything you use just "laying around"??
    4) Why would YOU? I can't answer that.

    I mean, I get it, you don't have to plug it in. Is that all it is?
    Yes, that is it. You don't have to plug it in and unplug it over and over multiple times a day.

    Am I missing something here?
    Yes. You are ignoring the convenience, the time savings, the reduced aggravation, and the less wear on the USB port.
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    Default Re: Wireless charger- why would I bother?

    If it is good for you and your usage I would say go for it. Otherwise skip it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosebear View Post
    I mean, I guess I'm used to plugging in my phone to charge... so it's not a big deal to me... Why would I pay money to get yet another piece of equipment laying around, another thing I will simply throw out one day?

    I mean, I get it, you don't have to plug it in. Is that all it is? Am I missing something here?
    Let me share this post with you:

    Quote Originally Posted by onthecouchagain View Post
    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 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'll also add:

    To those concerned about being able to use the device while charging, depending on the type of charger you get, this is still possible. That's the wonderful thing about different manufacturers developing different types of chargers at different price points; you can choose what's best for your needs while still taking advantage of the functionality of wireless charging. Also, I mean, you can just take it off the charger and plunk it back down when you're done. Unless your battery is absolutely at zero, it's really not that big of a deal to just lift it up off the charger whenever you need to use it. That's the freedom of being untethered.
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    Default Re: Wireless charger- why would I bother?

    Convenience is my reason for having one. Another could be the damage that can happen to the port from stress. It's probably not common, but I have seen damaged ports over time.

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    We have 2 Nexus 5s and a Nexus 7 in the house and it is just easier. Wish my Nexus 10 also supported it.....
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wireless charger - why would I bother?

    The wireless charger will also prolong the life of the micro usb port.

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    I love my LuguLake wireless Qi charger with it's 6000mAh internal battery that I can use anywhere including traveling. Since I live in Florida I can even use it if we lose power from a Hurricane if the power is out to charge even my wife's phone by plugging in a wire. I won't ever buy another phone that doesn't support wireless charging of some type.

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    Wireless charging is a must for me. I have several and never have worry about battery life. I just drop my phone on the charger and it is always ready to go when I need it.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wireless charger - why would I bother?

    If, like many of us, you use your phone at night in bed (before going to sleep, with the lights off), it's quite convenient to simply place it on the charging pad rather than groping for the microUSB cable, then blindly trying to plug it in
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    If, like many of us, you use your phone at night in bed (before going to sleep, with the lights off), it's quite convenient to simply place it on the charging pad rather than groping for the microUSB cable, then blindly trying to plug it in
    Exactly. Very convenient.

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    Thanks for the memories! I loved my Palm Pre - cool charger, cool keypad with the raised, sticky keys....and in red - love at first sight...
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wireless charger - why would I bother?

    I love the convenience.
    I found a wireless charger on eBay for 15 bucks and it works great, charges fast, and I'm very happy with it.

    It sits on the side of my bed I also have one sitting in front of my iMac so all I have to do is drop it on there and I'm done.

    I didn't think it was a big deal until I actually had one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Convenience is my reason for having one. Another could be the damage that can happen to the port from stress. It's probably not common, but I have seen damaged ports over time.

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    Preventing damage to the micro usb port was my biggest reason for getting one. Secondly,for convenience.
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    I use the Google Wireless Charger with my Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 2013, I personally find it is more convenient using a wireless charger, simply put the device on, magnetically attaches and away you go.

    I also find it makes my desk look ore tidy and no more routing around to find the end of the cable because it's fallen down the back of my desk etc.

    I know they are expensive devices (I have 2) but once you live with it, they become part of the overall Nexus experience.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wireless charger - why would I bother?

    I am still using my HP TouchPad. Early on I bought the stand that supports wireless charging. Usually it is beside my computer system. Always on, always fully charged, usually monitoring Gmail, sometimes a forum on Tapatalk. I would not want to be without it.
    My contact isn't up yet, but if Note 3 supports wireless charging, that will be my next device.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wireless charger - why would I bother?

    There are a few good ones in the market. I have the Zens Qi charging pad and its great. No issues with it and the price was right.

    What is everyone else using? I see GranPaSmurf using the HP TouchPad.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wireless charger - why would I bother?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    I love the convenience. [...]I didn't think it was a big deal until I actually had one.
    Exactly. Once you try it a while, you will be hooked.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wireless charger - why would I bother?

    Kicked myself for not getting one when I had the 4.

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