1. Savbers's Avatar
    I'm thinking of buying this Qi Portable battery pad from eBay.

    The idea is that I can carry my (future) phone in my pocket (or in a bag, no biggie) and charge it without having to fiddle with cables. Has anyone tried this charger? Do you think this is a good idea?
    11-03-2013 07:43 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    This quote from the listing concerns me:

    Attention: if you use the charging pad on battery power, it will keep charging your phone and eventually drain the 6000mah QI wireless charging pad, so make sure you take your phone off and the pad aren't plugged in when it's fully charged
    Are they saying the charger isn't smart enough to stop feeding power to the phone even after it is fully charged? Sounds bad to me...
    11-03-2013 07:54 AM
  3. Savbers's Avatar
    I'm not overly concerned about that, since I will only be using it on a need-to-use basis. I'm going to have a separate charger at home. This will just be for charging when I'm out of the house and I don't want to bring a charging cable. It's even more convenient because I can keep it on my person, charging it while walking around.
    11-03-2013 08:24 AM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I'm not overly concerned about that, since I will only be using it on a need-to-use basis. I'm going to have a separate charger at home. This will just be for charging when I'm out of the house and I don't want to bring a charging cable. It's even more convenient because I can keep it on my person, charging it while walking around.
    Then you had better carry a couple of good, strong rubber bands with you as you are going to need to keep the phone and charger contact stable and in the correct relationship to each other in order for it to stand a chance of working. Being a user of a regular table-top Qi charger, I can tell you that the "it works" / "it doesn't work" window is smaller than you might imagine.

    So, rubber bands or a 4 inch long USB cable? Your choice.
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    11-03-2013 08:30 AM
  5. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Also, I wasn't nearly so concerned about draining the charger's battery (as the eBay listing warns) but about the possibility of overheating and/or damaging the phone's charging circuitry when the charger continues to pump out juice even after the phone stops requesting it. There are just too many unknowns here.
    Savbers likes this.
    11-03-2013 08:33 AM
  6. Savbers's Avatar
    I guess I'll keep the wireless charging for at-home use only then. Thanks!
    11-03-2013 08:59 AM
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    11-09-2013 03:02 PM
  8. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    I went with this: TYLT TYLT VU Qi Wireless Charger - Free Shipping at REI.com

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    Based on a lot of reviews, it seems great. I'm really excited to try this out with my Nexus 5.
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    11-10-2013 12:00 AM
  9. Gekko's Avatar
    I went with this: TYLT TYLT VU Qi Wireless Charger - Free Shipping at REI.com

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    Based on a lot of reviews, it seems great. I'm really excited to try this out with my Nexus 5.
    it looks nice but i don't like the proprietary port/plug charging cable. it's not microUSB. that's a deal breaker for me.

    i'm waiting for the official OEM Nexus 5 wireless charger.
    11-10-2013 06:44 AM
  10. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    it looks nice but i don't like the proprietary port/plug charging cable. it's not microUSB. that's a deal breaker for me.

    i'm waiting for the official OEM Nexus 5 wireless charger.
    Excellent point. I hope that wire lasts... :T
    11-10-2013 10:58 PM
  11. Gekko's Avatar
    Excellent point. I hope that wire lasts... :T
    also - just the lack of interchangeability and versatility is poor. if you want to take it on a trip or move it from home/work/vacation you have to lug the special proprietary cable with you. i hate proprietary vs. standards and i refuse to support proprietary. use the standard or i won't buy it!
    11-11-2013 05:59 AM
  12. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    also - just the lack of interchangeability and versatility is poor. if you want to take it on a trip or move it from home/work/vacation you have to lug the special proprietary cable with you. i hate proprietary vs. standards and i refuse to support proprietary. use the standard or i won't buy it!
    When I travel, I plan to use the regular ol' wall mounted plug.

    Otherwise, I agree with you. I went with that charger because it's got the versatility of keeping my devices (I have a Nexus 7 also) in landscape or portrait mode, can allow me to still see/use my phone while it's charging due to the angle, and after reading reviews of other wireless chargers, this one always came out on top in terms of finding the "right spot" to begin the charging -- I keep reading you have to keep adjusting it until you hit the "sweet spot" with other chargers and that's just something I don't want to have to worry about. The whole idea, to me, is you place the phone down and don't worry about it.

    Worse comes to worse, i'll just return it. But besides the proprietary wire, everything else sounds great. Not to mention, I like the design so it adds something to my desk, instead of just a mat. The only other thing that sucks is the price. Pretty high for a wireless charger...
    11-11-2013 08:16 AM
  13. Gekko's Avatar
    did you see this official OEM one? i think it has magnets and is on a slight angle.

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    11-11-2013 08:22 AM
  14. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    I'm thinking of buying this Qi Portable battery pad from eBay.

    The idea is that I can carry my (future) phone in my pocket (or in a bag, no biggie) and charge it without having to fiddle with cables. Has anyone tried this charger? Do you think this is a good idea?
    As another poster indicated, it's much, much cheaper on Amazon. I have been using this for about 2 months (originally with my N7--2013 and N4, now with my N5) and it works flawlessly - no issues at all with using it as a battery pack. It's physically a bit larger than some other Qi-battery options, but still pocketable.
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    11-11-2013 09:42 AM
  15. jon_stewart's Avatar
    I went with this: TYLT TYLT VU Qi Wireless Charger - Free Shipping at REI.com

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    Based on a lot of reviews, it seems great. I'm really excited to try this out with my Nexus 5.
    Nearly 80 in UK! I paid about 15for my charger.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-12-2013 09:06 AM

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