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  1. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Since the Droid Turbo comes with wireless Qi charging and since there will be four Turbos in the household, I'm looking at wireless chargers. I've narrowed it down to two models, the Tylt Vu and the Verizon model.


    Tylt Vu Qi Charging Stand vs. Verizon Qi Charging Stand?-tylt-vu-charger.jpg
    The Tylt Vu gets good reviews, costs $59.99, and has a pleasing modernistic look to it. Comes in four colors. Seems to have a larger footprint than the Verizon model. Holds the phone at a 45 degree angle. I don't see any LED charge status light in the photos I've seen, but says it has a light in the description. Where is it? Is it noticeable (detracting) at night? Doesn't say how long the cord is, anybody know? Any other comments or info would be appreciated.




    Tylt Vu Qi Charging Stand vs. Verizon Qi Charging Stand?-verizon-charger.jpg
    The Verizon Wireless charging stand also costs $59.99. It has a more utilitarian look to it and includes a VERIZON logo (which wouldn't be seen with a phone in place.) Comes in black/red. Has a smaller footprint than the Tylt Vu and holds the phone at a steeper angle. It looks like the red accent border is a rubberized no-slip feature. I don't see an LED charge light indicator on this one either, but I've read it has one. Doesn't say how long the cord is, anybody know? Any other comments or info would be appreciated.

    So which one do you think you'd like? I like the looks of the Tylt Vu, but I like the steeper angle and smaller footprint on the Verizon model.

    If you own one of these, please join in the conversation.
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    11-19-2014 10:05 AM
  2. cyberr8der's Avatar
    Style wise I like the Verizon charger better. It has a better angle and the footprint makes more sense. Operationally the TYLT has multiple (3) chargers in it so can charge more devices and in portrait or landscape modes. I don't know if the Verizon charger can do that. Overall I usually select items based on operational use then style. I've decided to wait a bit and see if anything better comes along.
    11-19-2014 10:27 AM
  3. djousma's Avatar
    I have the tylt VU. the charging light in under the lip, near where the tylt rests on the table. It is not very bright, and is not an issue at night. cord looks to be about 36" long.

    I have two Vu's now for about 2 years. They are fine.
    11-19-2014 10:40 AM
  4. Fable's Avatar
    Bought a Tylt charge pad for both of my Droid Turbos. Both work exceptionally and I have absolutely no complaints Its easy to drop the phone on even in my dark office and have never had an issue with it not finding the right connection.

    I'm sure they are both solid though.. but I love the Tylt Qi Wireless Charger.
    11-19-2014 10:47 AM
  5. cyberr8der's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the Verizon unit has a single or multiple bands in it?
    11-19-2014 10:49 AM
  6. scottysize's Avatar
    Not to mess you up, but I know someone who has this one and she digs it. It's got a light on the front that's green when no phone is charging and it's blue when charging. It's only $44 on Amazon Prime. I haven't read the reviews though. I'm using my LG QI pad and it works great, so I don't plan on getting one anytime soon.

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    11-19-2014 10:49 AM
  7. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Not to mess you up, but I know someone who has this one and she digs it. It's got a light on the front that's green when no phone is charging and it's blue when charging. It's only $44 on Amazon Prime. I haven't read the reviews though. I'm using my LG QI pad and it works great, so I don't plan on getting one anytime soon.

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    That unit looks suspiciously like the Verizon model, with a different skin. Hmmm...I wonder if Verizon is private labeling this model? Thanks for posting this.
    11-19-2014 10:57 AM
  8. mobrules's Avatar
    Can anyone advise if these work with the Otterbox Defender?
    11-19-2014 10:59 AM
  9. donsmith1964's Avatar
    I bought the tylt vue for my DNA and now user it on the turbo. It works great. On the DNA users said it worked through all of their cases.
    11-19-2014 11:02 AM
  10. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Not to mess you up, but I know someone who has this one and she digs it. It's got a light on the front that's green when no phone is charging and it's blue when charging. It's only $44 on Amazon Prime. I haven't read the reviews though. I'm using my LG QI pad and it works great, so I don't plan on getting one anytime soon.

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    Found this, which really looks like the Qi-Infinity stand:

    Tylt Vu Qi Charging Stand vs. Verizon Qi Charging Stand?-keedox-charger.jpg

    Reviews of the Qi-Infinity stand says that the Nexus 7 (2013) will only charge if naked and placed in landscape. As a Nexus 7 (2013) owner, that's a deal breaker for me.
    11-19-2014 11:06 AM
  11. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Can anyone advise if these work with the Otterbox Defender?

    Take a look through these reviews on Amazon I culled for you:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/community-c...cUvbUpU4066961
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    11-19-2014 11:09 AM
  12. kcrockchalk's Avatar
    Will any of these will work with an Incipio phone case?
    11-19-2014 01:28 PM
  13. Snareman's Avatar
    Not to mess you up, but I know someone who has this one and she digs it. It's got a light on the front that's green when no phone is charging and it's blue when charging. It's only $44 on Amazon Prime. I haven't read the reviews though. I'm using my LG QI pad and it works great, so I don't plan on getting one anytime soon.

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    I have mine (the Tylt charger) sitting next to my bed. It works well and I have no complaints, although I wonder if I might prefer the more upright angle of this or the Verizon charger. Because its next to my bed though, I don't want any lights showing on the charger. It charges overnight so I don't need to know when its fully charged.
    11-19-2014 03:11 PM
  14. Davidoo's Avatar
    I have the Verizon stand and really like it. You can charge in portrait or landscape. It also has a very long cord....6 feet long.
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    11-19-2014 03:40 PM
  15. Davidoo's Avatar
    Oh, and the Verizon one also has a red light that comes on until it is fully charged.
    11-19-2014 03:41 PM
  16. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Oh, and the Verizon one also has a red light that comes on until it is fully charged.
    Where is that light located on the unit?
    11-19-2014 04:47 PM
  17. Davidoo's Avatar
    The red light is on the underside of the front lip that sticks out at the bottom.
    11-19-2014 04:54 PM
  18. eprindes's Avatar
    I have the Verizon stand and really like it. You can charge in portrait or landscape. It also has a very long cord....6 feet long.
    +1

    Mine works perfect and can charge both my turbo and 360

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    11-19-2014 05:35 PM
  19. DroidTurbo1's Avatar
    Where is that light located on the unit?
    Worst case scenario you could use some black electrical tape to cover the light. That's what we did with our space heater and humidifier lights. Works great to block it out.

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    11-19-2014 06:15 PM
  20. Sean Cogan's Avatar
    One interesting thing about the Verizon charger.... I use the Daydream clock as my bedside clock, set to activate when either charging or docked. When the phone is fully charged, the charger shuts down and the clock shuts off because the phone no longer detects that it is charging or docked. The phone goes to sleep at that point and no clock.....only a blank screen.

    Am I missing something?
    11-19-2014 07:48 PM
  21. ghbishop's Avatar
    No, you are not missing anything, but the folks at Motorola sure did.

    There is no docking state so daydream does not function properly. Daydream needs a "when connected to charger" state to work with the Qi charger.

    I found this app - Dock Clock - run it in "Manual" mode - its free and you can change the color and brightness for night or day use.
    Sean Cogan likes this.
    11-19-2014 09:03 PM
  22. cml21's Avatar
    Sean, I get the same behavior from my Verizon stand, though I use Dock Clock.

    Not sure why, but my Nexus 7 works perfectly (same app, same charger).
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    11-19-2014 09:24 PM
  23. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Sean, I get the same behavior from my Verizon stand, though I use Dock Clock.

    Not sure why, but my Nexus 7 works perfectly (same app, same charger).
    What model Nexus 7 do you have? Do you have a case on it? If so, which case?

    (I have a Nexus 7 2013 with a Poetic slim case, so I'm all ears...)
    11-19-2014 10:29 PM
  24. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Looking at a Qi charger or two for my wife and I. Thinking the Tylt. But a quick, maybe dumb question:

    I like to turn my phone off when charging (process has never failed me yet). Does the phone need to be powered on for the Qi charger to work, or can the phone be off?
    11-19-2014 11:34 PM
  25. Fable's Avatar
    Looking at a Qi charger or two for my wife and I. Thinking the Tylt. But a quick, maybe dumb question:

    I like to turn my phone off when charging (process has never failed me yet). Does the phone need to be powered on for the Qi charger to work, or can the phone be off?
    The Phone can not be off. But let me clarify - I think its the Phone not the Tylt charger..

    So if the phone is Turned off and placed on the power Qi Charger.. it turns on and starts charging.
    If the phone is on the Tylt charger and is turned off it immediately turns on again.

    I just tested this and the minute the charge hits it, it turns on.
    11-20-2014 07:57 AM
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