1. Kaiser Droid's Avatar
    What Qi charger would you guys recommend for the Turbo? Would the PowerBot one work well? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...cUvbUpU4079434
    11-23-2014 08:52 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Qi chargers are commodities - IOW, as long as it's well made and the type you want (some of them are little round pads, others are the size of the phone, some have stands that let the phone sit upright at an angle), they're all about the same. $14 is a good price. My only question about this one is whether it has a light indicating that it's charging. That's how you know the phone is sitting in the right spot. (Relying on the phone charge indicator takes a little longer, since most phones don't indicate charge for about a second.) For comparison, I've been using http://www.amazon.com/New-Arrival-Lu...cUvbUpU4079459 for months and it has a light that lets me know just where to put the phone.
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    11-23-2014 09:04 PM
  3. Kaiser Droid's Avatar
    I was sort of wondering if the Turbo needs a faster-charging Qi charger since the battery is so large, or if it's going to be on for at least five hours does it matter?

    Thanks for the info.
    11-25-2014 09:37 AM
  4. fonger13's Avatar
    you should also look at the Nokia charging plate, dt-900, that one output 12V compare to the 5V of the powerbot. You can get a pair of dt-900 on ebay for $30.
    11-25-2014 09:43 AM
  5. wheelerpr's Avatar
    I got two cheap ones off eBay for around $6 and both work great. They look like a coaster so it's not a stand, but that's all I needed anyway. They have an led light. They don't charge super fast, but they are always charged fully in the morning.

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    11-25-2014 10:28 AM
  6. dungoyle's Avatar
    What Qi charger would you guys recommend for the Turbo? Would the PowerBot one work well? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...cUvbUpU4083523
    The PowerBots work fine; especially for their low cost. You do have to position it just right on the pad, otherwise the phone will either not charge at all, or will be partially positioned over the coil and get into a charge/not charge/charge/not charge cycle which you want to avoid. This thread has already covered the subject of after market QI chargers if you want additional options/suggestions: http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...ads-turbo.html
    11-25-2014 01:02 PM
  7. dungoyle's Avatar
    ... $14 is a good price. My only question about this one is whether it has a light indicating that it's charging. That's how you know the phone is sitting in the right spot...
    Yes, the PowerBot pad has an LED light. Going by memory: Green means it's plugged in. Solid Blue means it's charging your phone. Flashing blue means your phone is not properly positioned.
    11-25-2014 01:07 PM
  8. Xelios's Avatar
    Avoid that charger. I have it, and the phone has to be placed off center for it. I have memorized where to put it down by now but even I'm not always correct. My screen is constantly lighting on because of it activating/deactivating. It sucks and gets really frustrating.

    Amazon.com: CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger 3-Coils Wide Charging Area Wireless Charging Pad for Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z3V, Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch, Nexus 5 /7(2013) / 4, Nokia Lumia 1020/ 920/928, MOTO Droid Maxx/Droid Mini, HTC Droid DNA, HTC

    This one works a lot better. No need to adjust the phone after putting it on.
    11-25-2014 01:08 PM
  9. sashazur's Avatar
    I got the Anker Qi pad that looks like a round drink coaster. It works fine even through a thick case. Charging from nearly empty takes about 5 hours. It's got a led on the side that I covered up with electrician tape since it's in my bedroom.
    11-25-2014 10:30 PM
  10. wolf_walker's Avatar
    Avoid that charger. I have it, and the phone has to be placed off center for it. I have memorized where to put it down by now but even I'm not always correct. My screen is constantly lighting on because of it activating/deactivating. It sucks and gets really frustrating.

    Amazon.com: CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger 3-Coils Wide Charging Area Wireless Charging Pad for Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z3V, Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch, Nexus 5 /7(2013) / 4, Nokia Lumia 1020/ 920/928, MOTO Droid Maxx/Droid Mini, HTC Droid DNA, HTC

    This one works a lot better. No need to adjust the phone after putting it on.
    I just ordered one of the CHOE 3 coil ones, my LugaLake or something like that one with a battery built in works ok but it's a little funny on positioning.
    11-26-2014 12:06 PM
  11. mmohn01's Avatar
    I use the Kool Pad that I bought off of Amazon. It has worked fine so far, and it inexpensive. http://www.amazon.com/Koolpad-Wirele...cUvbUpU4087148
    11-26-2014 07:40 PM
  12. Kaiser Droid's Avatar
    Avoid that charger. I have it, and the phone has to be placed off center for it. I have memorized where to put it down by now but even I'm not always correct. My screen is constantly lighting on because of it activating/deactivating. It sucks and gets really frustrating.

    Amazon.com: CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger 3-Coils Wide Charging Area Wireless Charging Pad for Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z3V, Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch, Nexus 5 /7(2013) / 4, Nokia Lumia 1020/ 920/928, MOTO Droid Maxx/Droid Mini, HTC Droid DNA, HTC

    This one works a lot better. No need to adjust the phone after putting it on.
    Thanks for all the advice guys, the one you linked looks pretty nice as does the one mmohn01 linked. The Koolpuck round one looks like it has some good grippy rubber around the edges, between the two of those which one would keep the phone in-place the best?
    11-26-2014 11:55 PM
  13. Xelios's Avatar
    I'm gonna say avoid the round ones, and go with rectangular ones. It seems like the rectangular ones have more coils which give better charging placement results. The round ones only have the one coil in them so they have to be placed on the same spot. Also it seems like most of the round ones are just cheap chinese made ones and rebranded with so many different companies, so they'll give the same results.

    The rectangular ones have a grippy material on the whole body so they hold the phone in place, it's not a plastic finish. The circular ones definitely hold well though, but the issue is charging placement in the end. Also the round ones are a lot smaller than you're probably thinking, which is what causes the issues. It's just barely bigger than the size of a beer bottle, so it looks kinda weird when your phone is on it. It looks too small.
    11-27-2014 12:13 AM
  14. Kaiser Droid's Avatar
    Okay, thanks for the information!
    11-27-2014 10:23 AM
  15. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    It is obviously more expensive but I love the Tylt.

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    11-27-2014 11:01 AM
  16. dungoyle's Avatar
    I'm gonna say avoid the round ones, and go with rectangular ones. It seems like the rectangular ones have more coils which give better charging placement results. The round ones only have the one coil in them so they have to be placed on the same spot. Also it seems like most of the round ones are just cheap chinese made ones and rebranded with so many different companies, so they'll give the same results.

    The rectangular ones have a grippy material on the whole body so they hold the phone in place, it's not a plastic finish. The circular ones definitely hold well though, but the issue is charging placement in the end. Also the round ones are a lot smaller than you're probably thinking, which is what causes the issues. It's just barely bigger than the size of a beer bottle, so it looks kinda weird when your phone is on it. It looks too small.
    If cost is not a major concern, this is solid advice. The small round ones are cheaper because they only have the one coil, and yes you do have to make sure the phone lines up just right, or it won't charge, or (worse) it will intermittently stop charging. The rectangular pads usually have multiple coils so, you're going to get a solid charge contact just about no matter what, and of course, this comes at an additional price; some are reasonably priced, some.... not so much. For me, I got 3 of the small round cheapies, and dropped them on my desk and end tables. They look like coasters, and don't stand out, and I have a charging station no matter where I sit.

    But that's just me.
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    11-27-2014 11:56 AM
  17. Toes Up's Avatar
    It is obviously more expensive but I love the Tylt.

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    The Tylt is 50% off through the weekend.
    11-27-2014 01:52 PM
  18. jfd3's Avatar
    Where or who has the Tylt charger on sale. Maybe a link?

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    11-27-2014 03:44 PM
  19. CharlieL3's Avatar
    Where or who has the Tylt charger on sale. Maybe a link?
    I believe it's at the Tylt website.
    11-27-2014 06:47 PM
  20. bfranker's Avatar
    FYI, I originally bought the LG round puck style that Verizon offers in store. This charger worked with my Droid Turbo in NO case but as soon as I put the Turbo in an Otter Box case the phone would constantly go in and out of "Wireless charger found" so the screen would constantly be going off and on. I took the LG charger back and got the Tylt Vu and it has worked fine with the Otter Box case.
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    11-27-2014 06:54 PM
  21. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    FYI, I originally bought the LG round puck style that Verizon offers in store. This charger worked with my Droid Turbo in NO case but as soon as I put the Turbo in an Otter Box case the phone would constantly go in and out of "Wireless charger found" so the screen would constantly be going off and on. I took the LG charger back and got the Tylt Vu and it has worked fine with the Otter Box case.
    I have the LG puck charger. It was super cheap when I got it. However I think it is pretty ****ty

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    11-27-2014 09:25 PM
  22. bfranker's Avatar
    I have the LG puck charger. It was super cheap when I got it. However I think it is pretty ****ty

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    Does it work with a thick case like the Otter Box? If so, maybe I just got a "weak" one or something.
    11-27-2014 09:36 PM
  23. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    I never used an Otter Box with the LG Puck. I did use it with an LG G2 with a thin case and it worked.

    However it is harder to find the "sweet spot" on the LG than something like the Tylt

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    11-28-2014 12:41 AM

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