Having used the stock Nexus 5 wireless charger exclusively until receiving this unit, I must say, I much prefer this form factor. There’s no magnet keeping the phone attached, instead the logo in the center of the pad is made from grippy rubber that holds the phone securely enough in place. I’ve always found the magnet in the Nexus brand wireless charger to be a bit overkill for use on a desk.
This charger seems to work better than the other while the device has a case on, due to the rubber grip rather than the magnet.
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Charging my Nexus 5 from 2% – 100% took exactly 3 hours. In my experience that’s about what I’ve come to expect from wireless charging.
All things considered, I would have to say for only $35.99 marked down from $99.99 this is a definitely a suitable, if not preferable to the Nexus brand charger.
If you have any of the compatible devices listed on their site:
Direct Charge Models:
– Nexus 7 2nd Gen / Nexus 5 / Nexus 4 / LG Optimus Vu2
– Nokia Lumia 920
– HTC 8X (UK version does not support QI wireless charging)/ HTC Droid DNA
Models that Require a Wireless Charging Case / Cover Adapter:
– Samsung Galaxy S4, S3 / Galaxy Note 2
– Nokia Lumia 820 / 925 / 925t / 1020
– iPhone 5S 5C 5 4 4S 3G
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