Wireless charging isn’t anything new when it comes to Nexus devices, and Google-branded charging pads aren’t anything new either— the Nexus 4 launched with a dock/charger for the device last year.
But this year, Google has redesigned its wireless charging pad, changing up its design and adding magnets for improved device stability.
The charger is also glossy on top, and no longer features a sticky, dust-collecting rubber finish. The new model is compatible with both the Nexus 5 and the new Nexus 7.
It’s also expected that Qi-compatible devices will also work with the pad (last year’s Nexus 4), but only phones with magnets inside of them will actually stick to the charger.
The device should be available on the Play Store online today, but pricing and shipping availability information is not yet available.
Hit the break for info on new cases from Google and LG.
Everyone knows that all things Nexus sell out quickly in the Google Play store, and that includes the Nexus 4’s little bumper case which has been out of stock for quite some time. Lucky for you, the Nexus 4 bumper has returned to stock this afternoon and is ready for you to purchase (at least here in the US). Shipping time is stated to be between three to five business days, so if your Nexus 4 has been running around naked, you could have it covered up by the end of week. Better hurry, we don’t know how long these guys will last. Let us know if you were able to get one.
UPDATE: And just like that, they’re sold out again.
Source: Google Play
Worried about that shiny but vulnerable new glass back on your Nexus 4? Well, it seems as though Google has prepared an official solution to quell those fears. Google announced the accessory a few weeks back, though the official Nexus 4 Bumper has officially made its way to the Play Store. It’s not available for purchase just yet, though when it does go on sale, it will be priced at $19.99.
Personally, I’d much prefer a bumper as opposed to a traditional case, seeing as it takes less away from the smartphone’s aesthetics. However, $19.99 seems a bit steep to me. I guess that’s the price you pay to avoid hearing that rather unpleasant sound of your $350 phone’s glass shattering to pieces.
Source: Play Store