The Nexus 5, which was just announced today, sports a number of high-end features, including built-in wireless charging support. But what use would that be without a wireless charging station? Aspiring Nexus 5 owners need not worry as Google has you covered with a brand new wireless charging station that will soon be available for purchase.
Wireless charging is slowly but surely gaining traction, but only a handful of smartphones sport the feature, although there are a few accessories available that add the functionality to devices via an add-on case. The Nexus 4 also had built-in wireless charging support, but the charging station released by Google back then was somewhat strange, if not eccentric-looking, sporting a half-spherical shape.
Google put its wireless charger through a few iterations in time for the new Nexus 5. The charging station now includes a few magnets that will keep the smartphone in place, though it is unknown if that will have any adverse effects on the smartphone’s sensors. The charger will support not only the Nexus 5 but the 2013 model of the Nexus 7 as well. The charger might actually work with any Qi-compatible device but that theory has yet to be tested.
There are no pricing details yet for this new wireless charging station. Google claims that it will go up soon on Google Play Store so it should just be a matter of time before it becomes available for purchase.
VIA: The Verge