When it comes to wireless charging at QI standard there are no shortage of devices available. The LG Wireless Charging Orb took a bit longer to come to market than people wanted it to following the release of the LG Nexus 4 however with that said, it has sold an awful lot of units. You may have seen that we recently reviewed the Zens QI Wireless Charging Pad and gave it 4 out of 5 so how will the official wireless charger for the LG Nexus 4 compare? Will it be a pain given the shape of it or will it make charging and viewing easy due to the angle the device sits at?
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£59.99 from Mobile Fun
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- WCP-405 Charging Unit (The Orb)
- Micro USB Cable
- Power Adapter
- Warranty Card
- Quick Start Guide
- Ferrite Core
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- Charges the LG Nexus 4 without plugging a cable into your phone
- Cuts off once your Nexus 4 is fully charged
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Though the Nexus 4 is the product that this charger is designed for it has a wide array of device support providing the device uses Wireless QI charging standards and you don’t use a protective case on it.
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- Device Weight
- Auto Charging Cut Off
- Stick Pad (Devices literally stick to it and stay)
- Viewing Angle for Devices
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- Sticky Pad (Gets Messy)
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The LG Wireless Charging Orb is one neat little piece of tech. Though the design is simplistic and not in any way standardised like the flat to surface charging pads it has the best viewing angle of any wireless charger I’ve used.
Like all wireless chargers, the device will continue to charge whilst the screen is on (daydream mode) however this is something that can’t be helped as the charger see’s the device as using battery so will charge by nature.
The one thing that made this device stand out from the others though was the weight. This was a charger designed to last and designed to withstand constant movement. When holding it you know you have a premium product in your hands.
Price wise, perhaps it’s a little higher than the average wireless charger however I would have to emphasise the fact that you get what you pay for and when you want a well-built charger then you have to pay that little higher to get it.