Wednesday 4th September 2013 by William Judd in Mobile Accessories.
This is a very capacious battery too – a whopping 6,000 mAh in all. That’s enough to charge most phones two or three times over, and will even recharge all but the most power-demanding tablets from 0 to 100. The wireless charging is fast too, at a rate of 1A. That’s not the fastest we’ve ever seen in wired charging, but it’s more than enough to ensure rapid charging for most smartphones and tablets.
Admittedly, wires are involved at some stages in its operation – you’ll need to use a micro USB to USB cable attached to a PC or mains adapter to charge the battery itself.
You’re also not limited to just wireless charging – the battery includes a normal USB port as well, so you can charge all manner of devices at that same 1 Amp rate, although as far as I can tell you can’t charge wirelessly and wired at the same time (and you probably wouldn’t want to either).
The charger is very easy to use as well. Turning on wireless charging is as simple as pressing a button, and then placing your phone onto the middle of the device. You also get a nice little LED indicator of how much charge remains, making it easy to ensure you’re never caught out.
If you’ve got a wireless-enabled smartphone – like the Nexus 4, new Nexus 7, Lumia 920 or many others – then this represents a very unique way of charging your phone anywhere in the world. And if you don’t have a wireless smartphone, then you might have a look at our range of wireless adapters that allow you to add that capability to your phone. Even without wireless charging on the tablet at all, this is still a decent choice just because of that mammoth 6,000 mAh capacity.
So what do you think of the device? I reckon it’s the ultimate new Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 wireless charging battery, but I’d be curious to know what you’d use it for. Let us know in the comments below!