Nexus 4 Wireless Chargers You Can Buy Now

The LG Nexus 4 supports wireless charging with built-in Qi wireless charging , and while Google is not yet selling the official Nexus 4 wireless charging orb, users can buy a compatible wireless charger without waiting for Google.

The LG Nexus 4, as well as the Droid DNA and Lumia 920, all use Qi wireless charging, an industry standard that allows for a choice of wireless charging accessories. Qi wireless charging holds the phone in place with magnets, allowing for charging without a cord connected to the Nexus 4.

Update, the Nokia Qi wireless chargers do not work with the Nexus 4.

With the release of multiple Qi enabled smartphones, we should see more accessories come to market this holiday season, and it could be the push wireless charging needs to take off.

For users that can’t wait for the official Nexus 4 wireless charger, the following chargers will wirelessly charge the Nexus 4. We’ve yet to find a wireless charger for the car, but we’ll keep looking.


Energizer Qi Wireless Chargers

Energizer Qi Charger

The Energizer Qi wireless charger works for the Nexus 4.

The Energizer Qi wireless chargers offer a Qi charging solution for the home or office in two varieties. The Energize Qi enabled three position charger can charge two Qi enabled devices wirelessly and one via USB, and the Energizer Single position charger can charge one device wirelessly.

The Energizer Qi enabled 3 Position Wireless Charger is $59 and the single position is $42, though it is currently out of stock.

LG Wireless Charger

LG wireless charger Nexus 4

This is an LG Nexus 4 wireless charger made by LG.


The LG WCP-700 is a Qi compatible wireless charger that will charge the LG Nexus 4 without wires, this charger is available from Amazon. The LG wireless charger debuted on Verizon, but it is not listed for sale on Verizon Wireless.

This Qi enabled charger includes an audible alert that charging has started and LED lights to indicate the level of charge.

Find the LG wireless charger at Amazon for $34.

Bedside Clock and Wireless Charger

LG Nexus 4 wireless charger bedside alarm

The Oregon Scientific bedside alarm and wireless charger is Qi enabled.


The Oregon Scientific QW201 is a wireless charging station for Qi enabled smartphones like the Nexus 4 that doubles as a radio controlled atomic alarm clock. The wireless charger is perfect for a bedside table or nightstand, allowing users to charge the phone, set alarms on a dedicated device and see the temperature inside and outside the house. The charger includes one sensor to place outdoors.

The Oregon Scientific QW201 is available direct from Oregon Scientific for $99.


  1. owlpad says

    We’ve yet to find a wireless charger for the car, but we’ll keep looking. Really?

    Hello there,
    You will find a Car wireless charger at Owl Car cradle is compatible with LG wireless backcover and Powermat case. But I am not sure it is working with Nexus 4 bcz Nexs 4 is not available in Korea, no chance to test. However If next 4 is working with LG charger, why not with Owl charger?

    • Timothy Poplaski says

      I was looking over our pad and car chargers earlier. Price is kinda high ($130 for a pair shipped to the US), but some folks might be interested if they knew, for sure, that it’d work safely and well with the Nexus 4.

      If you can work on the price and handle a lot of demand, ship some review models to places like GottaBeMobile Engadget. You’d get huge exposure. Sending a couple off to users (such as me :) ) would get you noticed by the enthusiast community.

      I’d love to try one, but can’t gamble over $100 on something that MIGHT work. And honestly, I was looking for something closer to $25 than $60. Afterall, it’s just a convenient replacement for a power cord, not a make or break it item.

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