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Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb Release Pegged for February

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The Nexus 4 wireless charging orb is available for pre-order from a Norwegian Retailer with an estimated February release date.

We first saw the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb back in November, but Google has been mum about the Nexus 4 accessory’s availability from day one.

The Nexus 4 wireless charger is an orb shaped Qi charger that charges the Nexus 4 without connecting any wires. The Nexus 4 features a built-in Qi charging and magnets to keep the phone in place when users set it on the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb.

Nexus 4 wireless charging orb release date

The Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb is up for pre-order with a February release.

Reddit users discovered the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb on Norwegian retailer Dustin Home, where shoppers can pre-order the accessory. The wireless charger retails for 599 kr, about $92 USD. The wireless charger will likely retail for less in the U.S. We’ve seen other Qi chargers retail for $60 to $80.

Read: LG Nexus 4 Wireless Chargers You Can Buy Today

The Nexus 4 wireless charger is slated for a February 12th release date on Dustin Home. This is likely when the retailer thinks it will receive stock of the device. As we have yet to hear an official Nexus 4 wireless charging orb release date from Google or LG, this date could slip.

Shoppers may see the Nexus 4 wireless charger in the Google Play Store next month, or it could land with third-party retailers in the U.S. before making a debut alongside the devices in Google’s storefront.

While Qi is a standard, we found the Nexus 4 doesn’t charge on all Qi compatible chargers, so it’s a good idea to look closely before buying a Nexus 4 wireless charger from a third-party manufacturer.

We may see the same runaround as the Nexus 7 dock, with slipping release dates at retailers and no official release or pricing from Google or the ASUS, so don’t be surprised if the U.S. release for the Nexus 4 wireless charger slips.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

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