Deal Alert: AT&T selling Nokia’s wireless charging plate for only $12.25 and wireless charging stand for $25.88
AT&T is cutting some Nokia accessories to half-price, which means some irresistible deals on some of their Qi-powered wireless charging accessories.
The carrier is only charging $12.25 for the Nokia Wireless charging plate, and only $25.88 for the Wireless Charging Stand, and will deliver with free shipping.
To access the deal, navigate to the page by following the following instructions:
- Click here
- Select ‘Shop for accessories’
- Select ‘Nokia’
- Select one of the Nokia 920 devices
- Select the ‘Nokia Black Wireless Charging Plate’.
Get it while you can, because I am sure at these prices they will be going fast.
Nokia’s rather interesting DC-50 Portable Wireless Charging Plate is now on sale at Amazon.co.uk.
The Qi-compatible wireless charging plate, which can work plugged like any other charging plate, and which can also then be taken on the move and charge a Qi-compatible device completely wirelessly, is on sale for £64.94 ($105.80) and offers 2400 mAh of capacity, though it is likely only about 70% of this will be available when charging wirelessly.
The accessory features.
- Size: 69 x 134 x 12 mm
- Weight: 150g
- Wireless charging standard: Qi
- Charging connector: microUSB
- Battery technology: Li-Ion
- Battery capacity: 2400 mAh
- LED indicators: battery level indicator and charging indicator
The £64.95 price is on the expensive side, but considering that it combines a normal charging plate with a battery, without the need for cord management on the go, letting you charge normally at home and take extra power with you if you anticipate a long day, makes the price seem somewhat reasonable.
Will any of our readers be picking up the plate for Christmas? Let us know below.
Nokia’s new wireless charging accessory, the Nokia DT-601 Wireless Charging plate, is now showing up for pre-order on a number of online retailers.
The Qi compatible accessory is USB powered and is covered in soft-touch paint which increases its grip on your smartphone.
The accessory is available in bright red, yellow, cyan, white and black, to match your Lumia, and costs around £40 with shipping on the 9th December.
Pre-order the puck at Amazon here.
As seems to happen rather regularly, Nokia’s wireless charging accessories have gone on sale on a daily deals site.
Both deals have about 30 hours more to run.
Vu’s TYLT Qi-compatible wireless charger certainly look very nice, and is available in a variety of colours to match your Windows Phone, but its $69.99 price I am sure put off many buyers.
Now T-Mobile is offering the accessory for a much more reasonable price of $48.99 by using the coupon code ACCOFFER18 which can be entered at check-out.
Find the charger at T-Mobile here.
3D printing is all the rage, as it allows one to make unique but durable creations nearly as good as manufactured goods.
I am sure many of us have thought about propping up our wireless charging plate so we could use our phone while it was charging. A 3D printed cradle lets one do so elegantly, but of course not all of us have the skill and experience to turn our ideas into solid creations.
Thankfully Abdel Rachyd has done most of the work for us, designing the above cradle which fits Nokia’s wireless charging plate like a glove, and he has kindly made the design available for free.
If you have access to a 3D printer download his design from Shapeways for free here. If you don’t you can still get Shapeways to print the design for you themselves, but that will cost you a pricy 57 Euro, at which point a Nokia Desktop Cradle will probably make a lot more sense.
Thanks Abdel for the tip.
Daily Steals are offering the Verizon HTC 8X commitment-free for only $199.
The handset features all the usual Windows Phone goodies, including an HD screen, 8 megapixel camera and 16 GB of storage, but in addition also offers Beats Audio and Qi wireless charging.
The deal has less than 6 hours to run, and in addition the handset will work with Nokia’s fatboy wireless charging pillow, which is also on sale for $35.
See the HTC 8X at Daily Steals here.
Thanks John48 for the tip.
NokiaPowerUser managed to dig up some more FCC dirt on the upcoming Nokia flagships, and not only discovered the exact size of the handset, but also that one version will have Qi built-in, while another will not.
From the above diagram the handset is 81 x 152 mm, which is about the same as we estimated earlier. More interesting however is the news about the Qi charger.
In the FCC report the tester writes:
Difference between RM-938 and RM-940 is that DTM feature and WCDM1700/2100 (Band 4) will be disabled from RM-940, and RM-940 will GPRS support multi-slot class 10. In the testing reported here multi-slot class 12 has been available as worst case in all the samples. Additionally, difference between RM-940 and RM-938 is that RM-940 has only Wireless Charging interface pins in the backcover, while RM-938 has built-in Wireless Charging (WPC/Qi) loop. This HW difference was tested according to FCC KDB 648474 D03 Wireless Chargers Battery Cover V01R02
The version with the built-in Qi charging loop is expected to be the Global version, which is good news for those tired of the very finicky wireless charging case.
See the FCC documentation here.
One of the main reasons we like wireless charging is because it means we don’t have to bother with cables, and now Mungen has produced a portable battery with Qi integrated, which means even when we charge on the go we do not have to plug in.
The $69.95 Mugenizer N11 has an amazing 4800 mAh capacity and weighs 230 g while only being 14 mm thick.
The device supports charging via both USB port and Qi wireless connection and therefore supports a wide variety of smartphones.
The pack is only available in white and can be ordered at Mugen Power here.
Firmly under the “Dont try this at home” category, Nokia and the University of South Hampton has performed what I can only think of as a stunt where, using simulated lightening, they charged a Nokia Lumia 925 in mere seconds.
“We were excited by this challenge presented to us by Nokia,” said Neil Palmer, a scientist at University of Southampton. “Using an alternating current, driven by a transformer, over 200,000 volts was sent across a 300 mm gap – giving heat and light similar to that of a lightning bolt. The signal was then stepped into a second controlling transformer, allowing us to charge the phone.”
“We were amazed to see that the Nokia circuitry somehow stabilized the noisy signal, allowing the battery to be charged in only seconds. This discovery proves that the device can be charged with a current that passes through the air, and is a huge step towards understanding a natural power like lightning and harnessing its energy,” he added.
“This is a first for any mobile phone company to trial this kind of technology,” said Chris Weber, Executive Vice President for Sales & Marketing. “We obviously aren’t recommending people try this experiment at home, but we are always looking to disrupt and push the boundaries of technology and find innovative ways to improve the performance of our products.”
“As one of the first companies to introduce wireless charging into our products, we believe that this experiment has the potential to jump-start new ideas on how we charge our phones in the future.”
I have just purchased a Nokia Lumia 925 for my better half, and of course also got a wireless charging back. The experience has however been rather underwhelming, as the charging cover is terribly finicky and did not work well at all.
Ideally Nokia would have sold the device with wireless charging built-in, but an increasing number of brave folk are taking the matter into their own hands and are building wireless charging directly into their phones.
For those contemplating the warranty-busting move, Mr Status Tech and his friend Austin have posted this video tutorial going step by step through the process.
While the process appears relatively simple, some steps are fraught with the danger of permanently damaging your smartphone, and of course without a warranty that would be an expensive mistake.
Given that the new, modded cover with the coil attached appears pretty self-contained, one wonders of some-one like Brando could not release a kit consisting of a replacement back with the wireless charging coil already integrated. I am sure such a solution would see a much greater update.
What do our readers think? Let us know below.
Good news for those Windows Phone users who have either wireless charging built in or invested in the charging cases and pads.
The Wireless Power Consortium, who controls the standard, has welcomed Verizon Wireless, already a major booster of the technology, and Qualcomm, who is part of rival Alliance for Wireless Power.
The Qi standard is already well established in the market, but is threatened by A4WP, who has strong backing by companies such as AT&T, Samsung and Starbucks. Qualcomm joining the WPC board opens up the hope of some unification or truce between the two standards.
Over 170 companies now back Qi, and Qi is used to charge devices in more places than any other wireless charging solution.
Qi was also recently selected as the in-car wireless charging standard by a standards association representing Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen. In addition, Mercedes-Benz has announced it will be introducing Qi-compatibility in its cars starting in 2014. Mercedes joins the Jeep Cherokee, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Prius, and SsangYong Chairman, which all currently feature Qi.
Hopefully the Qi standard has gained enough critical mass to win the battle for adoption decisively, which should allow Qi-enabled phone owners to find even more charging locations in more places.