Monday, February 24, 2014

Review - Nokia Wireless Charging Plate



Full disclosure – the review unit was supplied by Mobilezap. You can find this device and others at the Mobilezap category page.
One of the really cool things that Nokia phones come with these days is wireless charging. That means you just place the phone on the charging stand when you are not using it to keep the battery full.
I have been dying to try this out and was recently given the chance to try the Nokia Wireless Charing plate.
In my testing I found the charging plate to work very well. It does take a little familiarization to ensure you get the phone lined up correctly but a little light on the base tells you when the phone is charging. Now obviously it will take a little longer to charge wirelessly than if you plugged in the USB cable but the convenience factor totally makes up for that.
The good things that I also found were firstly, it charges through the cover I have on my Nokia and secondly it seems to also charge the Nexus 5 phone I have! The downsides are that if it needs to have a long charge the phone can get quite warm, but I have seen with other charging methods as well (especially via the car charger).
All in all this is an extremely handy device that you can simply set on your desktop somewhere and then simply place you phone on to ensure it remains full charge. No more plugging and unplugging of USB cables, so for that it is certainly value for money. Because it is so convenient you’ll probably keep your phone charged longer which overcomes the downside of taking longer to charge. Just watch the heating up during long charges.
I’d certainly recommend this to other Nokia phones users (and perhaps those using a Nexus 5). Thanks again to Mobilezap for the opportunity to evaluate.