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    Default Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    I would be most interested if anyone has any experience with wireless charging. One of our Nexus 7 Tablets has developed a fault with its micro USB connection. I can usually get it to charge by sticking a thin strip of card into the top on the port when inserting the charger, that tightens things up a bit and the charger then works as it should. The Nexus 7 Tablet is working perfectly in all other respects. The charger works perfectly with our other Tablet. I am considering purchasing a wireless charger thereby eliminating the connector problem and producing a cost effective repair. Any comments for or against are most welcome.
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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    Unless your Nexus is designed to use inductive coupling, and has that as either original equipment or an optional extra, you would not be able to use that type of charger.

    Check your handbook.

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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T View Post
    Unless your Nexus is designed to use inductive coupling, and has that as either original equipment or an optional extra, you would not be able to use that type of charger.

    Check your handbook.

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    Thanks Billy. I might be old but I am not stupid . Mind you my wife may have a different take on that.

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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    I would be most interested if anyone has any experience with wireless charging. One of our Nexus 7 Tablets has developed a fault with its micro USB connection. I can usually get it to charge by sticking a thin strip of card into the top on the port when inserting the charger, that tightens things up a bit and the charger then works as it should. The Nexus 7 Tablet is working perfectly in all other respects. The charger works perfectly with our other Tablet. I am considering purchasing a wireless charger thereby eliminating the connector problem and producing a cost effective repair. Any comments for or against are most welcome.
    Is it the Nexus 7 2013 Edition? That's the one that has Qi Wireless charging. I use wireless charging for my phone and N7 tablet and could not go without now. It's so handy!

    I'm using this one here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by sahilcc7 View Post
    Is it the Nexus 7 2013 Edition? That's the one that has Qi Wireless charging. I use wireless charging for my phone and N7 tablet and could not go without now. It's so handy!

    I'm using this one here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Thanks for that. Yes I do have the 2013 edition. It looks like it may be the way to go as it would be cheaper than repairs at the Asus agent and the tablet is to good to ditch before there is something significantly better on the market. We upgraded to lollypop OTA about a week ago and I really like it.

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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    I use one for my note 3 and it works really well

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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by sahilcc7 View Post
    Is it the Nexus 7 2013 Edition? That's the one that has Qi Wireless charging. I use wireless charging for my phone and N7 tablet and could not go without now. It's so handy!

    I'm using this one here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Ditto - Nexus 7 2013 + Nexus 4.

    I have two wireless chargers - one like the one linked to here and another square one (both Nexus-branded). Both are excellent and save much wear and tear on the USB port...

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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    Thanks much for the comments Dugi & Johcar and all. I have ordered a Nexus branded one from the States but I guess I will not see it for 2 or 3 weeks considering the time of year.

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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    I have the older model Nexus 7, I bought a dock for it from amazon that uses the gold contacts on the side for charging. A little pricey but convenient. I wasn't using it very much so now it is an expensive bedside alarm clock whenever it's not doing something else.
    Works very well, except there's no way to make it wake to the rock radio station.
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    Default Re: Qi Wireless chargers. are they any good?

    Those wireless chargers seem like a bit of a scam. I put one against my old Gulbransen portable wireless, after a week it had not charged even a little bit

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