Since the debut of the Nexus 4 last year, users have been craving official accessories. The Nexus line has never had great luck in seeing OEM accessories come to market, but the long-awaited release of the Nexus 7 dock brought a glimmer of hope.

It looks like Nexus owners have even more to be excited about today, though, as the Nexus 4's wireless orb charger is up for grabs from Pure Mobile. We saw a few stories floating around about the listing earlier today, but it appears the item has entered stock for pre-order in the last few hours. Units are expected to arrive in "2-4 weeks."


If you're a Nexus 4 owner looking to take advantage of the device's wireless charging capabilities with an official (not to mention aesthetically pleasing) accessory, hit the link below. If you're not a Nexus 4 owner, keep in mind the device has just returned to the Play Store.

Source: Pure Mobile

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  • Perkz

    It's not actually in stock - from the pure-mobile page: "ALL ORDERS PLACED FOR THIS ITEM WILL BE PRE-ORDERS- WE ARE EXPECTING THE STOCK TO ARRIVE IN 2 4 WEEKS - (updated Jan 31st 2013)"

    • dlovely

      ya what he said!

      • Shane Milton

        Thanks, guys. Not interested in pre-ordering it from this company.

    • moelsen8

      Ah sh*t. I ran back to my computer to order this when I saw it on my phone. I'm not preordering it.

  • Mike Loomis

    Was it always $60? I thought it was supposed to be $40. That's a lot of money to replace a $2 microSD cable.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=773751881 Michael Carlyle

      What is a microSD cable?

    • paxmos

      You mean micro-usb...right?

    • QwietStorm

      Excluding the obvious typo, how is this "Replacing" it anyway?

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I want one, but I feel a little leery about sites like this, and the 2-4 week timeframe doesn't boost my confidence. I feel like waiting until there are either some reviews on the product or at least somebody else gets it in stock.

  • SawdustTX

    Any idea if it will work with the AT&T LG Optimus G?

    • http://profiles.google.com/atlbaird Evan Anderson

      Unfortunately not the optimus g dies not support wireless charging :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=773751881 Michael Carlyle

    I ordered one... :D Can't wait for those few weeks to pass!

  • Hien Nguyen

    what's w/product accessories shipping so late after the main product's release? I expect better from Google-approved devices (Nexus 7/dock, Nexus 4/wireless charger)

    • http://twitter.com/simp1istic simp1istic

      Nothing they have ever done with physical hardware should lead you to expect better.

      • Justin Winker

        Completely agree... I think I'll wait to buy until the "Pre" is removed from Pre-order.

      • Hien Nguyen

        I guess to be more clear - I meant a company of Google's size, financial strength and "do no evil" attitude... Their HW track record really is disappointing overall

    • Justin Winker

      I'd expect better if it were a software, but they've almost never done well with their hardware's accessories.

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    60 USD is an absurd price. But since the Nexus 4 is theoretically cheap it gets compensated.

    • StefanYFC

      its inline with most wireless chargers, unfortunately.

  • Elias

    As if the ridiculous price of $20 for a freaking bumper was not enough... it seems they're compensating the device's low price with overpriced accessories. I'd rather buy the energizer charging pad, or wait for the knock-offs.

  • lagniss

    I pre ordered this. I used PayPal so in case there is any funny business here I'm covered by buyer protection. $59.99 shipped isn't a bad price. Similar to the cost of the Energizer chargers. I don't see this being cheaper at Google Play if they start selling it too. If it is it won't be by much.

    • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

      Yeah I dont get people bitching about the price. Its the same as the legit QI chargers everywhere else and this one holds your phone using magnets up like a clock, which is slick.

      I dont know about taking a chance with this company but I would easily buy one at that price if it shows up in the play store or retail.

  • Zak Taccardi

    is this compatible with the official bumper?

  • FrillArtist

    $60 for a glorified charger. Lol. Yeah, sure.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    If this orb had come out on time, it would have been a no-brainer. Now that we've seen competitors that are only a couple months away (April 1st supposedly) and those are designed to be friendly with more devices, the orb is just not as automatically compelling.

    • Joris

      Could you refresh my mind and tell me who those competitors might be?

      Links are much appreciated!
      Thanks in advance

  • Tony Nova

    I bought one of these at Pure Mobil, and they will not charge your CC or PayPal until they ship it, so they are 100% legit, A scammer website would taken your money right away!.... LOL

  • PixelHustler


    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Good heads up. That pretty much ends any chance I had of buying the orb (at least from them).