As a recent convert to the Nexus 4 (after waiting months for my Sprint ETF to drop), I'm in love with the wireless charging orb. That's not to say it doesn't have issues (besides its price), though. While I've had nary an problem with the orb, I have heard a few times that it has one serious issue – failing to keep the Nexus in place as it charges.

A few days ago, I came across a potential solution to this problem – the Nexus 4 Charging Orb Cradle by Etsy user Pixil3D.


The 3D-printed cradle isn't necessarily the most elegant solution imaginable, and adding a $24 fix to a product that already costs $60 isn't exactly palatable to this writer, but the cradle has one thing going for it – it's 3D-printed, and anyone that has a 3D printer can make their own. The design is readily available over at Thingiverse, as reported at MoDaCo.

If you're tired of your precious N4 slipping from its otherwise awesome charging device, and this solution looks appealing to you, you have two options – buy it for $24, or bust out a 3D printer and make it yourself. Make your choice and hit the appropriate link below.

Etsy, Thingiverse