Over a year later, I own a nexus 4 and still plug in a cable every night. In my opinion I still don't think wireless charging is at the place I want it to be. Here is why:
1. You have to find one that will work well for your phone
I know Qi charging is rapidly becoming the best standard in wireless charging, but a lot of the wireless charging models will only work well with a certain phone, or just not work well at all.
The 2012 Nexus Orb wireless charger is well documented to lose suction and have your phone fall off mid cycle. If you try and use the Nexus 4 with the Nokia DT900 charger the magnets magically pull the Nexus 4 off it over time (www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRU72ruJ7fk ). There are other off-brand chargers where supposedly you need to line up your phone correctly to start the charging. No thanks.
I suppose my requirement for a good charger would be that it works nicely with ALL or most Qi compatible phones, not just the brand/model it was designed for.
2. Price. OMG expensive (maybe just in Canada)??
The 2013 Nexus wireless charger is $50 plus shipping. The Nokia DT900 is $30. Granted there are cheaper knockoff ones but I don't feel comfortable in juicing up my phone with off brand electronics. I realize this means I can't have my cake and eat it too. If I want to start using wireless charging in my home and office I am looking at a minimum of $50 to get 2 chargers. If I get a 2013 Nexus 7 and need another charger for that, that's even more money.
Maybe I am just incredibly
I am interested in your thoughts on wireless charging. Do you use it daily? Is it a novelty, or the best thing since sliced bread? Do you think its worth the money? What charger do you use with which phone?