Qi Wireless Charging Dock for Nexus 7 2013 – Gadgets 4 Geeks

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When Gadgets 4 Geeks gave us the opportunity to review a KiDiGi Qi Wireless Charging Dock for the Nexus 7 (2013), we leapt at the opportunity. There’s a few of us at Ausdroid with the Nexus 7 (2013), and a stylish dock that also charges the device really caught our attention.

Feature-wise, there’s little to say. The dock accommodates the Nexus 7 in a landscape or portrait orientation, and features little more than a blinking LED at the front which indicates whether your tablet is charging or not, and a micro USB plug on the back to power the dock. It’s important to note, though, that the portrait orientation places the wireless charging mechanics out of alignment, so you can only charge in a landscape orientation.

Placing the Nexus 7 in the dock is straight forward; there’s no lock-in or click-in function. The device simply rests neatly in a recess that doesn’t allow the tablet to be easily dislodged from its position and when paired up with my (now ageing) Bluetooth keyboard, it makes my tablet much more functional. So much so, I found it often replacing the need for my laptop or PC to be turned on. The power feed into the dock is recessed and a firm fit which (in my testing) makes dislodging the power cable accidentally near impossible.

The guys at Gadgets 4 Geeks have kindly offered Ausdroid readers a 10% discount across their entire range of products in the lead up to Christmas which means instead of paying $49.45 you’ll be up for a bill of $44.95 for the Nexus 7 Wireless Dock, which compares favourably to less-suitable wireless chargers that can be hard to find in stores anyway.

To claim the 10% discount, use this code: AD-GEEKMAS

It’s not the cheapest dock you’ll find for a 2013 Nexus 7, but the build quality and convenience of Qi Wireless charging should be more than enough to get most gadget lovers over the line for the purchase here. Having had one of these in my possession for a few weeks now, I’m not keen on relinquishing it which I guess means I’ll have to buy one now.

Editor’s note: Chris has had one of these for six weeks or so now, and loves it. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Charlie

    Does it charge the Nexus 5?

    • vijay alapati

      +1

      • http://ausdroid.net/ Chris

        Short answer is not nicely. It does, if you have your N5 aligned on it correctly. With a case (e.g. a Spigen armour case) you can align it without too much trouble, but without a case, no, it won’t line up. The charging pad is too high.

    • vijay alapati

      +1

  • Bob

    How do we get the 10% discount?

    • http://ausdroid.net/ Chris

      Updated the post with the code. Use this in checkout: AD-GEEKMAS

  • ragflan

    I was going to buy this since $40.45 is a good price. But it’s not actually $40.45. It’s $40.45 + $4.05 GST (it was not included in the listed price) plus another $9.85 for delivery. Total being $54.35.

  • Dave

    Love mine, except for the god-awful squeal it makes when seating the nexus!