Sunday , August 20 2017

Nexus 6 Arrives Sans Turbo Charger

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In case you have had your head in the sand you will no doubt now know that the Nexus 6 has landed on our shores and can be purchased at your nearest JB Hifi assuming there are any left once your fellow Ausdroid readers are through with them. Several of us here at Ausdroid have popped into JB on their way home to pick up the scarcest phone since the OnePlus One on it’s release. Upon opening the box and examining the contents we noticed that the much publicised turbo charger is missing.

Instead of the charger purported to provide up to 6 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging the charger included provides a piddly 850mA output, less than nearly every other charger I own. Within the documentation that everyone almost never reads is a small piece of paper titled “Motorola Turbo Charger Offer”. According to the offer you will need to contact Motorola Australia and provide them with your name, phone number, shipping address, IMEI and to top it all off, proof of purchase (a copy of the receipt). Once all this is accepted by them then the Motorola Turbo Charger will be shipped to you at no extra cost. You have 6 months from purchase to claim your turbo charger but I suspect that tomorrow morning Motorola staff will be arriving to phones ringing off the hook at 9am and several emails with the required details.

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Why Motorola didn’t just include this in the box with the phone in the first place is unknown but we will be following it up with them tomorrow and will let you know as soon as we do. As an aside I can confirm that Qi charging on the Nexus 6 works perfectly with all 5 of my Qi chargers.

Anyone care to speculate why Motorola/Google are not including the turbo charger in the box to begin with?

 

Scott Plowman   Associate Editor

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24 Comments on "Nexus 6 Arrives Sans Turbo Charger"

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Chris Preger
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Chris Preger

Nexus 6 is available for a huge discount only at (Nexus Phone Deals:com)

Oliver Ward
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Oliver Ward

Motorola – are you OnePlus in disguise?

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unless the missing charger was clearly labeled on the box, this is in breach of the CCA and I for one hope they get bullocked

Chris
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Pretty sure the box doesn’t list turbo charger as an inclusion; a regular travel charger is included though.

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What Qi chargers do you have and which is the best/your favourite? I recently got an LG G3 from Kogan and bought their $20 wireless charger – it works but it’s pretty picky about positioning on the pad….

Oliver Ward
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Oliver Ward

i bought two Choetech chargers, as well as the cheap slab style ones you find on eBay. Despite the difference in price, it’s worth paying the extra for the Choetech.

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

Have to agree with that. At least 1 of mine is cheotech.

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How did you guys buy the choetech stuff? When I go to their site and select US / buy on Amazon, Amazon says won’t ship to Aussie? Did you get them through ebay or something?

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

I have several of the flat white and black ones but also have a niilkin stone one and a coip 3 coil chargers from eBay. I don’t have any of the $5 eBay ones but rather the mid range ones. Illb put a pitur of them up on google+ tonight so check there then

BitterButter
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BitterButter

Manufacturing delays most probably. They’ve bungled the release and because they put the 6 months of google play music for free they had to get it out here to honour there offer. I just got one. I suspect we may be waiting a few weeks for the charger. I wish I’d waited for 64 gigs. I feel I’ll feel the pinch shortly once I’ve installed my apps and mp3s and taken some photos and video.

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

I’m the same mate. But I have a 64gb on order with yatango so will well this when that arrives.

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Hi Scott! Does the 6 work with the official Nexus 5 Qi charger?

Rowan
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Yeah it does. Bit slippery on it though as there are no magnets to hold it in place

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

Sorry mate,don’t have the official nexus 5 charger so can’t comment on that.I have seen it working in videos though

Chris
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Why any company would include an 850mA charger for a phone with a battery over 3,000mAh is just beyond me..

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

+1

Fiddle Castro
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Fiddle Castro

+11

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Every time I read an Article with the words “Motorola” & “Australia” in it, I am left disappointed. I mean come on…

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

Seems that way doesn’t it. I think Motorola don’t care much about anyone except USA .

Fiddle Castro
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Fiddle Castro

Really sucks…unfortunately a population of just 23 million isn’t a big enough drawcard to Moto compared to the rest of the world.

With a bit of prior organisation though, you’d think Moto could’ve prepared better and fed everyone with enough supply so the generated publicity (mostly via social media) would’ve springboarded them to a bigger marketshare and greater things.

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

Well only ever be a small market to them if this is how they treat us.

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Seems a bit weird. Surely it would be cheaper just to include it. Unless they expect that half the buyers just won’t bother. Mine will be mostly charged wirelessly (when it finally arrives!) but I still want the turbo charger.

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

I will also be charging wirelessly most of the time but occasionally I will use the turbo charger. Astounds me the obvious increase in cost for sending it out

Caleb Johns
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Caleb Johns

Really, Motorola? Was it really that hard to include the bloody charger in the box? lol, well at least when I buy one, I’ll have a spare charger.

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