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.
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?