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Accessory Review: Qimini Wireless Charger

| June 17, 2013 | 11 Replies

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The Qimini pocket wireless charger is a funky and stylish alternative to the standard Nokia DT-900 charging plate, and it does all that you would expect from it. The “pocket” wireless charger is marketed as the worlds slimmest wireless charging pad at only 9mms (and 85 grams); and comes in 4 colors (Black, White, Green and Red); so check out the unboxing below and then carry on for the rest of the review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFhhPQxnLuc

The Qimini has a pretty important “one-up” against the standard Nokia charging plate (the Dt-900) in the fact that it charges via USB cable as well as your standard wall jack. Making it perfect for use on the go (which I assume is its target feature, seeing how small/slim & portable it is).

In terms of actual charging at first I thought I had a defective unit as my Lumia 920 kept disconnecting and reconnected, but then I realized that the wireless charging coil in the 920 is NOT in the middle of the phone, but actually somewhere near the bottom half (I assume that’s to make room for the camera module?). This means when setting the phone to charge the bottom half of the phone should be in contact with the charger with the top half “hanging off” (as visible in the picture above).

Charging speed is pretty standard and seems to match up nicely to the Dt-900, with an output of 5V/1A making them pretty much equal on that footing. The Qimini also has a tiny green LED light to indicate when the phone is charging (similar to the white LED on the Dt-900).

Material wise the Qimini is covered in both sides with a rubberized plastic sort of material that prevents the phone from slipping off (in contrast to the smooth plastic of the Dt-900 which relies on the single ring of rubber in the middle to keep the phone in place).

Although wireless charging is pretty awesome, I honestly can’t see it replacing a simple USB cable when on the go (sure you’ll get extra awesome points for wireless charging your phone while pattering away on your laptop at Starbucks, but it’s not the most functional solution in the world). The other issue facing the Qimini is the price-tag of $79.95; which is quite high considering you can grab a DT-900 for around $27 on Amazon; of course if you feel like getting something stylish and price is not an issue then look no further.

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Check out the official site/order your own over here:

http://www.myqimini.com/index.php

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Category: Accessories, Lumia, Nokia, Unboxing, Windows Phone

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Hey, my name's Ali- Currently a fifth (and final) year Dental Student from Chicago; studying in Jordan. I love all sorts of gadgets almost as much as I love my cookies! Be sure to follow my Twitter handle @AliQudsi and Subcribe to my Youtube for the latest videos - no pressure. Thanks.
  • JGrove303

    So, it converts 5V 1A from USB power to 12v 500-750mA?

    That is definitely worth the steep price at this time! That’s rad! And you can be a hero to your buddy with a Nexus 4.

    • DesR85

      True, but it wouldn’t hurt for that friend to buy a silicone case for his Nexus 4 if you happen to carry around the Nokia Wireless Charger instead of this one.

  • tiyo xi

    is there any way to make 808 wireless charge capable ?

    • Viipottaja

      AFAIK, no.

    • Nabkawe

      Yes but its considered a HUGE DIY job. :)

      • Quaddy

        do tell?

  • http://www.teckguide.co.nr teckguide

    Really cool stuff!!!
    and a brilliant review!!

  • Janne

    That seems very nice! Thanks for the pics!

  • DesR85

    Interesting, but I’d rather get the Nokia Wireless Charger than this one, price-wise.

  • Nabkawe

    Qi mini
    Qi as Qi standard for wireless charging
    mini as in mouse … :D

  • http://www.3knetwork.net brent3000

    I don’t think you should mention “Q””I” as much as you did during your un-boxing, it gets confusing enough as it is, ‘Qi’ should always be pronounced ‘Chee’

    But great insight, the power adaptor is HUGE tho :/ Why don’t companies take note from HTC so save power point space :/

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