By Stephen Schenck | February 11, 2013 2:20 PM
Early this month, we saw retailers open pre-orders for the long-overdue wireless charging dock for Google’s Nexus 4, finally giving us a price for the accessory: sixty dollars. Sure, that’s a bit expensive for something that only charges your phone, but it wasn’t that excessive compared to what some other wireless chargers sell for. It was nice to see the charger finally about to become available, but it kept us wondering if Google would ever get around to offering the accessory itself. Well, less than two weeks later it finally has, and today the charging orb is now available for sale in the Google Play Store.
Google offers the charger for that same sixty dollar figure we saw before, so you’re not going to save any money getting it from Google itself, but it’s still nice to see all the official Nexus 4 accessories together in one place. Orders for the charger should ship (in the US, at least) in about one week.
The provided imagery of the charger orb shows a slight variation from what we’ve seen earlier, with the largely flat charging surface replaced by a pair of concentric rings. Given what we know about just how slippery the Nexus 4′s glass back can be, we wonder if this change isn’t intended to help add a little friction and keep the phone nicely in place.