Recently, we got a Nokia Wireless Charging Plate (DT-900). So its time to put it into test. Wireless charging seems to be cool and innovative accessories for 2013. I’ve been using Nokia wireless charger from past one week, and it’s sitting right below my PC’s screen so I can keep my smart phone at ready.
When Nokia announced that their new Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 (with the charging shell) supported wireless charging. Companies now pushing to make the wireless charging technology mainstream, and companies like Samsung and LG now has Wireless charging in their latest flagship devices.
Key Features of Nokia DT-900 Wireless Charging Plate:
- Free of PVC
- Charger Output: 750 mA
- Made of Renewable Materials
- Charger Input: 300 mA
- LED Indicator
- Frequency Response: 50 – 60 Hz
- 2.5 mm Charging Connector
Lets see what’s in the box: There’s a very chunky (light-weighted) power adapter, with a long 1.8m plug-in cable. Offcourse its also contains User guide on how to use it.
The version I have happens to be white, but it comes in Yellow, red and cyan as well, so you can match it to your phone or mix and match as your fashion sense demands.
There’s nothing to configure, Just place your smart phone on the slab. The phone itself will notify a “charging” chime tone and a tiny white light at the front of the charging plate. It’s simple and effective.
The wired charger took 2.5 hours to get to 100%, while the wireless charging pad took almost 3.5 hours to reach 100%. This really surprised me about the time took by Wireless Charging plate, really as somewhat close to wired charger.
The Nokia wireless charging plate is made out of plastic, with a hard rubber perimeter on the bottom to keep it firmly seated on a desk or table. The upper surface has a little raised rubberised circle with a Nokia logo in the middle.
The charger also apparently wont use up any power unless it wirelessly charging a phone. So if you have kept switched on next to your desk or Table, it won’t consume any power until you place your Lumia 820/920 on it, according to Nokia.
The Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-900 in India cost Rs.3,999/- ( $74.00) which is quite expensive. It’s difficult to say whether it’s worth the price tag or not, to be honest its a rich man toy. If you think it’s worth the price tag to have a magical wireless charging plate next to your bedside or table to charge your Lumia phone, then by all means, go for it. I’d even say that if you own a Lumia 920 (or a Lumia 820 with a wireless charging shell) this would be a great companion for your phone.