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    Not got mine yet, but eager to try it. I have to say, I'm not expecting it to be a game changer. We will see.

    Anyone know if I can cover it in something? I was considering making my own pillow and considered incorporating the charger in to it. The fact that the phone was made in some revolutionary new Teflon means I want to get some material on the pad that adds a little friction.
    Own a Lumia 920 - in UK

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    I love the idea of a wireless charger, but my battery doesn't seem to last as long than with the cable charger. Also with my phone the longer I charge it the more life I get out of it. Which sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroplanetz View Post
    I love the idea of a wireless charger, but my battery doesn't seem to last as long than with the cable charger. Also with my phone the longer I charge it the more life I get out of it. Which sucks.
    im talking like 8 -10 hours, all night to get a days worth if lucky of charge.
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    I am quite happy with my wireless charger. I use the corded one at night when I am sleeping, but keep the wireless in the living room so that I can just set the phone on it when I come home. That way, I always have a highly charged phone, which is nice. I would not classify it as a must have or a make or break feature, but it is one which I appreciate, for whatever that is worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peachy001 View Post
    Anyone know if I can cover it in something? I was considering making my own pillow and considered incorporating the charger in to it. The fact that the phone was made in some revolutionary new Teflon means I want to get some material on the pad that adds a little friction.
    You can cover it with something but the one that came with my 920 has a rubber ring around the center which the phone sits on. It does not slide off even if the charging pad is at a slight angle. The bottom of the charging pad also has rubber pads.

    Remember, however, that the further away the phone is from the pad the lower the charging efficiency is. I don't know how much but it does go down with increased distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lesd777 View Post
    I like the wireless, since my better half is usually sleeping and its a pain trying to plug into USB in the dark
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    Haha, exactly what I was going through. And that damn USB is needed to insert right way also, real pain.

    Now I have wireless stand at home side my bed, very convenient and phone is always with full battery in mornings (because with wire charger you sometimes just forget to insert the cord). And also you have night clock there. At work I have Fatboy. So basically these almost solve the whole "smart phone has short battery life" -issue. Only thing that is still missing is wireless charger to put in my car (for navigation).
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    Do your Lumias get warmer when wirelessly charging than wired? I saw some posts here that report such incidents. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if wirelessly charging actually makes the phone hotter, would it make the battery degrade faster? Li-Ion batteries degrade under heat right?

    I really want a wireless charger because it will be so much convenient for me especially in the office. But this "battery heating" thing is the only thing pulling me back, as the L920s battery is non-removable.
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    Mine does get warmer when using wireless charger, but I'm not sure if the temperature rise comes from battery itself and not from induction coils inside the phone... Either way, I'm sure Nokia is aware of the temperature increase and has implemented some kind of thermal regulation (such as decreasing the charging current when the temperature starts to rise to dangerous levels) to prevent the shortening of battery's life due to high temperature... I wouldn't worry about it especially if you can simply get a new one at "discount" at the end of your contract or can purchase extra warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi_N View Post
    Do your Lumias get warmer when wirelessly charging than wired? I saw some posts here that report such incidents. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if wirelessly charging actually makes the phone hotter, would it make the battery degrade faster? Li-Ion batteries degrade under heat right?
    Yes, yes, and yes. I posted the temperatures I was seeing in a thread somewhere....Here it is: Is it bad to leave your device charging overnight?
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    It sounds stupid, but wireless charging turns out to be one of the best convenience features of the 920. I won't get another device without it. With my old phone, I put the charge cable under a weight to keep it from falling behind the desk and it does fall off sometimes. Maybe you could get clips or what not but who cares now. With the wireless, just set and forget. But yeah, don't overdo it. It does get warm. Too bad the AT&T 8X didn't have it because of carrier dealings.
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    many customers confused when i told them they have to plug in the outlet to charging the pad , but no need of cable between phone and the pad , it seems like no difference , i maby conclude
    1 you do not have to plug and unplug everytime you charge you phone
    2 no need for getting suitable coneector cable when you lost your old one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi_N View Post
    Do your Lumias get warmer when wirelessly charging than wired? I saw some posts here that report such incidents. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if wirelessly charging actually makes the phone hotter, would it make the battery degrade faster? Li-Ion batteries degrade under heat right?

    I really want a wireless charger because it will be so much convenient for me especially in the office. But this "battery heating" thing is the only thing pulling me back, as the L920s battery is non-removable.
    If you are worried about high temperatures you can use the wireless charging plate/stand/pillow with a timer to only allow it to charge certain hours of the day/night.

    I use mine at home and have it charge for x4 hours (03.00-07.00) at night. It is always at 100% at 07.00 when I leave home.

    Wireless charging is a very neat feature and I personally didn't appreciate it until I actually started using it, no more fiddling with cables as with the godphone and the only thing I need to do is literally place it on the plate when I come home.
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    The issue with the charger for me is that, say your phone is on low battery, you can't use it while it's charging unless you stand over the charger. Can't make calls or play games. Please tell me the charging pad is connected to the wall via micro USB? so if you needed to you could unplug the charging pad and plug your phone straight in so you can charge while using it.
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    No, it uses some strange round interface
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    Works like a charm! Really convenient on my nightstand, since I usually charge the phone when I sleep. Just feels really nice when you don't have to plug it in and out all the time. If a call comes and my battery is low while charging, I use the speaker. Don't really see a problem here, if you got a problem with wireless charging you use the regular charger. Not EVERYTHING in this world is a problem :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan_ISS View Post
    Wireless charging is a very neat feature and I personally didn't appreciate it until I actually started using it, no more fiddling with cables as with the godphone and the only thing I need to do is literally place it on the plate when I come home.
    ^ this!

    I thought it was just a gimmick I could use to show off, but once I got it, not having to fiddle around and plug/unplug the cable to charge made a world of difference. I don't think I could go back to a phone with regular charging anymore.

    Of course, we still have to plug the cable in to sync media :/ Hope MS bring back WiFi sync.
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    Yep I actually have been using mine for about a week. Now I realize what you guys mean. Fiddling with trying to plug in the usb cable was very annoying. Now its so easy and convenient
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroplanetz View Post
    im talking like 8 -10 hours, all night to get a days worth if lucky of charge.
    I agree with this. I've noticed the wireless charger keeps charging after the phone displays full charge. If I charge with the USB it falls below 100% within an hour removing from the charger. If you leave it on the wireless charger until the LED goes out, it won't fall below 100% for a few hours of moderate use.
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