How To: Charge a Lumia 920 or Nexus 4 with No Cables or Wireless Charging Stations in Sight

Charge a Lumia 920 or Nexus 4 with No Cables or Wireless Charging Stations in Sight

How to Charge a Lumia 920 or Nexus 4 with No Cables or Wireless Charging Stations in Sight

Most of us have a designated spot where we like to charge our devices, but no one likes to look at a giant, tangled mess of cords. That's why inductive chargers are so awesome. They allow for wireless charging, and are a lot easier on the eyes.

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But what if you don't even want to leave the charging module sitting out? This relatively simple hack by YouTube user lobbamobba lets you hide the charging module inside a nightstand or other piece of furniture so that you can juice up your device with a seemingly invisible charger.

You'll essentially just be marking the spot where you want the charger to go, then carving out a crevice in the wood to slide the module into. It doesn't require any special tools, just a ruler, something to write with, and a hammer and chisel.

This is very similar to another hack we've covered before using a Duracell Powermat, but the process is a little simpler—and looks way better. Check out the video to see how it's done.

As a commenter pointed out on YouTube, if you're super lazy and want to do this with a piece of furniture that's got a really thin top panel, you could just tape or glue the module underneath it instead.

Now, if you're using Google's Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb, you may have difficulty getting it to work. But, it's not impossible.

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If you've got a Nexus 4 and no charging station station yet, you might want to opt for something smaller, like the Nokia DT-900 wireless charging plate used in the video for a Nokia Lumia 920.

They both use the Qi wireless charging standard.

Photo by The Verge

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