The Qi stanadard wireless charging accessories set to grace Nokia’s now Lumias have new been priced on pre-order courtesy of Clove UK.
We’re still eager to get our hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, not only due to the promise of Windows Phone 8 or the PureView camera capabilities on offer, but the fact that both devices feature wireless charging and there’s a new range of accessories purpose built to show that feature off. One slight drawback to this new revealed pricing however, it ain’t cheap...
Nokia Wireless Charging Plate - £54.99
Designed to make the most of the Lumia 920’s inbuilt wireless charging capabilities, the rubberised charging plate just requires that a user rests there phone on top, no cables required. What’s more Nokia have brought the charging plate to market with a variety of colours to match the Lumia 920. There’s also a white LED indicator when charging.
Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset
We met Nokia’s Luna headsets at Nokia World last year, which were then offered in a range of colours designed to match the Lumia 710 and 800. As with Nokia’s new handsets, the Luna headsets have also received a timely upgrade, with wireless charging usable with any of Nokia’s complementary accessories, new colours to match the new Lumia handsets and NFC for one-touch pairing between headset and phone.
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand - £69.99
As with the Wireless Charging Plate, Nokia’s new stand charges the likes of the Lumia 920 as it rests upright on your desk. As such you can still comfortably use your phone, see notifications and interact with the screen at a comfortable angle without issue whilst it charges. Nokia have given the charging stand a similar aesthetic to the charging plate, however it’ll only be offered in black and white at launch.
JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia
Manufacturer of many audio accessories and speaker units, JBL have teamed up with Nokia to produce a number of Lumia friendly accessories to make the most of the new QI wireless charging standard being used by Nokia’s latest handsets. The PowerUp is the largest new speak dock offered by the company which can pair with any smartphone via Bluetooth or charge your Lumia and pair it automatically via NFC by resting the phone on top of the unit. The PowerUp speaker unit also has some nice light up ‘landing lights’ to show the user where to place their phone and comes in black or cyan.
Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Stereo Headset by Monster
The partnership between headphones manufacturer Monster and Nokia has continued this year with the release of the Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Stereo Headset. These noise cancelling headphones sport NFC meaning you just need to tap your new Lumia to the side of the headphones to pair it over Bluetooth. Available in black, yellow, red, and white.
JBL PlayUp Portable Speaker for Nokia - £144.99
You may remember the Nokia Play 360 portable speaker which we reviewed here. This time JBL are injecting their own DNA into a similar design. A single upturned driver available in black, cyan, yellow or white with an inbuilt battery and NFC pairing capabilities, initiated simply by tapping your new Lumia on top. Unlike the JBL PowerUp, this speaker doesn’t support wireless charging.
Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy - £79.99
Fatboy; maker of spongy, cushy and comfortable bean bags and other furniture have also joined forces with Nokia to offer a wireless charging pillow. Essentially the same concept as Nokia’s own wireless charging plate with an injection of indie style. The idea being that whilst you recharge on your Fatboy beanbag your new Lumia can do much the same. These soft charging stations will be on offer in black, cyan, red, yellow and white.
Wireless Charging Shell for Lumia 820 - £19.99
If you grow tired of your red, yellow, black, white or cyan Lumia 820, just swap the outer casing for another of Nokia’s own Wireless Charging Shells. The cladding not only provides structure and protection to the form of your Nokia Lumia 820, but also grants it the same Qi standard wireless charging capabilities as its bigger brother, the Lumia 920. As such, it’ll be able to interface with any of the wireless charging accessories mentioned in this list and any other third-party solutions which adhere to the Qi wireless charging standard.
We also got some one on one time with these accessories in action at Nokia's launch event, check them out: