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Sprint Product Ambassadors: Nexus 6 is Qi ready out of the box.

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I love the term "wireless." To me, "wireless" means freedom; freedom from being tethered, freedom to roam at will. But let's face it, mobile devices aren't truly wireless, right? You have to supply power at some point to rejuvenate the battery. Otherwise the smartphones isn't so smart, and becomes more of a paperweight-phone. Meh.

Until we figure out how to "cast" or "beam" power to devices while on the move (and hopefully not bake our brains in the process), we will always be somewhat dependent on a power source that remains stationary. The good news here is the Nexus6 utilizes the latest in wireless charging technology, which allows us to reclaim a little of that tethered freedom.

The Nexus 6 has "Qi" wireless charging built in, right out of the box. You don't need to buy a special case or battery add-on. You will need to purchase a compatible Qi charging pad to use the benefits of wireless charging for your Nexus 6.


I picked up a fairly inexpensive Qi compatible pad recently and I love how quick-n-easy it is to just set my Nexus 6 down on the pad by my desk. Voila! My phone charges auto-magically without the need to fiddle with directional cables or worry about warbling out the microUSB port.


There are a number of smartphones and tablets on the market that support wireless charging. Some require a special case back or battery add-on. Some support wireless charging out of the box, like the Nexus 6. Just be aware there are two main standards for wireless charging. You have to have a compatible charging pad (or table, desk or car) to match the wireless charge standard supported by your device.

Here's to no more wires! Cheers!

Your Product Ambassador Team

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