Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Wireless Charger DT-900 hands-on
The Nokia Lumia 820 comes with wireless charging courtesy of the wireless charging shell. All you need to do is add a charging plate, like the Nokia Wireless Charger DT-900, and away you go. Here we take a look how effective it is.
The Nokia Lumia 820 comes with a free wireless charging shell here in the UK but you’ll need to buy a wireless charging plate to complete the set. The Nokia Wireless Charger DT-900 is perhaps the one most people will be opting for, it’s small, comes in a range of colours and can be yours for around £50 (inc. VAT).
Wireless charging works by sending an alternating current into a transmitter coil, which in turn generates a magnetic field. This induces a voltage in the receiver coil and it is this voltage that is then used to charge up the device.
However, the beauty of wireless charging is that you don’t need to know anything about the technology to see the benefits. Simply plug the Nokia Wireless Charger DT-900 charging plate into the mains and whenever you lay your Nokia Lumia 820 (or Nokia Lumia 920) down on it you’ll find that it starts to charge.
The plate comes with a 1.8 metre cable, so you can place the charging plate pretty much wherever you like. We like the fact the cable comes in the same colour as the charging plate, in our case red, so you can instantly see which plug socket it’s mounted in, perfect if you’re like us and have a multi-bank of plugs with all-sorts plugged into it.
A small LED light on the front edge of the charger of the Nokia Wireless Charger DT-900 lets you know the connection has been made and that charging is taking place. We managed to hold the Nokia Lumia 820 a good inch off the charging plate and for it to still be getting a charge through, which shows how efficient the charging plate is.
The Nokia Wireless Charger DT-900 is a fantastic little device that brings wireless charging into the home. As it uses the industry standard Qi compliance, if you have any other wireless charging devices using this standard you can charge them on the plate too.
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