Review: Nokia Wireless Charging Plate And Pillow by Fatboy

When Nokia Nigeria sent me a review unit of their Windows Phone 8 flagship, Lumia 920, they included a Wireless Charging Plate and Pillow by Fatboy, so I can give that a go along with the smartphone. The 920 can be charged just by placing it on the charging plate, or also by placing it on the pillow. The pillow is a very fancy and nice accessory to the charging plate, as it requires the plate to work.

Fatboy Charging Pack

So, what is in the pack? One mains plug, the charging plate, and the pillow.

Charging Plate and Plug

How it works? Plug the charging plate into a mains socket and put your plate on your desk or a table. To charge your phone at any time, just put it down on the plate face-up. It starts charging. You want to do something on your phone? Pick it up. When done, just place it back on the plate.

Lumia 920 sitting on Charging Plate

As already said, the pillow is an accessory to jazz things up. Yes; a fashion accessory. The pillow will fit in more in an informal or domestic environment, like your living room where there are lots of cushions and pillows around. To use the pillow, slide the charging plate into it via a provided slot, and place your Lumia 920 on it to charge. Simple. Nice. Homely.

Lumia 920 on Charging Pillow

Before using it, it seemed like just another gimmick, but the convenience of not having to look for a cable to plug the 920 into when I need to charge it grew on me fast. It just makes sense. Drop the phone and it charges. Pick it up at any time to take or place your calls, and put it back down again. In an odd sort of way, this is one smartphone that urges me to put it down and get on with my life and business till I need it again.

Odd. Yet, it makes sense.

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AKA Mister Mobility. Owned over 100 mobiles. Maverick. Techie. Blogger. Entrepreneur. Agony Aunt. Adventurer. Amateur musician. Ladies man. Follow him on Twitter @Mister_Mobility, on LinkedIn at YomiAdegboye, and circle him on Google+. Listen to his music on SoundCloud.

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12 comments for “Review: Nokia Wireless Charging Plate And Pillow by Fatboy

  1. enessy
    December 8, 2012 at 6:44 am

    WoW! WoW!! WOW!!! Nokia I think I just got myself my xmas gift, lemme start saving for this amazing unbeleivable devices, I’m so happy for nokia’s resurection. *smiles*

  2. Harry Echemco
    December 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

    The charging technology is going to impress so many people. It has a lot of convenience associated with it. No fiddling with charging ports and things like that.

    I do hope they are going to incorporate some intelligence into the system with time, like the charger knowing when a device is within charging range or when lifted and stopping power conversion. Also, the efficiency of the system will be another thing.

    Can you investigate the duration of the time it will take to charge the phone with wired and then the wireless charging systems.

  3. December 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    @Harry,

    Good comments and very good question. I second the motion for a charging comparison test.

  4. Belushi
    December 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Good convenience. But if it will take longer to charge the battery, then…..

  5. December 9, 2012 at 1:21 am

    The Qi [pronounced 'chee'] wireless standard was designed to charge the phone only when the phone is on top of it. It also stops when the phone is full.

  6. Achimba
    December 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Nice technology,had doubt when I first heard about wireless charging but seeing the pictures leaves no doubt on my mind any more.nice Job mr Mo

  7. bosun99uk
    December 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    The wireless charging that will WOW me is one that enables me to plug an accessory to the wall and it automatically connects to my phone and charges it when the phone is within a defined range/distance.

    Good Start.

  8. jujukemist
    December 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    comeback next year, and you will find a phone charging by wireless induction proximity.
    Dont forget we already charge by shaking(induction sphere charging. maybe galaxy 4 or an Lg top notch

  9. December 10, 2012 at 4:47 am

    nice technology from Nokia. I bet you the South Koreans would push the limits once their version arrives by next year

  10. December 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Good job, but nokia need to do better than this in their next devices because Apple is planning to use electro-magnetic fields to enable their devices charge wirelessly metres away and as usual patent the technology as their own.So watch ur back when you innovate ,as the fruit company is there to spiced it up or rebrand it and claim it for good.

  11. Cyril
    December 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Just a quick word to say Inductive Charging has been around for a while and even the Late Palm Devices like the Palm Pre 3 had it…

  12. michael99uk
    December 11, 2012 at 7:28 am

    @Abubakar Mahmud we all know about ” electro-magnetic fields to enable their devices charge wirelessly metres away” the problem with that technology is that ten years latter we will all have cancer GOD for bid.electro-magnetic fields are harmfull to humans unless they find another way arround it thats yyy no one is using it

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