Google has made a lot of people happy today, by finally releasing not only the long awaited Nexus 5 cases, but also the new wireless charger. As of right now, The Nexus 5 ‘Bumper’ Case (not really much of a bumper, is it?) is only available in yellow and red, with black and grey still listed as ‘coming soon’. The LG QuickCover is also yours for the taking, in both black and white. And if the LG QuickWindow case for the LG G2 is any indication, you can expect a very high quality and minimally obtrusive folio case. Unfortunately, that much-loved Nexus branding is oddly missing from the QuickCover case.
To replace the previous wireless charging orb, Google also listed the new Nexus Wireless Charger, which is compatible with the Nexus 4, 5, and 7 2013. Unlike similarly designed wireless charging pucks, Google has removed the risk of a device sliding off by including a magnetic surface which maintains a firm grip on your lovely Nexus. Like myself, however, I’m sure many will miss the striking design of the orb, despite the problems that plagued it. It makes me wonder why they didn’t merely replace the grippy material with the magnets featured in the new charger, as I can attest to the joy of having a wireless charger that holds your phone at an angle.
The Nexus 5 Cases, both bumper and QuickCover, can be yours now for $34.99 and $49.99 respectively, while the wireless charger will also be $49.99. All are currently shipping out within 1 – 2 business days. Is there anyone who plans to grab them while they can, or are the prices too steep? If the Nexus 4 bumper case gives any clue to the availability, long term, of these Nexus 5 Cases, it might be better to buy now and ask questions later. Let us know below.
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Nexus 5 Bumper Case | $34.99 | Red, Yellow, Black*, Grey*
Nexus 5 QuickCover Case | $49.99 | Black, White
Nexus Wireless Charger | $49.99 | Black
*Currently listed as ‘Coming Soon’