XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

Your go-to laptop guide

Introducing our ultimate laptop buyer's guide

Listen here

Attn Android and iPhone users: What you need to know about Windows phone

Old is new?

The original Surface Pro still holds its own in the 2-in-1 world

Xbox Greenlight?

No, internet, Microsoft isn't opening Xbox to all UWP games

Falling in love

HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart

2015 machine in 2017?

Surface 3 still holds its own in 2017

Let Kodi cut your cord

You should be using Kodi for Windows 10

Leader of the pack

HP's Spectre x360 15 just might be the best all-around laptop

New or refurbed?

Is a refurbed Surface right for you?

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Like Tree4Likes
  • 2 Post By somerandomguy1
  • 1 Post By Jason Drum
  • 1 Post By hopmedic
  1. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    34 Posts
    Global Posts
    47 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    So ever since I got my Nokia 928 20 days ago I was fascinated with its wireless charging capabilities. I tested many different materials and distances and found I could do what I always wanted; to make a seemingly magic wireless changing phone stand.

    What I did was hollow out an old book that was falling apart and had no use for anymore. Then I put my nokia charging plate inside resting just under the cover and walla! I place my phone ontop of a seemingly normal book and it charges! Thought I would share for anyone who wants to do something similar.

    WP_20130730_008 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    WP_20130730_011 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    WP_20130730_012 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    WP_20130730_013 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    nunyazz and pudgewack like this.
  2. deloa84's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    56 Posts
    Global Posts
    57 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    Wow that is really cool and creative! A cool way to conceal the plate too. I like it.
  3. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    34 Posts
    Global Posts
    47 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #3  
    Thanks! I'm surprised that I hadn't seen it done yet.
  4. nunyazz's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    259 Posts
    Global Posts
    272 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #4  
    Great idea! I might have to steal that idea and do one myself!
  5. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    34 Posts
    Global Posts
    47 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #5  
    I forgot to note that you can feel the book get hot because the charger does it hot, but it doesn't seem to be extreme enough to worry about or have any issues.
  6. deloa84's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    56 Posts
    Global Posts
    57 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #6  
    I was considering on doing something similar but in my car. Then I thought about how most of the year here in Phoenix AZ it reaches well over 90 degrees all year (summer averages over 100) and that plus the heat of the charger can't be any good for my phone. O_O
  7. Jason Drum's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    211 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #7  
    Pretty cool. I tried to put the wireless charger inside my nightstand so I could just set the phone down at bed time, but the wood was too thick.
  8. tk-093's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,465 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,953 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Drum View Post
    Pretty cool. I tried to put the wireless charger inside my nightstand so I could just set the phone down at bed time, but the wood was too thick.
    I wonder how much one would have to shave under the tabletop to get it thin enough to mount that plate underneath and charge?
  9. Jason Drum's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    211 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #9  
    I watched a video on Youtube that a guy did just that. Unfortunately for me, he had bought something from Ikea, and my new furniture is much better than that junk, so I won't be attempting it.
    tk-093 likes this.
  10. hopmedic's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    5,167 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,258 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #10  
    I did it with a wooden shelf I made for my monitors to sit on at work. There's probably about 1/8" of wood left. I used a router with a keyhole bit so there's a ledge holding the charger up.

    Link to post with video: can i really not leave the 928 on the charger?

    Pic from underneath:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WP_20130731_002.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	208.8 KB 
ID:	38720
    nunyazz likes this.
  11. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    34 Posts
    Global Posts
    47 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Drum View Post
    Pretty cool. I tried to put the wireless charger inside my nightstand so I could just set the phone down at bed time, but the wood was too thick.

    Yeah I tried that too. Didn't work :/
  12. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    34 Posts
    Global Posts
    47 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #12  
    Quote Originally Posted by hopmedic View Post
    I did it with a wooden shelf I made for my monitors to sit on at work. There's probably about 1/8" of wood left. I used a router with a keyhole bit so there's a ledge holding the charger up.

    Link to post with video: can i really not leave the 928 on the charger?

    Pic from underneath:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WP_20130731_002.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	208.8 KB 
ID:	38720
    That's cool! Though your wood table looks less dense than my nightstand :(
  13. hopmedic's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    5,167 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,258 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #13  
    Density doesn't matter. The wood doesn't affect the inductance that takes place between the charger and the phone.
  14. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    34 Posts
    Global Posts
    47 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #14  
    Oh cool.
  15. sinime's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    4,210 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,646 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #15  
    Cool idea using a book for a charging case

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-09-2013, 04:49 PM
  2. Amazon has the Charging Shell for $26.43
    By TheGeekNextDoor in forum Nokia Lumia 1020
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-05-2013, 03:14 AM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-30-2013, 09:32 AM
  4. Paul Thurrott's Windows Phone Book is Now Available.
    By Ian Too in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-30-2013, 05:06 AM
  5. Charging issues
    By alvis#CB in forum Nokia Lumia 925
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-28-2013, 12:01 PM

Posting Permissions