1. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    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.

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    nunyazz and pudgewack like this.
    07-30-2013 07:38 PM
  2. anon(5346288)'s Avatar
    Wow that is really cool and creative! A cool way to conceal the plate too. I like it.
    07-30-2013 07:42 PM
  3. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    Thanks! I'm surprised that I hadn't seen it done yet.
    07-30-2013 07:46 PM
  4. nunyazz's Avatar
    Great idea! I might have to steal that idea and do one myself!
    07-30-2013 07:47 PM
  5. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    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.
    07-30-2013 07:51 PM
  6. anon(5346288)'s Avatar
    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
    07-31-2013 08:34 AM
  7. Jason Drum's Avatar
    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.
    07-31-2013 09:10 AM
  8. tk-093's Avatar
    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?
    07-31-2013 10:57 AM
  9. Jason Drum's Avatar
    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.
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    07-31-2013 11:06 AM
  10. hopmedic's Avatar
    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?

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    07-31-2013 11:58 AM
  11. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    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 :/
    07-31-2013 12:24 PM
  12. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    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?

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    That's cool! Though your wood table looks less dense than my nightstand :(
    07-31-2013 12:26 PM
  13. hopmedic's Avatar
    Density doesn't matter. The wood doesn't affect the inductance that takes place between the charger and the phone.
    07-31-2013 12:32 PM
  14. somerandomguy1's Avatar
    Oh cool.
    07-31-2013 12:46 PM
  15. sinime's Avatar
    Cool idea using a book for a charging case
    07-31-2013 12:58 PM

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