Some time ago I wrote about the Nexus 7 and the difficulty many users were having charging the device. Either it would take forever to charge or it wouldn’t charge at all. Apparently the charging issue was/is a widespread problem causing frustration to many Nexus 7 owners.
I don’t have a Nexus 7, but I have it on good authority that the solution for the non charging Nexus 7 is to purchased a Qi charger. These chargers range in price from $10 to $50 and more. I’m not sure what the more expensive Qi chargers have over their less expensive counterpart, but the cheaper chargers work just fine on the Nexus 7.
For those of you not familiar with Qi chargers, they’re small pads, either round or rectangular, upon which you place the device to be charged. The pad has a cord that is plugged into the wall and all you have to do is place the device atop the pad for it to receive its charge wirelessly. Once your device is fully charged, you’re done. No need to physically finagle with prongs and connectivity on your device.
Whether or not you own a Nexus 7, the Qi charger looks like the way to go. Why worry about the various and assorted phone chargers when one pad can charge all compatible devices in the home (as long as you don’t misplace the qi charger).