An expert tinkerer, Rod Whitby, managed to teach his Nexus 7 a new trick. The tablet is now capable of supporting wireless charging using some electronic components borrowed from an old Palm smartphone and Touchstone charging dock. The process isn’t without a few obstacles and Rod struggled to fit all the extra circuitry under the tablet’s back cover. He also found that the single charging coil was inadequate for delivering enough voltage. The hack isn’t complete yet and Rod is experimenting with a bigger coil borrowed from an HP TouchPad.
Google Nexus 7 is one of the most popular tablets in the market. While it lacks the premium design, the tablet offers attractive features for the price, although not wireless charging. The cable-less charging method is not yet available in most mobile devices and it’s certainly a good thing to have. Rod’s method can only be duplicated by skilled owners who are willing to void the tablet’s warranty.