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    Homemade Wireless car charger 1.0

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    OK, so I would love The Air Dock but currently backordered. So I decided to make my own to hold me over.

    I bought a cheap holder at Wally World ($11) and got to thinking.

    I took the head of the holder off and removed the clamps that grip the phone. Only took removing 4 screws. While I had it off I attached the Nexus 5 (Google Qi Charger) to the head and ran some electrical tape around it just to be sure. Its not elegant but serves its purpose. Then I reassembled the head but screwed it to the body just before, again to make sure the cheap crap didn't drop my Nexus while I was driving.

    I bought a Belkin, or Griffen (can't remember) 2 amp USB car charger plug. Its important to note it has to be 2 amps or it won't work. You also MUST use the cable that came with the Qi charger from Google.

    I have a cubby hole that was just wide enough to wedge the holder in securely. I didn't want a permanent install since I do plan on getting an Air Dock. Pictures show the final, if slightly ugly, install.

    Initially it holds tight and charges about the same. I suspect that while streaming it won't charge as fast.

    I tried the tablet and it sits there and charges but its way to unstable to keep and use.

    I intend to pretty this up a bit. Will update.

    What do you think?
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    Very innovative to say the least. Hey whatever works, and I'm sure you can clean it up a bit and somebody will ask you where you bought it.

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    Drive to work, stayed put. Damn plug light was blinding. Not sure why such a bright led on it. Covered it, but going to replace that led....

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