Continuing its flood of announcements today, Google has announced cases for the new Nexus 5, as well as a wireless charging pad for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 5. With the Nexus 4 last year, Google introduced a circular “puck” shaped charger, but this time around, the company has completely revamped the charger.
The wireless charging pad (via The Verge) has a square design and is wider on the top than on the bottom. While the 2012 wireless charger had a sticky, rubber-coated top, this one has a glossy top. Finally, the wireless charger also has a built-in magnet in order to help your device stick to it. Both the Nexus 7 and Nexus 5 have magnets built in, so they will both work seamlessly with this charger.
Google also today introduced two cases for the Nexus 5. The LG QuickCover is similar to the flip covers designed by Samsung. It covers both the back and front of your device and allows you unlock your phone by just opening the front cover. The Quick Cover is listed as “coming soon” on Google Play and will run $49.99 and be available in black and white.
The bumper case for the Nexus 5 is pretty basic and protects the back and sides of your device. It too is listed as “coming soon” on Google Play and will run $34.99 and be available in black, grey, red, and yellow.
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