I just got the Fatboy charging pillow today so I can't really compare the speed of charging by cable or wireless...
Just though some of you may be interested in some pictures and a few comments about this product.
I hope you guys enjoy the read, after all it was quiet on this blog for too long ;)
ProductThe "Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy (aka Nokia DT-901)" box contains a Nokia DT-900 charging plate and a Fatboy Pouch CP-603, as well as all the cables/adaptors you need to use it.
This product is currently available in red, yellow, cyan, black and white.
I decided to buy the red version for about 80.- CHF in a Swiss online store.
UnpackingNot much to say about packaging, its a small box containing the DT-900 plate, the Fatboy pouch, a 1.8m power cord and the power plug.
So here is what it looks like:
The Fatboy charging pillow in action.
I choose this angle on purpose. In advertising you see it as a fluffy small pillow, in real life it is bulkier and less flexible than expected:
|DT-901 in relation to a 27" monitor and Logitech Harmony Remote|
This is how it looks, without the Fatboy pillow. It's what you get by buying the DT-900 only:
|DT-900 in relation to a 27" monitor and Logitech Harmony Remote|
Lumia 820 Charging Shell CC-3041While wireless charging is integrated in all Lumia 920's, you may need to buy a Qi compatible shell for the Lumia 820.
The black Lumia 820 I got from my operator came without "wireless charging".
Here is a picture of my new white shell that supports wireless charging and the original black one that doesn't:
Be aware of this, in case you are looking for another Lumia 820 shell.
ConclusionAfter the first few hours, the wireless charging technology makes quite a good impression.
Probably slightly slower than charging via cable, but still good enough and very convenient.
Compared to my Nokia 808, the Lumia 820 has way worse battery life.
Wireless charging will help a lot here. It is way more casual to drop your phone on this pillow, than connecting via USB charger!
Material and workmanship is absolutely great, it looks and feels like a high quality product on all ends. I don't feel like I paid for the design only.
The 1.8 meter long power cable (CA-211) should be long enough for most users, but with its connectors (looks like the old 2mm chargers on both ends) may be tricky to replace if you need a longer one.
The power efficient adaptor/plug is big, but if it saves energy and I don't have to unplug it when I don't use it, it's fine by me.
The Nokia/Fatboy DT-901 is less flexible and bulkier than I expected...
Personally I don't think it looks bad, depending on where you put it it can look great!
But I would be just as happy with the plain charging plate (Nokia DT-900) only.
It depends on your personal taste, whether you like this product or not.
Probably it's best, if you get your hands on it yourself before you buy one, it looks and feels a lot different from what the pictures in online shops suggest...
If you are ready to pay an extra 20.- CHF for the pillow, you will find a quality product... but I think the charging plate (DT-900) only looks just as good, consumes less space on your desk and saves you some money.
Drop a comment below, if you have any questions regarding this product. Comments on the review itself are welcome too ;)