One of the benefits of having a Lumia 950 XL is that it works with the Qi wireless charging standard (pronounced CHEE).
I’ve had a couple of Qi chargers before; the DT-900 wireless charging plate, and the DC-50 wireless battery. I used both of these with my Lumia 920, but I had to stop using them when the phone died and my replacement didn’t support Qi.
The latest wireless charging plate is the DT-904 which has been enhanced with a few extra features, including a sleeker and larger design, and a notification light which works over Bluetooth.
As the DT-904 is a better fit for my large phone, I decided to get one to use on my bedside table.
My old DT-900 was in black, and the DT-903 came in some very bright shades of orange and green. It seems like the DT-904 is only available in white this time.
As everything else on my bedside table is light coloured so the white DT-904 fits in really well for me, but it looks like you are out of luck if you want another colour.
This is the kind of technology I like. It provides a nice easy way to charge the phone by simply placing it on the plate, rather than worrying about plugging cables in. It even works through the leather sleeve I use to protect the phone.
True, it would be nice to have this kind of thing integrated into the bedside table itself (an option which IKEA now provide) – but I am comfortable with the subtlety of this setup for now.
When it comes to the notification light, I am a little unsure. It’s nice to have the option, but the last thing I want is bright white light next to me when I want to sleep. Thankfully there is an option to set a night mode, so my current setup only has the light turning on in the day.
I’ve tried other setups, but now I only have it notify me when the phone needs to be charged. You can set it for all kinds of notification though, for example it can flash when an email or text message arrives. Cool if you want that kind of thing, but it’s an option I have disabled as I’m generally super careful of how computers can get my attention.
I’m very happy with wireless charging in general, and this charger is the best one I’ve had so far. I look forward to having more devices that can charge in this way.