Taking up the gauntlet thrown down by Nokia when they released 3D printing designs for the Nokia Lumia 820 battery cover, Relief, a Dutch designer, went one better and designed a stand for the Nokia Wireless Charger which effectively turns it into a stand.
He is looking for feedback on his design, which he then hopes to finalize and sell to 3D printer owners.
Hi folks! I have come up with a holder for Nokia’s wireless charger. Normally you have to put your 820/920 flat to charge it which makes it difficult to use while charging. With this dock you can convert your flat charger into an angled charger. This way its easier to interact with your smartphone. Lots of people got their charger for free, so i wanted to offer something unique to make the charger more useful. I i am showing this publicly for a discussion on reliability before i open it for sale to you. If you have something to comment about this model, be free to do so! I really appreciate constructive criticism. Especially since i am new to this 3D printing.
At first glance I think I would prefer the cable exit at the bottom rather than the top, and that the arms holding the phone in place be a bit more robust.
We have seen many projects to make the Nokia Wireless charger more useful, and 3D printing by far has the most potential for creating a really polished product. Hopefully in a few years time we will all be having one of these in our homes to make all our gadget fantasies reality.
See the design and express your interest in the stand at Shapeways here.
Update: Relief has updated his design based on the feedback so far, and mentioned in comments that Shapeways should be able sell the completed cradle for around $30.