Microsoft’s new wireless phone charger will bathe your desk in neon light

My Nexus 6 usually rests on a Tylt wireless charger here at The Verge office. I paid Verizon $ 60 for the thing. It’s got a black, soft matte finish; it’s the opposite of flashy, but works perfectly with any Qi-compatible smartphone I’ve placed on it — even with a bulky case on. Microsoft’s taking the opposite approach with its new Nokia-branded Qi wireless charger. It’s available in three bright colors: white, green, or orange (the model we tested).

This thing defines flashy. Drop a Lumia smartphone onto the plastic pad, and a ring of light instantly illuminates your desk, nightstand, or whatever it might be resting on. And it’s incredibly bright, though you can thankfully choose between three brightness settings if the charger proves…

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