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    Default Wireless Charging, Must-Have or More Trouble Than It's Worth?

    I was about to pull the trigger on a Samsung charging dock/cradle, but then came across this on Samsung's accessory site.

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    The problem is, I don't see a charger specifically listed for the Note 3. Or does it use the same generic charger for the Galaxy S4 and other Samsung models? Is this solution just a bunch of hype or worth it (and is the Samsung-branded setup as good as 3rd party aftermarket offerings for wireless charging)?
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    I have a third party option on the note 3 and my gs3. both work fine. considering i spent $12 on the chip and $18 for the chargin pad, i consider the expense worth the convenience
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    Quote Originally Posted by icnmayhem View Post
    I have a third party option on the note 3 and my gs3. both work fine. considering i spent $12 on the chip and $18 for the chargin pad, i consider the expense worth the convenience
    Icanmayhem, can you share the links to the chip and charging pad you have. I want to make sure to get the correct items

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    I have the kool puck by fonesales and docooler receiver both bought of Amazon for around 50 bucks shipped, they work great and the puck takes very little real estate from a flat surface. Set the phone on it at night and pick it up in the morning at 100% Charges through my Spigen neo hybrid with no problem
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    A couple of things to consider. I use a slim polycarbonate case that will not fit with either the Samsung back or the bulge of having a third part receiver inside the original back. The second thing is that from what I've seen so far, all of the third party receivers charge at a much slower rate than the 1.6A of the USB charger. Not sure about the samsung back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluka View Post
    A couple of things to consider. I use a slim polycarbonate case that will not fit with either the Samsung back or the bulge of having a third part receiver inside the original back. The second thing is that from what I've seen so far, all of the third party receivers charge at a much slower rate than the 1.6A of the USB charger. Not sure about the samsung back.
    I honestly wouldn't expect a wireless charger to put out the same current as a wall charger. But as long as I can get a full charge overnight, I'm good with that.

    Just curious though, has anyone tested or know the approximate current from a wireless charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMaskedMamba View Post
    I honestly wouldn't expect a wireless charger to put out the same current as a wall charger. But as long as I can get a full charge overnight, I'm good with that.

    Just curious though, has anyone tested or know the approximate current from a wireless charger.

    Sent From "The Beast"
    On the Note 2 it was roughly .5A. I believe it's between .6A and 1A for the Note 3, depending on the charger and receiver.

    As you said, fine for overnight. I would like to use it as a desk charger while in the office - makes quick top ups very easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMaskedMamba View Post
    Icanmayhem, can you share the links to the chip and charging pad you have. I want to make sure to get the correct items

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    I have this chip for ~$12. Amazon.com: Docooler Qi Standard Wireless Charging Receiver for Samsung Galaxy Note III 3 N9000 N9005: Cell Phones & Accessories

    they initially sent me the wrong version, but the wrong one worked in my wife's phone and they sent me a replacement.

    and this charger Amazon.com: Nokia DT-900 Wireless Charging Plate - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    if you get the charger, order it from att.com, they have it for $25 or $18 if you order multiples, as i did.
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    Thanks icnmayhem

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    Quote Originally Posted by icnmayhem View Post
    I have this chip for ~$12. Amazon.com: Docooler Qi Standard Wireless Charging Receiver for Samsung Galaxy Note III 3 N9000 N9005: Cell Phones & Accessories

    they initially sent me the wrong version, but the wrong one worked in my wife's phone and they sent me a replacement.

    and this charger Amazon.com: Nokia DT-900 Wireless Charging Plate - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    if you get the charger, order it from att.com, they have it for $25 or $18 if you order multiples, as i did.
    How thick is the battery receiver unit? Does it work with the factory battery cover (without bulging)? Or does it bulge and preclude the use of certain aftermarket cases?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWBig6 View Post
    How thick is the battery receiver unit? Does it work with the factory battery cover (without bulging)? Or does it bulge and preclude the use of certain aftermarket cases?
    its very small, about the thickness of an envelope. i cant see a bulge, but you can sort of feel it if you push on the back cover. my spigen slim armour and hyperion cases fit the same as before. i'll put it this way, if i handed you the phone without telling you its there, you wouldnt notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icnmayhem View Post
    I have this chip for ~$12. Amazon.com: Docooler Qi Standard Wireless Charging Receiver for Samsung Galaxy Note III 3 N9000 N9005: Cell Phones & Accessories

    they initially sent me the wrong version, but the wrong one worked in my wife's phone and they sent me a replacement.

    and this charger Amazon.com: Nokia DT-900 Wireless Charging Plate - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    if you get the charger, order it from att.com, they have it for $25 or $18 if you order multiples, as i did.
    Which one did they send you? I just got one from them and it isn;t working. The amazon pic show 3 contacts but the one they sent me only has 2.
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    I wouldn't call it a must have, but its really really nice. I have 3 charging plates; desk at work, desk at home, night table. It doesn't charge as fast as when plugged into the wall, but it is faster then plugging it into the computer. Fast enough that I am always at 100% when I walk away from my desk. I also like that there is a lot less wear and tear on my connectors. If I am not copying anything from my computers, I can go days and days without plugging the phone into anything. Even if I am shortening my batteries lifetime of usefulness, its easier to replace a battery then the connectors.

    I got my charging plates from ATT. They were on sale for $54 for three of them. I believe they repeat that sale fairly frequently.

    I got the wireless back from . They also ave the S-view cover, but I got the standard one.

    It is just enough thicker then the standard back that it doesn't fit well into the standard case. I picked thie Poetic Borderline Bumper Case on Amazon and it looks great and fits perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZwldcats View Post
    Which one did they send you? I just got one from them and it isn;t working. The amazon pic show 3 contacts but the one they sent me only has 2.
    go to your order and use the option for "i received the wrong item" or something like that. the email they sent me said that was the old version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMLK View Post
    I wouldn't call it a must have, but its really really nice. I have 3 charging plates; desk at work, desk at home, night table. It doesn't charge as fast as when plugged into the wall, but it is faster then plugging it into the computer. Fast enough that I am always at 100% when I walk away from my desk. I also like that there is a lot less wear and tear on my connectors. If I am not copying anything from my computers, I can go days and days without plugging the phone into anything. Even if I am shortening my batteries lifetime of usefulness, its easier to replace a battery then the connectors.

    I got my charging plates from ATT. They were on sale for $54 for three of them. I believe they repeat that sale fairly frequently.

    I got the wireless back from . They also ave the S-view cover, but I got the standard one.

    im
    It is just enough thicker then the standard back that it doesn't fit well into the standard case. I picked thie Poetic Borderline Bumper Case on Amazon and it looks great and fits perfectly.
    im the same way. it charges slow, but since you're always sitting it on the charger, it doesnt really matter, just kinda tops it off. and of course you can use the wall charger if you need to juice it up quickly. i have one on my nightstand for overnight, so speed doesnt matter, and on my desk i just sit the phone on it when im not using it, so it stays topped off. for some reason im too lazy to constantly plug it in at my desk, that extra 2 seconds doesnt work for me. im weird like that.
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    I just purchased the receiver that icnmayhem suggested, but decided to go with the Samsung charging plate.....I'm a sucker for name brand matching. Both have been shipped, just waiting for them to be delivered

    Sent From "The Beast"
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    I have the s charging cover from Samsung that I purchased from Verizon with my 25% off due to work. I bought a cheap wireless charger from eBay for 20 bucks. I also got a qi wireless charger with built in battery for when I'm on the go. Very convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismo591 View Post
    I also got a qi wireless charger with built in battery for when I'm on the go.
    Where did you get this? Thanks.
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    From eBay. I tried to search for it just now but couldn't find one for sale. Please see the screen shot for description.

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    Got this QI charging pad and plate for N3 two days ago. Charging pad works with factory back plate with no visible bulk. Wireless charging is growing on me.


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    I think the whole idea depends on the phone. If the phone was built for it, or it is simply swapping covers and getting a proper charger, fine. If you have to rig something up to get it to work, that does not sit well with me.

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    Does wireless charging work if the phone has a case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwallyy View Post
    Does wireless charging work if the phone has a case?
    It depends on your base. My Nokia base works fine with a case.
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    I think wireless charging is like a lot of conveniences - if you don't have it you don't miss it. If you had it and then go without it you really miss. I own three cars for my wife and I and the third car is older for use on trips when it will sit in an airport parking lot for a few days in the weather (too far for the wife to drop me off and pick me up) and I really miss the power window, door locks and mirrors on my newer cars. You can manage without it but you really miss it.
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    Wireless charging is cool in theory. But then you plug in your MicroUSB 3.0 into the wall and your phone is charged from 5 to 100 percent in barely over an hour, or close to 1.5 hours, and you don't miss wireless charging.
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