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    Default Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    It was one of the pre-made backs on ebay for about $28. Its a tight fit, but it locks right in place and WORKS! Charging rate is around 250 mA, which is a bit low, so it will take longer to charge than directly plugged in, but I charge overnight, so that's ok. Temperature is no higher than on a direct charge. The magnetic hold keeping it in place on the touchstone is good. When placing it on the touchstone, the S3 responds it is in range of a charger and lets you know its charging.

    All in all, looks good.
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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    Do you have a case for your G3? If so will it charge with the case on?

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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    Same question on will it charge if there is a simple plastic case at the back. I guess not.

    Also... show some pictures, please
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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    My case is a Seidio, fairly thick, and no, it doesn't charge through it.

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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    Thanks for the info. I would hate to have to take my case off everyday to charge my phone. Think I will hold off for now my touchpad is still kicking and running CM9.

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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    Ordered mine last week - should be waiting for me when I get home today.

    I plan on trying out a few "options" for getting charging to work through a variety of cases - will kepp y'all posted...

    russ
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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    I have the same charging back and so far works well with my palm touchstone. Holding by the magnets is not as strong as with my palm pre, but it does stay on the touchstone, without case. I have the case, link below, and it will charge through this case. However, the magnets barely hold the S3 and you have to be particular when placing the S3 on the touchstone, but it still charges.

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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    Still waiting for mine to get here. Got my warranty Otterbox in the mail yesterday, If I can get it to charge through the rubber outer case, I'm going to use a hole saw on the inner and see if I can't get it to work.
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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    Quote Originally Posted by sledge007#ac View Post
    Still waiting for mine to get here. Got my warranty Otterbox in the mail yesterday, If I can get it to charge through the rubber outer case, I'm going to use a hole saw on the inner and see if I can't get it to work.
    I was thinking of something similar.. but I'm going to try it on some of the cheaper cases first! Otter is great at replacing their cases, but methinks a 2" hole in the back might cause them a problem!

    Let us know how it goes

    russ
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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    I wouldn't do it if I didn't have a second one, plus the fact it has the outer rubber shell. It doesn't feel a whole lot thicker than the Pre3 back which is almost the same material. I think it will still offer adequate protection even with the hole...the 4 corners are covered, the screen, and most of the back. It shouldn't be too much longer. I ordered mine on 30 October, the same day 2 others did, one from Florida, and one from Tennesee, and they both got theirs yesterday. I was pretty surprised they have theirs already tbh....getting shipped from Hong Kong.
    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel
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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    Alas they dun make one in brown
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    Default Re: Got my Touchstone charging back for my S3 today

    Hi All

    A while back I said I would be trying this out... and I did... several times!

    So, to start with, I bought a couple of "pre-fab'ed) (how's that for a pun) SG3 backs with the Palm charging coils & contacts in place. I got 1 on eBay, and one on Amazon. About $28 each. They were different in manufacture & layout - on one, the coil & metal disks were centered on the back (for landscape use, mostly), and on the other the placement was biased toward the lower half (so the GS3 could sit in Portrait mode without bottoming out against the tabletop/car console / whatever the Touchstone is on.

    I tried this set-up au-naturel, and it seemed to work quite well - although the GS3 did not "stick" to the touchstone very well.

    Not unexpectedly, when I tried with the OB case on (just the hard shell), it did not stick at all, and the wireless charging announcement would repeat itself endlessly.

    So I ordered a couple of thinner cases (Ringke and XGear). Charging was OK, but still not "sticking" at all.

    So I ordered some of the magnets on the link below:


    And "Hey Presto" - a charging, sticking SG3 on my Touchstone. The Xgear case would work the best if it did not have the Aluminum backplate. I took it off, and it works, but there is a lot of adhesive gunge to remove.

    The Rearth Ringke case works fine.

    For those interested, I have also fitted the phone with the (discontinued?) Spigen Glas tempered glass scren protector. Fits & works like a gem. While I was using the OB defender, I was not aware just how much responsiveness I was losing! The Spigen Glas is great in that respect (though there is a little "adhesion bubble" (? don't know what else to call it!) right in the center of the screen.

    All-in-all, I am thrilled with my Touchstone-enabled, glass-screen-protected GS3!

    Cheers

    russ

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