1. dean290000's Avatar
    Does anyone have a cradle for their S5? Unfortunately due to USB 3.0, I can no longer use my favorite cradle/dock which I plugged my phone into and it charged it and held it up as my alarm clock. It also had a back part that charged a second battery which alaso has changed. I use Allarm Clock Plus and have the time Shown in Blue and move around when docked to prevent burn-in.

    I ordered a inexpensive Stand for the S5 off Amazon which holds the phone at the right angle but does not have the charge built in so I just plug it into my USB 3.0 plug and set it on the cradle. It is not ideal but will do for now.

    I am hoping someone comes out with a cradle/dock for the S5 soon that has enough room to plug it in even if you have a thin case on your phone like the one I have for the S3. It would be great too if they make one that also charges a second battery. I could care less about speaker outputs because I use Bluetooth speakers for everything these days.

    If anyone has a recommendation on a S5 cradle then please share!

    Thanks,
    Dean
    04-18-2014 04:20 AM
  2. sirmaru's Avatar
    A Wireless Charging Folio Cover will soon be made available from ATT. It will be exactly like the present Folio Cover but will come with a wireless emitting base to charge the phone without connecting the USB 3.0 Charging / Connecting cable.
    04-18-2014 08:44 AM
  3. debdroid1a's Avatar
    You want horizontal, right?
    I just saw 2 on amazon, but they are vertical holders. Didn't see one for an alarm clock horizontal holder. I'm sure one will pop up. That's how people watch videos too.

    I might get one. I have a genetic dock at work but doesn't support bottom charging. Of course I don't need to charge S5 as much as my old phone.

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    04-18-2014 03:16 PM
  4. dean290000's Avatar
    A Wireless Charging Folio Cover will soon be made available from ATT. It will be exactly like the present Folio Cover but will come with a wireless emitting base to charge the phone without connecting the USB 3.0 Charging / Connecting cable.
    I bought a inexpensive clear case that has a built in kickstand with it. It is actually the best looking case because it does not change the look of the phone much and the kickstand is great. I am real weary of the charging stands they advertise now for the S5 because in the picture many show USB 2.0 Micro connectors. I am going to use my kickstand for now and wait until a good quality dock comes out. I want one really designed for the S5 to hold it up vertically and easy to plug in with some extra space for a thin case.

    Dean
    04-19-2014 10:42 AM
  5. JS_racer's Avatar
    Why does the usb3 prevent the use of your stand. For me it's the flap and lining it up.
    Regular micro usb works just fine, pain in the *** to line up in a dock though.
    Does the phone have a dock screen? Used my gs3 dock with a case daily but it doesn't work for **** with this phone, the flap and trying to line it up is a pain
    04-19-2014 01:02 PM
  6. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Why does the usb3 prevent the use of your stand. For me it's the flap and lining it up.
    Regular micro usb works just fine, pain in the *** to line up in a dock though.
    Does the phone have a dock screen? Used my gs3 dock with a case daily but it doesn't work for **** with this phone, the flap and trying to line it up is a pain
    This is why I don't like docks on Android phones. They are such a pain to dock. One thing Apple got right was their connectors (proprietary or not). Seamless docking. I had one dock last year for my S4 and after a month of use the port was all scratched up.
    04-19-2014 01:25 PM
  7. randun's Avatar
    I've used charging docks, with a slot for an extra battery, by RND for both S3 & S4 & have never had a problem.

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    04-19-2014 02:02 PM
  8. John Nicastro Sr's Avatar
    I purchased a Qi wireless charging pad and circuit card that sticks to S5 battery. I got on Ebay for $19 with free shipping. works great. maybe you could just sit on the Amazon stand.

    What I really like is now I don't worry about opening & closing the USB3 port cover.

    Black QI Standard Wireless Charger Charging Pad+Receiver For Samsung Galaxy S5
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    More than 10 available / 127 sold
    Price:US $18.99 Buy another
    04-19-2014 07:08 PM
  9. dean290000's Avatar
    I purchased a Qi wireless charging pad and circuit card that sticks to S5 battery. I got on Ebay for $19 with free shipping. works great. maybe you could just sit on the Amazon stand.

    What I really like is now I don't worry about opening & closing the USB3 port cover.

    Black QI Standard Wireless Charger Charging Pad+Receiver For Samsung Galaxy S5
    |
    More than 10 available / 127 sold
    Price:US $18.99 Buy another
    The Qi chargers charge too slow for my taste. I use a 4.8a charger both in my car and in the USB plugs I installed in the house. I have 4.8 marked with red while the rest are 2.4a,

    It took forever to charge my Nexus 7 on the Qi as that was the first phone I owned with the Qi built in, I sometimes used the Qi stations at airports just to juice my Tablet up some more especially is a layover somewhere, I went ahead and purchased 5 different USB 3,0 cables just before bought my phone as I only had two that came with USB 3.0 portable hard drives.

    Qi is like WIFI in it is easier to connect to but gavubg a CAT-5 cable plugged in akways gives you a better internet connection,

    Dean
    04-19-2014 10:41 PM

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