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  1. stan23's Avatar
    Got it at my local Verizon store. Its slightly thicker than the non wireless back any questions ask away!
    04-27-2014 07:05 PM
  2. Vsweety's Avatar
    Got it at my local Verizon store. Its slightly thicker than the non wireless back any questions ask away!
    Sounds interesting!
    How about posting a series of pictures from all angles?
    atg284 likes this.
    04-27-2014 07:22 PM
  3. AndyLu's Avatar
    How's the charging? Any faster or slower

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-27-2014 08:16 PM
  4. stan23's Avatar
    Charging seems quick.. about 1-minute=1-percent.

    Here are some photos:









    04-27-2014 08:45 PM
  5. stan23's Avatar
    I had the same s-view non wireless charger prior and this back is definitely thicker.

    Also, the cover keeps closed whereas the non-wireless s-view cover had a problem with the front flap keeping shut.

    As for the charging dock, it blinks green while charging.. Kind of don't like that.
    Jon44 likes this.
    04-27-2014 08:47 PM
  6. JS_racer's Avatar
    So charging is as fast as the oe charger that came with the phone? If so that's great. Though it was slower though.
    Any chance to do like a 10 or 20 min test, checking start time and percent then an ending? It would be great to not mess with the flap any more.

    Thanks for the time.
    04-27-2014 09:04 PM
  7. bembol's Avatar
    Nice.

    Is it available in just a standard back cover?

    SHIFT_pro s5
    04-27-2014 09:06 PM
  8. stan23's Avatar
    So charging is as fast as the oe charger that came with the phone? If so that's great. Though it was slower though.
    Any chance to do like a 10 or 20 min test, checking start time and percent then an ending? It would be great to not mess with the flap any more.

    Thanks for the time.
    It's slower than the OEM USB 3.0 charging cable + 2amp charger.

    But it's on par with the standard microUSB cable + 2amp charger that I had from my older Samsung Note 2.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Nice.

    Is it available in just a standard back cover?

    SHIFT_pro s5
    Not yet... But i'll get that for sure, even though I don't think it will fit with my cases.
    04-27-2014 09:12 PM
  9. SaintDynamicz's Avatar
    This is how I see wireless chargers.

    For Free I can, Charge Faster with USB 3.0, Have some mobility while charging, and a choice of any case I want for my phone.
    But for about $120-$130 i get, Slower Charging, No Mobility while charging, and am forced to use a specific case.

    Can anyone explain to me what the upside of spending the money for one of these is?
    I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm just trying to understand why I should buy this product.
    04-27-2014 09:28 PM
  10. stan23's Avatar
    This is how I see wireless chargers.

    For Free I can, Charge Faster with USB 3.0, Have some mobility while charging, and a choice of any case I want for my phone.
    But for about $120-$130 i get, Slower Charging, No Mobility while charging, and am forced to use a specific case.

    Can anyone explain to me what the upside of spending the money for one of these is?
    I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm just trying to understand why I should buy this product.
    I work in an office, and use my phone a lot. I can kill my phones battery in the course of a day. After using the phone, I can put it on the charging base, and it will continually 'top off'. To top it off, the S5 has that USB flap--which I really hate. I actually like the s-view cover, so having wireless charging is a big bonus for me. Also, I didn't need the Samsung Qi charging base. I actually have a few that I spent $15 bucks on each. I spent $90 today for both units, which is not a big deal.... but YMMV.

    Obviously wireless charging does not appeal to everyone, but after having it on my LG Gpro, I saw how valuable it was for my workday.

    I have several other Qi chargers that I put around the house including the car, and I never have to mess with that USB flap again!
    mcm180 and mc_gusto like this.
    04-27-2014 09:42 PM
  11. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    This is how I see wireless chargers.

    For Free I can, Charge Faster with USB 3.0, Have some mobility while charging, and a choice of any case I want for my phone.
    But for about $120-$130 i get, Slower Charging, No Mobility while charging, and am forced to use a specific case.

    Can anyone explain to me what the upside of spending the money for one of these is?
    I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm just trying to understand why I should buy this product.
    I wonder how long the phone can keep its IP67 rating after opening and closing the USB door during the phone's lifetime.
    Fabian Blandford likes this.
    04-27-2014 09:55 PM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Nice...VERY NICE, gotta get one of these for my Note3.
    04-27-2014 09:58 PM
  13. stan23's Avatar
    correction on the blinking LED while charging using the Samsung charging pad.

    It stays a solid color when charging when using the Samsung 2amp travel charger and cable.
    04-28-2014 12:23 AM
  14. jaltman's Avatar
    I have decided to wait for the charging back cover without the s-view, which is what I had for my S4. Wireless charging is not for everyone, but I have used it since 2010 on my Palm Pre and I love it. Its so easy to just set it down for a quick top up or overnight for a full charge. It has never mattered to me that it is somewhat slower.

    I had the S-View for the S4 also and ended up only using it while traveling,Since I dont travel that much I am going to just skip it this time around. My wife, OTOH, got the S4 as a hand me down, loves the S-View and doesn't care for the wireless charging. So YMMV is the correct answer.
    04-28-2014 05:23 AM
  15. Spunjer's Avatar
    YMMV = Your Momma Might Vomit?
    no seriously, what the hell is YMMV???
    04-28-2014 05:46 AM
  16. bigmouthmedia's Avatar
    Your Mileage May Vary - ie, everyone's experience is different
    geekaren likes this.
    04-28-2014 06:43 AM
  17. dusty78's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the charging back plate will work with other cases? The touch stone charger is something I miss from my old Palm Pre days

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-28-2014 07:53 AM
  18. ibcop's Avatar
    I work in an office, and use my phone a lot. I can kill my phones battery in the course of a day. After using the phone, I can put it on the charging base, and it will continually 'top off'. To top it off, the S5 has that USB flap--which I really hate. I actually like the s-view cover, so having wireless charging is a big bonus for me. Also, I didn't need the Samsung Qi charging base. I actually have a few that I spent $15 bucks on each. I spent $90 today for both units, which is not a big deal.... but YMMV.

    Obviously wireless charging does not appeal to everyone, but after having it on my LG Gpro, I saw how valuable it was for my workday.

    I have several other Qi chargers that I put around the house including the car, and I never have to mess with that USB flap again!
    So you can't charge with a A/C plug or a USB cable to a computer to continually "top off"?
    04-28-2014 09:34 AM
  19. ibcop's Avatar
    This is how I see wireless chargers.

    For Free I can, Charge Faster with USB 3.0, Have some mobility while charging, and a choice of any case I want for my phone.
    But for about $120-$130 i get, Slower Charging, No Mobility while charging, and am forced to use a specific case.

    Can anyone explain to me what the upside of spending the money for one of these is?
    I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm just trying to understand why I should buy this product.
    This is my thought process. Don't want to use a cable to charge but the wiress charging pad has to be plugged in. To each his (or her) own i guess.

    I personally think the flip cover case is just plain awful. So you have to flip the front cover back to make a "normal" (without hands free) call???
    04-28-2014 09:36 AM
  20. cardboard60's Avatar
    Carry my phone in a case and belt clip.
    I don't work in a office so it is of no good to me for a charging system like that.
    04-28-2014 09:49 AM
  21. stan23's Avatar
    No, you can swipe the front window to answer calls and leave the flap closed.
    04-28-2014 10:04 AM
  22. ibcop's Avatar
    No, you can swipe the front window to answer calls and leave the flap closed.
    Cool. What about taking photos?
    04-28-2014 10:08 AM
  23. stan23's Avatar
    So you can't charge with a A/C plug or a USB cable to a computer to continually "top off"?
    I personally cant stand that usb flap. Of course I can plug in the phone manually. I see wireless charging as one of those minor conveniences that adds up over time. My car has one of those new keyless systems where I can open the doors and start the car without ever having to touch my car key. I like it so much that I doubt ill buy another car without this feature now.

    Again YMMV
    04-28-2014 10:10 AM
  24. stan23's Avatar
    Cool. What about taking photos?
    Yes, you can start the camera app and take a photo without ever opening the flap.
    04-28-2014 10:11 AM
  25. jaltman's Avatar
    So you can't charge with a A/C plug or a USB cable to a computer to continually "top off"?
    Does anyone know if the charging back plate will work with other cases? The touch stone charger is something I miss from my old Palm Pre days


    Posted via Android Central App
    @ibcop, yes, of course you can, but its very convenient to walk into the office, set the phone down and have it be charging with no further action required. So too to pick it up and walk out and not have to deal with cables or lil doors, etc.
    @dusty the charging back is definitely thicker than the standard back. On my S4, sufficiently so that it would not fit in an Otterbox case. You may want to wait for them to appear in retail stores to check a particular case. The palm charger was a different standard than the QI one is use by Samsung, I implanted a Palm coil into a Samsung back cover a few years ago on my S3, but have since moved to the more modern standard. I miss the magnets that would hold the Palm on the touchstone.
    STARGATE and kjb92071 like this.
    04-28-2014 10:14 AM
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