1. thehatguy's Avatar
    Just saw this on Engadget.

    Samsung unleashes Galaxy S 4 wireless charging kit in the US for $90
    By Mariella Moon posted Jun 06 2013 at 09:36PM


    Wireless charging sounds mighty convenient if you regularly deal with a jungle of wires, doesn't it? Samsung's wireless charging kit for the S 4 is one option now that it's available in the US. It uses the Qi wireless charging standard, so if you already have a Qi charger, all you'll need to do is grab the backplate for $39.99. Otherwise, you can also snag the charging pad for $49.99. Hit the source for more info if you're convinced this is what you've been waiting for your whole S 4-using life. The components don't seem to be in stock right now -- we couldn't add them to our cart -- but even if you get lucky, you might want to hold off on clicking that Buy Now button until you've seen its alternatives.
    06-06-2013 10:22 PM
  2. planoman's Avatar
    If you register your S4 on Samsung.com you will also get a 50% off coupon code which you can use for these accessories either single or together. I might pick up the back only since I have a charging pad already.
    06-06-2013 10:26 PM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    Ordered the black charging back tonight from Samsung.com using the 50% off coupon. Was $20 and $25 with tax and shipping. Not bad.
    06-12-2013 11:43 PM
  4. spyderrc10gt2's Avatar
    would this work with an otter box on the phone? or does the charging pad and back plate have to be touching eachother to achieve a charge?
    06-14-2013 11:43 AM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    would this work with an otter box on the phone? or does the charging pad and back plate have to be touching eachother to achieve a charge?
    No, it will work through case although I am not certain it will through a Otterbox case. I have charged my Nexus 4 and Note 2 through a Seido Surface case and TPU cases.

    The issue is this charging back makes the S4 a few mm's thicker and many existing cases will probably not fit. So we may be waiting on a new round of cases.
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    06-14-2013 11:48 AM
  6. spyderrc10gt2's Avatar
    No, it will work through case although I am not certain it will through a Otterbox case. I have charged my Nexus 4 and Note 2 through a Seido Surface case and TPU cases.

    The issue is this charging back makes the S4 a few mm's thicker and many exixting cases will probably not fit. So we may be waiting on a new round of cases.
    ahh man, already made the mistake of buying 2 cases that i ended up not liking so i just bought this otterbox. not going to purchase a fourth case just to get wireless charging. wonder if any place like best buy would carry the wireless charging pad/back? that way i could easily return it if it doesn't work
    06-14-2013 12:04 PM
  7. planoman's Avatar
    ahh man, already made the mistake of buying 2 cases that i ended up not liking so i just bought this otterbox. not going to purchase a fourth case just to get wireless charging. wonder if any place like best buy would carry the wireless charging pad/back? that way i could easily return it if it doesn't work
    It probably will eventually especially if they have a Samsung space in the store.
    06-14-2013 12:19 PM

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