1. JayInNJ's Avatar
    I picked up the wireless charging receiver off of eBay (the $12 variety) that slips between the current back cover and the battery. Then bought some cheap qi pads and it is working great. The pads go for about 28. The only negative is waiting for them to arrive from China. Much cheaper and better solution than the Samsung solution.
    06-18-2013 06:39 AM
  2. videian's Avatar
    Can you post a link of eBay piece?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    06-18-2013 07:46 AM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    Do you use nfc and does it work?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337
    06-18-2013 08:41 AM
  4. JayInNJ's Avatar
    I haven't found a use for nfc yet so I haven't been able to try it. On my previous phone (a blackberry) I only had one opportunity to use it with an ad like qrc. I will post some links and maybe video later. These devices are all over eBay for the s4 and the charger pad is standard.
    06-18-2013 11:30 AM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    My OEM Samsung charging back was home when I got home today. Good news is my CIMO TPU Case still fits well enough over the back to use. Actually the back gives a nice feel to the S4. The case fits well enough for my to use with my Seidio holster or in my pocket. Not a perfect fit on the sides but usable!

    I am pretty excited to have my S4 on my desk charging and if I have to pick it up to use it I do not have to worry about a cord being attached and when I am done, place it back on the mat and charge away! Also NFC works fine as I have already tested it with my tags!
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    06-18-2013 06:06 PM
  6. ar_garza's Avatar
    I just ordered one of these. Can you post a picture of the back and side of the phone? I'm just want to see if makes the back warp or bend out.
    06-19-2013 12:20 PM
  7. JayInNJ's Avatar
    To follow-up, yes NFC works fine. Finally used it with the S-Beam function to send a picture. I ended up buying 3 charger pads, put one in my office, one in the bedroom and one on my nightstand. While at work I just set it down to charge instead of my desk. Phone is basically always at 100%. I haven't plugged it in for weeks. The 3 charger pads, plus the receiver cost about the same as one OEM samsung charger plus new cover with receiver. Plus the phone isn't any thicker since I am still using the original cover.
    07-11-2013 10:33 AM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I heard that charge 2X slower than the plug one, which is why I didnt get one
    07-11-2013 11:03 AM
  9. JayInNJ's Avatar
    They are around 600mA to 750mA. Yes slower, however if charging over night or just leaving on your desk throughout the day, no big deal. I like the convenience and low wear and tear on the usb port. I have had the usb ports go on multiple devices from all the stress.
    07-11-2013 12:11 PM

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