08-29-2013 09:40 PM
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  1. vasekvi's Avatar
    Since I already have a couple Palm touchstone chargers from Palm phones I used to have I decided to give this inductive film a try.

    Current price is $25 shipped. Palm touchstones are as low as $15 new.

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=121105143897

    It comes with a clear bumper case which allows the back to be open but I won't use it. I don't recommend using cases like this that have hard surfaces because they will scratch the phone over time. I got a Belkin Surround case for this very reason. Open back and rubber inside ring.







    This is the case I have for it.



    Line it up and you're good to go.



    This is my charger in my car.



    Place the phone on the charger and you'll get a notification of wireless charging.


    Charge rate is 640mA. Which is decent. Should be good enough to keep the phone charged while using GPS.




    Pros:
    No more fiddling with cables at night by the bed or in the car driving.

    No port wear on the USB port (I have a micro usb and 3.5mm headphone plug set on the way to keep dust out of the ports)

    Cons:

    Makes a slight bulge in the case. Not too bad.



    Charge rate not as good as with the stock charger but still better than alot of generic chargers and better than usb.




    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    gypsyritsa likes this.
    06-20-2013 06:55 PM
  2. 1454's Avatar
    Nice setup. Did you have to "tape" it down to the battery side? Or could one stick it to the back cover so it automatically connects when the cover is replaced after a battery change?
    06-25-2013 09:22 PM
  3. vasekvi's Avatar
    Nice setup. Did you have to "tape" it down to the battery side? Or could one stick it to the back cover so it automatically connects when the cover is replaced after a battery change?
    I didn't have to tape it down. I think just lining it up is easier to make sure the contacts are touching before putting the door on. Some of these kits already come installed in the door from what I've seen. But i didnt want to pay extra for another door.

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    06-26-2013 04:18 AM
  4. jaltman's Avatar
    I taped mine to the back of the case, as I swap back covers depending on my schedule and travel. I also have the s-view cover that I use when travelling and its too thick, the magnets wont hold to the touchstone. The charge is slower than the stock charger, but quite acceptable.
    06-26-2013 05:20 AM
  5. STARGATE's Avatar
    Bravo!
    I'm still trying to decide on the HTC One or the Galaxy S4.
    If I go with the GS4 I might as well put to good use my 2 Palm TouchStones from my beloved Palm Prē!


    "If I'm very clever, and I'm more than clever, I'm brilliant! I might just save the World, or rip it apart!"
    ~Doctor Who.
    06-26-2013 06:12 AM
  6. vasekvi's Avatar
    Bravo!
    I'm still trying to decide on the HTC One or the Galaxy S4.
    If I go with the GS4 I might as well put to good use my 2 Palm TouchStones from my beloved Palm Prē!


    "If I'm very clever, and I'm more than clever, I'm brilliant! I might just save the World, or rip it apart!"
    ~Doctor Who.
    May as well. I went and bought these plugs for my headphone jack and microusb port to keep dust and lint out now that I don't need to hardly use the usb port.








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    06-26-2013 09:43 AM
  7. STARGATE's Avatar
    Where'd you get those plugs?

    "If I'm very clever, and I'm more than clever, I'm brilliant! I might just save the World, or rip it apart!"
    ~Doctor Who.
    06-26-2013 03:06 PM
  8. vasekvi's Avatar
    Where'd you get those plugs?

    "If I'm very clever, and I'm more than clever, I'm brilliant! I might just save the World, or rip it apart!"
    ~Doctor Who.
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...3D350791838738

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    06-27-2013 06:02 PM
  9. gypsyritsa's Avatar
    I'm about to switch from my beloved Palm Pre to an Android phone, but so many things seem like steps backwards. Losing my touchstones were a part of that reluctance. Thanks, you just made me feel way better about the changeover!
    gnr_2, vasekvi and Noremacam like this.
    06-29-2013 03:40 PM
  10. gnr_2's Avatar
    I'm about to switch from my beloved Palm Pre to an Android phone, but so many things seem like steps backwards. Losing my touchstones were a part of that reluctance. Thanks, you just made me feel way better about the changeover!
    I feel like so much stuff Palm did eons ago ("apps", stylus, most amazing calender ever which I would buy as an app, accessory keyboards) and everyone else that gets the features now seems to think it's the best thing ever invented. I mean, how long did it take before Google modified the Google calendar app to let you set an end date for recurring appts? Miss Palm so much.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly rooted Sprint Galaxy Nexus
    06-29-2013 04:07 PM
  11. vasekvi's Avatar
    I know it's a shame how Palm was run into the ground. Imagine if HTC bought them back in 2010 and gave it the development and hardware it deserved.

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    gnr_2 and Noremacam like this.
    06-30-2013 12:18 PM
  12. STARGATE's Avatar
    You guys are right! It's a shame!

    I also had some difficulty transitioning from WebOS to Android as a full time user! Heck, I still try to change "cards" by swiping from one side to the other on the gesture area! Only to quickly find out my Photon doesn't have that gesture area :banghead:

    Many things that Apple and others are bringing to the table were here already a while back thanks to Palm! And the worst is that a lot of people believe those features are new! :rolleyes:

    "If I'm very clever, and I'm more than clever, I'm brilliant! I might just save the World, or rip it apart!"
    ~Doctor Who.
    06-30-2013 03:53 PM
  13. gnr_2's Avatar
    You guys are right! It's a shame!

    I also had some difficulty transitioning from WebOS to Android as a full time user! Heck, I still try to change "cards" by swiping from one side to the other on the gesture area! Only to quickly find out my Photon doesn't have that gesture area :banghead:

    Many things that Apple and others are bringing to the table were here already a while back thanks to Palm! And the worst is that a lot of people believe those features are new! :rolleyes:

    "If I'm very clever, and I'm more than clever, I'm brilliant! I might just save the World, or rip it apart!"
    ~Doctor Who.
    Hello! Can we say touchscreen? Argh.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly flashed Sprint Galaxy Nexus with XenonHD
    06-30-2013 05:00 PM
  14. vasekvi's Avatar
    Hello! Can we say touchscreen? Argh.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly flashed Sprint Galaxy Nexus with XenonHD
    Sorry I'm not sure what you're saying exactly. Do you mean to say that a gesture area is unnecessary because you can use the touchscreen?

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    07-01-2013 09:40 AM
  15. gnr_2's Avatar
    Sorry I'm not sure what you're saying exactly. Do you mean to say that a gesture area is unnecessary because you can use the touchscreen?

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    I'm not sure what you're talking about now.

    I'm saying Palm was the one that had touchscreens and everyone felt it was a joke that there was no physical keyboard and you had to use a stylus to type. Now look where we are. If they had developed their first phones to that standard instead of on the BlackBerry model, they might still exist.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly flashed Sprint Galaxy Nexus with XenonHD
    07-02-2013 01:15 PM
  16. vasekvi's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you're talking about now.

    I'm saying Palm was the one that had touchscreens and everyone felt it was a joke that there was no physical keyboard and you had to use a stylus to type. Now look where we are. If they had developed their first phones to that standard instead of on the BlackBerry model, they might still exist.


    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly flashed Sprint Galaxy Nexus with XenonHD
    They don't exist because HP ran Palm into the ground headfirst. There was a slab phone in development although the specs were only average.





    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    Noremacam and gnr_2 like this.
    07-02-2013 02:31 PM
  17. gnr_2's Avatar
    I wish they would try that again. It looks just like my Gnex/Nexus line.

    I guess I'm thinking even before that and they wouldn't have needed to be sold in the first place.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly flashed Sprint Galaxy Nexus with XenonHD
    07-02-2013 02:59 PM
  18. STARGATE's Avatar
    Yup! The Palm Prē 3!
    Shame on Leo Idiotheker and stupid people at HP :banghead:

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using AC Forums mobile app
    gnr_2 likes this.
    07-02-2013 08:13 PM
  19. vasekvi's Avatar
    Yup! The Palm Prē 3!
    Shame on Leo Idiotheker and stupid people at HP :banghead:

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using AC Forums mobile app
    I sold 2 of those to get my S4

    Palm Touchstone Inductive Charging Galaxy S4-uploadfromtaptalk1373040050307.jpg

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    07-05-2013 11:00 AM
  20. STARGATE's Avatar
    I still have my beloved launch day Palm Prē!
    Will never get rid of it, it's tangible history!

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-05-2013 11:46 PM
  21. starbuckk's Avatar
    same here. webOS really was a great system. I had a Pre+ AND a Touchpad. Loved them both and held out as long as I could. I now have a Galaxy Note 10.1 and an S4. Wireless charging and superior multitasking via the card system are the two things I miss most about those devices. I still have my Touchstones for them. I'm tempted to do this mode to my shiny new S4. Wish there was something like that for the Note as well. I bought a docking station. but unbelievably, the whole pad is braced up by the port, making me wonder if it will break at some point.
    07-06-2013 10:22 PM
  22. STARGATE's Avatar
    I also have a PalmPad (TouchPad) and my wife has another one!
    We still use them every day and still love the great Multitasking of WebOS!

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away
    07-07-2013 12:04 AM
  23. jaltman's Avatar
    I too am/was a diehard Palm fan. Need I point out that many of Webos' features have "migrated" to Android because many of Webos' engineers have migrated to Google. I too still have and use my Touchpad, sometimes with webos, sometimes with CM10.1. The beats audio is far better than my nexus 10.

    I have implanted the Palm coil in my stock S4 back cover and still use all my touchstones, but when travelling I use the s-view case, which is too think for the magnets to hold it on.
    07-07-2013 05:55 AM
  24. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I really want to do this for my Active but I am a bit concered about the bowing. Since there is a water seal, I believe that it may break the seal. I am really hoping Samsung releases an official door for the Active!
    07-07-2013 11:51 AM
  25. copasetic's Avatar
    Just curious, what mA+Temp widgets are those? I am new to Android
    07-11-2013 09:38 AM
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