04-20-2015 09:21 AM
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  1. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Just purchased 2. Anyone know what the size of the portable battery is?
    I don't remember where I saw but it's pretty small, I think under 2000mah.

    I received mine yesterday. Unfortunately no S6 yet but I tried it with my S3 with the back and it was really nice. I only tried it briefly but the battery went up a few % within 5-10 mins so I know it works. One nice thing that it has with the S3 that I doubt it will have with the S6 is a magnet so it really helps the phone align with the charger and you feel it grip your phone into place. Would love if this was built into the S6, but doubt it.

    One thing holding me back from buying more is the sound it makes. Not that it's a bad sound, but that there is a sound. I'd like to have it by my bed and would like to be able to grab my phone on and off when in silent mode and not have it make noises. I'm not sure this is possible on this unit. If I can find a way online to turn that off or to clip a wire easily I may buy more. Can't beat it for $9.

    It does look and feel premium. This was once a $100 product, that isn't just an Inflated MSRP. If the sound doesn't bother you, definitely pick this up.
    03-31-2015 06:32 AM
  2. kcguy76's Avatar
    As multiple sources confirm that this is a PMA charger, yes. If no one explicitly confirms it here, give me the 48 hours I hope it won't take more than for my S6 Edge to arrive so that I can do so for you.
    That would be awesome if you could test and let us know how it works!
    03-31-2015 09:13 AM
  3. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I received mine today and it works with my S6. For some reason, I do have to put my S6 on the left side of the device for it to charge. If I put it on the right, the S6 just says wireless charging paused; however, the battery pack charges fine on the right side. Can't complain for $10.

    One warning, the bottom block strips on the device have a sticky feel to them if you pull off the plastic. Might not bother you, but I didn't like the way it stuck to my desk so I put the plastic strips back on. Might want to avoid removing them if you don't what that sticky side.
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    03-31-2015 11:40 AM
  4. warpdrive's Avatar
    Will this for sure work with the gs6 without any special case?
    Yes, the phone has built in wireless charging in both standards

    Posted via Android Central App
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    03-31-2015 11:44 AM
  5. DWS44's Avatar
    One thing holding me back from buying more is the sound it makes. Not that it's a bad sound, but that there is a sound.
    What kind of sound does it make? Something constant, or just when it connects, or what?

    I received mine yesterday, but haven't opened it since I won't have the S6 for a while.
    03-31-2015 01:43 PM
  6. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I received mine today and it works with my S6. For some reason, I do have to put my S6 on the left side of the device for it to charge. If I put it on the right, the S6 just says wireless charging paused; however, the battery pack charges fine on the right side. Can't complain for $10.

    One warning, the bottom block strips on the device have a sticky feel to them if you pull off the plastic. Might not bother you, but I didn't like the way it stuck to my desk so I put the plastic strips back on. Might want to avoid removing them if you don't what that sticky side.
    That's weird that it only works on one side. Is the S6 magnetized like the battery pack is? It gives it that nice feel of a good connection. I doubt it is, but wanted to confirm.

    What kind of sound does it make? Something constant, or just when it connects, or what?

    I received mine yesterday, but haven't opened it since I won't have the S6 for a while.
    No, it's a pleasant sound and it's only when it connects from my very limited trial. Unfortunately I don't want any noise from the one that is next to my bed.
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    03-31-2015 02:06 PM
  7. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    That's weird that it only works on one side. Is the S6 magnetized like the battery pack is? It gives it that nice feel of a good connection. I doubt it is, but wanted to confirm.
    Not that I can tell, but I did put back on a case so that might be interfering with the magnet. I'll still be picking up the Samsung charger once it is available since Samsung gives you a 50% off an accessory coupon with the new phone.
    03-31-2015 02:09 PM
  8. Gothamoddisee's Avatar
    After just about 12 hours of use I can safely confirm that the Duracell Powermat is an amazing accessory for the Galaxy s6. Using the s6 edge with it is super simple once you figure out the sweet spots, for instance you CAN line it up on either side of the Powermat, it's as simple as lining it up length wise and using the camera bulge as a guide. Once the camera hits the edge and the phone stops sliding into place the charging begins. It's actually extremely easy to do on either side and offers the greatest amount of surface for the phone to rest on. It may be helpful to know that some of the phone will still be hanging off the side, I'd say approximately one and a half inches of one side. Using this method you will also notice an extremely subtle magnetic effect, which will be most noticeable when you're lifting the phone up and off the mat.

    As for charging speed I can't be more precise right now, but I was at 18% battery and two and a half hours later when I returned to my phone I was at 100%. I don't know about anyone here but that is more than enough for me for a bedside charger.

    The one complication as has already been pointed out is the sound it makes once you connect or disconnect. I think that I'll get used to it, but not sure if anyone else you share your bed with will agree.
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    04-02-2015 08:06 AM
  9. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    After just about 12 hours of use I can safely confirm that the Duracell Powermat is an amazing accessory for the Galaxy s6. Using the s6 edge with it is super simple once you figure out the sweet spots, for instance you CAN line it up on either side of the Powermat, it's as simple as lining it up length wise and using the camera bulge as a guide. Once the camera hits the edge and the phone stops sliding into place the charging begins. It's actually extremely easy to do on either side and offers the greatest amount of surface for the phone to rest on. It may be helpful to know that some of the phone will still be hanging off the side, I'd say approximately one and a half inches of one side. Using this method you will also notice an extremely subtle magnetic effect, which will be most noticeable when you're lifting the phone up and off the mat.

    As for charging speed I can't be more precise right now, but I was at 18% battery and two and a half hours later when I returned to my phone I was at 100%. I don't know about anyone here but that is more than enough for me for a bedside charger.

    The one complication as has already been pointed out is the sound it makes once you connect or disconnect. I think that I'll get used to it, but not sure if anyone else you share your bed with will agree.
    Thanks for the review. I already own one and I'm thinking about if I want to have another one. That's awesome that it seems to line up well with the camera. Trying to find the sweet spot was one of the things I was worried about, and it's a nice coincidence that the camera bulge seems to line it up just right. Unfortunately the connect/disconnect sound is enough to make it unusable in my bedroom and at my work. I already have one of these to use somewhere else in the house, so I can't really think of another need for me. I may pick up a couple for family members though.

    Awesome to see that you got a full charge that fast. Even if it's only half as fast as the quick charger, that's still pretty fast.
    04-02-2015 08:41 AM
  10. Gothamoddisee's Avatar
    Thankfully the sound is not an impediment to its use for me, but I can totally see how it would be for others. Perhaps it would make a good charger for the living room where there isn't an expectation of quietude. The additional battery pack works with the phone, several of my Bluetooth devices and my iPod touch, it really makes this package a no-brainer for me. I'm so grateful to the original poster for sharing their discovery!
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    04-02-2015 08:49 AM
  11. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Thankfully the sound is not an impediment to its use for me, but I can totally see how it would be for others. Perhaps it would make a good charger for the living room where there isn't an expectation of quietude. The additional battery pack that works with the phone several of my Bluetooth devices and my iPod really makes this device a no-brainer for me. I'm so grateful to the original poster for sharing their discovery!
    I'm feeling ambitious. I'm going to try tonight to take it apart and hopefully the speaker will be easy to locate and I can clip the wire and put it back together. If that is the case, I will be ordering a ton of these things. If I break it, I lost $9. I'll report back with my results.



    This is a different version, but it's still the Duracell Powermat. At 13:32 mark he does confirm that the round piece is the speaker and snipping those wires would be super easy. Only issue will be getting the back off...hopefully it will be easy. Getting excited to give this a shot tonight!
    04-02-2015 08:59 AM
  12. Gothamoddisee's Avatar
    Wow, it'd be brilliant if you could sort this out. Good luck!
    04-02-2015 09:15 AM
  13. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Wow, it'd be brilliant if you could sort this out. Good luck!
    Thanks. After looking at some more videos on YouTube it looks like it's going to be super easy. Unfortunately I can't find this exact version but all the other versions just have screws on the bottom. That way I don't have to deal with a hair dryer and ungluing anything. Do you have yours with you so you can check the bottom to see? If not, no big deal, I'll check tonight.
    04-02-2015 09:21 AM
  14. Gothamoddisee's Avatar
    No screws visible, but there does appear to be two small tabs that could be used to separate the top from the bottom.
    04-02-2015 09:25 AM
  15. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    No screws visible, but there does appear to be two small tabs that could be used to separate the top from the bottom.
    Of course they couldn't make it easy on me!! I'll give it a shot this evening and post my results.
    04-02-2015 09:33 AM
  16. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    So I got antsy and decided to go home on my lunch break to try this out. Good news! I was able to successfully and most importantly EASILY remove the speaker. So here we go:

    There are 4 screws keeping this thing together. They are all hidden at the very ends of the black rubber material. GENTLY lift up the edges so you can access the screws. I say gently because I was not gentle at all and had a couple kind of stretch out on me. Not a huge deal since I'm never looking at the bottom, but if you want this to be pristine, be gentle.
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Wireless charger steal!-20150402_122521.jpg

    Now, the screws will all have some type of plastic material over them that is clear. My guess is this is some type of glue or something to keep the rubber in place or maybe to keep the screws from moving. I had no issue just sticking my screwdriver through it and unscrewing. Do not bother trying to scrape around and remove the clear plastic, it's a waste of time and you'll probably be more harm than good. The screws just need to be lose, you DO NOT need them to be removed all the way. The plastic actually is nice because it lets you unscrew but it keeps the screw in place for when you put it back together. Be gentle with the screws, the plastic piece on the inside that the screw goes into is garbage and I broke a couple of them. Like I said earlier, I was not careful and gentle at all throughout this process so with a little care yours will turn out much better.

    After you have loosened all the screws, it will easily detach. This is what it will look like:

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Wireless charger steal!-20150402_122754.jpg
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Wireless charger steal!-20150402_122822.jpg

    So now you have it all disassembled, just pull off the speaker which is the circular shaped one. Do NOT disconnect the other one, that is the charging port.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Wireless charger steal!-20150402_122835.jpg

    So now that you have yanked out the speaker, you have to put it back together. The only semi-tricky part is getting the charging port put back in to the right spot. You have to make sure it fits perfectly into the little slot on the top piece. I was able to get it just right after a couple tries. If you have issues, I don't see any reason why using a little bit of tape or glue on the plastic casing to hold it in right would hurt.

    After you have it in, close the cover and tighten the screws and then pull back the black sticky rubber over them. As you can see with mine, the rubber ends aren't perfect but that's because I was trying to get this done in 10 minutes over my lunch break. You can do a much better job with a little bit of patience. But here it is, back together and working fine and no annoying chime noises!!!

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Wireless charger steal!-20150402_123153.jpg
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Wireless charger steal!-20150402_123736.jpg

    I'll be ordering a few more of these. Can't beat them for $9. Hope you find this helpful! And no, these pictures were not taken with the Galaxy S6. They were taken with it's great grandfather, the Galaxy S3.
    04-02-2015 12:14 PM
  17. Gray Area's Avatar
    Got my 2, I feel I should have got 3 lol my cousin was over with his iPhone 4s so I gave him the case and tried out the charging, works great. He was happy because now he can charge his phone with a regular mini usb with that case on, which is great because he won't be taking my wireless charger lol.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
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    04-02-2015 05:50 PM
  18. briggy79's Avatar
    Just ordered 2, thanks for the tip!
    04-02-2015 06:05 PM
  19. kcguy76's Avatar
    After just about 12 hours of use I can safely confirm that the Duracell Powermat is an amazing accessory for the Galaxy s6. Using the s6 edge with it is super simple once you figure out the sweet spots, for instance you CAN line it up on either side of the Powermat, it's as simple as lining it up length wise and using the camera bulge as a guide. Once the camera hits the edge and the phone stops sliding into place the charging begins. It's actually extremely easy to do on either side and offers the greatest amount of surface for the phone to rest on. It may be helpful to know that some of the phone will still be hanging off the side, I'd say approximately one and a half inches of one side. Using this method you will also notice an extremely subtle magnetic effect, which will be most noticeable when you're lifting the phone up and off the mat.

    As for charging speed I can't be more precise right now, but I was at 18% battery and two and a half hours later when I returned to my phone I was at 100%. I don't know about anyone here but that is more than enough for me for a bedside charger.

    The one complication as has already been pointed out is the sound it makes once you connect or disconnect. I think that I'll get used to it, but not sure if anyone else you share your bed with will agree.
    Would you mind snapping a pic of how the phone rests on the charger to charge? Also, sounds like you have confirmed it will work on both sides of the charger, correct? Thanks in advance!
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    04-02-2015 06:19 PM
  20. Gray Area's Avatar
    couldn't resist, ordered 1 more the Galaxy s3 version. that way my 2yr old can have a case for her Galaxy s3 ☺

    Posted from my Monster Galaxy Note 10.1 via Android Central App
    04-02-2015 09:31 PM
  21. quietkvj's Avatar
    Wow, you guys are great! I ordered one yesterday to test, but now I will be ordering more today because you have done all of the leg work!
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    04-03-2015 06:41 AM
  22. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Wow, you guys are great! I ordered one yesterday to test, but now I will be ordering more today because you have done all of the leg work!
    I'll have 4 of them and I may order a few more to give away to family members who otherwise would be the type of people to have the S6 for 2 years and never know that it was possible to charge it wirelessly.
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    04-03-2015 07:04 AM
  23. Gray Area's Avatar
    I'll have 4 of them and I may order a few more to give away to family members who otherwise would be the type of people to have the S6 for 2 years and never know that it was possible to charge it wirelessly.
    Hilarious! But so true about most smartphone owners

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
    04-03-2015 07:39 AM
  24. quietkvj's Avatar
    I'll have 4 of them and I may order a few more to give away to family members who otherwise would be the type of people to have the S6 for 2 years and never know that it was possible to charge it wirelessly.
    So true! Now, I need to order a couple more!
    04-03-2015 07:54 AM
  25. Raymond Elliott's Avatar
    Anyone tried this using a case? I plan on using a Spigen case but don't want to have to remove the case to charge.
    04-03-2015 10:34 AM
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