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  1. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    True, but hey they are just 9.99 ☺ basically the price of your basic non-otterbox phone case. If 2yrs from now you upgrade and it no longer supports pma then at least your not loosing a big chunk of investment.

    However I do hope Samsung keeps with universal wireless support and don't dump pma later like SD cards etc...

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
    I think the fact that Starbucks stores use PMA will help keep it along longer. Without that, it would be dead shortly. But like you said, for this price, I don't care. It will work just fine for me for the 2 years or so I have this phone. Even if it was Qi, I bet 2 years from now there will be a faster version of Qi or something that would end up making you want to upgrade anyways.
    Gray Area likes this.
    04-06-2015 01:11 PM
  2. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    Not sure if my pad is faulty or not, but it doesn't work when I put a case on my phone (Speck Candyshell case). However, my old Nexus 5 wireless charger does work with the case on so the case can technically work with wireless charging, but doesn't work with the duracell pad.
    04-06-2015 01:13 PM
  3. feedmeccc's Avatar
    I must be doing something wrong, I'm trying everything with and without case and I can't seem to get my S4 to charge on here. Hopefully when my S6 comes I have no issues.
    04-06-2015 03:45 PM
  4. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I must be doing something wrong, I'm trying everything with and without case and I can't seem to get my S4 to charge on here. Hopefully when my S6 comes I have no issues.
    Does your S4 support wiress charging? If it does, does it support PMA wireless charging?
    04-06-2015 03:48 PM
  5. feedmeccc's Avatar
    Does your S4 support wiress charging? If it does, does it support PMA wireless charging?
    I'm assuming it doesn't, but really have no idea
    04-06-2015 03:52 PM
  6. warpdrive's Avatar
    I must be doing something wrong, I'm trying everything with and without case and I can't seem to get my S4 to charge on here. Hopefully when my S6 comes I have no issues.
    If you have a normal wireless back, it is not PMA but Qi. You'll need a PMA insert attached to the back door for it to work.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-06-2015 03:56 PM
  7. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Not sure if my pad is faulty or not, but it doesn't work when I put a case on my phone (Speck Candyshell case). However, my old Nexus 5 wireless charger does work with the case on so the case can technically work with wireless charging, but doesn't work with the duracell pad.
    Interesting. Can anybody with a phone and this charger confirm or deny this?
    04-06-2015 04:42 PM
  8. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Anybody else able to try this charger with the S6 in a case? I was able to charge the extended battery when I put a case in between it, but that doesn't necessarily mean the S6 will be the same. I'd really like to know before ordering more and giving them out to family as gifts.
    04-07-2015 03:27 PM
  9. Gray Area's Avatar
    Interesting. Can anybody with a phone and this charger confirm or deny this?
    I will have my s6 edge with spigen crystal case this afternoon and will report. But note, I have a caseology clear case on my s5 (not wireless charging) but I sat it on the charger just to hold it and the magnet pulls the phone to the charger and puts it to sleep after a few seconds like a magnetic case does (think old BlackBerry pouches). Idk if that gives any indication but I feel if the magnet pulls the phone down through a case the charging current should go through too.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
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    04-08-2015 08:19 AM
  10. Gray Area's Avatar
    Anybody else able to try this charger with the S6 in a case? I was able to charge the extended battery when I put a case in between it, but that doesn't necessarily mean the S6 will be the same. I'd really like to know before ordering more and giving them out to family as gifts.
    It works with spigen crystal clear case

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
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    04-08-2015 06:54 PM
  11. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    It works with spigen crystal clear case

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
    Phew! Glad to hear. I was worried that I bought 4 of these things and they were going to turn out worthless. I plan on using a thin case so I'm sure it will be fine for me as well, but maybe others that use thicker cases like the guy above will have issues. Can you comment on how strong the connection appears? I know that with the external battery pack it gives a nice solid magnetic grip. I'm sure it's not as good with the S6, especially with a case, but is it very difficult to get it to line up and get a charge? Or is it simple if you charge it the way you did in the picture and line it up with the lens on the edge?
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    04-08-2015 08:52 PM
  12. Gray Area's Avatar
    Phew! Glad to hear. I was worried that I bought 4 of these things and they were going to turn out worthless. I plan on using a thin case so I'm sure it will be fine for me as well, but maybe others that use thicker cases like the guy above will have issues. Can you comment on how strong the connection appears? I know that with the external battery pack it gives a nice solid magnetic grip. I'm sure it's not as good with the S6, especially with a case, but is it very difficult to get it to line up and get a charge? Or is it simple if you charge it the way you did in the picture and line it up with the lens on the edge?
    Actually the magnetic grip is pretty strong, however you do have to fiddle around to find the right spot for the charging to start. Mine doesn't line up perfectly with the camera but if you put the center of the back of the phone right on one of the little circles for the charging port it usually will line up just right which does have the camera slightly off of the charger

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-08-2015 09:39 PM
  13. Gray Area's Avatar
    It seems that it varies with chargers on 1 of my chargers it does charge with a case but on another I have to take the case off, which isn't ideal at all.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-08-2015 11:59 PM
  14. wrmoore47's Avatar
    I got my charger yesterday. It charges the little battery that comes with it just fine, but I have not been able to get it to charge my GS6 with the Spigen Ultra Hybrid Crystal Clear case. However, my wife has an iPhone 4s, and it looks like it will do fine for that. I didn't realize that the charger came with a charging case for the 4s.
    04-09-2015 05:46 AM
  15. Gray Area's Avatar
    I got my charger yesterday. It charges the little battery that comes with it just fine, but I have not been able to get it to charge my GS6 with the Spigen Ultra Hybrid Crystal Clear case. However, my wife has an iPhone 4s, and it looks like it will do fine for that. I didn't realize that the charger came with a charging case for the 4s.
    I have 3 chargers and the same case (see pic above) it charges perfectly fine when placed carefully on 2 chargers but 1 doesn't, I have to take the case off for it to work. Idk what's the difference in chargers. It appears to be hit or miss.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-09-2015 06:53 AM
  16. Gray Area's Avatar
    I've determined the duracell wireless charging pushes about 350mah and charges at a speed of around 25-30% per hr.

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
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    04-09-2015 02:52 PM
  17. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    That's all? Well dang, I was thinking it would at least get 700.
    04-09-2015 05:41 PM
  18. anacrusis's Avatar
    Would this charger charge 2 S6's?
    04-09-2015 06:28 PM
  19. radisri's Avatar
    Mine will not charge with an otterbox defender case on.
    04-09-2015 07:12 PM
  20. jcstek's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Thought I would let you in on a steal of a deal for wireless chargers for the S6/S6E. While you do get the charger for free from Best Buy when you buy from them, if you don't want to deal with them there is an amazing offer on Amazon.

    Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Power System for iPhone 4/4s - Black (or White) are only 9.99 on Amazon with prime. I can't link it due to being a newer member (I've been commenting on article for years but not the forums, go figure) but it should rather easy to find.

    Thank goodness for the fact that the S6/S6E has both Qi and PMA is amazing and for 9.99 I bought three of them for the different rooms in my house and work.
    Any reason to get the iPhone one over the one for the GS3? They seem like identical products.
    04-09-2015 07:57 PM
  21. Gray Area's Avatar
    Any reason to get the iPhone one over the one for the GS3? They seem like identical products.
    I've got both, no difference other then the case that comes with it

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    04-09-2015 09:31 PM
  22. Gray Area's Avatar
    That's all? Well dang, I was thinking it would at least get 700.
    Yeah its slow but perfect for in the office or in your bedroom overnight. Today in my office it went from 25% to 90% in 2hr 45min. During that time I received and responded to several texts and played clash of clans for 15 minutes all while never lifting the phone off the charger.

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    04-09-2015 09:37 PM
  23. Hillard_'s Avatar
    Wireless charging works well without a case. But with a case, such as the Spigen and Obliq tough armor, it does not work at all.
    04-09-2015 11:46 PM
  24. monkmullen's Avatar
    Wireless charging works well without a case. But with a case, such as the Spigen and Obliq tough armor, it does not work at all.
    Are you saying it doesn't work with the Duracell chargers, or that you can't wirelessly charge with any case/charger?
    04-10-2015 05:08 PM
  25. briggy79's Avatar
    I have two of the Duracell chargers and the Spigen Neo Hybrid CC case. One charger works with the phone and one does not. Also, the one that does work is rather touchy to line up the phone with the charger. They were cheap but if I were starting over I would get something else.
    04-10-2015 06:16 PM
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