05-14-2015 06:25 PM
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  1. silverthornne's Avatar
    So how's it going for those that have used wireless charging stands or mats with their devices? I, for one, am extremely underwhelmed. I used to have a Palm Pre and loved the Touchstone and thought that I'd have at least a comparable experience if I got wireless charging accessories for the S6, but there is no comparison so far. The Pre and the Touchstone are far better than either of the two wireless chargers I've tried and the S6. The Pre and the Touchstone had very powerful magnets and I didn't even need to align the device to it, as the magnet took care of that but that's not the case with the Qi-enabled charging Firstway stand that I got or the Duracell Powermat that I also acquired. I need to align the phone carefully to get it to charge and it loses alignment quite easily. With the stand it's a bigger issue as the phone seems to need a very specific spot, even though the thing supposedly has 3 coils so it's more consistent, according to the product.

    So maybe it's that I have a finicky phone, or that the chargers that I bought are not good enough, so that's why I wonder how has it worked for those that have also tried to charge their S6 with wireless chargers.
    04-28-2015 12:51 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    The one I use has no issues. It has 3 coils and I just drop it on the pad... Always initiates the charge.

    Edit - here is what I use.


    CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger 3-Coils Wide Charging Area Wireles... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JA7HNZO/...cUvbUpU4392657
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    04-28-2015 01:09 PM
  3. cohoman's Avatar
    I've got the Duracell Powermat, PowerBot, and CHOE wireless chargers. The Powermat is my least favorite, since you have to carefully it the sweet spot when you place the S6 on it. I use the CHOE charger on my desk, and I just place my S6 on the pad so the centers align. No issues with connectivity. Same for the PowerBot, which I use in my car. I just put the center of my S6 in the center of the PowerBot, and it connects and charges.
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    04-28-2015 01:09 PM
  4. silverthornne's Avatar
    I'll probably try that one then.
    04-28-2015 01:38 PM
  5. Amishtech's Avatar
    I love the wireless charging. I never have an issue with it. I know its a slower charge but I typically only use it for overnight charging but thinking of getting another one for work. My phone just sits center on the pad which is made to be the same size as the phone. I purchased a Itian™ Qi Wireless Charger K8 for Samsung Galaxy S6. Purchased it on Amazon for $10 including Prime Shipping.
    04-28-2015 01:45 PM
  6. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    +1 for the charger that Almeuit mentioned. I got the Duracell powermat and it was terrible, but it was so cheap. I got the CHOE and it works perfectly. Like he said, 3 coils, just drop it on and it starts charging. My only complaint is the charging light is too bright for me so I had to cover that so I could sleep better at night.
    04-28-2015 02:34 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Haven't had an issue with my OEM charging pad. I have an Otterbox Defender case on it.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-28-2015 02:49 PM
  8. MHBlink8's Avatar
    The one I use has no issues. It has 3 coils and I just drop it on the pad... Always initiates the charge.

    Edit - here is what I use.


    CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger 3-Coils Wide Charging Area Wireles... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JA7HNZO/...cUvbUpU4392917
    I bought two of these, one for home and one for work, and I have never had an issue with it. Just lay it on and it's good to go. I know there are cheaper ones out there, but I didn't want to the hassle of aligning my phone.
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    04-28-2015 03:07 PM
  9. Nidwow's Avatar
    I bought two of CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger 3-Coils as well. 3 Coils is really nice. Lay and forget, woke up and I'm ready to roll.


    I find that charging indicator kind of bright as well but there is not a black sharpie cannot fix


    BTW, my S6 is wraparound with Otterbox Defender case, no issue here.
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    04-28-2015 03:35 PM
  10. silverthornne's Avatar
    04-29-2015 09:51 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ah yeah doesn't look good. I don't trust products on Amazon usually if they have no reviews .. Unless it is a company I know / trust and it is just a new product or something like that.
    04-29-2015 10:09 AM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    My cheap $8 one I ordered from Amazon shipped from China works fine with my moto 360 but with my S6 it randomly disconnects or pauses when charging wireless. The pad is small so I'm sure the problem is more the charger than the phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-29-2015 10:25 AM
  13. loraque's Avatar
    I bought two old (cheap) powermats and I have the stock samsung Qi charger. The powermats are junk by comparison; very sensitive to placement and the magnets do not assist. In addition, even a small thin case prevents those chargers from working at all. The samsung charger works fine, but it is finnicky on placement (until you know just where to put it),. but the raised platform if makes your phone sit on is pretty dumb. If I stumble into the nightstand at night and knock it off kilter half an inch, it will probably stop charging.

    Looking at the good one linked here now .
    04-29-2015 10:43 AM
  14. brushrop03's Avatar
    How fast does the CHOE Stadium Qi charge compared to normal charging?
    04-29-2015 10:54 AM
  15. toy4x's Avatar
    I'm still using the Nokia dt-900 that I was using on my HTC DNA. It works perfectly with a Verus case with no issues.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    04-29-2015 11:06 AM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    How fast does the CHOE Stadium Qi charge compared to normal charging?
    It is slower than the quick charge from the cable -- but that is okay. All wireless charging is slower. It is more for the convenience factor.
    04-29-2015 11:17 AM
  17. dmarcus48's Avatar
    Have anybody else had this problem with wireless charging? My Samsung pad works but it won't charge to 100%. Anyone else?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-29-2015 11:19 AM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Have anybody else had this problem with wireless charging? My Samsung pad works but it won't charge to 100%. Anyone else?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The one I linked previously charges me to 100%. Not sure why the Samsung one wouldn't.
    04-29-2015 11:21 AM
  19. brushrop03's Avatar
    Yeah I figured, was just trying to get a feel for the difference.

    If you can do 50% in 30 mins with quick charge, about how long do you think it'll take using wireless charging.
    04-29-2015 11:22 AM
  20. dmarcus48's Avatar
    The CHOE hopes to 100%? Thanks! I have a couple of their chargers and one for my car. They do work with the fast adaptive charging. I'm guessing that the wireless charging doesn't do fast charging.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-29-2015 11:24 AM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah I figured, was just trying to get a feel for the difference.

    If you can do 50% in 30 mins with quick charge, about how long do you think it'll take using wireless charging.
    Hm... I would say 50 minutes or longer. Usually when I start from a low % (such as 15-20) it takes an hour and a half or so to get charged.
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    04-29-2015 11:25 AM
  22. kali240's Avatar
    any idea how to keep the clock on while on a wireless charger? with my old S4 the clock came on by default but i can't find a setting on the S6. using a TechMatte Qi Wireless Charging Pad which i throw it on overnight and has worked well so far.
    04-29-2015 11:52 AM
  23. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    Have anybody else had this problem with wireless charging? My Samsung pad works but it won't charge to 100%. Anyone else?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes, I have. There is another thread in this forum about the Samsung wireless charger and the majority of users have the same experience. Once the phone is charged, the Samsung wireless charger will turn off and won't start back up until you take the phone off and put it back on. This leads to many people waking up with phones at ~90%. The Choe charger will charge to 100% and keep it there.
    04-29-2015 12:02 PM
  24. f308gt4's Avatar
    any idea how to keep the clock on while on a wireless charger? with my old S4 the clock came on by default but i can't find a setting on the S6. using a TechMatte Qi Wireless Charging Pad which i throw it on overnight and has worked well so far.
    You need to activate the Daydream option in settings/display.
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    04-29-2015 12:31 PM
  25. stirling's Avatar
    I bought 3 of the CHOETECH pads and one of them crapped out today. Painless return process with Amazon but hopefully it's the only one I'll need to return.
    04-29-2015 08:18 PM
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