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Old May 3rd, 2012, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any deatled info on this feature?
I am sorry if it had been discussed before, but after the new videos, there has not been much said about this great feature.

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What I have seen is that it is no difference than current wireless charging for most devices on the market. Replace the back with an induction coil containing one and sit it on their brick.

Sorry I am not excited about a Samsung version of what Powermat and others are already doing.
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From the looks of the video it doesn't have to sit anywhere. It charges while uou hold and use it. However the range doesnt look to be more than 3 feet.
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From the looks of the video it doesn't have to sit anywhere. It charges while uou hold and use it. However the range doesnt look to be more than 3 feet.
got a link?

this video she says you set the phone on the dock.

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Sounds like it doesn't come stock with wireless charging. I wish they'd all get on board with this.
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If you have to set the phone on a charging pad that is plugged in, what is the big deal? Is it really that hard to plug the phone in to charge?
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The big deal is.....I think you don't have to buy an optional back door for this wireless charging like in the past. You will have to purchase an optional mat to lay it down on but the re-charging feature is already built in. That is what I have gathered from all the hype so far. If it could charge anywhere with 1-3 meters would be awesome but I don't think that is going to happen. I use a lot of extended batteries so I don't know how that will effect me. I like the wireless feature.......hope it works well.
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You will have to purchase an optional mat to lay it down on but the re-charging feature is already built in.
I hope this is the case.
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If it could charge anywhere with 1-3 meters would be awesome but I don't think that is going to happen.
Lol. that would indeed be cool, but I think the potential difference (i.e. voltage) needed to bridge such a large gap would be so large that you would have lightning bolts flashing across your room from charger to phone. Scary!
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Lol. that would indeed be cool, but I think the potential difference (i.e. voltage) needed to bridge such a large gap would be so large that you would have lightning bolts flashing across your room from charger to phone. Scary!
You must be thinking of Jacob's ladders and Tesla coils. That's not how induction charging works. Induction charging works through electromagnetism.

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Lol. that would indeed be cool, but I think the potential difference (i.e. voltage) needed to bridge such a large gap would be so large that you would have lightning bolts flashing across your room from charger to phone. Scary!
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Yes, after some reading, seems a mat is needed. So, what is the purpose? I.e if the mat or dock has to be plugged in, what is the the difference there? Then, how hard is it really to set the phone in a dock vice a matt? Really, the dock holds it up to view, the mat lays down on it's back. To dock my Droid X, is about literally 1-2 seconds and usually 1. Not sarcastic, but what is the advantage, 1-2 seconds, or am I missing something?
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From the looks of the video it doesn't have to sit anywhere. It charges while uou hold and use it. However the range doesnt look to be more than 3 feet.
Found the website and video I thought mentioned wireless charging at a distance.
Here is the article:Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S III wireless charging system to work from 1-2 meters away | Android and Me
here is the video:Qualcomm and Samsung join forces to form Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) | Android and Me
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got a link?

this video she says you set the phone on the dock.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Wireless Charging - YouTube
Also the video in the background shows the phone being laid on it's back on the charging pad.

Also, it seams to me that the electomagnet would have to be one powerful SOB in order the charge a battery from 3 to 6 feet away. Maybe an electical engineer can shed some light on this.

Another point, how many times have you been talking on your phone or playing a game, and you were warned about the battery getting low, so you plugged your phone into your charging cable and kept on talking or playing? If the phone must be laid on it's back to be charged, I suppose you could enable the speakerphone option and continue talking but to continue playing a game would be much more dificult.

So no, I don't see any advantage to wireless charging other than a "coolness" factor..... unless of course it will indeed charge your phone from a distance of upto 6 feet or so.

Time will tell regarding this feature,
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Yea take back what I said, I thought inductive was working better than I thought. So far current ones require a little connecter to your USB port. That is annoying and gets in the way. If this is just a different back about the same size I will get it if I get the phone.
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The GSIII's wireless charging system is using Resonance Charging, which is why they said it was a first for Cell Phones.
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For people who keep asking what the big deal is, I know of one use. This allows for a method to charge that doesn't wear out the micro usb port on the phone. It's an all too common issue for smartphones to have them wear out and not work.
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For people who keep asking what the big deal is, I know of one use. This allows for a method to charge that doesn't wear out the micro usb port on the phone. It's an all too common issue for smartphones to have them wear out and not work.
Funny you say that, the port on my HTC Desire has just started playing up :/
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For people who keep asking what the big deal is, I know of one use. This allows for a method to charge that doesn't wear out the micro usb port on the phone. It's an all too common issue for smartphones to have them wear out and not work.
The wire on my HTC Desire frayed and stopped working about 6 months into a 2 year contract. Believe me sitting it on a mat is better.
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It would be cool if they incorporated this into a dock. I love having my phone set up like an alarm clock.
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It's a very cool feature if it works through cases. Otherwise... meh.
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It's probably going to cost an additional $50-100 for the mat/dock, and it'll be out 4 months after the phone is released. Totally not worth it, I'd rather spend that money on a nice 64GB sd card or the hdmi dongle!
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Was hoping that they had really changed the wireless charging, but this is exactly the same as what i had on my palm pre about 3 years ago, so am i missing something? This was an official palm product as well not an after market one called palm touchstone. All you done was put a new back on the phone, didn't add any thickness to it what so ever then dropped it on the "touchstone". Got it free with when I took out the contract. Was actually pretty useful to be honest. Only needed to use the cable when i wanted to transfer files or wanted to take personal calls and the battery was getting low. Was great using it as an alarm clock, all blurry eyed and not ragging on the cables if ya get what i mean, just picked it up.
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Palm Pre "Touchstone" Magnetic Induction, Wireless Charging Kit - YouTube

Here's what it was.
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From Android Authority,

Rumor: Galaxy S3 wireless charging kit to be launched in September

Something is delayed..... surprise, surprise!
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That is the one thing I do no like about Sammy - they announce accessories for a new model and then release them when it is too late or do not release them at all.
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Funny you say that, the port on my HTC Desire has just started playing up :/
Same thing happened to mine. It got to the point where I could only use the USB if I applied upward pressure to the plug inserted into the phone. I thought it was irreparable.

Then I tried a different cable and it works perfectly. A friend who also owns a desire had the same problem and when I advised him to try a new cable, he also discovered it worked perfectly.

Try a new microUSB cable.
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Yeah I did try another lead and that shows the same problem, basically I have to hold the lead slightly to the right and it works. I will be getting an S3 so I hope it will last out.
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I wanted to know if anyone has heard anything about when wireless charging will be available for the s3.
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I wanted to know if anyone has heard anything about when wireless charging will be available for the s3.
As soon as I get my phone, I plan to see if my HP Touchstone will charge the S3. I will post up on here if it works.
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Last rumor I heard was September. And I'm sure the SIII won't have wireless out of the box. You'll probably have to exchange the back cover for one with the inductive charging coils, like the HTC Rezound.
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As soon as I get my phone, I plan to see if my HP Touchstone will charge the S3. I will post up on here if it works.
I'm excited. I can't wait to get my hands on my s3. I'm going to miss the keyboard that my epic has, but I'm excited all the same. I hope I can get used to typing on a screen.
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Last rumor I heard was September. And I'm sure the SIII won't have wireless out of the box. You'll probably have to exchange the back cover for one with the inductive charging coils, like the HTC Rezound.
Hope the replacement cover doesn't add much bulk!
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Hope the replacement cover doesn't add much bulk!
I would think it wouldn't add any bulk at all. The inductive coils I have seen are small. Usually they package the cover with their charger so you won't just use someone else's.
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I wonder how long it will take to fully charge a depleted battery through wireless charging.
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I would think it wouldn't add any bulk at all. The inductive coils I have seen are small. Usually they package the cover with their charger so you won't just use someone else's.
Good! Last thing I want is to have to buy new accessories.
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I wonder how long it will take to fully charge a depleted battery through wireless charging.
It's about 40% slower. At least that is how much slower it is using the HP Touchstone inductive charger with the Touchpad. Energy loss is quite high with inductive charging.
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It's about 40% slower. At least that is how much slower it is using the HP Touchstone inductive charger with the Touchpad. Energy loss is quite high with inductive charging.
What Samsung plans is not inductive though. Not saying there will not be loss. Just nothing out there to compare to at the moment.
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I believe the original rumors were WiPower (up to 3 feet from the charger), but based on the photo at the May 3rd launch, it looks like normal inductive charging (charging pad).

WiPower website WiPower at CES

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have the wireless charging mats been released for the S3 yet? if so how much would they be?
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Save your money people.

You need to leave the phone on a mat, which is plugged into your outlet. There is no such thing as "wireless" charging. The biggest downside of this so-called wireless charging is you can't lay on your bed or couch AND use the phone for gaming, internet, email because it needs to lay on the mat, whereas with a micro usb plugged in you can hold it in your hands, do whatever you wish as long as you're near an outlet. Maybe in the year 2020 or unless Putin comes out with an atomic powered smartphone lol. Pass. See the concept below...

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I could find uses for that. My cell phone usually sits in the same spot on my desk when I'm not using it. So if I were to put my pad there, it could charge. Or it'd be just as good for night stands to charge overnight.
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Save your money people.

You need to leave the phone on a mat, which is plugged into your outlet. There is no such thing as "wireless" charging. The biggest downside of this so-called wireless charging is you can't lay on your bed or couch AND use the phone for gaming, internet, email because it needs to lay on the mat, whereas with a micro usb plugged in you can hold it in your hands, do whatever you wish as long as you're near an outlet. Maybe in the year 2020 or unless Putin comes out with an atomic powered smartphone lol. Pass. See the concept below...
True, but a desktop dock and car dock without having to "plug" it into the dock would be nice and save wear and tear. I.e. docking in my desk and car have I have to place it in just right, sometimes twice or three stabs at my desktop dock. I constantly remove and dock nightly at the desktop dock while using it as an alarm. I'd think just setting it in a wireless charging dock would be nice.
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Save your money people.

You need to leave the phone on a mat, which is plugged into your outlet. There is no such thing as "wireless" charging. The biggest downside of this so-called wireless charging is you can't lay on your bed or couch AND use the phone for gaming, internet, email because it needs to lay on the mat, whereas with a micro usb plugged in you can hold it in your hands, do whatever you wish as long as you're near an outlet. Maybe in the year 2020
Considering I use inductive charging for my HP Touchpad and the mouse on my iMac, I can tell you that wireless charging is awesome and not having to buy batteries for my wireless mouse is great.

But I just set my devices on their matt at the end of the day and they charge overnight. Or if I am just lounging in my bed or working at my desk, I charge my devices.

Not constantly having to plug and unplug is just so nice and def worth the money imo, especially since you don't have to worry about damaging your micro-usb port.
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Has anybody seen the wireless charging for the S3 yet? and or do you know where I can order it from?
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They get released around September's, you may be able to pre-order.
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Cool depending on size I think I might try to have 2 or three of them just so when I put my phone down like in my car or on my desk at work it is charging. I like to keep my screen on full bright and my phone makes it through the day but when LTE goes live in my area I have a feeling this might be a problem.
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Wireless charging should be really good. We will need a new back cover to hold the coil.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 granted wireless charging with Palm Touchstone dock
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