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  1. redpill2016

    redpill2016 Well-Known Member

    I'm curious about peoples' thoughts on wireless charging. I'm coming from an iPhone so the whole idea is new to me.

    - Is it worth the expense?

    - Are there any downsides (slower charging, etc)?

    - Is the special case/back bulky? Does it prevent you from using any other cases?

    - Are the charging pads generic? Brand recommendations?

    Thanks for any opinions!

  2. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    Only you can answer that for you. For me, yes it is, although it is not cheap in any way.

    Yes. Apart from the initial outlay cost, it is generally slower to charge than a regular connection wired connection. It's ideal for overnight charging in my opinion. Just lay your phone down on your bed side table and it charges.

    The new Samsung S-View wireless charging case is apparently about a millimetre more bulky than the non wireless S-View case.

    Yes, Qi make a generic pad that will work with the S-View case for the Note 3
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  3. redpill2016

    redpill2016 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Scootmien. Do you know how much the Samsung S-View Wireless Charging Case and Qi pads cost and/or best place to purchase? I've seen the case mentioned in some different areas but I can't find it on the Samsung site.
  4. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    I don't know where you're based but the case is available here in the UK to pre-order from Mobilefun.co.uk at the link below. As previously mentioned, they are not cheap in any way. The Qi charging plate, which I have confirmation works with the S-View cover for the Note 3, is fortunately quite a bit cheaper. There are other wieless charging covers for the phone but I happen to like the S-View one. Check out Mobilefun as they've got them all on there.

    Wireless Charging S-View Cover - Black

    Qi Universal Wireless Charging Plate - Black
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  5. redpill2016

    redpill2016 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I see what you mean by not being super-cheap, but then again it's pretty neat tech, and I was probably going to get an S-View case anyway, so I think of the cost as incremental.

    The US-version of the mobilefun site doesn't seem to have any of the Note 3 accessories yet, so I"ll probably have to wait awhile.
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    For wireless charging (assuming none of the providers remove the pins or block the wireless charging pins), any Qi enabled charger should work, so you don't necessarily need to get that one.

    Every now and then, the sale websites have the Nokia wireless charging pad for $19.99, and that's a Qi enabled wireless charging pad.

    -EDIT- And, for those of you that don't understand what I mean by "blocking the wireless charging pins", I suggest you read through the wireless charging threads in the Note 2 forums. Last year, that was a big question, when it came to the Note 2. When the International (GT-N7100) version was released, it was noted that the Qi wireless charging connectors were not built in, but it could be added, due to the wireless charging pins being exposed. Then, when the US providers (ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular) released their versions, the different carrier versions had different limitations. From what I recall, T-mobile and Sprint both had the pins covered by plastic, so one could literally cut holes in the internal plastic covering, so that the wireless charging pins would be exposed. Verizon, part of me remembers them removing the pins (but I'm not 100% sure about that). I can't remember if US Cellular was the same situation as Verizon or T-Mobile/Sprint.

    Also, keep in mind that wireless charging is a much slower charging process than actually plugging the phone in to charge.
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  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    From both the T-Mobile and Sprint versions that have been reviewed, just wanted to point out that the charging pins for the Qi Wireless charging do appear to be accessible/exposed, for the possibility of swapping to a wireless charging back cover.

    I'm assuming that the Qi charger will be attached to the replacement cover, so that they match directly with where the pins are located (Looking at the back of the device, while cover is off, the pins are to the left above where the battery is located).

    If you're not familiar with what the pins look like, take a look at the International Galaxy Note 2 (pins were located to the right of the battery on the Note 2).
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  8. ahjengmool

    ahjengmool Well-Known Member

  9. 02 Incredible

    02 Incredible Active Member

    so, after reading this thread, i am to assume that if i got the SGN3 and the S View charging cover that i could set the N3 on my Nokia DT910 (standup) charging plate and it would work as it has been for my HTC Droid DNA, correct?

    thnaks in advance for any/all info
  10. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    Slower charging rates is the killer for me.
  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Slow charging rates are definitely a down side, but it's a nice nuance in the instance that you're lounging at home, using the phone, but don't necessarily "need" to plug in. At least, that's how I intend on using the wireless charger.
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  12. ahjengmool

    ahjengmool Well-Known Member

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  14. Droid Ninja

    Droid Ninja Well-Known Member

    Can someone with the wireless charging back plate answer me this: Does it make the phone thicker?
  15. ahjengmool

    ahjengmool Well-Known Member

    If you get the Qi receiver that goes inside of the cover, its no thicker. the Samsung cover with the QI built in is thicker but not by much from what i have heard . there was a video clip of how the receiver goes in under the case cover, the link is in the previous message it was for a non QI charger but it installs the same way
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  16. KOLIO

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  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Something to keep an eye out for in 2014

    Sony wireless charging brings phone to full power in an hour

    If wireless charging is capable of being that fast (much faster than a microUSB), then it might become more of a "standard."

    All I'd want to see is either a Qi charging adapter that can be stuck onto an existing car mount and I'd be pretty much set.
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  18. KOLIO

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    Official Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging Cover - Black

    With the TYLT QI CHARGER:

    TYLT • VU • Wireless Charger

    I'm getting a charge rate of approximately 25%/hr,which is about 1/2 the charging rate of the OEM USB 3.0 wall charger.

    I can definitely live w/that,more than sufficient for overnight charging.

    Got this in today as well,will give it a test tomorrow:

    Amazon.com: Energizer Qi-Enabled 3 Position Inductive Charger (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories
  19. KOLIO

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    Similar charge rate as the TYLT CHARGER mentioned above.
    This one is a bit on the big side, as it has two QI coils for simultaneously charging two devices. This could be the ideal QI charger for those who have the need & wall outlet space is at a premium. Also has a USB port to charge a 3rd device by conventional means, freeing up another wall/power strip outlet.
  20. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Did you get the 10k mah qi charger yet?
  21. KOLIO

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    No,still on it's way (Tuesday,I'm guessing, left Chicago yesterday).

    Qi Wireless Charger Pad for Samsung Galaxy S3 NOTE2 S4 Receiver 10000mAh Battery | eBay

    For pure functionality,it's the one to get,w/the 2 USB ports & the 10kmah battery storage (to power the QI charger &/or the USB ports).

    Glad I ordered when I did,the price has been jacked-up an additional $100 since I ordered this on 10/6/13.

    I'm guessing the release/popularity of the GN3,w/its wireless charging capabilities & the price increase are no coincidence........
  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    FYI, for those that wanna swoop one up, amazon has it too. It's actually very nice looking. Best part is it charges via micro usb, rather than standard ac adapter, so it's convenient.

    I don't have my wireless cover yet, so I can't content on its accuracy identifying wireless charger, but I can say that it's only a little longer than the note 3, but virtually the same length.
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  23. KOLIO

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    Did yours come w/the receiver pad (adapter) that fits between the battery & cover?
  24. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    No receiver pad, just the main charging unit.
  25. ebenhe

    ebenhe Member

    Try touchstone see my post fro turorial

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