Last Updated: Aug 12,2014
Do you? is it worth it? any recommendations on which 1 to use?
I used it with my S3, and now my S5.
Never plug in a USB cable ever again!
OEM back, Tylt Vu charger, iOttie car dock. All work great together. Love no having to deal with the USB cover or cords.
The stock S5 back cover, just add this Qi charger.
Cheap price, works great, and it comes with the charging pad!
I have not used the USB port to charge the phone since about May 1st.
Just one tiny thing to do, place a small piece of business card or thick paper over the charging contacts. About 3/8" by 1/2" and make sure you don't overlay the rubber gasket. Took me about 15 seconds to add that on, never had a problem since.
Why? because the charger's contacts are just a tiny bit too shallow to make solid contact. But the paper overlay does the trick. And I saved a LOT OF MONEY.
* Qi Standard Wireless Charger kit 'mine' for $18.99 and includes the Charger Pad
I just got the Samsung replacement back with the wireless charging feature. I had an HTC Droid DNA before this which had the feature built in and I really enjoyed the convenience of it.
The new back is definitely thicker than the original one. Personally, I found the phone a little too thin and flimsy feeling before. With the new back it feels much more solid and has a little more heft to it.
I've only charged it wireless once so far, but I used my Nokia charging pad that I bought with my DNA. I definitely noticed the S5 does not get anywhere near as hot as the DNA did when charging.
I also have the OEM wireless charging back and feel the same way.
I use the Belkin Air to protect it.
I have the Samsung charging pad next to the bed and one in the living room.
I agree, the extra thickness of the OEM back does make the phone easier to hold onto.
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