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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Knewz, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Is there anywhere else I can purchase a wireless back cover for charging? Verizon had been the only place I can find one and I don't want to drop 40 beans on it if I can find it cheaper.
     

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  2. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    I though you just had to buy the wireless charging pad and ever thing for wireless charging was all ready in the phone

    You learn some thing new everyday
     
  3. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    So VZW is trying to get over on me by selling a product to use a feature that's already built in? I shall investigate further and post my results.

    But i can attest to the fact the that wireless charging does work with the "special" backing on it.
     
  4. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Update**
    So as you can see the VZW model back-of-phone and this wireless charging cover. The stock cover does not have the prongs/connectors that this Samsung one does. I tried it without the "special" back cover and no luck on a PowerMat.
    [​IMG]

    And to support legitimacy that this is not a knock off.....
    [​IMG]

    and...
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. scooter1942

    scooter1942 Android Enthusiast

    induction charging was not available when the SIII was released, so no, the VZW guy wasnt trying to pull one over on you. did you just pick this up in the store?? i thought they werent available yet. maybe since VZW has proprietary induction charging tech they get it before the other carriers...
     
  6. sorka

    sorka Android Enthusiast

    What!!!???? Is it out? I thought this wouldn't be available for at least 3 months.
     
  7. CEV

    CEV Member

    Subscribed!!!
     
  8. steveu694

    steveu694 Android Enthusiast

    I'm on sprint and I don't have those bottom prongs. What's up with that?
     
  9. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I got it at a vzw corporate (not authorized dealer) store. I'm not sure if they are really out yet cause I asked the guy why they didn't have them out and only in the back and he said we just got them in Friday. And I was like can you sell it. And he said if it rings out, it can be sold. So it rang out, and I bought it
     
  10. Hogan773

    Hogan773 Android Enthusiast

    Call me a Luddite but what is the attraction of spending $40 so you don't need to waste 2, maybe 3, seconds per day using manual dexterity to insert a micro-usb charger into the port on the bottom?

    :thinking:
     
  11. ANM8

    ANM8 Well-Known Member

    I dont think it charges as fast as a usb connection either, plus i dont think it will work if a case is fitted.?
     
  12. It is 2 to 3 seconds every time that you connect and disconnect your phone. My phone is on and off the charger all day. I grab it and go for meetings and such, then connect it again when I get back to may desk. Between meetings, lunch, and taking a dump, that is at least 6-8 connect/disconnects at work alone. Many days include even more. Simply setting my phone down and having it charge would absolutely be convenient. Take a very simple app that you use 6-8 times a day, would you be at least a little upset if, instead of opening instantly, it had a 2-3 second lag each time?

    $40 may be too rich for your blood, but don't pretend like there isn't a convenience factor there.

    May not charge as fast, but I don't think that most cases are an issue for charging by this method.
     
  13. sorka

    sorka Android Enthusiast

    Because my wife is constantly gouging her phones with the usb connector as she doesn't insert them straight in.

    But more importantly, with it sitting on a night stand, I can reach for my phone in the middle of the night to check this or that and not have to fumble with a cable in the middle of the night.

    I'm buying two of these plus pads the first chance I can!!!!
     
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  14. sorka

    sorka Android Enthusiast

    As long as the case it plastic, it will work just fine.
     
  15. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My wife abuses the cord by twisting and wrapping them up and eventually separates the cables inside. Now i don't have to spend $30 every few months for a new charger + we can charge our phones at the same time without crowding outlets
     
  16. Hogan773

    Hogan773 Android Enthusiast

    I just plug it in overnight and then use it during the day. If its getting low for some reason I'll plug it in at the office or airport or whatever, maybe happens one or two times a week. I don't want to carry around an inductive charger system all over the place just to avoid the plugging in maneuver.

    Of course to each its own, and I did admit I'm a Luddite (albeit a Galaxy S3-armed Luddite!)
     
  17. Hogan773

    Hogan773 Android Enthusiast


    30 BUCKS for a new micro-USB charger? Jeez. I will sell you as many as you want for only $25.....you'll save money! (Of course I will get them from Ebay for $3.49 or whatever a normal micro-USB charger sells for) :D
     
  18. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Same with the international version. Just the side ones.
     
  19. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    All micros are not made equal, even the so-called universal ones. Those cheap ones can do serious damage to your phone and/or battery. But I digress...
     
  20. scooter1942

    scooter1942 Android Enthusiast

    to those curious about the second set of prongs, as i said earlier... verizon has their own induction charging tech that apparently requires extra connections
     
  21. ylexot

    ylexot Android Expert

    Verizon is the only US carrier with the capability (if you buy the add on).
     
  22. sorka

    sorka Android Enthusiast

    I called a bunch of corporate stores today and non of them have even heard about it let alone have it in stock.
     
  23. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well like i said i'm not even 100% if he was supposed to sell it to me.
    [​IMG]
    I smudged any store info so it can't be traced back to my sales guy.. I need him NOT to get fired in case he wasn't supposed to sell it cause i get extra discounts when he's working. :D
     
  24. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    update** This does not work with a PowerMat. I thought i was using one in the store only later to discover it was Verizon branded.
     

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