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  1. drexappeal

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    Great minds think alike. Especially on nights where I'm extra tired and am running on little-no sleep, having to do what you mentioned can get on my nerves.

    BTW, I know you and Kolio got the Tylt, but I've been looking at some other intriguing options:

    Amazon.com: Jumbl Qi Wireless Charging Pad Kit and Phone Stand - Portable and Foldable Wireless Charger that Also Serve as a Phone Stand - Includes Qi-Enabled Transmitter and Samsung Galaxy Note2 Receiving Tag: Electronics

    or this

    Trendyp Wireless Qi Power Charger Pad for Nexus 4 Lumia 920 i9300 Note 2 Nokia | eBay
     

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  2. toptobottom

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    X-mas is coming - maybe someone will get you a 'Clapper' for your light so you won't have to get up to turn it off.

    CLAP-ON...CLAP-OFF :D


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  3. KOLIO

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    Smart choices,just say NO to proprietary chargers! :D

    The USB standard w/these definitely makes for a simpler/neater desktop/nightstand/etc.......
     
  4. KOLIO

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    Just got this in today:

    Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy Specifications - Nokia

    Which basically has the same specs.Gonna perform a quick 1hr test for charge rate,see ya in an hour........
     
  5. drexappeal

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    Hahaha...I was actually thinking about that.

    But I heard there were issues with the Clapper being a fire hazard
     
  6. drexappeal

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    Some things are good, like the form factor of the usb 3.0, but just overpriced
     
  7. KOLIO

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    Just as w/the other QI chargers I've posted/reviewed on, this one also charges @ 25% per hr.,roughly 1/2 the rate of the OEM wall charger.
     
  8. LillieBennett

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    Looks like you ordered the cheap one, the 1A version is $50?
     
  9. drexappeal

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    There are multiple threads discussing wireless charging, but I think those all can be merged.

    Wanted to bump up this thread to see if anybody had issues with the qi wireless receiver having trouble connecting. My IT guy got his before mine came in and we tried it out on my qi wireless charging pad, but had no luck with it connecting consistently. We know it's not the charging pad because he also purchased the OEM back cover and that thing started charging immediately after placing the phone down.

    For those of you that just got the qi receiver card, please chime in.
     
  10. KOLIO

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    Just got mine in today,drexappeal:

    Amazon.com: Docooler Qi Standard Wireless Charging Receiver+Qi Wireless Charger Transmitter 10000mAh Mobile Power Bank for Samsung Galaxy Note III 3 N9000 N9005: Cell Phones & Accessories

    So far,so good,got it charging on the TYLT QI charger w/no problem:

    TYLT • VU • Wireless Charger

    Just a word on the receiver:

    The picture shows 3 contacts,mine only has two & I placed the receiver so that it makes contact w/the upper two prongs on the side (where there are three).Otherwise,everything else is physically identical to the picture,receiver & charging unit.
    Just a lucky guess on my part,as this is apparently the correct placement. :D

    Keeping track of 1 hr charge rate,will post a follow-up within the hour.
     
  11. lr1517

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    Maybe someday we'll get true wireless charging, I mean a technology that allows to charge the phone over the air like a cell signal, that'd marvelous!

    As a matter of fact that's what came to my mind when I first heard "wireless charging" lol, for now with those prices and very little convenience, no thanks.
     
  12. SamV_11

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    Think I'm going to wait for samsungs replacement wireless back comes out. I think it would be good for the nightstand....nightly charging.
     
  13. drexappeal

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  14. KOLIO

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    No problem, just finished 1hr test w/the TYLT, getting roughly same results ad w/the OEM w/various QI chargers, about 25% per hr.

    Be back in an hour w/10K mah QI charger & accompanying receiver results.
     
  15. KOLIO

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    I think I've identified the cause of the intermittent/finicky connection w/the non-OEM QI Receiver (& any charger):

    The receiver actually causes a "dome/crown" effect w/the OEM non-QI battery cover,which in turn has less contact surface,causing the intermittent charging.

    My TPU Case:

    TPU Soft Case Back Cover Skin Shell for Samsung Galaxy NOTE3 III N9000 N9005 New | eBay

    & to a greater extent,my TPU BUMPER Case:

    Amazon.com: Bear Motion for Galaxy Note 3 - Premium Bumper Ring Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Note III (Black) (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories

    adds some stability,which provides for a steady charge.

    I'll be looking for a QI receiver that touts a thinner profile to alleviate this issue.
     
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    If only I could test out the difference to see! But this is something I'll keep in mind, in case my Qi receiver has the same intermittent charge issue.
     
  17. drexappeal

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    Well, one cool technology I have heard rumors/rumblings about was that cellphones will be able to use other cellphone radios (kinda like routers or signal boosters), to boost coverage. I don't know how the technology would actually work, but I was definitely interigued by the concept.
     
  18. KOLIO

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    This charger actually seems to accommodate the non-OEM QI receiver/OEM non-QI battery cover set-up fairly well:

    Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy Overview - Nokia

    Admittedly kinda FUGLY,but,if it works,it works................ ;)
     
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  19. KOLIO

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    This one is also handling the "dome/crown" effect of the non-OEM QI receiver/non-QI Enabled OEM battery cover combo,keeping a solid charging connection,while rattling the windows/waking the neighbors:

    JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia Overview - Nokia

    As a proponent of multi-use accessories,I like this one a LOT.
    This one will see plenty of use.
     
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  21. drexappeal

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    This is kinda the issue I was referring to. With the OEM charging back cover that my IT guy and I tested out, one could place the phone on the charging pad (I have the non-OEM 10kmah backup battery/charging pad) and it would identify, regardless of placement. With just the charging receiver in the OEM (non-qi wireless) cover, you have to fiddle around with placement until it finally identifies and the spot doesn't seem to be "consistent."

    I'm trying to find a solution that would be the same every time I place the phone on a Qi charger.
     
  22. Slug

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    Multiple similar topics merged.
     
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  23. The_Chief

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    Okay folks, I finally got the Docooler charging coil in the mail today! The 3 contacts don't snap into place or anything, so I gingerly placed the contacts over the phone contacts and secured the tab with electrical tape. Did it work? Stay tuned...

    One problem: the S-View cover uses the same contacts in the phone! So take your pick: but you can't use both the S-View cover AND the wireless charging coil. You will need an OEM wireless charging s-view cover. Good luck finding one. Alright, the verdict:

    With the Docooler charging coil in the phone, I put the stock back on the phone and placed it on the Tylt Vu charger. Worked like a charm! :D

    While it may not charge as fast as a wired power connection, I will have all night long for it to do its thing. Unless I wake up and it's still not completely charged, I am happy as... well, happy as a Chief with a wireless charging Note 3!
     
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  24. drexappeal

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    Note to self, never purchase one of these things from ebay!...LOL. My coil was supposed to deliver yesterday, after 3 weeks since initially ordering. It supposedly delivered today, but we'll see.

    Nonetheless, once I get it in the phone, I'll test it out with my Qi wireless car charger and I might make a short video showing potential one hand docking (although, it'll be really difficult to do with the galaxy note 8.0).
     
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