Now the latest flagships have arrived, it’s likely that there will be a huge number of Samsung Galaxy S4 phones going cheap on eBay, Gumtree and private sales so it seems an opportunistic time to speak about the phones capabilities, or lack of. There should be little doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the giant of its generation in Android but it was missing one very useful and (for some users at least) very important feature; Wireless Charging. There’s a number of solutions out there to resolve this for you, Qi replacement covers (Samsung Branded are rather pricey) are one of the more commercially available options but the guys at Gadgets 4 Geeks have a solution for users; Qi Wireless Charging Receiver Card for Samsung Galaxy S4.
Running at a “that’s chump change” price of $18.95 grabbing the charging receiver card is a no brainer, particularly if you were an early adopter of the wireless charging technology, you’re likely to have at least one Qi Wireless charging pad around your house or workplace already. This makes upgrading your Galaxy S4 to Wireless charging inexpensive and very easy, without noticeably changing the profile of your device.
To install the card, simply remove the back of your phone and lay the wireless charging receiver card into the phone ensuring the contacts sit appropriately into the right spot. Then gently lay your phone back cover over the card and clip the back of the phone on; it’s as simple as that.
Even if you didn’t hop on the Wireless charging train when it left the station, the boys at Gadgets 4 Geeks have got you covered with a Universal Qi Wireless Charging Pad which is one of the more stylish that I’ve seen for under AUD$50.00 displaying a red rim around the mat when your device is charging and blue when your device is fully charged.
The placement of the device doesn’t need to be anywhere near as precise as previous generations of wireless charging and also charges much faster than the first generation also.
The pair — Charging Pad and receiver card — will set you back less than $60 and when you plug in the AUSDROID-S4QI discount code at checkout you’ll receive the customary Ausdroid discount on your purchase.
Tell us your experiences with Wireless charging; first or second generation of the technology.