In case one might need an alternative to Samsung's official solution, however, there will be one from the guys at Zens. The company has just announced its own wireless inductive charging kit compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III. What's included in the set are a Zens back cover equipped with all the circuitry necessary to enable the feature and a charging pad, which delivers power to the smartphone once the handset is placed on top of it. Of course, the back cover comes in blue and white in order to "perfectly match the color of the Samsung Galaxy S3". In case you are wondering, yes, the charging pad is compatible with other devices that meet the Qi standard.
So how can you get one? Well, don't get your credit card out yet as the Zens Samsung Galaxy S III charging kit will be out in September. It will be priced at 69 euro, which is about $85, so depending on how much an official Samsung charger will retail for, the solution from Zens might or might not be a tempting deal.
The Zens Samsung Galaxy S III charging kit will be out in September
ZENS Launches First Wireless Charging Solution for Samsung’s Galaxy S3
Eindhoven (August 2, 2012) – ZENS, developer of innovative wireless charging solutions that meet and exceed the most stringent consumer demands, announced today the launch the world’s first integrated wireless charging solution for the Samsung’s Galaxy S3. This wireless charging solution offers ease of use while consumers no longer have to worry that they will run out of mobile power.
ZENS combined the significant progress in semiconductor integration and its own, extensive experience in developing and manufacturing wireless power products to make ultra-thin and small wireless power receivers. The power receiver solution is neatly integrated in a ZENS battery compartment door. The consumer simply replaces the standard battery compartment door of his Samsung Galaxy S3 with the ZENS battery compartment door and the phone will work seamlessly with the ZENS Wireless Charging pad, at home or in the office. The ZENS battery compartment door with wireless charging capabilities is available in both White and Blue to perfectly match the color of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Ease of use and free positioning
The ZENS Single Wireless Charger features a timeless, modest design. The charging pad is extremely easy to use. The underlying induction technology ensures foolproof charging every time a mobile phone or other Qi compatible device is placed on the charger. The free positioning feature of the ZENS Single Wireless Charger allows for ultimate user comfort and a flawless performance. Thanks to several induction coils in the charging pad, the device doesn’t have to be locked into an exact position. The user is ensured that, when he or she places the phone on the pad, its battery will be charged successfully at all times. For ease of mind, a blue light on the charger also indicates when the phone is charging.
All of ZENS’ wireless charging products are designed with concern for sustainability. Standby-power is ultra-low and once fully charged, the system automatically shuts down.
The wireless charging solution for the Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is available from September onwards at premium retailers and operators. The suggested retail price of the bundle being the ZENS battery compartment door and the ZENS Single Wireless Charger is € 69,--.
I love wireless charging it saves my micro USB port for data transfer and even with s beam and all that good stuff I might barely need it. But I don't get it I bought my wireless back cover and charger from my phone from Verizon last week.
Why? Because when you are constantly plugging/unplugging your phone, things wear out.
When having to keep phones for 2+ years, having a way to reduce the amount of wear by using the cable is welcome. Would be nice if this was included with the phone!
I've never had a single device plugin wear out. That includes PCs/laptops that have chargers/USB/HDMI/audio cables constantly inserted and removed, phones which had charging cables in and out every night, PS3 controllers that need to be plugged in every few weeks, or anything else. These are devices that I have owned for years, and used on a near-daily basis.
If your ports are wearing out, your're either being too rough, they were poorly designed, or something went wrong during manufacturing. The first two can be rectified by being more gentle, and buying quality products (or understanding the quality of lower-cost products), and the last should be realized while still under warranty and RMAed.
Well you are lucky and must be anal about all that because every phone I have had I have had to replace my charger because it weres out. Yeah I am not gentle with my phones androducts I have a busy life and make mistakes. Tripped over my cord and other things. I just got my wireless kit for my Verizon sg3 and I couldn't be more happy. It charges pretty fast and I think it gives my phone a deeper charge that last a little longer.( that may just be me perceiving that). It's nice not to have to set find my charger and look for the chord in the dark and then find which way is up to plug it n corectly just to charge it. I just have to look for the glowing yellow led light and set it on it and listen for the beep and or look and see the light blink green. Your just stubborn and cant handle change but wireless charging is eventually be apart of all phones I hope. I also hope cars incorporate them in there. Build them into my damn lazy boy and coffy tale.
No need to get offensive; I was simply stating, basically, every reason for a port going out, one of which you fell under.
How did you deduct that I'm stubborn about new technology, from what I said? If anything, you should have gotten the opposite. I love the idea of wireless charging, but in this instance, it doesn't have much benefit over a USB cable. When efficient ranged wireless charging is available, I'll hop aboard.
Good option for alternative when you try to minimize wear and tear. The most benefit when you are being use a device is inside enclosure case-daily planner case type that you don't want to remove out of the case so you can plugin to your charger.
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