Samsung Galaxy S III wireless charging kit introduced by Zens

Samsung Galaxy S III wireless charging kit introduced by Zens
One of the many cool things about the Samsung Galaxy S III is that it supports wireless charging. Sure, the official wireless charging kit for the smartphone won't be out for at least another month, but at least we know that one is surely coming, alongside other Galaxy S III accessories

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. 

source: Zens

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



9. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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.

4. Mr.Singh

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

I realy need it. I dont like charging cable messing with my hand while playing games !!

6. cdnfreak

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

that wont help, you need to leave it on the pad to charge

7. Mr.Singh

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

like dock charging?? .so we should call it "WIRELESS DOCK CHARGER" :@

15. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I agree but they need to make the wireless charger about the size of a quarter and flate so it can magnitize to the back but also apple can't sue for copyrights and you can play games

3. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I had the hp veer with wireless charging and also droid x with wireless charging. I miss it. It seemed just as fast and not having a cable to mess around with is great

2. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Wireless charging will be usefull when they increase the range. If i have to keep my phone on the charging pad, why not use cable wich is faster?

5. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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!

10. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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.

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

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.

16. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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.

11. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I'm holding out for ranged wireless charging, as well. Would be very convenient for vehicles.

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't feel need to use wireless charger at all.

8. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

yeah, is it too hard to just plug the charging cable into the phone?

13. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless