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Samsung-made wireless charging pad surfaces at the FCC

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Samsung-made wireless charging pad surfaces at the FCC
A wireless charging pad by Samsung has surfaced at the FCC, meaning that it probably won't be long before the manufacturer releases it on the market. It's not certain which device it's optimized to work with, but the curved form resembles something like the Galaxy S III or Note II. Or maybe it's designed to work with the Galaxy S IV? Nobody knows at this point, but we guess we'll find out soon enough.

This accessory will allow you to charge your smartphone without having to plug any cables in. You just place your handset on the wireless charging pad and the juices start flowing. The charging pad, though, will have to be connected to an old-school charger like the one shown in the images below.

via: Engadget

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posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:21 1

1. marchels14 (unregistered)

Looks good but the wireless charger cable should be white also that way it looks more elegant and not so cheap.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:24 5

2. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Didn't Samsung promise the wireless charging pad for the S3 last year?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:40 2

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

does it really matter which model it may or may not be for. I thought most of the wireless charging pads/pillows that are being released go by the 'Qi' standard, meaning that it will work on any device providing the device has the 'Qi' standard too.

Thats sorta the whole point of a wireless charger, right? To get rid off the ever growing mass of incompatible charging cables?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:49 5

4. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

i still prefer the nokia wireless charging plate

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:51

5. Aeires (unregistered)

I'm more interested on what non-Samsung phones this will work on. N4?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:14

11. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Any phone with Qi technology.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:31

13. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

I didn't see anything that said they are using the Qi standard, did I miss something?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:46

14. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

I bet it is. See those coils? It's the only thing that makes sense.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:52

15. Aeires (unregistered)

It should be compatible but after looking at a variety of them from different manufacturers, it doesn't look like there is one industry standard that fits every phone. Needs to be, and hopefully that's not too far away.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:55 1

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

How about a wireless wireless pad? A regular wireless charger still limits the phone portability since the range is limited by it's own power cable, but one that could be disconnected and carried around, holding a couple of phone cycles would really set you free while having to juice your phone. It makes sense if you think about it, there's not much advantage if the charger still limits your range, wireless or not.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:06 2

7. s.mrabet (Posts: 147; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

The idea is that you dont have to plug in the cable every time you want to charge, so the wireless charger is always plugged in! your phone isnt!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:29 1

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

The idea does not have to end where you gain 2 seconds of not having to cable the phone up (which is cool), but still having to put it near the wall since the charger itself is connected (which is not so cool).

How about the charger being portable itself so you can put your phone on the plate in the kitchen, in the garage, in the garden, on a train, in your bag, whetever.

A regular wireless charger that is portable at the same time, If nobody makes it I'll have to do it myself heh.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:04

10. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

It also makes it so you don't have to fumble for the cable at night and hopfully put it in the right way. I for one think the micro USB is a horable design and I always have problems with mine breaking or having to put it in just right to make it work. There is also there lie with there being two standerds with micro USB because I have cables that won't charge my phone and some that do while it is the opposite with my Motorola. Most all micro USB that had the letter b on the plug in did not charge my galaxy s3 but did my note 2

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 22:51

17. hypermagz (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)

I think we call that technology here "Power Bank". though you still need to charge the device first but you can carry it much like a phone casing.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:54

9. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

this looks really nice!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:18

12. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Looks almost identical to the LG wireless pad. A little too bulky for my taste. I'm waiting for the Google orb for Nexus. Plus, it sucks you can't use this pad as a stand.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:04

16. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Have people really gotten so farking lazy that they don't wanna even plug in a freaking cable anymore?

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 01:28

19. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Maybe you wanna go back to the phone tethered to the wall with no sms, mms, Pandora, Netflix, no remotes for tv, and plowing the field with horses.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 01:22

18. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Fine by me, if it works for my note 2. Since they ARE INDEED setup for wireless charging in stock form. It was definitely an added bonus on my Palm Pre with the tombstone. One of the best accessories I've ever purchased for a cellular device.

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