Samsung video shows you what to do with all of those charging cables that you don't need

Samsung video shows you what to do with all of those charging cables that you don't need
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge both come with native support for wireless charging. So what does this mean? Well, for one thing, it means that all of those charging cables that you have been hoarding can be used for other purposes. A video produced by Samsung suggests that the cables can be used for knitting, or to build a hammock or other outdoor furniture.

Samsung even turned some charging cables into huge chairs. The finished products all sported a tag that read "Use our cables to recharge yourself. We don't need them anymore."

The number of cables required to make some of the lawn furniture was impressive. The giant chairs each used more than 150 chargers. Seems like a good use for cables that are no longer being employed by Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users. Has Sammy discovered a whole new product line that it can jump right into?



source: SamsungBelgium

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28 Comments

1. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Slow night eh, PA?

18. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Right, still need a wire from the wall to the wireless charging base, so really no difference. More importantly, you need the wired charger to fast charge, and you will need to fast charge on the S6 is you use it much for the day...

21. waddup121 unregistered

Good ad!

2. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

great ad, Sammy I dont really like you but, still this is a great ad you make me wanna have those swing

3. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Honestly, I LOVE wireless charging on my Note 4. Although not as fast as adaptive charging, it is so convenient. But the biggest positive aspect of wireless charging is NO MORE DESTROYED cables. My kids kept destroying my cables because of constant plugging/unplugging and their little fingers end up breaking cables in one was or another. With my wireless charger, I just kept the same cable plugged into the charging pad and just drop the phone on it at the end of the day before I go to bed. Same cable now for the last 6 months, and has never been unplugged from my wireless pad. Also, since I don't plug in a microUSB cable into the charge port of my Note 4 very often, I have less chance of damaging my charge port as well.

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I love wireless charging because it's so convienant but this ad doesn't really make sense because you don't really stop using the cables. You need one for each wireless charging pad in your office, car, or home. I guess you don't have to carry one if you go to Starbucks or a place with wireless charging but still. I can always use spares for my current work phone. Although once my company changes to iPhones next month I will have to be a wall hugger and hunting for lightning cables. Lol

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

There are sins that I noticed in this ad. On 0:02-0:10..."The new Samsung Galaxy S6 offers wireless charging...This means we don't need wires anymore to recharge our phone" Sin #1 - Now wait a minute there you drunkhead Sammy. Yes, the S6 offers wireless charging, but what is helping to power the wireless charging dock aside from electricity? Sin #2- And what if I didn't bring my wireless charging dock along when I'm outside, or what if there are no power sources around me? What should I use? Superpowers? On 0:16..."But what can we do with them instead?" Sin #3- Well, you already showed an example in the start of the video. On 0:22..."Turn them into real design objects" Sin #4- Don't you mean "turning them into real objects"? On 0:25...the person hangs that mini billboard on it Sin #5- Well, of course, you're here to promote your latest flagship instead of encouraging others to go eco-friendly and not wasting wires! It's Samsung, what do we expect? On 0:37...shows tons of charger wires hanging... Sin #6- You know, this can be turned into a murdering scene. On 0:38...the big logo. Sin #7- Yes, the big Samsung logo. Samsung wanna remind us that this is made possible by Samsung from Samsung. On 0:41..."More than 3km of wire in total" Sin #8- You know...this is actually dangerous. You might get electrocuted if someone conduct some electric to the adapter hanging under it. On 0:48...Samsung staff trying to take a groufie with those couple. Sin #9- Ooo...thanks for joining our ad...here's the S6 with 5MP front camera...take good selfies, ya? On 0:54-0:55...a pathetic move by Samsung has appeared Sin #10- Yup, as expected. They just wanna advertise their latest flagship, not encouraging people to do some eco-friendly stuffs. On 0:59 Sin #11- Oh look, this dude is using a Samsung. Cameraman, zoom into his phone. Total sins: 11 Special message: Get a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge from us, this is just an advertisement with some calming song playing in the background, we're just advertising our latest flagship. We're just pretending to be eco-friendly. - Samsung

13. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

U turned that into a comprehension with questions. Are u an English teacher? Lol

6. AlikMalix unregistered

It's a neat commercial, I think the creations were awesome, unfortunately I dont have close enough of microUSB and iPhone chargers put together to even make a hanging hook... Wireless charging with a pad isnt really wireless, it will be wireless if you can plug a gizmo into an outlet near a table and being near it charges the phone... This commercial will be more appropriate if this was the case:http://www.infoworld.com/article/2888266/power-management/wireless-charging-real-deal.html I have an iPhone and it would be nice to just place the phone on a mat and let it charge, but I cannot use it near the mat if I'm in bed reading, so I rather plug it in at the end of the day and continue reading than wait for it to charge a little on the mat before I can pick it up and read a book. For other instances, I would carry a charger before I'd carry a mat with a wire...

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Get a tablet for home, it's much better for reading, especially if you have that crap yellow tinted 4.7 inch 750p screen on the iPhone 6. And you honestly don't need to carry any type charger, but again, no one is stopping you from using a USB cable for charging. It's there. Every method is there but wireless is just simply more convienant. Realistically though. Between overnight on the charging pad and plugged in when in the car, what are the chances of you even needing a top up. Slim to none with the Android flagships with quick charging, not sure about iPhones though.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Taters, you didn't need to diss any "crap yellow tinted 750p screen" to make your point.. you're angry.. I understand, it's difficult to see other people's point of view or their needs or habits - how dare they, right? No one said pad-charging (it's not really wireless) is inconvenient for certain times, but you're acting like that's the only thing that matters. I read before I go to sleep nearly every night - and I use my phone heavily during the day every day. The battery gets kinda low at the end of the day not because of it being an Apple device as the "meme" suggests, but because I'm typically a heavy user. So the only place for a pad charger is near my bed, but like I said - I read, I have an iPad, and I prefer an iPhone over the iPad (as you suggested) because it is lighter to hold above your face and more convenient as well. I dont suppose you have charging pads laying around all over your house, plugged in and ready to charge - the price alone wont justify the means. The way I see it, is you found a feature that a few Android phones support and an iPhone does not - so you think you have a duty to rant how glorious Android is vs iOS devices. Well, you dont need to, we like you anyway....

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its been 2.5 years since Apple applied this patent:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-applies-for-patent-on-wireless-charging-system_id37223 I really hope they'll bring this in 6S The only advantage of today's wireless tech is that it doesn't 'look bad' in living room littered with wires and it saves the time of plugging the device everytime you connect or disconnect and finding the cables in dark altho apple's lightening cable made things easy for them which plugs correct both way but android still uses that pathetic MicroUSB slots. USB type C couldn't come faster.

7. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It's a great ads and we can call eco-system that they re-used in a better way those cheap USB cable or charger for Samsung. The only good thing for wireless charger/charging is when you go to bed/sleep and nothing else. My question is: Can you watch, browsing, chats, calls, texts while your phone is charging? In my opinion 98%-99% want to use their android phones using there regular charger (usb cable and adaptor)

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If you were to time the times you use your phone when it's plugged vs when you don't use your phone plugged in, the latter would outweigh the former by a large margin. In those cases, meaning most of the time, wireless charging is much better than cable charging. And if you have to use your phone while charging, nothing is stopping you. You can plug it in for quick charging if you like. Either way, you are covered. In fact, the better way is to probably quick charge it for 20 minutes and use the phone after. Using a phone plugged in is like the most primitive painful thing ever. If people wanted to do that, cordless and mobile phones wouldn't have been invented. I'd let it quick charge and unplug it before I ever use it plugged in. But like I said, no one is stopping you from using it plugged in. I personally would never. Wireless charging is so much nicer.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

"Using a phone plugged in is like the most primitive painful thing ever." always over-exaggerating, silly taters... I would actually say that using a phone while it has to lie flat on a charging mat near your bed would be the most primitive painful thing ever (your words). I charge my phone overnight, sometimes add a little juice while driving, but I'm a heavy user. The worst experience I had with a mobile device regarding battery is with Samsung S4 less then 2 years ago - when the thing dropped chunks of battery percentage while not used - iPhones dont do that regardless how you left it, with whatever is running or not. You can shout "multi-tasking" all you want, I dont find the need with the way iOS is set up - there are also videos showing that iPhones do switch between apps faster than flagship androids (even the pure Android Nexus) - I believe that's the main argument for background multitasking - but Android way drains the battery, iOS way does not... Yes there are some pro's but in my opinion (if you allow me to have one) it doesnt justify the resource taxing vs iOS suspending of unused apps in background...

20. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

whoa whoa whoa! You're a bit off base. There have been releases of iOS with battery drain bugs. Various verisions of iOS 8 have had a battery drain bug. The "battery can drop chunks while being unused". Many iPhone users have had issues with battery drain.

24. AlikMalix unregistered

You're right... But that was a glitch and was patched already, android does unnecessary tasks in background or while phone isn't used and drains battery by design.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No one would ever use the phone while it is on a pad and they shouldn't use the phone when it is plugged in either. There are better alternatives. The best is only use your phone when you are mobile and only use your tablet when you are at home. That works flawlessly for me and I would never use my phone when it's charging, wireless or plugged in, I don't have to read anything right away and I get all my calls and notifications on my tablet.

27. AlikMalix unregistered

So can we agree that our needs and habits are different?

11. AlikMalix unregistered

aba, that's exactly my point, but you gotta admit mat-charging is a little more convenient if you're not gonna use your phone for a while...

28. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Yeah, wireless charging is good only when your going to bed/sleep. And the quick charge as well.

19. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

"My question is: Can you watch, browsing, chats, calls, texts while your phone is charging?" Yes! They make folding and upright wireless charging docks. So you can at least watch videos, and make calls with ease. I have texted on the wireless charger too, but it is much easier to pick up for that purpose.

25. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm not denying the convinience of mat-charging, I'm just denying that it's really wireless and you still need your cords as it will be too expensive to have these lying around. Yet all my accessories come with light it chargers - speakers, cars, docks, etc. And it's not that much different to place a phone on a charging dock vs placing on the mat, especially because lighting port snaps in so easy. Some people making it sound like it's there's no reason to buy any phone without mat-charging abilities.

8. abhilashpro

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Thought not a fan of Samsung, this is a lovely ad. They've got their marketing spot on!

17. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Or just piss on this whole argument still go with Samsung with a note 4 and never plug your phone in again or set it on a charge pad. Why? Because it has use replaceable batteries. I go from low charge to 100% in 10 seconds flat. GG ...wow odds out more effective cause I wrote mine or like the douche above?

22. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Misleading and stupid ad. Still need charger and usb cable, connect to the wireless pad to use wireless charging. Stop wasting money on stupid ads and fix all the problems with S6/S6 Edge instead.

23. loyd112

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

what about when sony had that magnetic charger come with certain models of the z3?........or what about the fact that other phones had wireless charging since a long time ago....what about the fact that i dont use that usb cable for power only but also for transferring data from my laptop like every new song i get im not gonna send it with bluetooth im gonna use the cable as its better.....samsung didnt invent wireless charging so i dont know why theyre milking it so much in ads....maybe because it comes free of charge with the phone, but thats exactly what happened with my unlocked au kddi xperia z3 it came with a magnetic dock

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