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I recently purchased this from Amazon. Not a bad buy for $22, but some quirks. I noticed that if you are going to charge with a case on, you need an optimal charger and cable. With anything less than that, the charger will repeatedly cycle on and off. With case off a 1amp charger will work, with case on you need a 2amp charger and good cable. Also, the sweet spot on the phone is somewhat small, so it needs to be positioned with some precision, can't just be dropped onto the charger.
Here's the one problem and I don't know if its the charger or G2. The phone charges fairly rapidly. So if I awaken in the middle of the night for some reason which I will not discuss here, the phone will be fully charged and the charging will shut down. However, over the rest of the night the charger doesn't turn on and the phone charge trickles down to something around 97%. Even if I take the phone off the charger, the charging won't immediately start up again. I haven't determined if there is a point at which wireless charging will be re-enabled but all works well when I replace it on the charger the following night.
 
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This is the charger. I have a Samsung Qi S4 charger and it will continue to trickle charge throughout the night. When I pull mine off in the AM, it's at 100%.

The more expensive chargers have multiple coils in there to allow "drop and charge" and also have better charging programming to trickle charge.

The cheaper ones work well, but as you mentioned, are a little trickier to find the sweet spot and just turn off when reached 100%. The cheap ones are good for travel and office charging, but I'd buy a better one for bedtime charges.

http://www.amazon.com/Lerway-Wireles...=pd_sim_cps_32
These get good reviews and are cheaper. I don't own one to know how it operates, but reviews look good. Ebay also has one that I think is the same device for $10.

Here is my Samsung Qi Plate:
http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Induc...rds=samsung+qi

I think the Samsung can be had for 50% off using coupon code: RV18623
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This is the charger. I have a Samsung Qi S4 charger and it will continue to trickle charge throughout the night. When I pull mine off in the AM, it's at 100%.

The more expensive chargers have multiple coils in there to allow "drop and charge" and also have better charging programming to trickle charge.

The cheaper ones work well, but as you mentioned, are a little trickier to find the sweet spot and just turn off when reached 100%. The cheap ones are good for travel and office charging, but I'd buy a better one for bedtime charges.

http://www.amazon.com/Lerway-Wireles...=pd_sim_cps_32
These get good reviews and are cheaper. I don't own one to know how it operates, but reviews look good. Ebay also has one that I think is the same device for $10.

Here is my Samsung Qi Plate:
http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Induc...rds=samsung+qi

I think the Samsung can be had for 50% off using coupon code: RV18623
You have to sign in with your Google ID or create an account. I just tried it and said 1 per account.
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cel...EP-P100IJWUST2
Thanks. Yeah, I was thinking of doing that. Using the coil at my work desk and the more reliable plugin at bedtime. At least with a plug in and suboptimal cable, I'll get a slow charge warning but eventually completely charged in the AM.
 
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You won't get the Slow Charge message at all using Qi. In fact I use a standard USB 5V wall plug that spits out 500mah. It complains just using the cable, but not the cable and Qi.

I recommend slow charging bedside anyway (either wired or Qi). You'll get a MUCH longer lasting battery that way. Fast Charging is also Fast Depleting.
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