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Genuine wireless charging back

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23rd September 2014, 10:24 PM   |  #751  
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Originally Posted by steve1040

I registered my phone with Samsung.com but did not receive a 50% code. What steps do I follow to receive the 50% off coupon.

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All I had to do was register my S5 to my existing Samsung.com account. I got an email with the discount code within a day. As another poster mentioned, it may be open only to US residents.
25th September 2014, 04:19 AM   |  #752  
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wireless charging for stock phone back
Use mine with a cheap wireless charger off e bay.
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25th September 2014, 05:25 PM   |  #753  
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Qi wireless charging gear for the S5 seems to be difficult to find in Australia for some reason. And where you can find it, it's hideously overpriced. Harvey Norman (sort of a Best Buy-type store) sell the Samsung charging pad for A$74 (US$65) and the S View charging cover for A$89 (US$78). No way.

I bought the genuine charging back (just the back, not the S View cover) because I was afraid of compromising the waterproofing by putting an aftermarket coil inside the stock back. The cheapest I found was on Amazon.com.

As for charging pads, I picked up a couple off eBay from China. They look a bit like hockey pucks and you can get them about five bucks a pop, and they do the job nicely. One sits on top of my computer and the other is plugged into the OEM charger by my bed. I don't have any problems positioning the phone on top - at least, not with the OEM charging back.
30th September 2014, 05:39 PM   |  #754  
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darn im glad i found this thread!
2nd October 2014, 06:48 PM   |  #755  
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Originally Posted by XXTEXX

Use mine with a cheap wireless charger off e bay.

I still don't trust that those cards, no matter how thin, don't affect the waterproof seal.
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