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Super Simple 5 minutes Wireless Charging Mod for Samsung SG3

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10th September 2012, 03:44 AM   |  #11  
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Ahh I see, not worth it to me, I use my phone while charging a lot.

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10th September 2012, 05:53 AM   |  #12  
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That would work, although with slightly stronger magnets like what I used, my phone has a Rock Case on it, and everything works right thru the back cover and the Rock Case.

Glad to hear this works through the Rock case!

I already had all the parts you listed in the mail before you started this thread, and my biggest two worries were:

1. Slight bulge from coil might prevent Rock case from fitting
2. Rock case will prevent this from charging

Great to know neither of these will be a problem!

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10th September 2012, 06:25 AM   |  #13  
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Hi,

I just tested it with Smart Compass, and it seems to work. How many people use a compass app anyway? Don't most use GPS, which isn't affected by the small magnets.

In terms of NFC, I haven't tried NFC, so I don't know. But other's who've used the same system don't have problems with NFC. You could always mount the coil lower, so it wasn't near the NFC chip.

I don't understand the question about the phone needing to stay on the Touchstone. How is that different from the phone needing to be plugged in while charging? The major advantage of this mod is that a) it's way cheap and way cool, and b) you won't wear out the micro usb port plugging in and out. Also, I find it much more convenient to just lay my phone down on the charger whenever I am not using it, so it's always fully charged.

Last time i checked the 'magnets' in the palm pixi cover are not magnets but small pieces of metal. The magnets are in the pixi charging pad. I did this mod a long time ago and just used some really really small wires to complete the connection, i have been meaning to buy the copper tape but, lazy.
10th September 2012, 06:34 AM   |  #14  
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Nice mod!! If you could post a vid of a tutorial that would be sweet!??? I have always been the type to learn the best by watching it in action... Great job though!!
10th September 2012, 09:27 AM   |  #15  
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Last time i checked the 'magnets' in the palm pixi cover are not magnets but small pieces of metal. The magnets are in the pixi charging pad. I did this mod a long time ago and just used some really really small wires to complete the connection, i have been meaning to buy the copper tape but, lazy.

No, they are small and thin neodymium magnets. What phone did you do it on "a long time ago"?
10th September 2012, 06:49 PM   |  #16  
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Just ordered the parts. Touchstones for $3.50 and back covers for $3. Makes me sad though to see how Palm has fallen. My wife had a Pre Plus and touchstone and we both loved that phone. Probably would have bought a Pre 3 if they had ever come to market. Got 2 touchstones so I can have one at work. I will most likely epoxy the components to the battery cover since new battery covers are like $5. Should hold up better than Scotch tape over time.

Will report back when I get it all working.
10th September 2012, 09:32 PM   |  #17  
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Just ordered the parts. Touchstones for $3.50 and back covers for $3. Makes me sad though to see how Palm has fallen. My wife had a Pre Plus and touchstone and we both loved that phone. Probably would have bought a Pre 3 if they had ever come to market. Got 2 touchstones so I can have one at work. I will most likely epoxy the components to the battery cover since new battery covers are like $5. Should hold up better than Scotch tape over time.

Will report back when I get it all working.

That's a good idea, maybe I will have two covers, one with wireless charging for most of the time, and maybe one plain one for travel, etc.You might want to play around with it a little first, using scotch tape, check out NFC, etc, before you commit to gluing it all down.
10th September 2012, 09:33 PM   |  #18  
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Can you post a video that would be really cool

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11th September 2012, 06:31 AM   |  #19  
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F***ing brilliant

For those looking to glue & not use tape just use silicon as it is easy to remove with no damage if needed but more stout than tape
11th September 2012, 08:17 AM   |  #20  
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This is awesome, thanks! The cover fits after gluing all that extra stuff without a problem, right? And how fast is the wireless charging?

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