Qi Wireless Charging Case?

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droidkevlar

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regalpimpin

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Can you take a few pics of what your phone looks like with it on? Sounds very interesting.

Ask and ye shall receive.. Sorry for the grainy pics, they were taken with an iPad Air. It's just so convenient to drop n charge. Haven't had to plug in for months.

A little further info.. I've got a bestskinsever matte body skin on the back of the phone, so i don't scratch it up.
Then I've got the qi receiver, and a slim steel plate that came with a magnetic car mount, all between the phone and the case. Somehow it all fits. Just the skin, and the qi would be no problem at all.

On top of all that, the new qi receiver I've got isn't black plastic. It's actually aluminum as well. So it should blend in better. Just never felt like swapping it around on the M7, so I'll save it for my M8.





 

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Ask and ye shall receive.. Sorry for the grainy pics, they were taken with an iPad Air. It's just so convenient to drop n charge. Haven't had to plug in for months.

A little further info.. I've got a bestskinsever matte body skin on the back of the phone, so i don't scratch it up.
Then I've got the qi receiver, and a slim steel plate that came with a magnetic car mount, all between the phone and the case. Somehow it all fits. Just the skin, and the qi would be no problem at all.

On top of all that, the new qi receiver I've got isn't black plastic. It's actually aluminum as well. So it should blend in better. Just never felt like swapping it around on the M7, so I'll save it for my M8.

Excellent! Thanks for the pictures and info. I just ordered something very similar for my M8.
 

regalpimpin

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Can you post a link or picture to your charging pad?

I've used a few.. Here's my thoughts on them.

The Choe off amazon. Works ok. Has a blue light that flashes when charging. Which may be annoying to some, especially next to a bed.
http://www.amazon.com/UPGRADED-Wire...id=1396035442&sr=8-1&keywords=choe+qi+charger

I've also got the Nokia Fatboy.. the pillow case style, that just uses the standard nokia qi charger.
I DO NOT recommend this at all. It worked ok for a few weeks, then started just going on off, on off, on off repeatedly. No rhyme or reason. My Nexus 7 still charges fine it seems, but nothing else. It also uses a proprietary charger and cable, which is stupid.
http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-DT-901-...8&qid=1396035546&sr=8-2&keywords=nokia+fatboy

And then my favorite... The PowerBot
It's by far the smallest, the rubber ring works to keep the device in one place. It has a green led all the time, and blue while charging. but it's not bright and wouldn't be a distraction at all. It seems to charge the fastest, and it also has an audible beep, so you know you've placed the device in the correct spot, without even looking. Going forward, I'll be ordering even more of these. I currently have one at work on my desk, and I've put one in the fatboy pillow I had next to my bed. Many colors available, and for the price, seriously can't be beat.
http://www.amazon.com/Compatible-In...=UTF8&qid=1396035781&sr=8-2&keywords=powerbot

Then as a bonus.. I also have one of the powerbot battery backup qi chargers in gray. It's also very cool and was cheap as hell at 30 bucks. You can keep it plugged in, then take it with you for true wireless charging. Only a 7000 mah battery inside, but it does pretty well 1.5 to 2 full charges give or take. Has a battery gauge, and makes the same beep that the other powerbot chargers do. Also includes another usb port to charge regular devices.
http://www.amazon.com/PowerBot®-Wir...=1396035872&sr=8-21&keywords=powerbot+battery
 
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thesabri

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Can this be used with cases such as the otterbox

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regalpimpin

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Can this be used with cases such as the otterbox

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Don't see why not.. And that one inparticular would probably have the rubber flap so you wouldn't even see the receiver at all. The distance through the case I would think would be fine. I've got an otterbox defender at home, I can try it later.
 
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I've been rocking one of these style receivers on my original One for months.
http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Univ...id=1396026021&sr=8-1&keywords=type+b+micro+qi

Fits between the phone and im currently using the slim bear motion case. It's awesome.

Plan on doing the same with the M8 once everything arrives.

However this seems very intriguing. Any inconsistencies in charge rate? Is there a large "sweet spot"? I've noticed that many cheap qi chargers/tags have a tiny charging spot.
 

regalpimpin

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However this seems very intriguing. Any inconsistencies in charge rate? Is there a large "sweet spot"? I've noticed that many cheap qi chargers/tags have a tiny charging spot.

I don't have that receiver l linked, it's disappeared. I just linked the most prominent one currently on amazon, as long as it's a type B.
Had issues with the Nokia charger but the powerbot has been flawless.
 

joeliotta

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Wow, this looks like the answer to all my prayers! I'm coming from the G2 and always loved the wireless charging. I have tylt Wireless charger on my desk at work and it is the best thing ever. I've been looking for a handy desktop dock but they're all crappy little ones that I doubt will support the weight. Is this thing a sticker or can it be put on and removed? I like the look of the phone clean and usually stick with clear cases.

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regalpimpin

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Another question; Does it affect your NFC (or is placement important)?

On the m7 the NFC was the plastic ring around the camera. And this sits in the center of the phone so it's never been an issue. NFC works just fine.
For joe above this, the ones I've used don't have any adhesive on them. So they could be swapped around no problem.
 

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On the m7 the NFC was the plastic ring around the camera. And this sits in the center of the phone so it's never been an issue. NFC works just fine.
For joe above this, the ones I've used don't have any adhesive on them. So they could be swapped around no problem.

It's still there.

NFC_M8.jpg
 

joeliotta

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Thank you for the info. I don't know how my endless Googling hasn't led me to this sooner. I already ordered

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Pretty cool. Personally I can't own a phone like the One / M8 and put an ugly case on it and stick something to the back of that beautiful metal, but I get it :good:
 

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    Can you post a link or picture to your charging pad?

    I've used a few.. Here's my thoughts on them.

    The Choe off amazon. Works ok. Has a blue light that flashes when charging. Which may be annoying to some, especially next to a bed.
    http://www.amazon.com/UPGRADED-Wire...id=1396035442&sr=8-1&keywords=choe+qi+charger

    I've also got the Nokia Fatboy.. the pillow case style, that just uses the standard nokia qi charger.
    I DO NOT recommend this at all. It worked ok for a few weeks, then started just going on off, on off, on off repeatedly. No rhyme or reason. My Nexus 7 still charges fine it seems, but nothing else. It also uses a proprietary charger and cable, which is stupid.
    http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-DT-901-...8&qid=1396035546&sr=8-2&keywords=nokia+fatboy

    And then my favorite... The PowerBot
    It's by far the smallest, the rubber ring works to keep the device in one place. It has a green led all the time, and blue while charging. but it's not bright and wouldn't be a distraction at all. It seems to charge the fastest, and it also has an audible beep, so you know you've placed the device in the correct spot, without even looking. Going forward, I'll be ordering even more of these. I currently have one at work on my desk, and I've put one in the fatboy pillow I had next to my bed. Many colors available, and for the price, seriously can't be beat.
    http://www.amazon.com/Compatible-In...=UTF8&qid=1396035781&sr=8-2&keywords=powerbot

    Then as a bonus.. I also have one of the powerbot battery backup qi chargers in gray. It's also very cool and was cheap as hell at 30 bucks. You can keep it plugged in, then take it with you for true wireless charging. Only a 7000 mah battery inside, but it does pretty well 1.5 to 2 full charges give or take. Has a battery gauge, and makes the same beep that the other powerbot chargers do. Also includes another usb port to charge regular devices.
    http://www.amazon.com/PowerBot®-Wir...=1396035872&sr=8-21&keywords=powerbot+battery
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    I've been rocking one of these style receivers on my original One for months.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Univ...id=1396026021&sr=8-1&keywords=type+b+micro+qi

    Fits between the phone and im currently using the slim bear motion case. It's awesome.

    Plan on doing the same with the M8 once everything arrives.
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    Can you take a few pics of what your phone looks like with it on? Sounds very interesting.

    Ask and ye shall receive.. Sorry for the grainy pics, they were taken with an iPad Air. It's just so convenient to drop n charge. Haven't had to plug in for months.

    A little further info.. I've got a bestskinsever matte body skin on the back of the phone, so i don't scratch it up.
    Then I've got the qi receiver, and a slim steel plate that came with a magnetic car mount, all between the phone and the case. Somehow it all fits. Just the skin, and the qi would be no problem at all.

    On top of all that, the new qi receiver I've got isn't black plastic. It's actually aluminum as well. So it should blend in better. Just never felt like swapping it around on the M7, so I'll save it for my M8.





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    Can you please let us know how it went with the otterbox ? I am iffy about buying one of the wireless charging mats because I have an otterbox as well, thanks ! :good:

    Seems to work.. I've never really used the case so if it was more long term you'd probably want to trim a little of the inside of the rubber flap so it sits more flush.

    Video

    http://youtu.be/87x5uso7yWU

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    My qi receiver thing will be here today. http://www.ebay.com/itm/161242912389 I have a dot view case so we'll see if it works ok with it. I also purchased two PowerBot pads, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F6SPYJS/. If anyone is curious how it all turns out I'll post info here.