There is a definite added minor bulge that I will probably get used to in a day or two. The good thing is it works.
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i have the s4 charger wireless pad and teh back cover from official samsung. its cool. my question is that in their instructions, its says "After your phone is charged to 100%, unplug the wireless pad from the microusb......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???
i called samsung directly to ask whether this was to save electricity or if there was some danger to leaving it plugged in. They couldn't answer me so i suspect there's a chance the pad itself can malfunction if you have it plugged into the wall and there is no phone charging on it for some period of time. The phone rep (who i dont really trust had much knowledge) said samsung recommends that you should never leave pad plugged in for more than a day or two if there's no phone charging. why?? he wouldn't say.
Now to my point. If everytime im done charging, i have to unplug the microusb from the pad.... and everytime i go to charge i have to replug the pad. What the F is the difference (besides maybe saving your "phones microusb input" from busting rather than the charging pad. the WHOLE AND ONLY SELLING POINT FOR ME (and i'd think everyone) is to have a pad that u plug in and forget about and can remain plugged in (in some idle/safe state) forever. When the phone is placed on it, it should detect it and wake up. Otherwise to me, this is 100% false advertising and EVERY SINGLE REVIEW about it that says its revolutionary cause no more plugging in wires is 100% wrong..... I got a 50% off deal on samsung with some coupon so i bought 3. since it was 25 bucks each, im gonna leave one plugged in just take the risk...
EDIT: while i odnt want the device to malfunction, i'm clearly more worried about it starting a fire/overheating or releasing some **** thats not safe into the air. If it malfunctions then yea the product obviously sucks to me, but that's not as worriesome as burning down my house or frying my phone.
sorry for the tldr --- but if anyone has legitimate info on why they highly recommend unplugging the pad if not in use for more thna a day, i'd greatly apprecaite any info.
Last edited by dags5000; 08-12-2013 at 01:10 PM.
I have a very strong feeling that it said that simply to push the idea that unplugging saves electricity (which it does, but IMHO it's debatable if it's worth it!). I have that same wireless charging pad and while I haven't had it plugged in all the time, it didn't seem to overheat or even heat up when it was plugged in.
another thing they claim is that it requires a 2A charger or greater to function. it functions totally fine on something with 1A or even plugged into my computer's usb. older mac mini usb 2 and newer dell pc usb 2 and 3.
i suspect it just will take longer to charge and they are covering their butts so people dont complain the product sucks