Wireless charging back cover or aftermarket coil instead?

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  1. Frankiebonez

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    I'm going all out for wireless charging on this thing with an Air Dock for my car and a nice samsung wireless charging pad at home. I'm torn with going with the Samsung wireless charging back cover for the phone, or just a 3rd party coil that goes under the current cover.

    The only downfall I have read is the phone gets a tiny bit bigger. for me, I dont mind I dont use a case so a little bit fatter of a phone wont matter. But the idea of keeping the phone its nice sleek and thin shape is attractive. With a 3rd party coil I can do that. Also the coil is only $20, the samsung back cover is $30.

    Anyone have used one of the coils or the back cover and comment on the size, and/or the differences of the 2 if possible? Basically any sort of feedback. I'm leaning towards the cover right now since the idea of the coil seems a bit sketchy to me.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Jeffrey

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    Personally, I don't trust those coils. I would stick with the Sammy product.
     
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    Yea thats how I'm feeling right now, I feel like my phone would catch on fire or something. Reccomend any good wireless car docks besides the AirDock? Air Dock seems like its the shiznit.
     
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    Can't really help you there. Never considered one.
     
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    I've got the Samsung charging cover and pad, and it works just great. It makes the phone a tiny bit thicker and that makes it more comfortable to handle. Also the camera lens does not stick out anymore, keeping it much safer. I don't use a case but a bumper and Spigen hard glass screen protector.
     
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    Those coils are pretty cheap and you'll probably get what you pay for. I'm with Jeffrey, stick with a Samsung covered product.
     
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    Tried the Tylt insert on our phones. It created a lot of heat. It also charged the phones 1% in 15 minutes. The official S5 charging back works great. It creates little heat. Charges as expected. We are using the Belkin Air protect from Best Buy. About $30.

    Bought the Samsung charging back from Amazon. At the time, no local retailer had it in stock. Also, no retailer could even order it.
     
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    forget the coils!!! I have tried 2 and they get way to hot and charge super slow.
    Another thing to consider is you can Google for a Samsung accessory coupon (50% off)
    and that lets you buy the wireless back for $14.99
    I even was able to order a Diztronic case made for the thicker wireless back for $9.99
    Just wanted to give my 2 cents
     
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