wireless charging worth it?

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    Im planning on getting a new phone next month or in Sept. I been checking out the wireless chargers but they run like 70-80 bucks. Are they better than normal chargers aside from convenience or are we paying extra for that novelty?
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    I think your last comment hit the nail on the head. I have thought about it, for the convenience, but don't think it's worth it.
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    Depends on what you do for a living. If you are on the phone a lot at a desk and move around all the time wireless chargers are real nice to have at your desk. However if you only charge the phone at night on the night stand then I say save your money and opt out of wireless charging until the novelty wears off and the price comes down more.

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    The extra heat generated by the 'pad' *may* reduce the long term life of the battery. Probably the biggest advantage is that it reduces wear-and-tear on the phone connector. If that breaks or wears out, your sunk.
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    I went with the LG wc300 from Verizon at $40. This includes the the Qi pad and AC adapter. Works great on my GS3 and new Nexus 7. Some Qi pads do not use Micro USB. For me this was a negative. I wanted the backup for charging alternate devices.
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    why are you spamming the forum?!
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    I would say that it depends on the charger. I was able to purchase one from Amazon and it works great. I can even hardwireit directly to my phone. The one I have does not charge that much faster than plugging it in. However, it does save wear and tear on the USB port.
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    i bought the QI pad and receiver for my note 3 at 30usd from coolicool.com and they work fine

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    I have the wireless charging back from Samsung what's a good charger for it

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    I have the note 3

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    When I had my s4 I had a wireless charging pad by my bed, and loved it! I love not having to find the cable, and replug it back in every night when I simply a text message

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    OK...let's put this in mechanical terms....let's break it down...OK...when making a physical connection, its secure at first.. however with repeated use.. the connection breaks down due to small amounts of friction and cheap parts...think about it...the micro HDMI and connector are probably about .20 cents...

    So with wireless..you take the wear and tear out of the phone...worth it?? I think so....I hate it when my micro HDMI port goes to heck....


    Hope this helps?
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
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    Agreed imho

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    I'm skeptical, I think the battery will charge faster and better with the stock charger. This solution is recommended for people who spend long hours at the office, being extremely convenient to answer when you are called.
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    I had to exchange my Razor because constantly (every day) plugging in and unplugging the charging plug eventually loosened it and it had to be replace. The wireless charger is great but don't do what I did an leave it on all the time. I wound up with a blown battery. It literally expanded the phone 1/8". I just leave it on the charger until it reaches 100% and then take it off.
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    Yes, the phone will charge faster on a hard line. Wireless charging is convenient. It also saves the phone plug and some cell phone cases from wearing out.
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    My phones charges the same if its on the tylt vu or plugged in.
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    Its just convenience.....but it is oh so worth it! I was in the middle of the road with buying one as it is a bit expensive...considering they could have just built in the receiver. I asked for them from my lovely wife for Christmas i think. She found a samsung charging pad and apparently wasn't easy to find from a reputable source outside of ebay, but she was left to ebay for the S View Charging door for my Note 3! With an extra 100 bucks into the phone I wouldnt pay for it...but gifts are awesome! I also picked up some super cheap 12 dollar Qi charger from ebay but its going to take over a month to get here!
    Worth it....probably not
    Awesome! Excellent and amazingly convenient - YES.
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    Hi, Not that expensive, I bought WIWOFIT Wireless Charger from Amazon for my Nexus 5, works quite well with my phone, very convenient !
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