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DROID Charge Also has an Inductive Battery Cover, Welcome to the Future of Charging

An inductive charging cover for the HTC Thunderbolt popped up on Verizon’s site last night, but now thanks to the picture you are seeing above, we know that it won’t be the only 4G phone on Big Red throwing a wireless power party.  The DROID Charge, which was just announced, is going to receive a similar back piece to allow for wireless charging on one of LG’s new Powermat-esque pads and at $29.99 it might be cheaper than the Tbolt’s.  Oh, and we’re also pretty sure the new DROID Incredible 2 will see a similar accessory.  Looks like pad charging is the way of the future.  Are you excited?  

If you aren’t familiar with wireless charging, you’ll want to check out this video from our friends at BGR:

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  • Awd111980

    Long story short I was forced to buy one of these battery covers b/c Verizon did not have any in stock when they shipped my phone (I know wtf???) any who I can not find a case for this phone ANYWHERE, Otterbox wont fit them & I dislike the rubber one’s….been to just about every kiosk in the mall and none of their hard cases fit it can anyone suggest something or help me…I’ve already dropped it b/c it’s a slick POS in my opinion 

  • Basschron

    What if all the phones in the world used a mat that required your phone to be sitting still in one place to be charging? Wouldn’t everyone go apeshit crazy if they invented cords?

    Somehow this doesn’t feel very progressive.

  • JP

    I like to put my phones in a protective case, so inductive charging basically isn’t even an option, right?

  • JeffL0320

    And to think, if people had listened to and funded Nikola Tesla, we would be light years ahead of this technology by now and charging everything with TRUE wireless technology. Sadly scrubs like Thomas Edison got all the glory.

    • Desertburn

      Right,We can have wireless internet but not wireless dc electric. 

  • Justin Bieber

    Just a quick thought. If i place something over then a thunderbolt onto the charging pad. For example my nuts. will it give them extra power? or do i have to wrap them in aluminum foil first?

  • Jroc869

    how has this not become the standard

  • Mike

    I want TRUE wireless charging…

  • Ck_29 2000

    You nerds will complain about anything. If you don’t like or want it, don’t buy it. Pretty simple really.

    • http://profiles.google.com/carlmgregory.home Carl Gregory

      @Ck_29 2000 – Good thing your not smart enough to do product development, the world would still be using rotary phones.

      • Ck_29 2000

        Ouch…THAT really put me in my place

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EGWCQ2N5ALQVAQKZWEI3GP2HNI Sean

        you’re**

        good one, carl.  who’s the smart one?  

  • ProfessAndObey

    Okay, so why doesn’t a $300 phone called the “Chage” already come with a wireless charging accessory, and mat? If Pre could, why not a premium phone a few years later? Although, nothing is official yet so they may still.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    These pads are such gimmicks. They’re not portable and impractical to use the phone while charging.

    • PacoBell

      The idea behind Qi is that the technology would be integrated into the infrastructure to such a point that it becomes ubiquitous. Think charging kiosks. Add to that NFC for micro payments and you have a nice business model to sell power to mobile devices (or it could be complimentary, like in hotels).

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Nightmares

    Far from excited. I would want a little chip that you place in side the phone cover on the battery that you can take with you anywhere that chargers all the time. Now we’re talking!

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Nightmares

    Far from excited. I would want a little chip that you place in side the phone cover on the battery that you can take with you anywhere that chargers all the time. Now we’re talking!

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  • Anonymous

    Yah but where is it, and why does that look like the extended battery cover for the tbolt….im not buying the bigger battery, its bulky and ugly and i have enough, if i need wireless charging then ill go to duracell or powermat.

  • Anonymous

    OEMs should spend their time working on incorporating better battery tech in2 mobile devices & not gimmicky stuff like this….its probably the one aspect of mobile tech that has barely improved in recent years & thats ridiculous bc battery life IS 1 of the most, if not the most important aspects of mobile tech, its a little ironic

  • Guest1

    what happens when your phone is low on battery and you wanna use it while the battery is low? hold the charge pad up with the phone on it, up to your ear? this is somewhat convenient but cord charging should still be available. they should also make the damn cords longer. whats with the 2 foot long power cords in the recent phones?

    • Anonymous

      Thank god, ive been saying the same thing about the oem cables forever, i actually ordered a few longer 1s from a site…..4 some reason i laughed reading the charging pad 2 ear part, picturing cats putting it 2 their ear or bringing the side of their face down 2 a table

    • Anonymous

      Yes! thank you for saying that. I know cell phone companies are cutting their budget to make a profit but come on! WE NEED LONGER CHARGING CORDS!

    • Anonymous

      It’s because the “power cords” are not power cords. They’re USB cords which happen to come with an adapter to plug into the wall. You can get a really cheap aftermarket charger though that’s longer and more flexible.

      • Anonymous

        Monoprice ftw.

  • Jukboxhero

    this is sweet news, Ive gone through 4 car chargers and at least 3 home chargers for the og droid…i beat my shit up…this will be well received

    • Anonymous

      Damn, u chewing on those things????? I have 2 many of them, especially since majority of my devices use micro usb, so 1 works with all of them

    • Anonymous

      Damn, u chewing on those things????? I have 2 many of them, especially since majority of my devices use micro usb, so 1 works with all of them

  • Anonymous

    Screw a Droid Charge! Lets go Motorola Droid Bionic wait no Trega wait ummmm…. Ahh screw it Lets go Motorola 4G phone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1529253836 Sal Belleci

    Would there be One for ALL DROID PHONES I have the DROID 2

  • Anonymous

    This is like an ugly girl wearing makeup. It makes it slightly more appealing but not enough to make someone dive in.

  • Anonymous

    So this is one of those things where you sit the phone on a “mat” and it charges your phone that way? If I’m correct, then I don’t understand why it would be such a great thing. It’s not as if plugging in your phone the conventional way is a huge inconvenience. And I would imagine that the moment you lift the phone off the mat, it stops charging (whereas you can use your phone while it’s charging if you physically plug it in). If my understanding of this technology is incorrect, someone please fill me in.

    • Calvin Williams

      It’s great when you have a little dock on your desk that you can just set your phone on to charge. I much prefer inductive charging over plugging a cord in each time.

      • Anonymous

        I guess when you look at it that way, it does make for a quicker and more convenient way to charge your phone. I’m not sure I’d really care to get this unless the price is dirt cheap. Plugging in my phone the old-fashioned way isn’t a big deal for me. But it is nice to have options.

        • Calvin Williams

          Well anything from Verizon is usually expensive, it would probably be best to get one from Amazon at a much cheaper price.

        • Calvin Williams

          The case will probably cost $39.99, but you can find them for $20 on amazon (based on other phone pricing) You also have to buy the dock which is $30-70 depending on the number of devices it can charge. It claims to have a 93% efficiency to the normal plug in which is pretty good.

        • Anonymous

          But its nice knowing that you can always go back to the regular cord if you ever wanted to considering it comes with the phone; so its not like your tied into it, except the pretty good amount of money in the mat and batt cover

    • http://twitter.com/azurikai Austin Witherow

      i agree with you, having a cable is no inconvenience to me. i’d prefer it over inductive charging.

    • Stephen D

      Imagine if the back WAS the mat :O

    • Stephen D

      Imagine if the back WAS the mat :O

    • http://www.facebook.com/pridesangel03 Angel Pride

      I had to get one because the charging port inside the phone stopped holding the charger so my phone wouldn’t charge. I ended up getting a replacement phone but due to the fact that the company I ordered the back from for the phone mislabeled the packing slip and I never got it. So I had to go through the hassle of transferring everything from the old phone (that couldn’t hold a charger and charge) to the media backup and such and then making sure what was on the old made it to the new and have been fighting back and forth with the company that conveniently LOST my back for the phone for 3 weeks now. So after I finally get the back for the phone, I will be keeping it should this happen again. It wasn’t time for me to get a new phone and had I had this back and the pad, I wouldn’t have had to get the replacement phone. One of the main reasons for going wireless, is constant plugging and unplugging and using phone while plugged in pulling on it causes the charging port to become damaged and unable to hold a charger. That is the best reason to have the wireless as a backup if it’s not yet time for you to renew your contract or get a new phone.. I should know because that is EXACTLY what happened to me. WHAT A PILL it was dealing with all this when having a simple wireless charging pad would have been an easy fix.

  • http://profiles.google.com/amtrombley89 amtrombley89

    FIRST!

    And yes I’m excited. I just hope that the Inc 2 actually comes out week, but now that the Charge is slated for the 28th, I’m worried it won’t…

    • Calvin Williams

      I read they both come out the same day but I agree, it would be weird to have 2 Droids on the same day.

      • WhizCaLeafAhhh

        On 4G, battery life on the Charge won’t even begin to compare to the Twinc’s 3G. Also, there is usually a workaround for battery, whether its a bigger aftermarket or through rooting/clocking schemes… The TBolt is superior to the Charge, as it will actually be updated and isn’t God-awful ugly.If people can wait this long for a Charge, they can hold out for the next 4G from Motorola… Bionic, Targa, whatever. This is a stop-gap point in the phone cycle, basically. Thunderbolt will remain the premier phone on VZW until the Moto rolls out… which coincides with the time that most OG Droid owners will be cashing in on their last “new every two” upgrade. The next big push in Droid phones will be the Motorola, regardless of bootloader status.

        • Calvin Williams

          The Galaxy S2 phones are going to be amazing… Sammy has been doing alright if you ignore the huge delay with Verizon. In the UK they had Froyo since september. People on this site root their phones anyways so it doesn’t matter when the official update comes. It will always take longer than getting it though XDA. HTC is probably also working on a Verizon version of the Sensation/EVO 3D too, so you can expect rumors of that coming Q3

      • WhizCaLeafAhhh

        On 4G, battery life on the Charge won’t even begin to compare to the Twinc’s 3G. Also, there is usually a workaround for battery, whether its a bigger aftermarket or through rooting/clocking schemes… The TBolt is superior to the Charge, as it will actually be updated and isn’t God-awful ugly.If people can wait this long for a Charge, they can hold out for the next 4G from Motorola… Bionic, Targa, whatever. This is a stop-gap point in the phone cycle, basically. Thunderbolt will remain the premier phone on VZW until the Moto rolls out… which coincides with the time that most OG Droid owners will be cashing in on their last “new every two” upgrade. The next big push in Droid phones will be the Motorola, regardless of bootloader status.