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Verizon Deal: Buy a Wireless Charging Pad, Receive Battery Cover for Free

Either Verizon hasn’t sold many of these inductive (wireless) battery charging pads and covers or they are finally ready to force you into learning about this new technology.  Through August’s “Accessory of the Month” deal, you can buy the wireless charging pad ($69.99) that they have on hand and receive the wireless battery cover for a select few devices for free – all normally priced from $29.99 – $39.99.

What is wireless charging?  Well, if you have a pad and battery cover, you can easily charge your device without having to actually plug in your device.  Sure, the charging pad will always have to be plugged into a wall, but I’ll even admit that it is pretty handy to come home and simply set my Thunderbolt down on my desk to get it to charge rather than fuss with a microUSB cable.

So if you have a DROID3, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, DROID Charge, or Incredible 2, you may want to look into the future of charging and grab one of these pads along with a matching inductive battery cover.    

Buy.

Cheers nick!

  • Mysunset

    Would this work if you can no longer plug in your laptop to an outlet (because the area where it connects has broken off?)?

  • Travis Hansen

    It is a waste of money until the moment you have to have a phone and broke the charging port on your phone. Then you just think of how lucky you are to have one lol. I had that happen to me and it has been kind of nice to just set it on the pad. Still waiting for my replacement ‘Bolt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dpthanki Darshan Thanki

    Hey Its a good post, Kellex!

    The wireless charging is not even possible for the practicle usage because the distance issues.

    Scientists have also developed the new scheme called “capacitive charging” to achieve a medium range wireless charging facility.

    I am making a project on the same topic, I have also written an introductory post on Wireless Charging it lies here.. [http://goo.gl/YlRJL]

    Its good to read your post. Thanks. :)

  • Anonymous

    “rather than fuss with a microUSB cable”

    you need to work on your hand / eye coordination, Kellex! ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

    i’m trying to order it, but how do you add it to the cart with the battery door?

    • Benjamin Kim

      yeah same here. the discount doesn’t seem to be working

    • Guest

      Same here, I’m able to add them to the cart, but the discount doesn’t appear.

  • Anonymous

    i’d just assume wait in line at mcdonalds for a dollar pop, when i can go to the gas station and buy the same size pop for 69cents…than i would be to pay 100 dollars to just not have to plug in a wire

  • Big Red

    There will always be a market for those people who will pay out the butt for convience…. Sadly if they had this for the droid X I would have totally bought because I’m lazy and don’t like plugging in any wires….

  • Michael Quinlan

    I’ll stick with a desk dock, thanks.  They’re cheaper, smaller, and more functional – and I can just as easily put my phone down in the dock as I can put it down on a pad.  When they find a way to wirelessly charge my phone while it’s in the holster, I’ll definitely reconsider.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YT2UBHV6YLL2L5RXMDESP3P5TA Ryan Dominguez

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

    • Anonymous

      Really?  That is a great deal – not like some of the scammers out there….wait what?

  • Anonymous

    $70 it is still to much money to charge my phone….

    • Anonymous

      For me, $70 is just too much to spend on my TBolt that I plan on dumping in January when my contract is up!  Get this for the GSII (which I plan on going with) and we have a deal!

  • Benjamin Kim

    hmm.. just added both to cart being charged for both. strange because the offer is listed on vzw’s site but doesn’t seem to be processing. is there a  promo code?

  • Anonymous

    There is a note that says the device is not compatible with the Thunderbolt…

  • Will Heineman

    These will not make sense for me until they are standardized! I want my restaurants, coffee shops, airports, and trains to have charging pads available before I pay for it! If I can only use it in one place, its not worth it to me. I would rather buy a cover and use it all over the place for free!

  • jfeezie

    Engineering fail indeed, The thunderbolt isnt listed as a compatible device so the discount isnt working.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1639081047 Joseph DiPierno

      yeah i dont understand this either

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

    They don’t state whether the cover will go over the extended battery, at least not on the Droid 3’s.

    Also, while this will charge the phone, it takes up more desk/nightstand space than is really needed, and you can’t sync while on the pad. Add to that the additional cost (even with a free cover), and I see little reason to buy this over the dock.

    • http://twitter.com/compywiz Jason Schollenberger

      It will but it’s not recommended.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395370412 Logan Lopez

    What these charging pads need to do it be able to connect to your computer as well.  I get home, set it on the charger and it connects to my computer.  I would buy it then.  Like everyone has said, the docks do the same and give you more functionally.  The only real advantage is charging multi devices at one time.

  • Anonymous

    When you check compatibility, the Thunderbolt isn’t listed.  Even though it’s available and works.  Thank you for that nice gesture, Big Red.

  • JCZ

    To me these don’t make much sense yet (especially for the price). This isn’t any different than just getting a charging dock, which are likely to go for 30-40 bucks. You just put the phone in the dock and call it a day. Plus the docks sometimes even have added functionality.

  • http://twitter.com/compywiz Jason Schollenberger

    This actually makes it a little more compelling to buy. When it’s 100 dollars to save yourself from plugging in one wire, it’s just unfathomable.

    • EC8CH

      unfathhhhonanable…

      unfathomonable…

      unfathonomiblableo..

      costs too much.

    • Anonymous

      Riiiight. Because paying 70 dollars to save yourself from plugging in one wire makes much more sense. Lol

  • Joe

    It would be nice if there was a car dock with wireless charging.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7FE7YBHC2W2NZVDGMNBGSOOL5A Philip Dominguez

      I just paid $ 22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 675 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aRzu

    • Anonymous

      It would be nice if it were 20 dollars for the whole shebang. Thats the only way i’d buy it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Philip-Claysin/100002732168601 Philip Claysin

      I just paid $ 22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 675 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aRzu

    • Latus

      I’d buy that for my TBolt if it also supported an extended battery. It’ll save me some hassle when docking my phone and plugging in the charger.

  • Ben Mineo

    The Droid Charge battery cover makes the phone too thick to fit in the car dock, which is a far more useful accessory than the charging pad.  :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ab-Gar/538974072 Ab Gar

      thats sort of engineering fail.

  • Anonymous

    I Still don’t want or need one!