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ZENS to Launch Wireless Charging Dock for Samsung Galaxy S3 in September

Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about losing your charging cables? That’s the future ZENS hopes to create with the introduction of their wireless charging kit for the Samsung Galaxy SIII. With this kit, you receive a new backplate for your SGSIII which will enable partnering with the dock which goes right on your desk or wherever else you want to put it. No special batteries needed or added bulk to the device to make it work.

It’s not available quite yet, but ZENS says market availability should begin in September. Price is expected to be about $80. Sound like a good deal?

Via: Zens

  • MikeSaver

    does such a thing exist for the Galaxy Nexus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Horning/1527359 Tony Horning

    I was able to pick up a wireless charging battery cover for the SIII yesterday at Verizon. Part # SAMI535B-WLDR (blue). They are selling it for $39.99 but with my discount it came out to around $31.00.
    It was not on display but in the back.
    Now I just need to find an inexpensive charging pad.

    • Tommy Thompson

      Does the new battery cover add bulk?

  • MontereyChiropractor

    This is useful. Especially when you love to travel around. Do you think the price would go down in the future? I think 80$ is too much.

  • C-Law

    Doesn’t sound appealing to me bc I normally still use my phone while its charging. Can’t do this if it has to sit on a mat

  • http://twitter.com/sspediacci Sean Spediacci

    What’s so convenient about wireless charging? The wire at least lets me use the phone while it’s charging.

    • Tommy Thompson

      If the Samsung version utilizes Resonance charging you will be able to use the phone a few feet from the pad and still have it charge the phone.

  • skinja

    How is this useful? It costs a lot and probably can’t even be plugged into a normal usb port. Just more cables and junk to have floating around.

  • Robert Stevens

    Not sure, in another year all new phones will have a sealed battery. It won’t be accessible. Say goodbye to removable storage too

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    ZENS-ational? Not at that price point.

  • Surfratt

    Wonder if the included battery cover will work with Touchstone chargers as I have three lying around.

    • drvik

      it doesnt …

  • Lorrimar

    80 bucks is a bit pricey & I wonder if it will work through the more robust cases like otterbox defenders.

    • drvik

      it changes the shape so your case probably will not fit

  • cgalyon

    The idea is appealing, but $80 is a hard pill to swallow.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Holy shiz….

    Droid Life is using new ad pushing methods of putting ads over the images. I see a “Prius plug-in hybrid” ad overlay on that Zens photo above. ugh.

  • sc4fpse

    “Sound like a good deal?”

    Uh, no?

  • Michael_NM

    I’ll just use the solar charger app I found in the Play Store. :D

  • Soofdawg

    29.99 is good price point…$80 for a conversation piece is same as wasting money on a Hummer…Unless this thing turbo charges the phone within 5 minutes, I’ll just plug mine.

  • gimlet72

    Will these docks work with the use of TPU cases.

  • nightscout13

    If this doesn’t mess with the NFC capability, then i’m all ears.

  • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

    What ever happened to the Samsung Galaxy S3 being able to charge wirelessly from like 6 ft. away of the charging dock

    • Tommy Thompson

      Samsung said it would be out in September

      • michael arazan

        How long is this going to take to charge wirelessly, and if your using the phone at the same time of charge is it still going to charge all the way full while in use?
        Also you can get a wireless charge mat that can charge up to 5 devices for $40-60 and they can charge anything with rechargeable batteries

        • NathanDomier

          I’d guess it will charge at a similar rate to normal chargers. It just pushes the power wirelessly, but the amount should be the same. Should also charge all the way in use just like a normal charger. You can’t pick it up though – then it stops charging, making it inconvenient for taking calls.

      • NathanDomier

        Where did you see the info on Samsung’s version? I’d definitely rather have theirs if it’s prices the same or less.

        • Tommy Thompson

          They said it was the first resonance wireless charger back when they announced the phone. Few days/weeks later they announced it charging system would be out in September.

          • NathanDomier

            Thanks, managed to track down a mention of it in the release coverage on engadget. Hopefully it comes out around then, planning on picking on up at the start of September.

  • Tommy Thompson

    I’ll wait to see what Samsung’s offers over ZENS’.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      agreed… not to thrilled about backplate changing

      • Tommy Thompson

        You will get a new blackplate for Samsung’s as well