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Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Kit Now Available for $90

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging kit is now available directly through Samsung’s accessory store. Should you choose to make charging on your GS4 “hassle free,” be prepared to shell out $90. In order to become a wireless charging machine, the Galaxy S4 needs both a charging cover (battery cover replacement) and the charging pad (pictured above). The back cover runs $39.99, while the pad will cost $49.99. If there is one added bonus to the charging pad, it’s the fact that it should work with all Qi-certified wireless charging products, so you could get some additional use out of it.

We’ve got links to Samsung’s site below for those who are interested. 

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Samsung Links:  Wireless Charging Cover | Wireless Charging Pad

The combined kit is also available in the DL Accessory Store for $89.95. Yes, that will save you 3 cents.

  • Ajmcnicol

    Couple of points to defend Samsung (for the sake of play devils advocate):

    1. Wireless charging is NOT a standard feature cause not everyone cares for it. In fact most people dont. So by not adding it, it keeps the price down on an already expensive phone.

    2. Yes the cover and pad together is expensive..but guess what..its an OEM part from samsung itself. Parts from the manufacturer is ALWAYS way more expensive. Buy an apple brand charger your going to pay 40 bucks. But a 2.1 amp 3rd party charger..ur paying 10 bucks. If it has a name brand on it..its going to cost more. Go on ebay, buy a cheaper Qi enabled pad and your good to go.

    3.I personally LIKE wireless chargers. I have one on my desk and one on my bed stand. Its nice just putting your phone down and not have to plug it in. Specially the one by my bed. Ill lay in bed and txt and stuff, then put it down to watch a show ..forget to plug it in ..and in the morning its not fully charged. After the pad..has never happend since. AND i like not having to constantly plug and unplug a cable..less wear and tear on the charging port (the part on a phone that breaks the most from wear and tear).

    In conclusion, if you dont want it, you should be glad its not a standard feature for price. If you like it but think its expensive, ebay has cheaper alternative. If you dont care about the price and think its a gimmick..well its not a standard feature so stop bitching and keep it to yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hair.shavers Hair Removal Shavers

    Amazed that people pay $89.99. On Amazon you can buy the Fuji 500F battery charger and portable power bank with 11,200 mah for under $26.00. This compact USB/ Mains device charges AA & AAA batteries, charges I-Phone 4s, I-Pod, Tablets, almost any smart phone with a micro usb port and can give you 6 x more talk time on the raid and away from a power point. http://www.amazon.com/USB-Mains-Electronic-Battery-External/dp/B00A1GOAE0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370835500&sr=8-1&keywords=fujicell+500F+battery+charger

  • Shaun Martin

    does this work if the phone has a TPU cover? or would you have to take it off?

  • bkosh84

    Not only did the promise it for the S3 and not deliver but they actually deliver timely for the S4 and then overcharge by at LEAST 40 bucks for it? Wow Samsung.. Wow…

  • Jeff

    Surprised that Sammy hasn’t just made wireless charging a normal feature on their devices. Guess they are out to make an extra buck…

  • Pam Oakea

    I have been using the wireless receiver from WiQiQi for my S3 for 3 or 4 months and it’s is awesome. Doesn’t make my phone hot and you can use any case you desire. You can buy any Qi charging pad. I love the nexus orb for work.http://www.vivealive.net/Samsung-S-III-Stealth-Wireless-Charger-S3WST.htm

  • DanSan

    wow… that is an absolute rip off. was debating buying just the back cover and getting my own pad but for $40 for a cover…. no thank you

  • emoney

    $90 for literally nothing. It takes the same amount of time to plug in a cord than drop a phone on a charging pad.

    • Bionic

      exactly

    • Chris

      Hopefully this will eventually start for 3rd parties to release some super cheap ones. I would be interested in this if I can get a back cover and charging station for around $20 total, lol.

  • Ryan

    I bought the $39 wireless charging pad from LG at the Verizon store. I like that its compact and not so big.

  • HieuDo

    I am guessing with this, you can’t use the Ringke Slim or any of those cases anymore hm?

    Also, for those wireless charging add ons sold on Amazon or the Wiqiqi one, do they work with Verizon’s S4? I don’t see the place to plug in Wiqiqi’s pins on Verizon’s S4.

  • vernSL

    Can anyone actually add any of those items to their cart on the Samsung site?

  • Patrick T

    When the hell is this going to be standard? Samsung needs to stop double dipping.

  • Tim242

    I hate wireless charging. It makes your phone hot, and takes twice as long to charge.

    • LionStone

      I use mine everyday at my bedside, I wake up, it’s fully charged and only 80°(normal)… don’t really care that takes a little bit longer than AC charging, but certainly not double. It’s a nice convenience not dealing with the cord, to check something quick, just grab it then plop it back on :-)

    • Bionic

      2 amp USB charging is the shiznit

  • Tony Byatt

    KMA…You figure out the acronym…

  • zepfloyd

    I already have 2 Qi chargers so really just need the cover. Hopefully it ends up at VZ at some point so I can use the Corp discount, ha.

  • RaptorOO7

    So what Samsung is saying is I should use my 50% off discount code from Samsung when I registered my phone and get it that way so I would be paying $45. Of course I still can’t get an answer about the code being usable for back ordered items meaning you will NEVER be able to actually use the code for anything before it expires.

  • brkshr

    You know they planned that out. Other manufactures include wireless charging on the phone. Good ole Sammy makes you pay extra for it.

  • LoriPriebe

    Does it work through a case?

  • James_75

    There’s no black cover? WTF?

  • Bionic

    Hmm 90 bucks for this? Or 90 bucks for 3 other accessories? Case, Car dock, car charger, and probably enough left over for some lunch. Yeah ill pass.

  • JohnnyHopkins

    Is samsung f#@%ing high!?!?!

    • Bionic

      lol, yes, high on profit margins

  • ceejw

    A much cheaper option is to buy one of these http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CU7FO5C

  • MJZ

    Been charging my DNA wirelessly since day 1 and no extra cost except the $35 Nokia pad ;)

    • TylerChappell

      I use the Nexus 4 Orb charger for my DNA. I just look at this and laugh. $90. LOL.

  • PhilW1956

    Does it work with a protective cover?

  • http://lerlop.com Mick Lerlop

    Does the pad work with Nexus 4?

    • n900mixalot

      It’s Qi so it should.

      • mx

        Says everyone that purchased a Nokia wireless charger :)

  • Bionic

    Im gonna stick with the 2amp USB charging. Wireless charging is just a gimmick to me to be honest. I understand why some people want t, but not for me. Especially for 90 bucks.

    • n900mixalot

      That is quite steep, but to save the USB port …

      • Bionic

        I have NEVER had a usb port fail on any phone.

        • T4rd

          Same here.. it’s quite rare and you’d have to be pretty abusive to break it, IMO.

          • Bionic

            exactly

          • Butters619

            People just don’t like you lol. Everything you say, even if right, get’s downvoted. :p

          • Bionic

            screw em

        • Walter Partlo

          I hada GNex go down with a bad usb. I am fairly careful with it, and far from abusive.

          • Cory

            A replacement USB charger board for the GNex costs less than $10 shipped and can be replaced in about 15 minutes. Resurrect that phone!

          • blootz

            Where can I get a gnex screen. My gnex screen cracked after a 6 foot drop.

        • Paul Hansen

          Do you own a cat? :P

        • Payaso

          My HTC Thunderbolt failed twice on the charging port.

          • Bionic

            Thats because it was a thunderbolt

    • T4rd

      Yeah, I’ve wondered if these even charge at AC speeds or if it shows as USB in the battery menu while charging. If it charges at USB/500mA speeds, then this is a total rip-off.. I’ll pass on waiting 5 hours for my phone to charge wirelessly.

      • Bionic

        The S4 charges REALLY fast using 2 amp USB that came with the phone. I love it.

        • T4rd

          Same with my Note 2. Dead to charged in maybe 90 mins. I’m surprised the S4 uses a 2A charger, most phones use 1A, but I guess a 2600 mAh battery is large enough to warranty 2As, hah.

          • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

            Don’t some of the newer phones have a faster charging mechanism or something? I know that’s really vague, but I thought I recalled reading about that in a past article on DL…

          • T4rd

            Yeah, Qualcomm implemented some sort of fast charging feature in their S4 and above SoCs, I believe. I remember reading about it a while back too, and I think they said it wasn’t enabled in their devices initially, but would be with an update. I’m not sure if newer devices (like the US GS4 and HTC One) with their hardware have it enabled out of the box or not.

      • MK17

        I know with the GNex I could force AC charging with the Palm Pre wireless charging mod, so it is definitely possible.

    • kevin

      How about if you use one of those seidio obex waterproof cases for your s4 and dont want to kill the little rubber charging port cover?

      • picrthis

        Where do you find the seidio obex waterproof case for S4? I can’t even find it on their own site.

    • LionStone

      Well yea, if its not built-in to your phone its not that convenient and may feel like a gimmick.

  • DaSpurTitan

    does the back cover add any thickness?

    • Bionic

      yes

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      It does add a bit of thickness, yes.

    • tanknspank

      From the website:

      Minimal Bulk
      The wireless charging cover adds minimal bulk to your device. Keep in mind that due to a slight addition of bulk, some case options may not fit optimally. Cannot be used with Samsung Flip Covers or the Protective Cover +