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Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Backs Now Available From Verizon’s Online Store in White and Black

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Over the weekend, the wireless charging covers for the Samsung Galaxy S4 went on sale in a number of Verizon stores for $39.99, but remained absent from their online shop. This morning, that changed. You can find both the white and black wireless charging covers through VZW.com for the same price, should the Qi lifestyle interest you. Keep in mind that you’ll also need some sort of wireless charging pad, which typically start at around $40. So yes, to be a wireless machine, you need to be ready to fork out at least $80.

Verizon Links:  White | Black ($39.99)

  • internet

    Use palm desktop wireless charger for $10 and the $15 internal wireless charger that doesn’t require you to change backs. >>> http://www.amazon.com/Standard-Wireless-charging-Receiver-SAMSUNG/dp/B00CU7FO5C/ref=wl_mb_hu_m_5_dp

  • internet

    You can get wireless charging for $15 and without having to change your back cover. Just found this… they also have this for S3 too.

  • AURA3777

    My GS4 rocks! it blew me away as an iphone4 user for past years.

  • mcdonsco

    $40 for something that should have been standard? Wow

  • Adrian

    The big three carriers should throw this in for free. at&t did it with the Nokia L920. I am wondering will this work with the Nokia power up speaker system

  • Will this charge will using a spigen case?

  • rutgersjaffo

    Truly this is a great day for those people who just can’t be bothered to plug a cord into their phone…

  • tomn1ce

    I don’t care much about wireless charging but this is something that should’ve come on the phone built in. What a way to milk your customers Samsung….

  • Brian

    Neat tip:

    Buy the cover in store, you’ll get a discount and it’ll bring the price down to $30
    Then register your GS4 with Samsung and buy the charging mat for 50% off which is $25.
    Total investment is $55. Not bad huh?

    • DanSan

      they have an instore discount? do they sell the pads in the store?

      if so i rather buy the pad from them and the cover from samsung. rather have a non branded back cover

  • DanSan

    would love to try this out but cant justify the money they are charging. plus i dont think it would fit my cruzerlite TPU cases but might fit the OEM samsung cases i have

  • Steve Benson

    Is there an official one of these for the GSIII as well?

    • evltwn

      What about the Note 2? Anyone know if they have back charging covers?

  • Trevor

    FYI, the wireless charging cover makes the phone slightly thicker and heavier. Personally, I kind of like it.

    And no, I’m not using any sort of case with the phone.

    • xFrozenMANGO

      ahh poo! so i cant use my urban armor gear case with it. oh well.

      • Trevor

        I imagine you wouldn’t be able to. To give you an idea of the added thickness: instead of the camera protruding from the back by a couple mm, it is now recessed in the back cover by as many mm.

    • DanSan

      i took my battery out yesterday while i was switching micro sdcards and im still amazed on how light this thing is without the battery.

      • Trevor

        Me too. It’s crazy light for how big it is (even with the battery in). It definitely feels more substantial with the wireless charging cover on.

  • xFrozenMANGO

    does it add any thickness? will it work with other cases?

    • Eric

      It does add some thickness and I read a couple of posts over at XDA saying that some cases don’t work for it.

  • vOc627

    No fast charge is a deal breaker.

  • Mitch Fultz

    One question, will this work while using a case such as the Neo Hybrid by Spigen?

    • Scott

      I picked one up and I have the Neo Hybrid case. The case fits but it seemed like it was interfering with the flash when taking photos. I’m rolling without the case ATM but looking for a silicone that will fit.

    • Scott

      It fits stretched but it was interfering with the flash for pictures so I took off the case.

  • r0lct

    Does the other side say Verizon?

    • Scott

      Yes. Not sure if it would if you brought direct from Samsung but the one from the store does.

      • Trevor

        I bought mine directly from Samsung using the 50% off coupon they gave me for registering my S4, and it has no branding other than “SAMSUNG.” It’s great!

    • Scott

      Yes. Don’t know about the one straight from Samsung but the VZW one has the same logo.

  • Chris Bobrowitz

    I think it is time that OEM’s include these when releasing the phone, not after to score some extra $

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    • dannyWHITE

      LG did with the Lucid 2 on Verizon and the Optimus G Pro on AT&T.

      • Chris

        Even the Droid DNA had it built-in!