Wireless charger recomendations

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  1. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I haven't got a wireless charger yet but am planning on buying one for my office desk and a few locations in my home.

    Do some chargers have better performance and features than others or do they mainly differ on aesthetics and ergonomics?

    Is there one you can recommend that you are particularly happy with?

    I originally intend to use them with my Galaxy S6. But I don't envisage moving away from the Galaxy S series in the foreseeable future so my next phone will probably be an S7 or S8.

    Thanks
     
  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Doesn't Samsung offer fast wireless charging but only via their charging pad?

    I'm sure it's probably a bit more expensive but there quicker charge times may be worth it to you.
     
  3. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    Highly recommend this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010B6PSMC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    [​IMG]

    This one is great. It's reliable and surprisingly fast. No adjusting needed to set your device in the "right" spot. I just plop it down and it goes.

    I have the Samsung fast wireless charging pad, too. Also reliable and good and even faster, but it's flat. I prefer a standing wireless charger. The stand one is more affordable, too.
     
  4. ozaz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is Samsung the only one that does 'fast' wireless charging?

    Is there some standard speed threshold that defines fast wireless charging or is 'fast' in this context just a subjective term?
     
  5. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    I am sure there are others that exist out there. As for what defines fast, not sure. But the Samsung fast wireless charger does charge pretty fast.

    Isn't it just more amperage? More power? I believe fast chargers are 5V? Or something? Whereas normal ones are 1 or 2V? Again, not sure.

    For what it's worth, the charging stand I linked you to is rated at: 5V 2Amps Power Adapter
     
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    I thought from reading over at XDA that three coil chargers were fast charge and two coils was normal. Don't hold me to that though because I tend to skim if people go into depth about things I'm not that interested in.
     
  7. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    I thought the three coils had more to do with affecting the placement of your device. Three coils charge more easily whereas two coils mean you might have to reposition your device to start the wireless charging.
     
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  10. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    That's a great price if it's genuine. Has anyone bought from them and can confirm?
     
  11. jamezr macrumors G4

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    I didn't get mine from them. I got mine from Samsung and paid a lot more :(
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    [​IMG]

    Got mine from Amazon, £32 I think it was. Very good to have and charges in about 2 hours, 20
     
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    Samsung uses it's own fast charging standard, so other wireless fast chargers might work or might not, or can even do damage if the output is too high.
     
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    I would think it is authentic....just not with Samsung's markup.
     
  17. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Holy crap that's a nice price, it has to be a knock off. The Samsung charger is the route I'm going, even though its an arm and a leg. The other wireless chargers all heat up myy note 5 where it almost feels like it would burn my hand. I believe the Samsung charger has a fan and vents in the back so it should run cooler. I also am wary of trusting my almost $900 phone to some small Chinese company off of amazon.
     
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    I got a non branded one from amazon, a fiver delivered, serves my edge plus a treat, I just leave it on my desk, so every non phone call is seamlessly charging the device. Spot on..
     
  19. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    ????
     
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    I'll use better English, in between phone calls, I just lay my phone on my desk on the pad and it's instantly charging, no fuss, no mess. Simple. It was from a UK seller as well, no Chinese rubbish..
     
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  22. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    The official Samsung fast wireless charging stand is on sale at Target for 41.99. I wouldn't risk that one it might be a knock off.
     
  23. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    Buy it at staples.com, slightly cheaper with the 110% price match, though I think with the target red card it's about the same.

    Item Link: http://www.staples.com/Samsung-EP-N...ing-Stand-for-Galaxy-S7-S6/product_IM13D7389?
    110% Price Match Promotion: http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/pmg/index.html

    The White one is about $41.XX on Amazon.
     
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