Wireless charging is becoming all the rage in smartphones these days and the latest to join the crowd is the Samsung Galaxy S4. The wireless charging kit is now available from Samsung’s online store in the US and when you pair the costs of the charging pad and the S4 cover, it comes out to about $90. It’s not cheap by any means but there’s also another catch. The wireless charging cover adds some extra thickness to the phone which wouldn’t be a very big deal except that it might cause other accessories to not work with the S4. Cases might not fit and your phone might not properly fit inside a dock. It could be a serious issue.
Luckily though, there is an alternative wireless charging device that you could use. The Monster Watts WiQiQi wireless charging kit uses a tiny wireless receiver that can fit under your phone’s standard back cover. The availability for this kit is about $88 and the release is expected in mid-June. With all of that said, is anybody interested in getting a wireless charging kit for their Galaxy S4?
[Update] Our sharp-eyed editor, Brooks Barnard, found that if you follow the links to the Monster Watts WiQiQi, you’ll actually end up at Vive Alive, where they’re having a deal on the kit for $49.99. While it is currently back-ordered, it’s worth taking a look at.