January 20, 2014
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Last month Samsung unveiled its wireless charging S-View Flip cover for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and now they are also bringing out a version of the flip cover designed for the Galaxy S4.

Previously, Galaxy S4 owners had to choose between using an S-View flip cover or a wireless charging cover, as it was impossible to use both at the same time. The new wireless charging S-View flip cover means you don’t have to settle for one or the other.

Like the Note 3’s wireless charging S-View flip cover, the luxury of an S-View cover that can wirelessly charge doesn’t come cheap, with a price of $69.99 without a charging pad included. Considering you can find a decent charging pad for around $30-$40 extra, the total investment comes to somewhere around $100.

While the asking price is certainly a bit steep, there is really no alternative for folks that absolutely want an official Samsung accessory that acts as both an S-View cover and allows for wireless charging. As for whether you actually need wireless charging? If you value the idea of being able to throw the Galaxy S4 onto a charging pad without fiddling for a cord, it might be worth it. Again, it really just depends on your wants and needs.

For those that are interested in picking up the wireless charging S-View cover, you can get your hands on it directly from Samsung in your choice of black or white.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
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