Galaxy S5 wireless charging cover now available for preorder

April 4, 2014

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is on its way, but before it arrives, you might want to pick up a few accessories for your new handset. With this in mind, soon-to-be Galaxy S5 owners will be happy to know that the official wireless charging cover is now available for pre-order.

The cover’s status is currently listed as “back-ordered”, with no word on exactly when it will start shipping, though we wouldn’t be too surprised if it arrives within a week or two, to coincide with the GS5’s launch. While it would have be nice if Samsung would have included a wireless charging cover by default with the Galaxy S5, at least it’s not terribly expensive at $29.99.

For those that don’t mind going the unofficial route, it probably won’t be much longer before a cheaper 3rd party solution shows up on Amazon and other e-retailers. It’s important to note that Samsung is only including the wireless cover, so you’ll need to either pay an additional $60 for the the official Samsung-branded wireless pad, or you can pick up any Qi-charging compatible pad for anywhere from $20 – $50 depending on the retailer.

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

Comments

  • Colts5609

    This should have been included with the phone. Remove the heart rate monitor and replace it with this. Sammy would sell more GS5’s.

  • truth_cutz

    Can’t understand how LG can make this a standard feature, but Samsung wants to charge you extra!

    • PoisonApple31

      I don’t understand why you’d want to use wireless charging with a Galaxy phone when you can just put in another battery so much quicker.

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    Wow that back cover is ugly eh. Its functional I would buy it but I’m trying to figure out how they could have used that texture better. Note 3 texture is nicer, maybe that or metal would have been best really…

    • at

      They make another that has the Note 3 texture, plus wireless charging. Problem solved.

  • darrel smith

    Great ideal for the S5 since the charging port is behind a door. Wonder if this will work if the phone is in a case?

  • Anne

    I didn’t appreciate how useful it would be for my S4, until I started using it. At home and at work, its so nice to just place the phone on it – and it charges pretty fast. I bought an aftermarket product from Amazon that sticks on the battery with the two prongs that connect with the phone. Looking at the back of this phone, it looks like it won’t be compatible with the S5, so I’ll have to order this for my new phone.

  • Luka Mlinar

    This cover is meant to AID you in charging your phone :D

  • Mystery Man

    Does this one change the dimensions of the phone? I figure since it has the water proof gasket the back is already thick enough to fit the wireless charging pad?

    So can still use stock cases?

  • Anthony Johnson

    That’s what I am looking for in Galaxy S5 as I had a
    little doubt about it that is there any way to make Galaxy S5 compatible with
    wireless charging pad . Well whether I purchase it from Samsung store or either looks for cheaper alternative from Amazon but I will surely consider buying it along with S5.

  • mjb

    I’ve been wanting wireless charging (standard) ever since my Palm Pre was the first to make it a built-in feature (still love that phone). Anyway, are there any magnetic inductive charging docks out there, and is there a metal component to this backplate that would make it behave like the Pre & Touchstone? The touchstone was magnetic so I could have one in my car with the phone never sliding off even pulling heavy Gs in cornering maneuvers.

    A charging dock without a magnet would only be half as useful as it has the potential of being, imho…

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  • Nick

    You can also pre-order the new samsung branded charging pad for $40.
    http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/EP-PG900IBUSTA

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