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.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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