If you don’t mind the lack of Samsung’s official branding, you can now purchase a wireless charging pad for your Samsung Galaxy S3, and for other compatible Android phones, from Verizon’s website. Verizon is charging – pun intended – $50 for the wireless charging pad.
The charging pad comes with a LED indicator that will emit a flickering green light when you’re charging the phone, and a solid light when it has completely replenished the phone’s battery. It will also emit a beeping sound when you place the phone or when it’s stopped charging – a feature that apparently can’t be turned off.
You’ll need more than the charging station to make that wire-free charging fantasy of yours a reality. A separate purchase of the wireless charging battery cover for your Galaxy S3 is needed. The inductive back cover, which reportedly cost $39, is a genuine Samsung product. Hmm, this explains why it’s rather pricey. The whole set up will set you back $89.
We just checked and saw that the wireless charging kit is unfortunately listed as out of stock on Verizon’s website. You can try again in a couple hours – or days even – to see if Big Red has more stock. Alternatively, you can check with your local Verizon stores to see if they have the complete kit lying about.
If you want something a tiny bit more affordable and don’t mind waiting for a good month or so, Zens plans to release its own take of wireless charger for the Galaxy S3 in September – with the bundled charging pad and back cover to cost $83.