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Deal alert: Get a Samsung Qi wireless charging pad for $25

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Wireless charging is most likely the way of the future, but so far I’ve been hesitant to actually purchase a standard Qi wireless charging pad. Despite the fact that most new devices from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Droid Ultra line include Qi wireless charging, I haven’t been that eager to put down $50 or more for a quality wireless charging pad (although I was intrigued by a custom made option for the Nexus 4, it turned out to be too expensive). Generic options can be found for about $25, but as we know they aren’t always of the highest quality.

However, for at least a short time, the official Samsung Qi wireless charging pad can be purchased for 50% off – just $25 – through Samsung’s official online store. Though intended for the Galaxy S4, the charger will work for all Qi-enabled devices, such as the new Nexus 7, Nexus 4, and Droid DNA. All that you have to do is enter the coupon code RV18623 at checkout, and you will get 50% off of the quality wireless charging accessory. Be careful, though, because the code will only work once per account.

Though I originally thought a device-specific Qi wireless charging pad would be nice, I’ve since realized that the point of the standard is to allow multiple devices to be used with a single accessory. As such, despite the decidedly Samsung design of this pad, it is probably the best buy for anyone who is looking to finally get into wireless charging at a reasonable price and with a quality product. I’m certainly interested, that is provided the Moto X also has Qi wireless charging support.

[Samsung via xda-developers]
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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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11 thoughts on “Deal alert: Get a Samsung Qi wireless charging pad for $25

  • Avatar of Leighton

    Dang. It appears to be on backorder now. I can’t see any way to still order it and apply the 50% discount. I was definitely going to pick this up.

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    • Avatar of Aaron Orquia

      Bummer, it was still in stock when I was writing.

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  • @Leighton

    I tried last night and it was on back order as well. Like up to 4 weeks?

    Say goodbye to this deal.

    I was going to order one also.

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  • Avatar of Vic Matson

    Are you sure it will charge the new Nexus 7, the specs say 2Amp? I am waiting for the Lte version, but I’ll buy it now.

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  • Avatar of Vic Matson

    No problem with the back order, I just called the Samsung number and they said to submit the backorder form and the will honor the code when you get your email telling you that they are available.

    But if someone can tell me if the 2Amp will work with the Nexus 7.2

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    • Avatar of Aaron Orquia

      There were some people concerned about the compatibility, but I believe Droid Life has already posted a picture of the Samsung pad charging the new Nexus 7.

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    • Avatar of Leighton

      Awesome! I placed a back order when I first checked it out so hopefully that’ll workout. Thanks for the info!

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  • The article says it will charge the Nexus 4 so I’m guessing someone tested it before they wrote that?

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  • Charging pad only. Requires a “compatible 2 amp charger”.

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    • Avatar of Aaron Orquia

      The charger for the new Nexus 7 should work, at least my current Nexus 7 charger is 2A and the new Nexus 7 should be also.

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  • Is this deal still active?

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