We have already shared to you about Samsung’s official wireless charging cover for the new Galaxy S5, if you haven’t read it, you can check it out here. If you want a cheaper solution and don’t mind using third-party peripherals for your Samsung Galaxy S5’s wireless charging needs, you can get a wireless charging card instead.
Getting a wireless charging card over Samsung’s wireless charging solution is quite a good cost cutting solution without sacrificing much, if any, at all. These wireless charging cards can simply sit on top of the Galaxy S5’s battery and connected to the right connectors for your device to have wireless charging capabilities.
Having the wireless charging card in your Galaxy S5 does not affect any of its connectivity such as NFC and Bluetooth, which is a good thing to know. The card is also extremely thin that it wouldn’t even seem like you have it in there, which some wireless charging covers sacrifice for more protection.
One of the drawbacks though is that it, if installed improperly, it might interfere with the Samsung Galaxy S5’s water resistance. Since the wireless charging card is very thin this problem is highly unlikely to happen, nonetheless it’s still a possibility, so when installing the wireless charging card, be sure that it is installed correctly. You do not want to find out that you placed the wireless charging card wrong while your phone is playing around with water, so do take caution.
Take note that this is a Qi-enabled wireless charging card, any Qi-enabled chargers will work as a charging source.
There are a couple wireless charging cards already available online for the Samsung Galaxy S5, choosing a reliable model might be a bit difficult, we have found one here available at the last week of April for less than $30.
Which one do you prefer to use, a wireless charging card or back cover?