The HTC One M8 is a great smartphone to have, with its amazing specs and beautiful metal body, only a decent few can compete with it. But even when this smartphone is absolutely gorgeous inside and out, there are a few quirks some people are complaining about. One of these complaints is the lack of wireless charging, good thing though that we have found a workaround to this.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S5, it has a removable back that can be replaced by a wireless charging cover letting Qi-enabled wireless charging pads work with the Galaxy S5. There are even wireless charging cards that you can simply place on top of the battery to let it charge wirelessly. With the HTC One M8 though, none of these are available. With no contact points available on the back for wireless charging and even if there was, the metal back cover will render it useless. Not to worry though, there is still a solution if you are in need of wireless charging for your HTC One M8.
The solution for this problem is quite cheap compared to the other ways to get wireless charging. It is the $10 wireless charging receiver module by DigiYes. This is a very thin, paper-like wireless charging card with a very thin cable that connects to your smartphone’s microUSB port. This is actually a universal way to have any smartphone with a microUSB port Qi-enabled.
For this to work on the HTC One M8, you simply have to plug the cord into the microUSB port and then stick the wireless charger receiver module on to the back of the HTC One M8. Be sure it is on the back cover, and not under it because it will not work due to the metal build of the cover. You can then purchase a case for your HTC One M8 to tidy things up.
One negative aspect of using this though is that it takes up the microUSB port, needing to always unplug it when you need to use the microUSB port for other things such as connecting it to the computer. Also since the receiver is extremely thin, it can possibly wear out quickly if it is often unplugged. Also, be sure to purchase the right type of the wireless charging receiver module, as for the HTC One M8, the microUSB port is at the center with the wide side upwards and the narrow side downwards. So do check the position of the microUSB port before purchasing to avoid any trouble using it. Nonetheless, this is a quick and easy solution to give the HTC One M8, and other smartphones, a way to have Qi-enabled wireless charging.