Galaxy S III gets wireless charging with simple 10-minute hack

BGR.com
Galaxy S III Wireless Charging Hack

Galaxy S III

Wireless charging isn’t something that really resonates with smartphone users at this point, but it’s still a nice feature to have in the few smartphones that support it. While no wildly popular handsets include wireless charging out of the box, recent rumors suggest Samsung (005930) may look to make wireless charging mainstream with its next-generation Galaxy S IV. But whether or not the rumor pans out, Galaxy phone fans don’t have to wait for wireless charging thanks to a simple hack.

[More from BGR: BlackBerry 10 browser smokes iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 in comparison test [video]]

CNET’s Sharon Vaknin dug up a nice hack put together by an XDA-Developers forum member, and she simplified the instructions in a recent how-to guide. With about $25 in supplies, Vaknin was able to add wireless charging to a Galaxy S III in about 10 minutes using the charging elements from an old Palm Pixi.

[More from BGR: BlackBerry doesn’t need to catch up with Android and iOS overnight, it needs to live to fight another day]

The complete guide can be found via the source link below.


This article was originally published on BGR.com

View Comments (75)