1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Of course it's more convenient to just put down your phone and it will start to charge. Without to use any cord. Today there is bed tables that's contain qi charger. I use qi charging both on my bed table and in my car with my Samsung S6 and it's great to don't have to fipple with cables. That's why I want to use qi on my iPhone too.
    So the .05642 seconds saved that it takes to plug a cord into it is that much more convenient? lol...like I said, maybe it's just me, but the fact that you still have to place your device in a certain area for it to charge, and the fact that it stops charging when you lift it up off of said place (unlike when it's connected to a wire, where I can use it and it will still charge) hardly seems like a convenience...especially with those cases you have to use.

    Different strokes for different folks though I guess.
    06-06-2015 10:06 AM
  2. fredriks's Avatar

    Different strokes for different folks though I guess.
    Exactly!

    I never use my phone and charge it at the same time. I charge my phone when I go to sleep and at this point it's easy to just put it down and it will charge. Same thing in my car, just put it in my car holder and it will charge. All the cables are hidden so it's clean and nice.
    06-06-2015 10:26 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So the .05642 seconds saved that it takes to plug a cord into it is that much more convenient? lol...like I said, maybe it's just me, but the fact that you still have to place your device in a certain area for it to charge, and the fact that it stops charging when you lift it up off of said place (unlike when it's connected to a wire, where I can use it and it will still charge) hardly seems like a convenience...especially with those cases you have to use.

    Different strokes for different folks though I guess.
    I'm with you, Sean. I just don't see the advantage over using the cord, minus aesthetics.
    06-06-2015 10:34 AM
  4. cptlo306's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me...but this seems so pointless. You have to put your device in this strange looking case to take advantage of wireless charging, which still requires you to place the phone down in a specific spot to charge it.

    Why not just use a cord? It's not like this is more convenient or anything, and you don't have to install the strange looking cases to boot.
    It's certainly a little easier. And I'd be using the same case anyway (I've bought this same case for pretty much every phone I've had over the last few years).
    06-06-2015 10:40 AM
  5. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Sean, not all cases are funny looking. You can put the receiver under nearly any case.

    As stated before, I think, some are like me... I am moving from an android phone (Nexus 5) that came equipped with wireless charging. Devices with microusb ports are well known for the ports wearing out.

    I already have multiple Qi pads around the house. My sons phone also has wireless charging. So why not take advantage of it?

    I agree the iPhone's lightning charging is much better, and stouter, than microUSB but I still like laying the phone down on the pad and it charging.



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    06-06-2015 10:48 AM
  6. Bpschoon81's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me...but this seems so pointless. You have to put your device in this strange looking case to take advantage of wireless charging, which still requires you to place the phone down in a specific spot to charge it.

    Why not just use a cord? It's not like this is more convenient or anything, and you don't have to install the strange looking cases to boot.
    You don't have to use a special case. My 6+ charges with the apple leather case. The qi wafer underneath adds no perceptible bulk. Once you've had wireless charging you never want to go back. It's really that much more convenient

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    06-06-2015 02:18 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I mean if you're already invested in the tech, by all means take advantage of it...I'm not saying anyone is wrong for using it, I just don't see it as a very useful feature since I prefer to be able to use my device while it is being charged, and to me, the fact it has to sit in a stationary place while charging (flat) doesn't really lend itself to being extremely convenient in my opinion.

    It's good to know there are options that don't require a case, but in my opinion, it just seems gimmicky.
    06-07-2015 05:26 PM
  8. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Gotcha!


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    06-07-2015 05:32 PM
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