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Sprint Product Ambassadors: Samsung Galaxy S 5 accessories are looking good.

Sprint Product Ambassador

Samsung Galaxy S5 wireless charging back cover

image courtesy of Samsung and Phandroid

Samsung is showing off some hot accessories for the upcoming Galaxy S 5!

I hope we stock some of these in our retail stores. They look very nice and keep the texture and design theme in perfect harmony.

Wireless charging (yes, you read correctly, charging a device WITHOUT connecting a cable) is a fast growing and exciting technology. If you're a "cable cutter" then this is the accessory for you. Power is the last cable to cut so you will want to hop on board this train.

To take advantage of wireless charging you will need two things:

  1. A compatible wireless charging pad. In the case of Samsung devices you want a "Qi" compatible charge pad.
  2. A special battery cover that allows the wireless charging to work.

Several Samsung devices are able to take advantage of wireless charging; Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note 3, now the Galaxy S 5, and possibly some older model devices with firmware updates. You'll need to replace the battery cover with a Qi compatible cover. Make sure you go with genuine Samsung accessory covers, especially for the Galaxy S 5!

The Galaxy S 5 is rated "IP67" for dust and water infiltration. That means the device will have a degree of resistance to dust and water. However, when you replace the back battery cover you need to be sure it's able to maintain the infiltration rating. Notice in the graphic above the heavy, rubber gasket. That gasket is what protects the inner device connections from dust and water immersion. If you buy a third-party cover you may lose that protection and ultimately your Galaxy S 5 may fail from dust or water exposure.

Are you excited about the Galaxy S 5? Are you excited about wireless charging?

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. sprintemployee

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