After almost a solid year of keeping its customers waiting, it looks like Samsung is finally gearing up for a North American release of the wireless charging product it promised way back at the Galaxy S III announcement. That’s a good thing, and we’re eagerly awaiting some hands-on time with the official inductive-charging pad … but we’re not exactly the patient sort.
Fortunately, the popularity of the Galaxy S III, combined with an abundance of old Palm charging accessories, means a wide array of mods are available that allow users to bring inductive charging to their Samsung smartphones in exchange for very little time and money. User “android94301” over at XDA-Developers did just that several months back, posting a shopping list and step-by-step tutorial for those who wanted to give it a go.
We decided to try it out. Watch the video below for an up-close look at our experience porting Palm’s old wireless charging technology to our Verizon-branded Galaxy S III, and leave a comment describing your tips and tricks for this cheap and fun hardware modification.