Get Qi wireless charging on your Galaxy S5 with the S5 PWRcard (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy S 5, which we’ve now reviewed extensively, comes with practically every feature, sensor, and connectivity option you could imagine. It has a fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, IR blaster, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, NFC, LTE, and much more. The one thing it doesn’t come with, however, is wireless charging of any sort – at least not officially.

We find that sort of odd, though, considering its resistance to the elements demands a water-tight seal around the USB 3.0 port, which can quickly grow annoying each time you plug the phone in to charge or transfer data.

No less, the people over at have come up with a solution: the S5 PWRcard. Is it worth the buy? Does it work as advertised? We gave it a quick hands-on, installed it on our Galaxy S 5 test unit, and put it to the test. To see the result, you’ll need to take a gander at the video below. Then take a moment to tell us what you think about this sort of wireless charging solution in the comments section!


Finally, we want to give a shout to our friends over at Clove for lending us the S5 PWRcard to test and review. Be sure to check out their site ( for all your mobile needs!

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Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition. | Google+