HTC ThunderBolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover Shows Up on Verizon.com

The HTC Thunderbolt has a battery problem, but one way to address it would be with a wireless charger for the HTC Thunderbolt. We had heard rumors about an Inductive battery cover for the HTC Thunderbolt which could wirelessly charge the device much like Powermat chargers, but we hadn’t seen official proof until this evening when we found the ThunderBolt Inductive Battery Cover on Verizon’s website for just $39.99.

ThunderBolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover

ThunderBolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover

The Thunderbolt inductive battery cover allows you to replace the existing battery cover with one that can charge your HTC ThunderBolt without any wires. The Thunderbolt Inductive Battery Cover has small hump to accommodate the wireless charging tech, but doesn’t look like it will add much bulk.

This accessory looks like it will work with the LG Wireless Charging Pad announced at CTIA which is expected to arrive in April for about $70.

ThunderBolt Wireless Charging Pad

LG WCP-700 Wireless Charging Pad for Verizon Smartphones

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While the Thunderbolt Inductive Battery Cover is online at Verizonwireless.com, you can’t yet order the cover or the charger. Given that it is online in several places, we wouldn’t be surprised to see wireless charging for the ThunderBolt soon. Hopefully there will be a bundle that includes the back and the charger for a more friendly $50 price, which is in line with numerous Powermat bundles.

For those interested, we have asked Powermat about a Powermat receiver for the HTC Thunderbolt, but have not heard back regarding availability plans.

Screen Shot of HTC ThunderBolt Inductive Charger Page

Screen Shot of HTC ThunderBolt Inductive Charger Page

The ThunderBolt wireless battery cover doesn’t show up in some locations, so we have attached the above screenshot .

Comments

  1. Willz215 says

    BBut the battery cover is fitted for the extended battery. I know this cause I have one. And with the extended battery fully charged you barely use down to 40% of the battery in one day. This making that add on useless. O don’t get it.

  2. Gojoecho says

    yup, my extended battery is charged in full with the wall charger I purcahsed on ebay for less than $5. Why put your thunderbolt down when you can switch battery and turn it back on under 1 minute?

  3. ndclover says

    i contacted Powermat and at this time they have no plans on having anything for the HTC Thunderbolt.

  4. Energizer says

    Hey,
    I’m an official rep. from Energizer and just wanted everyone to know the Energizer
    Inductive Charger works great with the HTC ThunderBolt as long as you have the
    Qi-compatible battery cover, which is available from Verizon. You can learn more
    about our charging pad at http://www.energizer.com/inductive. It’s available at
    Target, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com. If you have any questions, feel
    free to give us a shout on Twitter.com/Energizer or Facebook.com/Energizer.

  5. Cp3 says

    Does any one know if one will be able to use the powermat charging mat with this inductive battery cover?

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