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Verizon Offers Wireless Charging Option for Motorola Droid 4

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While the Motorla Droid 4 is essentially a Droid RAZR with a slightly smaller screen and a physical keyboard, it does have an extra feature that Verizon hasn’t spent much time talking about. The Droid 4 has an option to charge wirelessly via inductive charging, as long as you’re not afraid to spend some extra money for the privilege.

Verizon is selling a Wireless Charging Cover for the Droid 4 for $39.99. The cover replaces the battery door that comes on the Droid 4, and enables inductive charging. From there all you need to do is put the Droid 4 on a charging pad.

Unfortunately, the power mat isn’t included so you have to add your own, but a quick trip to Amazon.com or Best Buy should get you a pad from Duracell’s Powermat or Energizer. The downside is that the pads will cost almost as much the Wireless Charging Cover itself, if not a bit more.

Motorola Droid 4 Wireless Charging Cover

With the 4G LTE radio inside the Droid 4, an easy charging option sounds like a great idea. LTE can take up a lot of battery, so charging the device throughout the day would make sure you don’t end up with a  dead smartphone at the end of the day.

Sure, you could simply plug the Droid 4 into the wall charger or a computer, but a charging pad is more convenient. True, $40 for the door alone is a lot to pay for convenience, but if you can afford it, the Wireless Charging Cover for the Motorola Droid 4 can save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

Via: TalkAndroid

Shawn is a tech junkie who spends most of his time reading and writing about it. You can follow him on Twitter, @shawn_i.

8 Comments

  1. Jdepreaux

    02/19/2012 at 6:23 pm

    All of the inductive charging for Verizon is based on the Qi “standard” which unfortunately is not compatible with Powermat at this time. Engergizer’s pad is Qi compliment which means it would work fine. 

    • mom254gone

      08/13/2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thank You I have googled, called, posted in forums, because I can’t get the powermat to charge my daughters Droid 4. Now I know why. I have even called Verizon and Motorola. THANK YOU

  2. Ohall916

    03/31/2012 at 8:29 pm

    Can someone please tell me where I can get a case to fit my Droid 4 with the wireless battery cover.

  3. Angela

    10/02/2012 at 3:59 pm

    Works great on my Droid 4 but they do not make any cases that fit the phone. The back door bulges out slightly more than the original one. Please make cases to fit my phone!!!

    • Miguel

      01/12/2013 at 9:11 pm

      what charging pad do you use for your droid 4?

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