Qi for President

Scientist has been agitating for the the native Samsung Galaxy S5 wireless charging via the Qi standard for quite awhile now, and so when we got together at The Chalet last weekend I opened my laptop to Amazon.com and told him, “Tell me what to buy so that I have what you have.”

For about a week now I’ve been using Qi exclusively to charge my phone, and I’m here to back up Scientist. It’s great, it’s not gonna fry your nuts, and too bad you iPhone-using schlubs won’t ever experience how great it is.

The list of Pros heavily outweighs the Cons, but let’s get down to it:


* I don’t have the facilities (e.g., fingernails) to easily open the S5’s waterproof USB port cover, so this makes it just a million times easier to throw down and start charging.
* I use a couple of different custom alarms for waking up to work out at home or head to the gym, and so it makes it so much easier to snatch the phone off my nightstand in the morning and turn off the alarm rather than grab it, disconnect the USB cable since it’s so short, and then turn it off.
* The charging pads Scientist suggested were reasonably priced enough for me to buy three of them (plus the external battery unit) so I have one on my nightstand, one on the first floor of my house, and one by my desk at work. Coupled with the external battery version, it’s super simple to just toss it on a pad wherever I’m at.


* The only con I’ve seen is that the charging is slower through Qi than through the USB cable. If you have a dead battery and need to charge up as much as possible as soon as possible then USB will be a better option. This is offset so far, though, as my phone is almost never dead because it’s much easier to charge as I go.
* The factory Qi battery cover does make the phone thicker (by about 3mm), but that was mitigated for me by the fact that I switched out cases when I bought the new back and the case was smaller so the net result was a thinner profile for me.


84 thoughts on “Qi for President

  1. thinking about rebuilding my trubbbb screen with 4nyay style dubbbs on the bottom.

    trubbbbbbs on dubbbbbbs, bro. gangster as shit.

  2. UFC 183 might be a good virgin run on your new trubb a dubb dubb system:Middleweight Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz
    Welterweight Tyron Woodley vs. Kelvin Gastelum
    Women’s Bantamweight Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann
    Lightweight Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta
    Middleweight Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch
    Middleweight Thiago Santos vs. Andy Enz
    Welterweight Jordan Mein vs. Thiago Alves
    Middleweight Richardson Moreira vs. Ildemar Alcântara
    Featherweight Diego Brandão vs. Jimy Hettes
    Middleweight Rafael Natal vs. Tom Watson
    Flyweight Ian McCall vs. John Lineker
    Middleweight Ed Herman vs. Derek Brunson

  3. yeah, wanted that one. also in for jones tonight… talking about going to buffalonian wild style chicken wings tonight to spend $50 on a few beers and tipping local slaves rather than giving dana his $55 directly.

    the math totally changes when you got a gaggle of faggles together to watch.

  4. I didn’t get a chance to watch the Jones fight but there were a few cool moments. If you scroll down into the comments you can see some gifs of this moment:

    “The end of the fight saw a little peak of action again when Jones held up his hands, Cormier released a takedown attempt, thinking the fight was over and then Jones threw two more punches. The punches were legal as the final bell hadn’t sounded, but Cormier threw some angry shots back, including a couple after the bell, one of which appeared to clip referee Herb Dean.

    The official scorecards all gave Jones four of the five rounds, reading 49-46.

    After the final bell, Jones executed a “crotch chop” in a pro wrestling style and then gave a post-fight interview apologizing for “being classless” but explaining that he really doesn’t like Cormier.”


  5. That is the first time I saw someone pretend the fight was over to get out of a takedown attempt. The fact that he followed it up with a head shot gets some extra style points.

    Triple extra points for the look of pure hate on Jones’ face as he throws it.

  6. I guess even more points for concluding with a crotch chop. In the end, best combo of all time.

    Fake out, rage face, face punch, crotch chop.

  7. i got a splitting headache and checked out before the jones fight. still looking for the gif.

    looks like i washed with my shady russian space credit bookie.

  8. the french midget is going to keep running his mouth about not getting finished. september rematch?

  9. when i watch “america’s funniest home videos”, i have physical reactions everytime someone takes a rough slam… even worse when it’s a crotch shot.

    does cal’s pure body and mind have the same reactions during fight sport? i feel nothing. so many rules, it’s basically a joke.

  10. the lastest nasty cut has a reference to morels! that is the 3rd time we tried to do that song, and we always got flipped up trying to make moral/morel dick shape puns, and it was dumb as shit… so this time we didn’t do any of that, but the next day, jDillz’ friend brando came over and dropped that craig vs as nasty nate… not sure why he didn’t go with nasty nick, BUT WE ALL CAN’T HAVE EVERYTHING WE WANT)&!#%(&*!#%^&()*!^#)&(!

  11. best i can tell, he says something like:

    moral… moral… gave her my morel mushroom tip
    she took it in her hands, spit on it, made it drip… drip… drip…
    royal oil, she made it bubble and boil
    i gave her trouble and toil
    for all that work on the ????????

  12. got in a philosophiCAL discussion with the HWK over the first scene in TMNT II.

    “dream on, dweeb”
    “when i do, it will be of something thinner”

    classic karate. strong counters, but can’t close on their own.

  13. Blow futures in the UFC–Jon Jones tested positive for coke on Dec 4. Coke is not a banned out of competition drug, so it was simply noted and he was allowed to fight on the ppv.

    I spent my morning reading what UFC fighters had to say on twitter. This one was my favorite:

    matthew riddle
    @ufc @danawhite you dumb bitches fire me for weed while you allow fighters to use hard drugs with zero consequences. #ufcistrash

  14. whoa… staying on topic… all the Qi competitors have just decided to merge

    fuck all those haters. you make shit and want to make it shittier by having all of everyones’ shit rather than just your shit, and because of that, even your shit is worse, but at least it supports all the other shit, so the shit consumer can use one piece of shit to do all the shitty things they want. so fucking dumb. Qi is done. it works. it works RIGHT. fuck all the haters. A4WP… fuck you. “Alliance for Wireless Power”… wow… you made “for” a “4”… like an 11 year old gurl would do. YOU SUCK. PMA… fuck you. “Power Matters Alliance”… better watch out for the ferengis, NERDS.

    WPC is the shit. they get things done. they do it right. they work together, hammer out the spec, and build stuff that works. “Wireless Power Consortium”… that’s all they do. they don’t feign to preach about what does and doesn’t matter… they are about wireless power. that’s it. they consort to get that done, solely.

    everyone else are slimy MBA JERKOFFS that don’t know anything about anything and want to make your life worse, and the things you buy shittier. FUCK THEM. DIE SLOW. #BOOM

  15. in the list of arguments about why cocaine is not a performance enhancing drug:

    As the dose increases, detrimental effects such as … unwarranted aggression are frequently reported.

    yeah… unwarranted aggression wouldn’t help anyone in a sport that revolves around crushing someone else’s skull for no reason other than faga white rang a bell.


  16. will ferrell is like will shatner fucked phil hartman… and phil is like will which is the same as will, and MAN… hart. and he is HART MAN, MAN.


  17. my gelato game is getting solid… but optimal time to serve is fuckall to guess, but in a few hour window it’s perfect. after that, it’s still as good as anything else to shove in your face.


  18. i remember when the world stood together in debate against TOO LIVE CREW

    a NEW nasty is destined… a DESTINASTY.

    for real though. cop that CD in twenty fifteen.

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