The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ both feature fast charging, wireless charging, and a feature called fast wireless charging. As its name implies, fast wireless charging offers faster charging than regular wireless charging. And now Samsung’s own fast wireless charging is on its online store.
The Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad is now live in Samsung’s online shop for $69.99, but it’s currently on backorder. Buyers will be able to choose either a white or black Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad, but no matter which color you select, you’ll get a wireless charging pad that’ll juice up a Note 5 or S6 edge+ at 1.4x the speed of regular wireless charging pads. Samsung says the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad can cut up to 50 minutes off of the amount of time that it takes to charge a Note 5 or S6 edge+ from 0 to 100 percent.
If you don’t have a Note 5 or S6 edge+, you can still use the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad with a Qi-enabled device. You won’t get the 1.4x fast charging speeds, but you’ll still be able to wirelessly charge your device.
Samsung also throws in a Fast Charge Wall Charger with its Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad.
At $70, the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad is a tad pricey for a wireless charger. It does offer faster wireless charging than regular wireless chargers, but to take advantage of that, you’re going to need a Note 5 or S6 edge+. If you’ve already got one of those phones on the way to your doorstep or you plan on getting one soon, this Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad could be worth the price for easy, fast charging. If not, Samsung’s new pad is still an option, just keep in mind that you won’t be able to utilize the Fast Charge part of the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad.