Wireless charging is one of our favorite smartphone features. Simply drop a wireless charging-equipped smartphone on a compatible charger and you’ll never have to fumble around with another microUSB cable again. The problem is that there are very few Android devices that have wireless charging abilities right out of the box. Samsung and LG have a few devices with optional replacement backplates that add Qi wireless charging, but if you own an HTC, Motorola or a Sony, you’re pretty much out of luck.
Fortunately, there is a product that can be used to add Qi wireless charging to any Android smartphone, and it won’t break the bank. The DigiYes microUSB Wireless Charging Receiver Module is available on Amazon for under $10 and allows you to add Qi wireless charging to any Android smartphone or other gadget with a microUSB charging port.
Wrap the receiver module around the back of the device and secure it with a the included strip of double-sided tape.
Place your device and the connected receiver module inside your favorite protective case
Put device on a compatible Qi wireless charger.
It’s that simple. We purchased the DigiYes microUSB Wireless Charging Receiver Module last week for our HTC One (M8), but we’ve also tested it on dozen different devices that we have sitting around the house. In the coming years, wireless charging will be included in every gadget that we buy. Until then, we’re glad there are cheap accessories that fill the gap.