Wireless charging isn’t something that really resonates with smartphone users at this point, but it’s still a nice feature to have in the few smartphones that support it. While no wildly popular handsets include wireless charging out of the box, recent rumors suggest Samsung (005930) may look to make wireless charging mainstream with its next-generation Galaxy S IV. But whether or not the rumor pans out, Galaxy phone fans don’t have to wait for wireless charging thanks to a simple hack.

CNET’s Sharon Vaknin dug up a nice hack put together by an XDA-Developers forum member, and she simplified the instructions in a recent how-to guide. With about $25 in supplies, Vaknin was able to add wireless charging to a Galaxy S III in about 10 minutes using the charging elements from an old Palm Pixi.

The complete guide can be found via the source link below.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.