Worked as expected, but slightly difficult to install
Circle case for $40 - $50 and lose my leather cover. So, I started searching for alternatives and found this piece of magic!
The product enabled me to utilize both NFC (Google Wallet, sending/receiving pictures, etc.) and Wireless Charging using my LG Qi Charging Pad. The directions included in the box were very clear and the measurements were spot on. The only issue I have with the measurements is the use of centimeters because it is somewhat difficult to have a ruler that is readily available with centimeters in my home (That's what I get for living in America, right?). Additionally, it can take a bit of time and attempts to install properly. I believe I attempted the installation about six times before getting it just right. The only drawback is that the Wireless Charging contact point is not elevated fully to touch the points on the back of the device. I resolved this by applying a very thin spacer underneath the connector and it provided a contact with the back housing, allowing my phone to charge wirelessly.
Two tips to ensure it is working:
- Have an NFC enabled device handy to test NFC support (you'd hate to go somewhere and find it doesn't work when you try to pay!)
- Have a Qi charger handy so that you can test the charging support (That's the point of buying this thing, right?)
I waited to install the protective sticker over the chip until I was confident that both NFC and Wireless Charging worked.
The product itself is manufactured pretty well and it feels sturdy. The adhesive on the back is very good and it secures easily and firmly to my back housing. The adhesive doesn't become worn after applying, removing and reapplying in the event hat you don't align the contact points just right the first time, or the second time or the fifth time. :)
Overall, I am extremely pleased with this product. I saved about $30 - $40 total for a "DIY" option.