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Wireless Phone Charging With PowerMat Review
|Product:||Powermat Wireless Charger|
|Date:||Thu, Dec 24, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
After using the Powermat wireless charging products for a couple weeks now we have to admit that we are torn on how to feel about them. We can see that this wireless charging technology is the way of the future. We can envision a future where furniture and kitchen counters have these 'pads' built in and you can just place your phone or toaster on the counter and it just magically works without any plugs. Without a doubt the Powermat is ahead of its time and is a conversation starter to say the least. The product works and it works just as good as any wired charger, which speaks volumes.
That being said, it would be nice to see wireless charging technology built into devices from the start. Palm announced an optional wireless charger for the Palm Pre, dubbed the Touchstone that comes with a new back cover and charging dock for that one device for $69.99. It would appear that phone makers are on the verge of including wireless charging into devices, but who knows when that transition will take place. Once devices are designed from the ground up products like the Powermat will be very compelling as consumers will need mats to charge all their devices. Right now the Powermat that comes with one Powercube for $99 is fun, but why buy something that makes you use an wireless adapter and then plug the cable from that adapter to your device. That is kind of missing the point and is essentially exactly what you do today without the Powermat thanks to the power charger that came with your phone or device. Having to buy receivers for $30 to $40 each adds up quick and then you lose functionality as you can no longer use sleeves or other means of protection.
If you love to try out the latest and greatest technology then by all means give the Powermat a try as you'll enjoy it, but if you are looking for a good value then you might find yourself let down. Other products are on the market like the Callpod Chargepod 6-way charger with just a single cord power cord can do the same job for less, albeit you won't have wireless charging. One Powermat with the three receivers that you saw here in this review will set you back $210, which is a steep price to pay to charge your electronics. If you don't flinch at that price and have devices that can use a receiver then this is slick device that is worth trying out!
Legit Bottom Line: The Powermat Wireless Charging system works and will amaze you friends, but be ready to shell out some money to get all the receivers to make it truly wireless!
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