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Wireless Charger from Powermat – Available Now!

Posted on | October 8, 2009 | 5 Comments

Much anticipated wireless power charger by Powermat is now released in US. Powermat wireless power supply devices are now available in electronic stores such as Best Buy and Target and also online. You can wirelessly charge up to 3 devices such as iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, mobile phone etc. Look, no wires ma!

Common electronic equipments are supported through 8 “tips” currently provided. Tips support common charging options such as Mini USB, Micro USB, DS Lite, Apple tip etc. You can purchase additional tips to hook up more devices. Company does not make it clear if all kinds of devices are supported, although most commonly used devices such as iPod, iPhone and mobile phones are supported.

The Powermat wireless charger costs about 100 dollars. You also need to buy charging cases for each your gadget so the power Mat can transmit electricity to your devices. Cases for phones, MP3 players typically cost 30 to 40 dollars each.

power mat charger

Power Mat is now sold at Amazon

How does it work? A transmitter, such as a tray or pedestal, is plugged into a wall outlet. A receiver (charging case) attaches to the back of your gadget, such as a silicone case for your iPod. When the transmitter and receiver are near each other, a small magnetic field is created, which the receiver turns into power to charge a battery.

It works through the technique of magnetic induction. Each device requires a separate charging case receiver that is connected to the device and rested on the mat. The magnetic induction process takes care of all the charging while the receiver regulates the process. Currently, it looks as though the wireless receivers–which double as protective cases or backing–are limited to a few select devices such as iPhones, Blackberries and Nintendo DS units. Other devices can be connected with the included Universal Powercube, which includes 8 separate tips.

Power mat charging tips

Power mat charging tips

Following tips are currently supported

Mini USB (default receiver tip)

  • BlackBerry (all models that use Mini USB)
  • Many Motorola® phones
  • Many HTC® phones
  • Many Bluetooth® headsets
  • Many GPS devices

Micro USB Tip

  • Many Motorola® phones
  • Many LG® phones
  • Many Palm® phones
  • Many Bluetooth® headsets

Apple Tip

  • iPod® (all generations)
  • iPhone™ (all generations)

DS Lite Tip

  • Nintendo DS® Lite

DSi Tip

  • Nintendo DSi™

LG 1 Tip

  • Many LG® phones

Samsung 2 Tip

  • Many Samsung™ phones

Sony PSP Tip

  • Playstation Portable®
  • Some Kodak® cameras

The Wireless electricity technology is new and there are relatively fewer companies in the market. As the competition heats up to sell wireless power cords, consumers can expect more choices with lower prices.


5 Responses to “Wireless Charger from Powermat – Available Now!”

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  2. Jon M.
    October 26th, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

    “Each device requires a separate charging case receiver that is connected to the device and rested on the mat.” Sorry, I’m not impressed. At that point I could have just plugged the device into a powerstrip. Definitely not worth $100 + cost of tips.

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    January 25th, 2010 @ 9:08 am

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  4. Candy Paint :
    October 26th, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    bluetooth headsets are very nice and very comfortable because you don’t have those pesky wires:””

  5. Circuit Design ·
    November 12th, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    bluetooth headsets are great because they are wireless and your movement is not limited by wires ;,”

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