The Powermat Wireless Charging Pad
What exactly is a Powermat? The Powermat is a new device that charges your electronic devices without the hassle of all your cords and adapters. The Powermat itself acts as a transmitter and when you plug one of the available receivers into your electronic device and place it on the Powermat, it charges the batteries. How cool is that?
How does it work?
The Powermat works by using magnetic induction and proprietary technology to provide power to your gadgets. Apparently it turns ordinary surfaces such as your tables and counter tops or desks into conductors of electricity. And it does this all safely adhering to all relevant international safety regulations. Who cares how it works, the important thing is that it does work! Now instead of having numerous cords and various chargers cluttering up your workspace, you can now have one cord and one charger for all of your devices!
See the Powermat in action!
When you place your device onto the Powermat, it plays a sound as well as turning on an indicator light to let you know you have a good connection. When you remove the device, the sound plays again and the light goes out. Both the indicator light and audio signal are adjustable, you can even disable them if you wish. The Powermat allows for up to three wireless devices to charge at the same time as well as a wired USB connection for older legacy devices.
Each Powermat also comes with a PowerCube universal adapter. The PowerCube contains eight different tips that act as receivers when plugged into your device. The included tips are:
- Mini USB Tip - Blackberrie
- Micro USB Tip
- Apple Tip - for Apple iPods and iPhones
- DS Lite Tip - Nintendo DS
- DSi Tip - Nintendo DSi
- LG 1 Tip - Most LG 1 Phones
- Samsung 2 Tip - Most Samsung 2 Phones
- Sony PSP Tip - sony PSP
In addition to the PowerCube, separate receivers are available for a number of products (sold separately) such as the iPhone and Nintendo DS that remain on the device allowing you full use of your gadget and not needing to plug in one of the tips to charge it. Powermat also claims that they are continually developing new device specific receivers, and until one comes out for your device, the PowerCube claims to work with hundreds of devices.
I must admit, this is one of the coolest gadgets I have seen in a long time. Who ever thought we would be able to transfer power to all of our other cool gadgets through the air.