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Powermat Unveils 2010 Wireless Charging Products
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Powermat is a well-known name when it comes to inductive charging. Its first wireless charging devices were unveiled at CES back in 2007 ( we did a hands-on review in August of 2009) and its first line of charging mats his the market in October of 2009. Now Powermat wants to take the concept of charging your mobile phone, music player, or portable gaming device a step further with its 2010 lineup of products.

All of the 2010 products address some of the common concerns and complaints from consumers interested in Powermat's products but who may opt for other charging peripherals. The company is working on a line of larger charging mats, fold-up portable charging mats. Additionally, the newest Powermat receivers will remove the bulky Powermat medallion from the back of your device and replace it with a smooth back, for a more sleek and attractive look.


Powermat's line of wireless charging pads and products has been well received, but currently the iPhone/iPod Touch, the Nintendo DS Lite, and the Blackberry are the only devices that Powermat manufactures the custom battery backplate for (required to charge when placed on the mat). The company also has a "Powercube," which comes with multiple adapters and works as a universal charger for nearly any device.

Even so, Powermat hopes to change that entirely in 2010, and at CES it unveiled a number of additional backplates and battery doors for over 10 additional devices, including the Motorola Droid, several HTC phones, LG and Nokia feature phones, and more Blackberry models than previously supported. The company also introduced two new iPhone cases that work with their charging mats, but one of which has an extended battery pack in it to give your iPhone battery a boost.

Additionally, Powermat unveiled a special "Netbook Mat," designed to wirelessly charge your netbook using a custom mat that also has room for other devices such as a mobile phone or MP3 player. The company also unveiled additional models of their charging mat, including one-space and two-space models to give consumers the option to buy smaller mats if they don't need one with space for three devices.

All of Powermat's new products should be available to the public before the end of the year, but prices have not been announced.

When I asked, Powermat reps wouldn't comment on the potential for future products, such as installable charging stations and strips that could, for example, be installed in desks or other surfaces, like the ones the company showed off at CES in 2009. However, they did note that their next area of interest is digital cameras and camcorders, devices that are notorious for having bulky, proprietary chargers.

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A universal wireless charger, technology is definitly at a rapid pace :basket:
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