Wireless Charging—Without the Bulky Cases

Wireless Charging—Without the Bulky Cases

Taryn Williford
Jan 6, 2010

The most popular first reaction to hearing about the wireless charging Powermat is "OMG It's here and it's real!" That exclamation is quickly followed by disgust as you realize space-age air charging was only possible when you wrap your gadgets in bulky cases. But Powermat is one step ahead of you, now. No more cases required.

Powermat changed the way we use our landing strips by letting us—literally—drop the phone by the door to charge.

Now, the company has shifted their wireless charging technology from using a receiver that connects to your device to replacing the battery itself with a receiver. The Powermat Powerpak receiver lets you upgrade to wireless charging without changing the look of your phone and giving you freedom to use any glittery pink case your heart desires.

So far, they've worked out compatibility with more than 10 models from HTC, Blackberry, Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson, but the technology could be adapted to more in the future.

Notice the iPhone is conspicuously off that list. We're sure it's due to the fact that the iPhone battery can't be changed by consumers. Guess the Apple faithful will just have to stick to those bulky Powermat cases!

Via Engadget

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