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CES 2010: Duracell Charging Solutions for Smartphones

By Kevin Michaluk on 8 Jan 2010 02:42 pm EST
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CES 2010 is rolling along and I've got a ton of video footage and hands-ons that'll be flowing through the blogs in the days to come. Last night at ShowStoppers, Duracell was on hand to show off their charging solutions for smartphones. They have portable batteries that'll push some juice into your device when your battery dies down and also have a wireless charging solution.

It seems wireless charging is all the rage right now.... the convenience is definitely a benefit I think most BlackBerry owners would enjoy. What I'd really like to see by CES 2011 though is not a third party solution, but for RIM to start building BlackBerry Smartphones that feature an inductive back and then sell a wireless charger/dock (like Palm has done with their Pre/Pixi and Touchstone). Though I guess when you use an accessory like the BlackBerry bedside charging pod nightly, whether its wireless or not doesn't really matter, since the device is serving dual purpose at that point (charging and an alarm clock). Ahh well... good to see there is lots of choice for consumers out there!

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CES 2010: Duracell Charging Solutions for Smartphones

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For the charging pad...instead of the skin, they are looking to build those contacts into the battery door (with RIM's green light). I also have a set of small usb/micro usb little cables (3") that work with any type of phone. Took it on vacation and 4 of us used it all at once. MUCH BETTER than the Powermat i have to say after trying them both out.

This seems to be better than a powermat for anyone who likes cases. I would hate the battery door that I would have to use for a powermat. I personally don't get any of these. The cost alone is carzy. Yeah you can charge multiple device at once but for the money I will just stick with plugging it in. Takes about 2 seconds longer than sitting the phone down and I save almost enough money for a second phone.

As much a i like beer (and i do a lot) i thought it was kind a rude that they didn't even clear out the beer bottles for kevin's video, unless kevin did storm into them without given them heads up, anyway i think its a pretty cool device.

"wireless" charging looks cool but.. it lacks an important feature that the good ol chargers have and that is I can actually pick up my phone and use it whilst charging, thus making all these wireless charging thing-a-ma-jigs useless..