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PowerMat Wirelessly Charges Almost Any Device - Enter to Win a PowerMat Combo!

By Adam Zeis on 11 Dec 2009 11:55 am EST
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The PowerMat sets out to solve your charging dilemas. If you have multiple devices and chargers running rampant, you can hook up the PowerMat and "cut the cord". The wireless charging solution charges up to 3 devices at a time, all without the need for conventional wired chargers. You simply place down the PowerMat, plug it in (ironic right?), choose your weapon (aka wireless receiver or "PowerCube") and charge away. The PowerMat feature and array of wireless receivers (battery doors) for various devices that you simply snap on and you're done. Place the device on the PowerMat and it charges. Included is a PowerCube with multiple adapters for devices such as iPods, Nintendo DS and mirco USB. The PowerMat Portable Mat folds up into a neat travel case allowing you to take it anywhere, while the cleaner Home and Office Mat looks a bit nicer but isn't built for portability.

After playing around with the PowerMat for a few weeks, I honestly think it is more of a novelty for BlackBerry users than anything. Using a BlackBerry Charging Pod (at 1/4 of the cost) is a much easier solution with no additional accessories involved. The PowerMat requires either the PowerCube and adapter (which ultimately is the same as just plugging in your device) or a wireless receiver that will run you another $30 on top of the PowerMat price. That said, it is pretty cool. :)

Contest: We have one PowerMat Portable Mat bundle to give away. The bundle includes the portable mat, wireless receivers for the Bold 9000, Curve 8900 and Curve 83xx and the PowerCube with adapters. Just leave a comment on this post to enter. This contest will run through Sunday December 20th. Please only leave one comment - multiple entries won't count.

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PowerMat Wirelessly Charges Almost Any Device - Enter to Win a PowerMat Combo!

2093 Comments

This ingenious device would be my BB's best friend....that is besides me. I'm crossing my fingers to win!

I love this Crackberry, it is too fun and addicting!!! Would it be a bonus if I won something on here? Yes, but I wouldn't care if I didn't win anything. This place is too cool!!!!

My Blackberry lies over the ocean,
my Blackberry lies over the sea,
My Blackberry lies over the ocean,
O bring back my Blackberry to me.

When I first read about the wireless charging mat, I was hooked. I would love to have one, so please consider me for the contest.

BB Bold 9000.

hmm, maybe i can finally win something, but then again, theres a lot of people so its like hitting the lottery

This is too cool! My dad and I were discussing how this would work, and if Crackberry is endorsing it, then I will trust it! We would be able to charge our berries at the same time wirelessly-- WOW!!!!

Very cool bundle- I would love to win!!!!

I would love to show this power mat off at work... I work for a wireless carrier, I can see the sales of this going off the chart

Hi, my USB connection is flaky and as a result of this, the ability charge my 8350i flakes out from time to time. If I had one of these I could continue using the 8350i.

This is an excellent review. Warm holiday wishes to all and your families!

This would be a great accessory to have, give that most of us have more than one device...or at the very least more than one person in the household with BlackBerry's..

This would be so cool to have. I mean come on, just lay down you phone and charge it. Could use this for my iPhone and stuff too. Wooo!

this is a way giving contest happy holidays to Crackberry staff and their families and to powermat thanks for the chance to win

are so far and few between! Not to mention the lack of space! This would be a great way to consolidate all my tech goodies! Thanks for this contest!

whats the point of a wireless charging station when so many devices still require the use of the charging adapter? its a good use of technology, great innovation, but it can be made better. it would be nice to have a separate charging sleeve for replacement batteries so you would be able to switch batteries quickly and always have one charging.

This is what I would call "The Charging".
Wireless charge is already cool enough.
Can charge 3 devices at the same time? Marvelous!

Thanks for Crackberry and Powermat.

It may be a novelty if you only have a Blackberry to use, but with the multiple items I own, this would be a God-Send for me!

Good Morning,

After hearing about this product a few months ago, I started to do some reading on it. Although its not as crucial as sliced bread, it does seem like a great accessory for anyone that loves tech gadgets and cool accessories for their Blackberry.

I think having this, would def make charging and power docking a little more conveintient.

Thanks,

Alex Seva

I am always forgetting to charge my phone. This would be a great items for me. It would be GREAT to win this....it would also be my first time EVER winning!!

I am the charge king of my household of 6 people. I am responsible for charging everyone's devices. This mat would surely be helpful and since it would hold 3 devices, I would buy another one. Sing me up for the contest! Thanks!

This technology isn't ready for prime time... not until you can just drop any device with a battery on it will it be worthwhile to buy... BUT I'll take one for free... :)

This would be the best Christmas present ever. Would whoever is in charge of picking the winner please pick me? I would really really really appreciate it.....

I like the powermat setup regardless of the initial cost, verses the additional wires associated with the charging cradle. It would be nice to win this.

I'd be happy to win it but I'm definitely not shelling out over 100 dollars for what seems to only be a novelty.

What a novel idea...would be insane if they partnered with companies to start building this functionality into their products for use with this solution.

I hope this product does what it says it does. But if u have to plug an adapter into ur BB. Y not just plug it in. Sounds like it could make charging your BB easy n simple .

This would work perfect in my room, since it's so hard to plug the charger to the outlet behind my bed!

This would be great given we (My family) all own blackberry... we could charge our devices using one outlet... and at once. This is perfect. Please pick US for the prize winners. THanks

I love that there is a recap for what you might have missed

I think I missed this contest, I am really really looking at this product to buy for myself I'd love to win it

Dear Santa---Winning this combo would be awesome. It's like magic how it charges not to mention convenient! Please note that I have been a very good boy this year and promise to be good next year too :) Thank you!
Love,
Jimmers

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