A new cell charger has hit the market, allowing gadget geeks to charge portable devices without using any wires. Ipods and cell phones need an outlet to which they connect to recharge the batteries. However, Powermat Ring is a new cell charger that uses magnetic induction to charge attached devices. PM allows users to place a device on its platform without the need for wires or outlets.
Benefits of the Wireless Power Solutions
This charger isn’t for someone who only has one or two devices. The gadget is more beneficial for those people who have several consoles, iPods and cell phones. The advantage of the device is that it’s wireless so that it can be placed on a counter, on the floor or a nightstand.
All devices are connected to the Powermat’s surface by placing them on the top of the platform. A sound indicator lets the user know that the devices attached are charging. Some devices like iPhones may need an extra case. iPods are charged upright in a connector, similar to a regular iPod charger connected to a wall outlet.
For some devices, accessories are required to charge cell phones or other portable devices. For instance, if the user chooses to purchase this charger for a Nintendo DS, the Nintendo Back accessory is required. Digital cameras, GPS devices, and some iPod generations can be charged without the use of an accessory purchase. Other devices that need Powermat accessories include:
- Some iPods
- Some Bluetooth headsets and headphones
To determine if a device needs an accessory case or connector, visit official product website.
Cost for the gadget and Its Accessories
Since this gadget can charge several types of devices at one time, the cost of just the platform is affordable when compared to purchasing a charger for each separate device. Powermat’s charge starts at $100, but accessories that support individual devices increases the price. Included with the Powermat is a universal cube, which attaches to the platform and connects to portable devices. If the user needs several of these universal cubes, they can be purchased for an extra $29.99. An adapter may also be required for devices like Nintendo DS, LG cell phones and Apple products.
This mobile phone charger is a great gift for any gadget geek who owns several electronic, portable devices. Place it anywhere in the home to conveniently charge cell phones, Nintendo DS gaming consoles, iPhones, and iPods. Using no wires, the device removes the clutter on a countertop or desk.