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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

GIVEAWAY - Powermat Wireless Charging System

Is your life being consumed by power cords, connections, chargers, etc.? Mine sure was. I'm very tech-savvy and I love gadgets, but the chargers and connections and all the other wires and cables are hard to keep up with. I constantly plug the wrong connection into a device, something that can seriously damage them one day. Thanks to Megan over at Powermat, I was sent Powermat's Portable Wireless Charging System and the Home & Office Wireless Charging Systems along with many other extras to review. 

I received the Home & Office Wireless Charging device and the Portable Wireless Charging device, which work as indicated. The only difference between both is being portability and design. The portable device has hinges which allows it to close and fold. It also came with a very nice sturdy case with room for the charger. Each mat came with a box of applicators and a universal Powercube receiver. The Powercube is a receiver that allows you to charge your mini USB electronics and an array of others with tips included for LG, Nintendo DS lite and DSi, Sony, Samsung, Apple and Micro USB. They can be conveniently stored in an included storage box. I also reveived a dedicated Nintendo DSi back cover receiver. Both Powermats can charge up to 4 devices, 3 on the mat and there is 1 USB connection on the top. It has dedicated buttons for managing light and sound, which came in handy at night time. The white LED lights actually made a great night light source for me.

As I've mentioned many times before, the packaging is very important to a product, and Powermat's packaging is very visually pleasing. Their charging systems and accessories are very sleek and modern-looking as well. Wireless charging is not a new concept, it has been around for a long time. Powermat is not actually wireless, it requires some cables and applicators in order to work. You have to plug the mats in to an outlet, then add either a dedicated receiver (only available for a few devices like iPod, Nintendo DSi, Blackberry and others) or plug in the powercube receiver with additional tips. I absolutely love the fact that the Powermat shuts off automatically when full charge is achieved, so it saves energy and prevents my phone and other devices from overcharging which could cause them to malfunction.

The Powermat might seem like too much of an investment (ARV $79.99 for the Powermat) and/or hassle to some, as it is not really wireless and requires quite a bit of accessories for it to work for you. I think it is a great product, overpriced, but works well. I noticed my HTC Smart Phone charged 40% faster on the Powermat, as opposed to the wall charger. As a college student with very little time to waste, this was a power selling point for me. As for my LG phone, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS and DSi and MP3 players that I charge, i noticed they all charged considerably faster via the Powermat.

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Now, to kick off the giveaway for Birthday Party on Elm Street event, Powermat has graciously sponsored a giveaway for one of my lucky readers! The Powermat would make a great present for yourself, a family member or friend who has a birthday coming up. Wonderful for Christmas too! 

(1) Winner will receive:
★(1) Home & Office Powermat with up to (3) receivers.

#119 - Katrina; @katt_v

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Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

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