The Powermat, available as a home/office version (£70) or a portable version (£80) can charge three devices at once, by simply placing the device on the mat – after having fitted a Powermat receiver that substitutes the standard battery cover.
According to Powermat, some devices will charge quicker than when they’re plugged in to a standard wired charger. In addition, the Powermat only generates energy when a device is placed on the mat, boosting its green credentials. There’s also a USB slot to allow you to charge other devices the ‘normal’ way, using one of a range of optional tips to fit different mobile phones and gadgets.
To begin with, Powermat receivers are available for the following devices:
Apple iPhone, Apple iPod touch, Apple Dock (all £34.99 each), BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330 & 8350i, BlackBerry Pearl 8110, 8120 & 8130, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi (all £29.99 each).
Powermat is working to increase the range of devices supported, while development is taking place to scale up the technology to work with higher power devices (such as laptops).
More info: www.powermat.com