Imagine placing 3 to 5 separate gadgets on a pad and charging them simultaneously! The convienience of it all is just amazing! Well all good things comes with a price…….Good news is that in so far as I can tell there are now two major players for this and so it is not a monopoly.
For now it is wait and see ….i.e. which garners the most positive feedback before I decide once again if it is a ‘Nice to have’ or a ‘Must have’.
This is the charging station you always dreamed of. One cord, one mat, one place to charge all your handheld devices. The Home & Office mat uses magnetic induction and Powermat proprietary technology to charge your handheld devices quickly, efficiently, and wirelessly. Connect your device(s) to a Powermat receiver — either the Powercube or a dedicated receiver — and place it on the Powermat surface to start charging.
The WildCharger Pad is 8 by 6 inch in size and can simultaneously charge as many as five WildCharge-enabled devices such as cell phones or portable music players.
PureEnergy Solutions gives a better picture as to how their product works…
extract :-The WildCharger Pad is flat and thin with a conductive surface. Our breakthrough highly efficient and green technology provides confidence – as you can see, hear and even feel how it works. Because the for WildCharge characteristic metal contact points (e.g. integrated into a cell phone skin) are magnetized, the device is attracted to the Pad’s conductive surface and solidly held in place once it touches down in any configuration with a satisfying clack. WildCharge technology works instantaneously on metal-on-metal contact. The Pad transmits electricity to the adapter element’s exposed contact points, charging the device. It is that simple. This technology is the direct evolution of your electrical plug in the wall.
Enabling a portable electronic device with WildCharge technology is simple, too. There are four ways to outfit a mobile phone or other gadget for wire-free charging:
- WildCharge Adapter Skins – protective gel covers custom designed to slip snuggly over the back of popular phone and music player models such as the iPhone, iPod touch and BlackBerry Curve and Pearl smartphones
- WildCharge PowerDisc with PowerLinks – the ultimate adapter offering the broadest compatibility for cell phones, Bluetooth devices, GPS units, e-book readers and more
- WildCharge Universal Adapter – the adjustable swing arm attaches to the back of the phone and comes with a tip (i.e. Nokia 2mm, Sony Ericsson or mini-USB) that fits right into the devices charge port
- WildCharge Cellular Phone Adapter – the replacement backs perfectly fit in place of a respective model’s existing battery cover (currently available for Motorola RAZR V3 with more models coming soon).
Each WildCharge adapter option is based on integrated wire-free charging technology with a four-point contact module that establishes an electrical connection the instant it touches down on the WildCharger Pad. Nothing else is required. The geometries of the charging surface of the Pad and the tiny metal “bumps” on the adapter guarantee that, regardless of where the device is placed on the Pad, a closed electrical circuit is formed between the surface and the device.
What’s more, a mobile device will be wildcharged even when it is turned off. And the charging time and rate are the same as they would be with a conventional clunky adapter plugged straight into an outlet – but without the adapter proliferation and the clutter!