Pros Good Concept
Cons Not Pratical
Summary I 've been trying to research this product, and have seen it displayed in a box in a store, but haven't seen a working model. What surprises me even more, is that CNET has not even reviewed this product. Wouldn't wireless charging seem revolutionary? Couldn't this be a game changer for millions of cell phone users out there? Not a word from CNET, who supposedly is on the front edge of technology.
CNET - Please review this product. Based on the TV commercials and what it says on the box, it is very deceiving. It requires a special backing that attaches to your phone (which is only available for the iphone and blackberry) and to use it for any other phone requires a dongle that has a mini-usb port that entirely defeats the purpose of going wireless.
This product is a scam and CNET needs to point that out...and fast because this could potentially be a popular (but total bust) holiday sale item for those who aren't technically savy (think my mom).
"helpful link"on by mbtiernan
Pros great concept
Cons didn't find my device tip i would use for my phone
Summary found this other link helpful sorry cnet
Pros Nice sleek low profile look. Ingenious theory of cordless rechargability.
Cons It's not so simple as dropping your devices and letting them charge. Charge pack adapters need to be purchased for each and every device you want to use on the mat.
Summary I think this is a complete waste as you have to spend upwards of $100 for the charge mat and up to an additional $50 for each device you want to charge. So for my phone, ipod, nav device, bluetooth headset and my wife's phone, would require 5 separate charge adapters which would put the cost at around $550 to do the work of our free wall chargers. The more annoying aspect of it is the need to attach the charge adapter to the devices. This means that if you have a case for your phone or ipod, you have to remove that case and put on the charge adapter so that the charge will happen. And then remove the charge adapter and replace your usual protective case once again. So for me, the extra expense and the extra hassle of removing and replacing cases, does not outweigh the simple annoyance of having multiple cords for my wall outlet.
Pros sounds great...
Cons ...But its a big scam
Summary Totally killed my iPhone battery life. The commercial is really deciving. And why has C-NET not reviewed this item yet? What's going on, is everybody working there on vacation? Usually I love C-NET and have always relied on the C-NET advice here, but there is no review yet and this item is already being sold on the front lines at Best Buy...
Pros Nothing, nothing at all. Box looks nice, I guess.
Cons Customer service is handled by monkeys with downs syndrome
Summary Bought HTC EVO bundle receiver door and powermat charging station at best buy. Receiver door did not charge, so I shipped it back to them for a replacement. Before I even sent it back, however, I received an Iphone 4 bundle in the mail. Shipped both of them back, and today I received another (yes, another) Iphone 4 bundle in the mail. With the overall quality of this item, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that this is a common occurrence. Powermat will go down in history as a prime example of how to do everything wrong.