powermat and droid?

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    Anyone know if the powermat will work with a droid?
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    I would like to know this as well.
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    www.powermat.com

    To use a Powermat, you need the mat and a receiver. What most people want is the phone case that doubles as a receiver, so there is nothing to plug in. You lay your phone on the mat & it charges via the receiver built into its case. There is no receiver case for Droid at this time.

    You can still use Powermat with a Droid, but in order to do so, you have to use the generic "Power Cube" receiver. You plug that into your Droid and lay the cube on the mat. Which kinda nullifies the point of the Powermat, since you have to plug the phone into the cube. Which is really a flat square, and not a cube at all, FWIW.

    I'm sure it won't take long, though.
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    Wife has one for her iJunk....seems to work well...Waiting on the Droid hook up.
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    customer support email POWERMAT

    Just send them an email like i did. cservice@powermat.com




    From: Dean Collins
    Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 4:36 PM
    To: 'cservice@powermat.com'
    Subject: DROID?

    When are you bring out a DROID back?
    (and don’t tell me there is a dongle available now ……only interested in the backcharging device).

    Cheers,
    Dean
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    It's too bad something like this isn't built into the phone. Could you imagin putting the phone into the car holder and having it being powered and charging without connecting a wire to the phone!
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    It would indeed be cool, but those damn "charging backs" completely cover up the back ends of phones. I want wireless charging, but not at the expense of the beautiful backside of my Droid. I mean seriously, turn this thing over and look at that sleek, contoured back panel. Everything in it's place, so aesthetically pleasing. It's simply.... I mean it's just so...

    I'll take 10 powermats please.
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    I went to the Powermat site at Powermat.com | Powermat Product Line and looked at the Guided Tour. The mat has a magnet in order to align the object for proper charging. That may throw the Droid into either Car or Dock.

    I saw some comments on Howard Forums from the iPhone people and it was mixed. It added bulk and recessed some of the buttons.

    IMHO, nice idea, but you'll be dropping about $130 just to get rid of having to plug in a charger.
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    Until they start building the functionality into the device and not some external adapter it will be kinda pointless to me. I can organize and hide wires and use drop in charging cradles/docks just fine until then.
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    I just got the powermat for christmas , i am running 2.1 re 0.04 and it dosent work , i have the phone off the mat , and the cube on and it wont work , has worked well on iphone , storm 2 , curve , storm 1 , eris .
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    Yeah, I totally agree, the whole point of a powermat is to set your phone on it and it charges, end of story. With the cube, you set it down. plug it in and it charges, which is the exact same thing as using the power cord, but looks even more ridiculous
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    Yes, but your wallet is lighter! :D

    Their site has info on what charging backs are currently available.
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    I fail to see the point of the Powermat entirely. You have to add something to your device, and you have to put your phone in the same place. How is there any convenience added whatsoever? Kinda lame tbh.

    I'm just waiting for radio wave charging, so I really never have to charge my phone.
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    Most place their phone same place every night....Most
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    I was interested in getting the Powermat, but the reviews on Amazon.com were a bit cool. It's an interesting technology, but not quite ready for prime time.
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    I have a power mat and I really enjoy it. All the adapters to the power cubes allow you to charge pretty much anything without having to crawl under the desk to plug in another cable. I also love it for traveling, just take the powermat with you and everyone can charge their phones and whatnot without having to worry about losing or forgetting your individual chargers; also negates the need to rochambeau for the limited power outlets wherever you're staying.

    @sooks
    The powermat works fine with my droid, try taking the cube off of the mat and sitting it back down.
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    Still not there on function or price

    I saw the Duracell at Target and was intrigued by the concept, certainly not the price. I found the WildCharge on line. PureEnergy Solutions It looks like you replace the back cover with theirs,then plug the new cover into the phones usb port. A little less obtrusive. Couldn't anyone make a battery with the cover attached that has the charging points integrated, instead of having to use the usb also? Nothing for Droid anyway.
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