Powermat for Droid!

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  1. alm0614

    alm0614 Active Member

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    Powermat CES 2010 lineup hands-on -- Engadget

    anyone know what app that is they are talkin about?

    only problem is if you have a dock this is just about useless, unless you could have it in the dock, on the mat and charge..i dont think that would work though
     
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    I've never understood the power mat, do you have to attach something to your phone that stays on it at all times and then it's capable of charging on the mat? Or can I just take my droid and place it on the thing.
     
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    you need an adapter on the phone. its been a case up until now but that says there will be replacement batteries with adapter built in. just no replacement battery for iphone
     
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    In one of the pictures it shows a powermat branded battery so I assume they created a new battery for the droid, instead of a jacket, that can be used on the powermat and the droid would probably need powermat app to utilize it or give info or something... they haven't released this yet though.

    I can't wait for this. Ability to use the powermat with my droid without a big ugly jacket! Yes please, anyone have info on when this will be released?
     
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    If they make a Powermat capable battery for the Droid I'll think about picking this up...but if I have to attach something to the Droid... I'll just plug it in :)
     
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    i do think the powermat will only do well if they start to standardized batteries that all of them are built it. it's hilarious to see attachments or even cord attachements which attaches to the device. it's like.what's the point if you're going to have the cord anyways.

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    Yeah I mean whats the point if I have to attach something? I can just plug it in to the wall if I want to do that.
     
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    the iphone case for power mat is actually really good. tough, good looking and it makes it so the iphone has a micro usb instead of apple proprietary
     
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    the article is about how they will have a battery that just replaces the stock one that can wirelessly charge
     
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    +1 if I have to put something on it I can just plug it in to charge
     
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    Their whole line of products is pretty cool. They will have counter tops that have the power mat device built in and you put your phone on the counter and it will charge. They are also making it compatible with appliances as well. No plugs just put your blender, coffee maker, crock pot etc. on the counter and it works. Pretty amazing stuff. I'd redo my kitchen if I didn't have to plug anything in, pretty cool technology.
     
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    Id only ever buy their current stuff it it was ALOT cheaper... sure its cool to charge a phone with no chord attached but is it worth 100 plus the money for the attachment, Im a college student so definitely not for me. If they put out a matt I could put down on my desk that charged my macbook pro... id consider it...but is it that big of a deal to plug in your phone?
     
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