Something I’m looking forward to grill its manufacturers about at CES is the Powermat wireless gadget charger. It’s not, for me, of particular interest that there are no wires involved – technically speaking, there are – but it’s the idea that you can charge more than one device from just one power source.
From what I can gather, the mat itself plugs into the wall and anything you put on the mat – MP3 players, PMPs, phones, laptops – they all charge up just by making contact with it. What I really want to know is, how well does it work?
The mat uses magnetic induction to charge the batteries but how quickly do they power up? How many can you put on at any one time and how does the number you have on charge affect performance? I guess the answer to these questions and more lie in certain desert city in a week or so’s time. I’ll let you know as soon as I do.