CES 2009: Powermat magnetic induction gadget charger

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If ever there were a gadget operated by witchcraft it would be the Powermat. We heard about it a few weeks back but no matter how many times you say magnetic induction it just sounds too good to be true.

However, despite my initial concerns, it looks not only really good but really quite reasonably priced too. The only issue is having to buy a different case each time for all your smaller gadgets.

More CES 2009 coverage at the end of this click.

Daniel Sung

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  • Benefits management is, in part at least, about pulling all of your benefit offerings and cash remuneration together into one ‘package’ and then communicating this, and the options available,  to employees in a clear fashion.  Of course, the more choice that you give, the more important it becomes for HR to have the means of administering this package easily (recording choices, setting rules for when choices can be changed, liaising with benefit providers and payroll).

  • Benefits management is, in part at least, about pulling all of your benefit offerings and cash remuneration together into one ‘package’ and then communicating this, and the options available,  to employees in a clear fashion.  Of course, the more choice that you give, the more important it becomes for HR to have the means of administering this package easily (recording choices, setting rules for when choices can be changed, liaising with benefit providers and payroll).

  • Benefits management is, in part at least, about pulling all of your benefit offerings and cash remuneration together into one ‘package' and then communicating this, and the options available,  to employees in a clear fashion.  Of course, the more choice that you give, the more important it becomes for HR to have the means of administering this package easily (recording choices, setting rules for when choices can be changed, liaising with benefit providers and payroll).

  • Yes!!! I cannot wait for this to come out!! I NEED this! I have wires coming out of my wires over here..

  • In response to some of the other posts; efficiency is 90% and the covers are not necessary based on posts from another sited where individuals saw the PowerMat at CES – these are covers that most people have already.

  • It could take twice as long – it sounds like it’s going to save some energy and more importantly free up some space – I’ll take 2 please!

  • I think the covers aren’t a bad idea. I buy covers now for my iPod, Blackberry, etc. Now, I’ll use buy the covers that work with the Powermat.

  • Hey I wonder if this could be built into the countertop in my kitchen? Maybe some ‘subtle’ home versions could be implemented too. I’m really liking this!

  • At first the price was an issue for me, but the convenience cannot be overlooked. Over the life of my devices this is not a lot of money, and the sanity it will save in plugs and powerstrips makes it well worth it for me.

    Can’t wait!

  • Dude, you want your cake and eat it too… what does that really mean anyhow? Gotta start somewhere and I think this is really cool and could lead to even cooler things in the future.

  • most people by protective covers anyway so what’s the difference? and as to getting the technology into a new phone, do you realy think a manufacturer will do something like that without seeing that consumers are buying? once people start buying, the manufacturers will no doubt join in as if the invented the thing

  • Hm. I’m disappointed that you have to buy covers.

    They should have spent some time getting their tech into some new phones and such so that it’s ready to go out of the box. Y’know, like what happened with Bluetooth.

    Or do i simply want to have my cake and eat it too?

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