Powermat wireless charger for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Uabcar, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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  2. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    as a regular you should know how to use the search function there are a few theards about this already.. sigh
     
  3. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right... :rolleyes:

    As a forum regular, I do find these posts most useful. Thanks for taking the time to respond...sigh...
     
  5. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    I use an IC slider and not digging the little bit of bulk that adds.... not to sure I would like adding that much more bulk to my iPhone just to put it on a pad to charge. Plugging it in really isn't that hard. Kinda a neat idea though.
     
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  7. notnek macrumors 6502

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    i find it very convenient just being about to set it down to charge. i don't have to find the cable, or remove part of the case to use a dock.

    i have the portable mat. it came with the powercube with 8 tips.

    the iphone case's thickness is between the incase slider and power slider.
     
  8. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    ...on the other hand you have to put up with that iPhone case which, in my opinion, does nothing to enhance the look of the iPhone. :(
     
  9. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    I agree with Uabcar, I did not see the original post on this charger, and I thank the OP for posting it. I may pick this up.
     
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Eh, for $70 minimum ($40 for the case/receiver + $30 for the barebones charging mat), and considering I still have to hook up the iPhone to sync anyway, the cool factor just doesn't overcome the cost. Maybe it would be more worth it if it somehow enabled wireless syncing as well.
     
  11. nehunte macrumors 6502

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    For a grand total of $140, it has saved me from the painstaking effort of having to physically attach the charger into the charging port of my iPhone. You talk about a convoluted process that has been completely avoided by the greatest iPhone accessory ever. Thank you Powermat.

    /sarcasm
     
  12. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    The mat looks very cool indeed as is the very idea of just placing your gadget onto the mat to charge it, but the cost of the kit and the unattractiveness of the iPhone case kill it for me.

    Sorry, I'm out!
     
  13. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    that thing is not worth spending money on..

    i guess they can take advantage on people who dont understand what it really is.. lol there is your "wireless" charging..
     

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  14. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    the iphone/blackberry are wireless changing, the psp has to use the adapter so lol @ you
     
  15. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Actually, both the iPhone and the Blackberry need to be fitted with receivers before they charge 'wirelessly'.

    As regards the iPhone the receiver is a rather unattractive case.
     
  16. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    and not to mention those adapters each cost about $40
     
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  18. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    I got the portable version and I love it. I only need one cable running to the wall for all my electronics.
     
  19. strike1555 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, wireless syncing is the only thing that can save this concept.
     
  20. andyhargreaves macrumors regular

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    Or if Apple buy the company and incorporate the technology into a future product - no ugly case on your iPhone/tablet/iPod, the function of the mat maybe incorporated into a computer - sit your iPhone near your MBP/iMac for wireless charging (and possibly syncing). Maintain wired options for people without mac hardware.

    I'm certain Apple must have considered this....
     
  21. Johnabbot macrumors newbie

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    I bought one of these for my iphone from http://www.wirelesschargershop.co.uk to be honest it is the ultimate accessory for me, i have it by the bedside when i go to bed i plonk the iphone down so everyday without fail i have a fully charged iphone.
     
  22. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Or you could grab an apple dock and power brick and then just plunk the phone into the dock. :)
     

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