Powermat brings Wireless Power
One of the problems with mobile devices is their constant need for charging. Sure, charge cords can be done via AC and USB, but what if there was a simpler way? This is the theory behind the Powermat.
The Powermat is a simple solution that allows the user to charge their mobile device simply by laying them on a pad. It is designed to work on iPods, iPhones, Blackberries, mobile phones, GPS devices, handheld games, and even laptops.
All of these devices require the use of a special adapter, and principles of magnetic induction take over as power is transferred from the pad to the mobile device. This new product line is set to be available sometime in 2009.
Some of the models of the Powermat include a pad with an alarm clock. The ball shaped alarm also charges off the pad, and the clock makes a nice beeping sound when it is separated from the pad.
Powermat plans to use this magnetic induction recharging for more than just mobile devices. At CES 2009, they had a display of what looked like an ordinary kitchen. They had special Powermat spots on the countertop, and they put cordless appliances on them. The blenders and other electronic kitchen devices suddenly powered up.
Powermat didn’t stop there as far as impressing CES attendees. They showed a wall with magnetic areas, and the representative randomly stuck a lamp there. I believe that the wireless power would work with flat screen televisions as well. I believe that this wireless power is the wave of the future.