Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Powermat Wireless Charging System (Review & Giveaway ARV $220)

powermatlogoWe’re constantly on the go in the summertime.  I’m exhausted by the end of our days, and sometimes I forget to charge my phone at night so that it’s ready to go for the next fun-filled day.  This is especially important now that we dropped our landline and the only way to reach me is on my cell phone.  My iPod is another story.  My jogging stroller has an mp3 speaker built into it, which is really great.  But I can never actually enjoy this feature because my iPod is always dead.

And let’s face it.  With all of the technology in a typical household these days, there are never enough electrical outlets available to keep gadgets charged, even when we happen to remember.   I have one large drawer in my kitchen dedicated to all of the power cords needed for all of our devices.  Every day I dig through it trying to find the match to whatever it is that needs charging.  Then you’re left with a tangled, knotted mess of wires on your countertop.  It’s certainly not pretty, it’s aggravating.  There is a better way, thanks to Powermat.
Stop, drop and charge!
Powermat is a system that wirelessly charges your portable devices, using only one electrical outlet.  If you have an iPhone, Blackberry or Nintendo DS, you just attach a special 009receiver to the back of each unit and simply drop onto the mat to begin charging.  It doesn’t get any easier than that!  If you don’t have any of those devices, don’t fret.  Each Powermat Wireless Charging system comes with a Universal Powercube Receiver, with 8 interchangeable tips for all of your charging needs.  It includes a Mini USB tip, Micro USB Tip, Apple® Tip, DS Lite Tip, DSi Tip, Nintendo DSi™, LG 1 Tip, Samsung® 2 Tip, and a Sony® PSP® Tip.  I’m disappointed that it does not include an adapter for Palm phones, but hopefully that’s in the works?  Even the storage receptacle for the tips stays put thanks to the Powermat magnets.

When I first plugged in the Home & Office Mat, it gave off an audible indication to let me know that it was on.  Actually, it startled me at first.  I’m the jumpy type, and I wasn’t expecting that!  With the activation of each device, the notification sounded and my devices lit up. It’s great that the Powermat informs you that everything is charging.  My electrical outlets don’t do that.
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I’m using the Powermat to charge my iPod nano, Sony HD camera, and my husband’s phone, since there is no tip available for my Palm. A magnetic pull attracts each device to each one of the wireless charging ports.  It’s like magic!  I have to admit that when I saw the boxes I was a little intimidated.  I didn’t realize how user-friendly this system was to use. 

005 The Portable Powermat works in the same way, only it folds into three sections making it small and perfect for traveling with you.  It comes with a nice quality travel case that closes magnetically.  Do you see a theme here with magnets?  It really does make life easier not having to fiddle with connections and wires.  Now my iPod actually stays charged so that I can use it whenever Emma and I make the snap decision to take a walk around the neighborhood.  Now as for the phone, I’ll just be waiting for Powermat to make that Palm tip :).

The Powermat is really a must-have tool for any household, in every season.  I don’t think there’s another product as universally brilliant.  This is one of those products that anyone would benefit from, and anyone can use.  It’s that easy.
GIVEAWAY!
Thanks to the generosity of Powermat, one reader will win the
Home & Office Mat and 3 receivers from Powermat – ARV $220.00!


Here are the links needed for some of the EXTRA ENTRIES (You may want to complete before filling out form).
-Like Powermat on Facebook
-Like Girl Gone Mom on Facebook
-Follow Powermat on twitter
-Follow Girl Gone Mom twitter
-If you follow us both on twitter, you’ll receive one extra entry per day for tweeting this:
#Win the @Powermat Wireless Charging Home and Office Mat and 3 receivers http://bit.ly/a4clS9 ARV $220 @girlgonemom #Summeressentials


No compensation was received for this post. I received a yummy cake to facilitate my honest review. Contest closes at Midnight EST on August 10th. The winner will be selected using Random.org. See giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

59 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway- this would totally simplify my life!

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

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  36. I entered! and I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.
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  46. Do you announce the winner or is it private?

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  47. PDuffey, you didn't leave an email where I can reach you.

    The winner has been notified and he already claimed his prize. All winners will be posted next week after all Summer Essentials giveaways have ended.

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