During our visit to CES 2009 we saw the PowerMat.  This was the first time I saw wireless charging done simple.  Now Duracell is entering the market with a similar product called the myGrid SmartPower and it looks to be a little easier than that PowerMat.  What we saw of the PowerMat was that you needed to attach a sleeve to your gadget in order for the wireless charging to initiate.  From the looks of this picture it seems that the connection between your gadget and the mat is a much smaller attachment that isn’t going weigh things down as much.  I like that schematic better but I am not so sure I want anything attached to my phone or gadget during the course of my day.  No word yet on price but it will ship sometime in October.


Jeff B