Hands On With The iPhone Powermat
We just got our hands on Powermat‘s newest product, the iPhone only Powermat or as they officially call it the Powermat Wireless Charging System for iPhone. Talk about a mouthful. It’s the exact the same tech that we saw from Powermat when they officially launched the product sometime late last year. But this version is more refined, feels more finished, sturdier and is designed specifically for the iPhone.
As opposed to the portable mat, which included room for up to 3 products (review here) this device has room for one and is designed specifically for the iPhone 3GS and 3G. The mat is sleek, feels very heavy in the hand and includes 4 rubbery feet that do a good job of sticking to whatever flat surface you place it on. Although we never obtained an iPhone case for our portable mat, this one looks a bit sleeker and less likely to snap when in the hands of someone a bit more gruff and rough…or maybe it’s the same case. Much like the portable Powermat, they’ve included the same AC cord that wraps up on itself and has a foldable plug for traveling – a nice touch.
Sure, it’s not the end all be all of iPhone charging, but at the very least it is $30 cheaper than the two other Powermat options.
More pics after the ‘leap’