Powermat Wireless Charging Review & Giveaway

by Melanie Roberts

in Closed Giveaways, Giveaway, Product Review

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If you are anything like us, then you have a few cell phones, some hand held game devices, maybe even an iPad, a few MP3 Players and so on; new technology is awesome, but it also comes with a cost. If I charge all the devices we have in the house, I probly wouldn’t find an empty plug anywhere and it’s not getting any better with the newest and latest technologies that my kids think they have to keep up with.

Batteries aren’t cheap and you may or may not know that, if you leave all those chargers plugged in, they still run up your electric bill; so I came across a product that I had to checkout. If this product holds up to what it claims you can toss out all your chargers and save a ton of money on your electric bill along the way.

Powermat asked our Crazy Family to check out some of their products and see what we have to say; let’s check them out and see what they have to offer.

Who is Powermat?
The first company to not only perfect inductive-based wireless charging but to then bring it to consumers in a widely available, meaningful way via mainstream retail channels, Powermat pioneered the wireless charging category and currently leads the market in device compatibility, retail availability, technological advancement, consumer experience and brand.

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What do the Powermat products do?

Wireless Charging
The Powermat Wireless Charging System provides a simple, fast and efficient way to keep all of your favorite personal electronic devices charged. Enabling your devices with Powermat Receivers allows you to Drop and Charge them on any Powermat Mat to experience wireless charging.

Magnetic Alignment
A magnetic attraction between every Receiver and each access point on every Mat assures that alignment is precise and the most efficient charging will occur.

RFiD Handshake
Communication between the Mat and the Receiver allows the mat to deliver an exact amount of power for the proper length of time so that the transfer of power is safe and efficient and no energy is ever wasted.

Audio Confirmation
A unique sound tells you that a solid connection has been made and your device is charging. A second, similar sound is heard when the device is removed.

Charging Light Indication
Each access point has a corresponding light indicator that informs you that wireless charging is occurring.

Auto Shut Off
When a device reaches full charge, power is shut off to that device. This not only saves energy, but it also prevents overcharging of the device’s battery, which can shorten battery life.

Full Charge Check
Once full power is achieved and the Auto Shut Off has occurred to save energy and avoid overcharging the device’s battery, the system will monitor the status of the battery.

Industrial Design – Mats
Powermat Mats are designed to work in a wide range of locations and environments. Whether you are looking to charge a single device on an end table or night stand, multiple devices on a desk or countertop or take the ultimate in convenient charging with you on the road, there is a Powermat solution that is right for you and your needs.

Industrial Design – Receivers
Powermat Receivers are designed to perfectly integrate onto or into the devices they will enable to charge wirelessly.

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We pulled the mat out of the box and immediately we were able to charge our cell phones and the Nintendo DS; the cell phones are hooked up with a adapter that comes with the mat, the Nintendo DS can be charged completely wireless if you have the Nintendo Adapter; you just slip the adapter on the Nintendo and lay it on the mat; and it charges. Most devices have an adapter that you can buy so it will be charged completely wireless like the iPhone, Ipod , we are not up to speed in all the new technology and our cell phones are older models, but this mat will still be able to charge it with the enclosed adapter. We loved it, the mat lets you charge 2 devises at one time and will last for up to 4 full charges of most smartphones and even more charges for many other devises.

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Once you are done charging your phone, MP3 players etc. and you see that your mat is running low on juice, you just plug the mat into one outlet and let it recharge; then put it away and it will be ready next time you need a charge on any of your devices.

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The best part, if you travel a lot you can take the entire charging mat in a small bag that is part of the package and put it in your suitcase, no cords needed and you will be able to charge all your devices while on vacation, long gone are the days where you have to carry around 5 cell phone and MP3 charges. All you need now is the Powermat and you are good to go.

We loved it, we were able to remove all the clutter on the counter and now all our outlets are free again. I don’t have to worry about any of my charging devices running up my electric bill; it’s a wonderful thing. Simple to use and ready right out of the box.

The 2x Charging Powermat retails for $129.00  and if you need receivers for iPhone, iPod, they start at $9.99. Check out their Selection on Amazon.com.

What a clever tool for any busy Mom or dad on the go; you could even keep one in your car and charge your phone while on the go.

For more information go check out Powermat on the Web, Follow them on Facebook or Twitter @powermat

Powermat graciously offered one 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom a  2X Mat with power! Dual back-up battery as a giveaway.

Check out the giveaway below and enter for your chance to win and save some money on your Electric Bill.

*PLEASE READ about the new entry form!!!!!*The main entry needs to be done in order for it to count as part of the giveaway, just  by you clicking “I’ve done it” does not mean the entry will count. Click on “Click for Instructions” on the first entry and it will tell you what you have to do, for you to get that entry, if it is leaving a comment for the question, please leave the comment below just like you used to do and then click the “I DID IT” button, that will open up the remaining extra entries for you.

For each extra entry, again, click on “Click on Instructions” and it will tell you the facebook like button or the twitter button all right then and there without leaving the page, even to tweet, all you do is click and it will do it.. may take some getting used to but in the long run, you will be able to enter faster and more giveaways….

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One Lucky 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom Reader will win a Powermat 2X Mat with power! Dual back-up battery ( Value over $100)
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If you won any Powermat Giveaway before or reviewed any of the Powermat products on your blog you are not eligible to win.

I was provided with the product listed above for my honest review and the prize for my winner will be send directly from the PR/ Company, I cannot be liable for lost or not send products.. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100 % my own.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Rosanne Morrison May 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Entered

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Neal Scoular May 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

like to win

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Beth Hill May 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

done

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Beth Hill May 27, 2011 at 8:55 am

So to retweet each day, you have to enter the mandatory each time ??? Hope I am doing this correctly !

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CrazyMom May 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Beth…no you can just click done for the mandatory one if you are tweeting… That will open the other ones up….

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D Schmidt May 28, 2011 at 10:04 am

Entered, I like the new form :)

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MAMOTTS May 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

did it all

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Michele L May 28, 2011 at 10:20 pm
RNWPBriggs June 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I LOVE this giveaway entry system you’ve got going here. So much better than leaving comment after comment. Please keep it up! I hope more people follow your example :) I love entering giveaways, but it can be a pain in the butt!

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CrazyMom June 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Thanks for letting me know… I love it, but some people have issues with it.. did you see any issues at all?? Have you come back to re-tweet did you see any problems?? Love to hear feedback so we can improve it and make it even more user friendly… glad you like it.

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SisWins June 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

The only problem with making entries too easy to do is the cheaters. If it’s not easy they are less likely to bother. I have been discouraged by the cheating on instant win games – they take the fun out of it.

That being said, I do like your system and have had no trouble. :)
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Norman R Hall June 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Sure could use this . I have so many things to keep powered up

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Betty C June 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I didn’t leave my twitter name when I clicked that I follow you and there doesn’t seem to be any way to change the entry. Is there anything I can do?

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CrazyMom June 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Betty… just leave me your twitter name in the comment section down here, that will work :-) good Luck

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SisWins June 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm

6/3 I don’t see how to leave the link for my tweet – just leave my twitter name? Well, here’s the link just in case. Hope that’s ok.
http://twitter.com/#!/SisWins/status/76825834442338304
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SisWins June 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm

tweeted – used form but here’s the link
http://twitter.com/#!/SisWins/status/77147589635620864
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SisWins June 5, 2011 at 11:19 pm
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Daniel M June 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

been wanting to try this, hate having cords everywhere

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Talex June 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

liked Powermat on facebook – Theresa A.

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karenM June 8, 2011 at 9:58 am

Wow, love that it can save a lot of space eliminate the power cords to the outlet.

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Betty C June 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm
SisWins June 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for adding a way to add the links for our tweets. This form is really clear!
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Veronica Garrett June 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I like Powerat?Sk=Wall on Facebook.

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