Gadget of the Day – Powermat

Wires are a royal pain in the backside – you've never got enough plugs, you spend ages untangling them from one another and they just look messy

Wires are a royal pain in the backside – you've never got enough plugs, you spend ages untangling them from one another and they just look messy. Now you can ditch all the leads and wires for the Powermat – a wireless charger that will juice up your phones, MP3 players and handheld gaming consoles at the same time.

All you need to do is slap on one of the Powermat's receivers to your gadget, place it on the mat and the two will work together to wirelessly charge up to three devices at once.

The good news is that charging will happen at the same rate it would if you'd plugged it directly in to the wall, even when you're charging up more than on thing.

And if three gadgets isn't enough for you, you can add another one via USB so you can charge up to four at once.

Powermat receivers are currently available for iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, DS Lite and DSi, although you can get the Powermat Powercube with its 8 tips for connecting to other phones and Sony PSPs.

The Powermat and its travel-friendly sister product, the Powermat Portable, will go on sale on 30 October with prices starting at £69.99 for the mat and £29.99 for a receiver. It might sound pricey, but it looks pretty cool. That justifies it, right?

 

Powermat

Price: £69.99

On sale: 30 October

Contact: Powermat

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