June 21, 2010

Powermat Review and Giveaway

I love the convenience of today's high tech gadgets. I personally own a cell phone, a nook, and an ipod. (I won both the nook and the ipod from blogs - just goes to show that entering blog contests can really pay off!). It can sometimes be a hassle to find enough outlets to charge all of my gadgets at the same time.

The Powermat allows you to charge your devices "wirelessly." Now when I first heard this claim I thought "Wow, how in the world does that work?" Well, after trying the Powermat in my own home I discovered that not all items can charge wirelessly (or at least not in the way I initially thought). Some items, like my cell phone and ipod require a dock or adapter in order to use the mat. I plug the adapter into my Samsung phone, lay the adapter on the mat, and my phone automatically begins charging. They did send me a case you can attach to an iphone that allows you to just drop your item on the mat and charge it. There are tones of receiver cases (smart phones, Nintendo DS, etc.) that allow you to simply drop them on the pad and charge away without requiring any sort of additional adapter.

Powermat PMR-AIP1 Receiver Case for iPhone 3G, 3GS (Black)

Although not completely wire-free. It does significantly reduce the number of cords I use. The result is a much neater work environment. I can also charge up to four devices (three pad stations and one usb port) while only using one outlet. This means I can charge two cell phones (mine and the husb's), my ipod, and my nook all at the same time, while only using one outlet.



To charge my iPod nano, I only had to place it in the iPod dock that was placed on the mat. The dock works for both iPods and iPhones. It retails for $39.99. It is nice and compact and easy to use. I think this is fantastic. I can seldom remember where I put the USB cord I need to charge my iPod.


The pad makes a sound, vibrates, and a light comes on to ensure the user that the item is correctly lined up to the charging station and is charging.


I also liked that the Powermat has an auto shut off. It can detect when your device's battery is full and automatically stops charging so as not to overcharge your device (which can wear down the battery life).


The Powermat Portable Mat ($99) that I tried came with a neat magnetic travel case and a large assortment of adapter tips. The Powermat can be used for Nintendo DS, ipods, sony products, a wide variety of cell phones and smart phones, and more. Their website offers a complete list of compatible products.

All in all, I was impressed by the Powermat. It really is a neat space-saving gadget. The Portable Mat folds away compactly when it is not in use. Perfect for cluttered desks and counters.
PowerMat Home and Office Charging Mat in Retail Packaging


One luck reader will win a Home and Office Powermat ($99) and three adapters!! You will love it!

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Powermat and tell me which adapter you would pick.


Extra Entries (only valid if the mandatory entry is completed)
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    • Charge gadgets wirelessly! #Win a Powermat ($200 ARV) from Mommy's Minute! http://bit.ly/cenXb1
Open to US, 18+ Giveaway ends July 9, 11:59 PM (MST). All winning entries WILL be verified. Make sure to activate your subscription. Winner will be selected using Random.org. Make sure to leave a valid e-mail address in your comment or have a contact e-mail visible in your profile. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail notification or an alternate winner will be selected.  Good luck!

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I received a complimentary Powermat and adapters to facilitate my review.
I was not obligated to give a positive endorsement.

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  1. I would choose the iPhone adapter

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  21. I would like the iphone and blackberry mats! Thanks.

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  26. I would only need one additional Powercube Receiver so that we could do another iPhone and an iPod (or the actual tips for an iPhone and iPod, either way would work.)

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  45. I really like the PowerMat Wireless Charging Station for the iphone 3S. That would really come in handy.

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  65. Gosh, we want one of these so badly in our house! We have two iPhones, so I would definitely choose the iPhone receiver case if I were lucky enough to win!

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  75. I would select the ipod / iphone adapter.

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  84. I'd choose the Portable mat adapter.

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