Do you want fewer wires and clutter when it comes to your electronics? I think we all do. But even though just about everything is wireless these days, there’s still always a power cord. Well, Powermat is one company seeking to make the problem a little less unsightly.
I remember hearing about the concept of wireless chargers years ago, but until seeing a Powermat ad running on Hulu (I was watching The League if you’re wondering), I’d completely forgotten about it. Powermat works by plugging into a single outlet. And instead of having dozens of cords laying around, charging is as simple as placing your gadgets on the mat to recharge.
One caveat is that many devices will require a special receiver to transfer the power from the mat to the device battery. It’s often in the form of a case (or replacement battery) which isn’t awful, but until the device makers and Powermat start engineering their products to work seamlessly, I don’t see this picking up widespread adoption.
However, if you’re a cord minimalist at heart, don’t let my doubts dissuade you from picking up a Powermat on Amazon. There’s probably someone working on better integration right this second that would be shout “I’m working on it!” if they read what I had to say.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.