Friday, June 18, 2010

Powermat {Review & Giveaway} Wireless Charging Systems

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

A few weeks ago the electric company had to shut off our power for a few hours to replace some of the wires in the neighborhood. Not that big of a deal, right?

When it came time to leave to go pick Big Sister E up from preschool, the first problem I encountered was not being able to get out of the garage due to the electronic doors. I went back inside to call my husband... but we have cordless phones, so those didn't work.

The obvious next attempt: my cell phone. After locating it (which was an issue all in itself) I found that the battery was completely dead. Could I use my iPod touch to send an email over there at least? Nope, also not charged. How was it that with all of the advanced technology these days, I couldn't find a single device that was charged and usable?

In the end, I figured out how to manually open the garage door and still made it over to pick up Big Sister E in time. But from that morning on, I made it a priority to make sure our electronics are always charged and ready when we need them. No more times when I can't use my cell phone to make a call or my camera to take a picture.

Fortunately, Powermat made that so much easier to do with their innovative and advanced Wireless Charging System.

There's no better way to sum up Powermat than the way that they do on their website: The Powermat Wireless Charging System provides a simple, fast and efficient way to keep all of your favorite personal electronic devices charged. Instead of the pile of cords that we previously had sitting around (which, ironically, led to nothing getting plugged in), our lives have been streamlined with the Powermat Portable Mat.

The steps to using an innovative Powermat couldn't be easier. By plugging in the mat itself (the Portable Mat folds into three sections and comes with a convenient carrying case), you're ready to begin charging hundreds of electronic devices by choosing the necessary compatible receiver. All you do is set the receiver right on the mat and it magnetically holds in place and automatically starts charging - it even gives you an audible chime to let you know it's working!

The included Universal Powercube Receiver can replace just about any other charger needed by switching between any of the eight included tips (there's even a storage compartment for the ones you aren't currently using). By simply popping on and off the correct adapter, it will be compatible with a huge range of cell phones, handheld gaming systems, GPS systems, MP3 players and more. I was so excited when I realized I could plug my digital camera into this receiver and not have to be annoyed that the batteries were low the next time a great photo opportunity arose!

For the next step in removing cords, the Universal Docking Solution for Apple devices has saved my iPod nano from its prior life of sitting unused due to not being charged. Compatible with almost any iPod or iPhone, simply set your device down into the cradle and it is ready to be wirelessly charged right on the Powermat. Is there anything easier than that?

Actually, there is. For the ultimate in "Drop and Charge" convenience, I am loving the Receiver Case for iPod touch that not only acts as a case to protect it, but allows me to start charging my iPod touch by literally just putting it down. Once I slid this case on and snapped it in place, it did make the whole device noticeably heavier. However, being able to put it right onto the Powermat and know where it is and that it is going to be charged balances that out for me.

Being able to charge three devices at once on the Powermat Portable Mat is extremely convenient for both at home and on the go. However, the price tag for innovation this advanced is a bit more than what consumers are used to (the Powermat Mats retail for $99.99 with additional receivers selling for $29.99 or $39.99). But let's face it. If you have an iPhone, it takes care of so many aspects of your life that it deserves a little luxury charging, right?

(Compatible with the iPod touch as well)

The Powermat Wireless Charging System for iPhone is an all-in-one small bundle that will have your iPhone charging in pretty much the time it takes you to open the box. Once the almost 4" x 4" single mat is plugged in and the receiver case is placed on your iPhone, you'll never have to do anything other than place your phone down to charge it. This retails for $69.99 and would be great for at home or at work or as a wonderful gift for the iPhone user in your life!

For a hassle-free way to charge your electronic devices, the technology of the future is here today with Powermat. Keep all of your gadgets in one place, eliminate the need for extra cords and, in some cases, go completely wireless... I'm only too happy to retire our "bin of cords" to a closet somewhere. For you or the person in your life that loves their portable devices, this is the ultimate in Father's Day, birthday or any-day gifts.

Plus, thanks to the incredible generosity of Powermat, one person will be able to "Drop and Charge" their electronics with incredible ease, because...

One lucky person will win a Powermat Home & Office Mat AND up to 3 receivers for their devices*! ARV $190 - $220!

*Winner will supply their list of devices used and Powermat will provide up to 3 receivers that are compatible.

To enter to win:
Visit Powermat and tell me how your household would benefit from this innovative wireless charging system.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Powermat on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: I love Powermat technology! I just entered to WIN a Home & Office Mat and up to 3 receivers for my devices at Thanks, Mail Carrier! http://bit.ly/bfJfsY
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

I want to WIN a $200+ Powermat Wireless Charging System prize package from @powermat! @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/bfJfsY #win #giveaway

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3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Powermat. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on July 8th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A huge thank you to Powermat for providing a Portable Mat, Wireless Charging System for iPhone and multiple receivers for me to review as well as a Home & Office Mat and up to 3 receivers for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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one frugal lady said...

Between my husband and my teenager, this would be awesome!
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Nita said...

Powermat would get rid of our cord clutter.

jmajor4870 said...

i had the same problem one day with the garage door, cordless phone and dead batteries in eveything else. this would help me with all of that too.

Sylvia said...

One place to charge all my electronics how great is that
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traci smith said...

this would be great to get rid of some of the cord clutter!

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The Baldree Family said...

We would love this at our house! I can't tell you how many times my phone has died... it would be nice to have this simple device to use!
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Lisa G said...

This would benefit us because we can charge our phones and camera all on the mat!

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jemscout425 said...

It would clear up the clutter from all the chargers we use now.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would get rid of cord mess

Stacey said...

My husband was JUST telling me about this thing! Know I believe him! ;) I'd love to win this for his birthday! It would really benefit our family by giving us precious counter space back in our kitchen! Right now it's strewn with random cords that my husband uses to charge his various devices.

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Laura C said...

I think we would benefit by clearing up the cords there by making it safer
for my grandchild.

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Rachel C said...

This would be so convenient and easier than searching for the correct cord all the time.
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abfantom said...

The PowerMat would cut down the clutter of multiple chargers and the confusion of what charger goes to which device.

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mverno said...

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We could eliminate a big tangle of cords in our house!
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Jennifer Rzasa said...

I would love it, but I bet my husband would even more! ourchangeofart @ gmail . com

Rebecca Graham said...

We would benefit by not having to deal with all the cords.

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Laura said...

Small suburban house, four brothers, two sisters, a computer crazed father, and appliance run mother. It would bring me a little relief in searching four an empty outlet

heatherann said...

We have so many gadgets and chargers around the house that I'm loosing my mind, I can never figure out what goes to what, This would be a god send
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Timbo said...

Good lord, my office is a jungle of wires and having a system like this would go a long way in relieving the jumble and tangle that is my workspace :D

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Denise S. said...

I think this would de-clutter and simplify our lives without all those different chargers lying around.

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Debbie said...

I left comments on the wrong post! Sorry.
Anyway, there are six of us so we would so love to have this and get rid of some of those chargers.
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madpay said...

a handy device

flossie K. said...

What a cool device! Our household needs a Powermat because we leave our charging cords in different rooms all the time and then can't find them. Besides, the tangle of cords is very unsightly.

Stephen Saunders said...

oh wow this would help so much! My family is disorganized, this would just be a godsend lol. Thanks for the chance.

shannon said...

My household NEEDS this!! There are 5 of us in the house, and we all have cell phones. we are a very techy family and have video games, ipods etc that are always dying! My mom is forgetful and always looses the phone chargers. This power mat would literally save my sanity!!!

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Bob said...

In my office and bedroom, every flat surface is covered with chargers charging devices. The Power Mat will help bring order to the chaos.

Roy F. said...

I'd connect my phone and camera to it.

h. mcnaron said...

We are always getting our wired jumbled and run out of usb ports to recharge things- this would simplify all that.

Patricia said...

Keeping a clutter free house with two kids and lots of gadgets is hard. Any product that helps me reduce clutter is definitely on my must have list and with 2 iPhones and an Evo in the house, the Powermat is at the top!

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Jessica said...

I have to many cords I think this would help out with that!

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jappleseed said...

it would help get rid of the mess of wires we have now

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This would help me and my husband keep all our items in one place to charge

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Christina - xristya@rock.com - My family would benefit because it's so simple to use that everyone would actually REMEMBER to charge!

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We'd benefit from getting rid of all those nasty cords! My kids love to find things to chew on, and cords are one of their favorites to unplug and suck on. :-)

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It would simplify charging our phones and iPods.

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We would benefit because it would give us a reason to always put the electrical devices back in the same spot every time, so we aren't always looking for them.
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WE HAVE TOO MANY THINGS PLUGGED IN THE HOUSEHOLD PLUGS & WE CAN NEVER FIND ANOTHER PLUG TO PLUG IN OUR PHONES & WHATNOT, THIS WOULD BE AWESOME, WHAT AN AMAZING INVENTION kytah00@yahoo.com

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