Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Energizer Qi Inductive Charger {$25 Gift Card Giveaway}

Energizer Qi{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Barbarawr!}

Gadgets. They're everywhere.

I fully expect that by the time my kids are in high school that they won't ever touch an actual piece of paper. With the number of smartphones, cellphones, MP3 players, computers, cameras and devices in general out there already, the future of technology is here and it's here to stay.

From texting to talking to working to shopping, the demand for products has brought along with it the need for more power and more convenient ways to stay charged up and ready. But who wants to deal with the hassle of cords and cables and making sure you have the right one for each particular gadget at the precise time that you need it? Not to mention having to barter with family members over who gets to use the outlet?

Well, that's no longer going to be a problem. Energizer, a leader in innovative power solutions that make consumers' lives easier, has introduced a new wireless charging station, the Energizer Inductive Charger.

Have you heard of Qi (pronounced "chee"), yet? If not, you will. It's the new universal standard for inductive charging - a "common language" for chargers and devices to be able to talk to one another.

Traditionally inductive charging occurred when a device that was designed to send power touched with a device that was designed to receive it and energy was transferred. Makes sense, right? However, the catch was that those two devices were made specifically for one another and attempting to mix-and-match wasn't an option... leading to you having to have one charger for your phone, one for your iPod, one for your camera... you get the picture.

So what does Qi have to do with it? Well, everything. Qi is about to revolutionize the way that our gadgets are charged because it allows every device to be a part of one universal language. In upcoming years, every phone, MP3, Blackberry and other device that uses up to 5 watts of power will be Qi-enabled and, therefore, will only need a Qi charging pad to power up.

No more cords, no more special sleeves, nothing. You'll walk into your neighborhood coffee shop and set your iPhone down on the small pad at your table and instantly have power. You'll be on a cross-country flight and lower the tray table on your airplane and be able to charge up your camera by touching it to the Qi charger that is built right in. Amazing, isn't it?

So, what do you get the tech-loving person in your life that already has everything? Only the next hot item, the Energizer Inductive Charger, one of the first Qi products out on the market. Being released very soon (just in time for the holidays, of course) the Energizer Inductive Charger will be introduced with accessories to enable Qi-compatibility with the most popular smartphones: the iPhone 3GS/3G and the Blackberry Curve 8900.

All that you have to do to use the Energizer Inductive Charger will be to slip the appropriate sleeve onto your smartphone (or plug it in to the provided USB port) and set it down on one of the two designated areas and you're ready to go.

In the future, as Qi is built right in to pretty much every gadget from every manufacturer, it won't be necessary to add on a sleeve, change a door or plug anything in at all. The Energizer Inductive Charger will work with whatever device you own!

Normally I'm not up on the latest technology, but even I have to admit that Qi and the Energizer Inductive Charger have piqued my interest. With the possibility of consumers being able to charge any device on a single charging station without having to add or do anything to it - well, that's just cool.

Are you ready to be on the forefront of technology? The Energizer Inductive Charger will be available online and in stores soon at a suggested retail price of $89 (the removable accessories for the iPhone 3GS/3G and the Blackberry Curve 8900 will be sold separately for $34.99 each). And, one person will be on their way to owning a piece of the future as well, because...

Energizer is providing one lucky person with a $25 gift card
from a
major retailer, which they can use towards the
purchase of the brand new Energizer Inductive Charger!


To enter to win: Visit the Energizer Inductive Charger and tell me something you learned or what you think about this innovative new technology!

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 Energizer on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: The future of technology is here! I entered to win a $25 gift card to a major retailer at Thanks, Mail Carrier in honor of the new Energizer Inductive Charger! http://bit.ly/ccmNdq
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Giveaway will end on November 12th 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 residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Energizer for providing a $25 gift card for me and 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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Shannon said...

I learned that Qi is the new universal standard for inductive charging

Shannon said...

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Racingjourno said...

Qi will mean the end of sleeves and doors.

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Lindsey G. said...

I learned it works by using inductive charging.
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Mrs. Kaminski said...

the charging involves no exposed metal

smdrm said...

I learned the definition of Qi -


From Chinese philosophy, the vital force that flows within and animates all living things.
The new universal standard for inductive charging as established by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
When it’s got Qi, I can charge anything just by setting it down on any Qi pad.

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Elaine said...

I learned that Qi is the new universal standard for inductive charging
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I learned that in this charging process there is no exposed metal. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I learned that "Inductive charging is what happens when two devices—one designed to send power and the other designed to receive it—touch one another and energy is transferred between them. "

Basically put any device with QI on this and it will charge it!

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Penny Zeni said...

I learned that inductive charging uses electromagnetic fields to transfer energy from a charging pad to a compatible special receiver on or in a device. So you just have to put your device on the surface of the pad! Pretty neat!

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Kim said...

learned the origin of QI- From Chinese philosophy, the vital force that flows within and animates all living things.

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Bethany C. said...

I like that there are no magnets or anything you need to line up to get it to work correctly.
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Deb said...

I like the fact that you don't have to worry about a sleeve, you can use the USB port on whatever current gadgets you have.

Deb said...

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Tamara B. said...

I learned you can charge any devise with it. Very happy you can loose all of cords.
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Lois said...

Hi and Happy Weekend! :) And I just love it means a heck of a lot less wires -- we all can use that! :)

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Kristen said...

I learned that you can get a Qi enabled sleeve for the iPhone.

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Tracy R said...

I learned that Qi is based on Chinese philosophy.

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Susan said...

I like the fact that there won't be multiple cords to charge multiple things, they can all be charged with the Qi

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WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

Wireless power usage is doubling in 2010!
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Katy said...

I was impressed to read on their site that, "with Qi Inductive Charging, all Qi-enabled devices that need up to 5 watts of power have coils that transmit and receive the same frequency.". That's a lot of power!

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humanecats said...

I believe that this will become the new way of charging. Gone will be the days of having to have a dedicated charger for each of your electronic products.

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I learned that it uses inductive charging technology.
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I absolutely love this new technology, with so many gadgets need to get charged, to make things easier is such a great help.

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Chris said...

I learned that you can place your chargable item anywhere on the mat! Nice :)

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ksceviour said...

I learned that by using an electromagnetic field to transfer energy, charging pads are able to intelligently communicate back and forth with the devices they’re charging!
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