Monday, September 20, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Powermat Wireless Charging Mat System [CLOSED]

We recently had the opportunity to try a Powermat wireless mobile device charger. I was very excited to try a product like this as I was sick and tired of dealing with cables and adapters each time I needed to put my phone and Bluetooth headset down to charge.

Powermat has several choices available in mats and USB tips to fit your particular needs. The one we received came with a Powercube Universal Receiver and included 8 mini & micro USB tips. We needed two additional receivers so that we could charge 3 devices at once.

I ended up really liking the Powermat Portable Mat, even though I still needed to remove my phone from its case and plug in a small adapter. Although I did not have 100% wireless charging, I still only needed one AC adapter instead of multiple ones and the clutter is many times better than before. It is like a small charging station for all your devices in one spot.

This particular Powermat is compact and folds up into a handy travel case the size of a fast food hamburger box. This was a great feature because we tested the Powermat on a 4-day trip to New York City. During the trip the Powermat easily handled both my wife’s and my own phone as well as my Bluetooth headset. If we did not have the mat, we would have needed to bring 3 AC adapters with us. The travel case did not have room for the individual Powercube receivers, however, a surprising oversight.

All in all the Powermat is a great product and I use it every day. I can honestly say my phone and headset end up on the charger a great deal more than they did before as a result of the convenience. I would love for Powermat to find a way so that consumers can use a leave-on adapter for most types of mobile phones, as that is the “Holy Grail” of charging convenience.

Powermat products can charge a wide variety of devices, including, but not limited to the iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, DS Lite, DSi, and many brands of mobile phones, cameras, and Bluetooth headsets. To learn more about your choices, visit, where you can order products right off the website. You can also find Powermat at Best Buy, Target, Staples, and other major electronics retailers.

Thank you to Powermat for sending us sample products free of charge to base this review upon and for providing additional product for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a customized Powermat package.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of Powermat charging mats available. Then leave a comment telling me which mat you think would best suit your needs. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!