Entire PowerMat Lineup Tested


Is PowerMat Worth the Price?

So what is so damned awesome about the PowerMat?  Why not just use your original charger?  Because this is a taste of what we will be using in the future.  The technology of wireless energy transfer is no longer considered fantasy, it has become reality.  Soon, we won’t even have to set things on a mat, we would only have to walk in our homes and use a signal much like our WiFi networks that would charge our electronics for us.  I hate to sound 1950’s Sci/Fi, but the future really is now.  This may seem like a toy to most and ridiculous to others, but this is what we have to look forward to.  We have all but left the world of networking via cables and ports and have moved on to wireless networks that went from spanning feet to yards to miles and, very soon, entire continents.

So is it worth the $99 price tag for each mat?  It depends on how many electronics you carry around with you and whether you want to carry a separate power supply for each one.  It depends on whether you are satisfied with the way things work now or are on the edge of your seat jumping up and down waiting for the next big thing that could lead us to flying cars and batteries that never go dead because the same signal that allows us to access Facebook is also powering our iPads and Cellphones.

I would say that if you are broke and are living on macaroni and cheese (an excellent source of riboflavin by the way), then you should consider sticking to your multitude of cords.  If you have the money to spare, then by all means, try it out.  Consider this the beta of bigger things to come, and the money you spend on one of these will probably pay for research into a world with no wires at all.  The choice is yours, my friends.  The future is now.

Don is an avid gamer, writer, screen writer,part time game maker, film director, and horror film fanatic. You can check out his book "How to Survive Zombies and Other Disasters" on Amazon.