• Starbucks Rolling Out Duracell Powermat Hardware In Stores For Wireless Charging

    Starbucks Rolling Out Duracell Powermat Hardware In Stores For Wireless Charging

    American coffee giant Starbucks is giving its customers another way to power up their devices in-store, besides those outlets everyone fights over. The new initiative involves a partnership with Duracell Powermat to provide wireless charging in Starbucks and Teavana locations across the U.S., starting in San Francisco and rolling out gradually from there. Powermat uses the PMA standard… Read More

  • NFC Plus Powermat: A Match Made In Heaven, Or Just A Match?

    Powermat is looking at making an improvement to their tech that would combine the wireless charging capability with near-field communication, allowing for low-bandwidth communications while you charge. Sounds kind of weak at first, but really it’s a good match. They both emphasize that wires are, like, so 2010. Read More

  • Powermat Expanding Into Europe

    I stopped by the Powermat booth at Mobile World Congress 2011 last week to get the update on their line of wireless charging products. Their biggest announcement during the event was that they are expanding into the European market this year, which I suppose makes the MWC an appropriate venue for that communiquĂ©. Other than that, they still had some products on display, previously mentioned… Read More

  • DIY: A wood induction charger based off of a Powermat

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7656383&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 The Powermats are pretty cool. They charge without eff’n wires. But they are all plastic and might not look right in some deco. So why not stuff the guts into something a little more pleasing like a block of wood. It seem to… Read More

  • Hands-on Powermat's five upcoming charging pads

    Powermat is finally getting close to releasing its charging pads that we have been spying on for years. The company has five upcoming pads, each aimed at a slightly different application. Pricing is going to start at $99.99 and should hit retail stores like Best Buy shortly. Read More