The Duracell Powermat in Action at MWC [Hands-On Video]
Duracell had a booth at Mobile World Congress last week, where they were demonstrating their latest in wireless charging tech, such as the Duracell Powermat and what it’s evolved to become.
The Powermat, as you might already know, requires you to have a special case to get your phone to ‘talk’ to the powermat and charge up wirelessly, but there’s cases for the iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, which allows it to work just fine, with the receiver knowing how much power is needed to charge your device.
What was most interesting to me though, was the special portable backup battery which can also wirelessly charge on the Powermat, after which you can take it along incase your phone needs a top-up towards the end of the day.
It’s all demonstrated quite well, by the Duracell staff in the video we recorded below:
Unfortunately, Duracell have their own charging standard and dont support the Qi wireless charging standard which means it wont work with the Nexus 4 or Lumia devices, which is a bit of a shame.
Still, if you wanted to wirelessly charge your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S III, here’s an option.