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Duracell makes plug in wireless charger

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http://www.duracellp...-powermatrings/

 

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It basically is a 'dongle' you plug into your smarphone so that you can charge it without plugging it in

 

I must say that it takes a special kind of stupid to come up with a plug in charger device to avoid having to plug in for charging...

 

or how the peeps over at gizmodo worded it perfectly

http://gizmodo.com/d...ging-1697901497

 

edit: and even better review: http://www.androidpo...charging-phone/

Apparently no one at Duracell was brave enough to shout "how can you not see how stupid this is" at the product manager, because they took the insanity one step further. The wireless charging mat that sends energy to the PMA coil in the dongle isn't actually big enough to hold both the the dongle and the phone precariously attached to it. So in order to alleviate this, the combo pack that includes both the wireless charging mat and the adapter also includes a hunk of plastic so that your phone can sit level while it's "wirelessly" charging. It's like a professionally-developed, mass-produced version of the crumpled wad of paper towel underneath your wobbly kitchen table.
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This is pretty hilarious.

would have been perfect exactly 2 weeks ago...

Why so?

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This is pretty hilarious.

would have been perfect exactly 2 weeks ago...

Why so?

april the first :P

Oh, right :xd:

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I recently got a wireless charger for my phone since the charging port broke... I feel like most people I know who have wireless mats have them for the same reason. This just completely goes against that idea (and it makes no freaking sense on top of that).

 

Please say this is a joke?

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I'm submitting my idea to Duracell about square wheels, maybe they can help me out.

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Maybe I'm the only one seeing (what I assume is) the intended use of this product, which is that if you already have a mat or are going to an area that has a powermat (found here: http://powermat.com/map/) you can easily charge your phone even if it isn't capable of receiving wireless charging. While they do offer an at-home mat (which is poorly designed), the intent is for use at powermat locations.

 

Surely this doesn't take an electrical engineering degree to understand.

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Maybe I'm the only one seeing (what I assume is) the intended use of this product, which is that if you already have a mat or are going to an area that has a powermat (found here: http://powermat.com/map/) you can easily charge your phone even if it isn't capable of receiving wireless charging. While they do offer an at-home mat (which is poorly designed), the intent is for use at powermat locations.

 

Surely this doesn't take an electrical engineering degree to understand.

then why can't you buy them separate from the charging mat (which comes with a plastic thingy to support your phone while charging since the mat is too small)

 

nope sorry

making fun of them is all I can manage

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Maybe I'm the only one seeing (what I assume is) the intended use of this product, which is that if you already have a mat or are going to an area that has a powermat (found here: http://powermat.com/map/) you can easily charge your phone even if it isn't capable of receiving wireless charging. While they do offer an at-home mat (which is poorly designed), the intent is for use at powermat locations.

 

Surely this doesn't take an electrical engineering degree to understand.

If you wanted to use this at one of those areas you'd be taking two pieces of plastic that are kind of massive. And if you wanted to use this at home at this point there's no actual advantage to this over normal chargers except that if you just normally charged your phone you'd be able to pick it up without having to take it off the charger.

 

 

 

To be honest, I feel like the piece of plastic that holds it off the table is probably the best part. It's like the crappy cherry on top of this badly designed cake :xd:

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Maybe I'm the only one seeing (what I assume is) the intended use of this product, which is that if you already have a mat or are going to an area that has a powermat (found here: http://powermat.com/map/) you can easily charge your phone even if it isn't capable of receiving wireless charging. While they do offer an at-home mat (which is poorly designed), the intent is for use at powermat locations.

 

Surely this doesn't take an electrical engineering degree to understand.

The point of charging it abroad makes sense, yeah great idea I like it.

 

But the reason this product is ridiculous is the "at home" charging they offer for this. I mean, once you need to manufacture a plastic block that serves no purpose other than to hold the phone up, it gets a little silly.

 

So the good: You can charge your phone when you're somewhere else. It would work well for businesses I guess. It makes no sense to market it for home use though.

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Maybe I'm the only one seeing (what I assume is) the intended use of this product, which is that if you already have a mat or are going to an area that has a powermat (found here: http://powermat.com/map/) you can easily charge your phone even if it isn't capable of receiving wireless charging. While they do offer an at-home mat (which is poorly designed), the intent is for use at powermat locations.

 

Surely this doesn't take an electrical engineering degree to understand.

If you wanted to use this at one of those areas you'd be taking two pieces of plastic that are kind of massive. And if you wanted to use this at home at this point there's no actual advantage to this over normal chargers except that if you just normally charged your phone you'd be able to pick it up without having to take it off the charger.

 

 

 

To be honest, I feel like the piece of plastic that holds it off the table is probably the best part. It's like the crappy cherry on top of this badly designed cake :xd:

You'd just take the ring. The mat and the stand both stay at home. Stupid design on the at-home part, I agree. They should be selling the ring by itself, but why bother when you can get one from China for way cheaper.

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Maybe I'm the only one seeing (what I assume is) the intended use of this product, which is that if you already have a mat or are going to an area that has a powermat (found here: http://powermat.com/map/) you can easily charge your phone even if it isn't capable of receiving wireless charging. While they do offer an at-home mat (which is poorly designed), the intent is for use at powermat locations.

 

Surely this doesn't take an electrical engineering degree to understand.

If you wanted to use this at one of those areas you'd be taking two pieces of plastic that are kind of massive. And if you wanted to use this at home at this point there's no actual advantage to this over normal chargers except that if you just normally charged your phone you'd be able to pick it up without having to take it off the charger.

 

 

 

To be honest, I feel like the piece of plastic that holds it off the table is probably the best part. It's like the crappy cherry on top of this badly designed cake :xd:

You'd just take the ring. The mat and the stand both stay at home. Stupid design on the at-home part, I agree. They should be selling the ring by itself, but why bother when you can get one from China for way cheaper.

Ah, the ring is separate, hadn't realised that. That makes sense then, sure.

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