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I have the previous version of this device - less glitzy, but same concept.There is a serious flaw with this product - all devices being charged have zero support to stand up apart from their charging sockets - this is NOT the strongest point of any device. Absolutely any movement sideways will bugger up the charging socket.Additionally, it is rubbish for a device where the charging socket is not in the middle e.g. Blackberry. You have to manually balance the device (using pieces of paper / cardboard). They appear to have carried over this design 'feature' to this version as well.Excellent concept - rubbish implementation. Save your money.
Reminds me of the last great steam engines before they were replaced. Good though it may be, perhaps good enough for a last hurrah, solutions like this need to be gracefully retired by wireless charging.
@Prem - I had no problem with this. In fact I charged an iPhone 4, Kindle 3G and TomTom on it without any hassle. @Greg - yes, in theory - but see our recent review of Powermat to see how theory and reality can be very different. PS Merry Christmas everyone!
@Gordon, agreed, my lovely wife bought me a powermat for xmas. My initial delight was quickly extinguished when I realised I would have to shell out for receiver covers. Guess what though, it would appear that the current best selling phone series HTC Desire & Desire HD are NOT supported....WTF. Waste of money, will be returned and promptly replaced with one of these i4's.
@PremTotally agree. How the heck something without support can be regarded as great design is beyond me. Apple in particular are notoriously difficult over dock connector damage.
@Tony Walker - did you see my reply to Prem Tony? There were no stability issues at all with the i4.
I received mine today and I can confirm there are no stability issues. Very impressed with this!
Looks interesting, but all I want is standards for phone and laptop chargers so they all work with each other. I mean they're all charged by electricity anyway. I'm no electrician, but we need regulation for this, surely?
I've had the pink version for the past 18 month the idea of this is great but the little connections often don't work in fact 2 didn't work when I got it a further 2 broke within the first month due to the instability caused by the weight of the device being charged (galaxy note 2) does not charge the ipad on the tips even if you do provide support, it seems there is not enough power. Now I've bought iPhones with lightning connectors but won't be getting the tips for connecting, they are too expensive to keep replacing.
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