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WildCharger: Powering devices wirelessly

WildCharger's product charges electronic devices (like mobile phones and music players) when they are placed on a surface the size of a mouse pad.

WildCharger's product charges electronic devices (like mobile phones and music players) when they are placed on a surface the size of a mouse pad.

An excerpt from Physorg:

Currently, the WildCharger charging pad sells for $60 on the company's Web site. In addition to the pads, adapters for different cell phones and other devices must be purchased, which sell for $30 to $35, depending on if they are bought together with or separate from the pad. The company currently offers adapters for AT&T/Cingular, Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, and T-Mobile Motorola RAZR phones. In the future, they plan to offer adapters for iPod Nanos, Blackberries, and iPhones, as well. The charger is even strong enough to power laptops.

Winner of the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 Best Of innovations award, the charger is as close as you can get to wireless power. The charging pad costs around $60, and the adapters for separate devices cost around $35 each.

The quibs are that each device requires its own adapter to work with the charge pad, and the costs at the moment are quite high. But the company is hopeful that future products will come integrated with the adapter.

More information:

Review: WildCharger — Juices Up Your Gadgets...Kind Of (Wired)

Wireless WildCharger Gadget Charger Now Available (GeekSugar)

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