Wildcharger Pad vs. Powermat: The wireless charging pad showdown

by Mark R

Yes, we have covered the Wildcharger Pad and we have covered the Powermat, and I think it is about time for a Face/Off!

It would appear that the Powermat is winning as far as basic space is concerned. The Wildcharger Pad is an 8″ x 6″ space capable of holding 2 mobile devices, but the company says that it can hold five. That most be with the Wildcharge PowerDiscs. The Powermat can hold about three mobile gadgets.

So I suppose the Wildcharger has the Powermat beat for the number of mobiles. In all honesty, I don’t know a time when I needed to recharge five mobiles at any given time.

Now lets look at aesthetics. I like the Powermat’s look with its ebony black exterior, but the Wildcharger looks like a barbeque grill covered in aluminum foil.

So far we’re tied. Let’s look at price. Powermat costs about $99, and the Wildcharger pad costs about $49 as is. However, that Powermat kit comes with a power cube and attachments, which you would have have to buy the peripherals for the Wildcharger pad anyway. I’m not certain if the prices would even out.

So hey, I’m not going to say which one really “wins” this battle. After all, don’t we usually shun monopolies? Each product can do what it says, and that is what is most important.

4 reviews or comments

Susan Garvin Says: November 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I saw the cube for the wildcharger priced around &70, so the price does even out. Great review – I;m trying to pick a Christmas present.

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[…] have reported on many supposedly wireless chargers before, such as the Powermat and Wildcharger. There was also that one from Energizer that is Q1 certified, so that someday, we will all just lay […]

Mark Uptegraph Says: December 5, 2010 at 8:51 am

The pads are great but having to buy extra sleeves for each device to be charged is rediculious! so a pad with 4 sleeves adds an extra $100 buck or so to the so called bargain price of the unit

kathy beebe Says: December 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm

i would like to know if you buy a receiver for a device such as droid x is the receiver universal to all charging mats (powermat,wildcharger) or is it different receivers for each one

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