'WildCharger' keeps plugging away

Latest adapters will work with the iPhone, iPod, second-generation Nano, and two BlackBerry models.

WildCharge

The "WildCharger" was met with some skepticism when it was announced more than a year ago because it sounded too good to be true. The roll-up pad promised to charge various devices simultaneously, regardless of type or brand.

But its manufacturer, appropriately named WildCharge, continues to prove its critics wrong by releasing new adapters compatible with more products. The latest of them will work with the iPhone, iPod, second-generation Nano, and two BlackBerry models (the Pearl and 8800), according to Gizmodo.

The adapters still need to be placed on the back of the devices, which can then be charged when placed on the flexible mat. WildCharge has long hoped that the receivers could be integrated directly into their devices, but that would likely be a vastly complicated endeavor involving multiple companies, technologies, licensing, and standards. In other words, don't hold your breath.

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