Powermat's iPhone 5 wireless charging case (pictures)
Powermat's redesigned iPhone 5 wireless charging case made its first appearance at Mobile World Congress.
Powermat's radically different iPhone 5 case
Powermat went back to the drawing board with its wireless charging case for the iPhone 5 because of the new iPhone's Lightning Dock connector. The design evokes the black-and-copper look of a Duracell battery, unsurprising because Duracell is in a joint venture with Powermat. It will be available in April, although no specific date was given.
The new system comes in three separate pieces. There's the case itself, there's an extra battery pack that slaps on the rear, and there's the mat, which itself holds a large battery. The total system costs $199.99, or twice the price of the old system. Separately, case costs $59.99, the backup battery pack costs $49.99, and the dock costs $129.99. So they aren't cheap.