dealspowermat receiver for nintendo ds lite for $8.98

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Just a note: I see a lot of these "Powermat" and similar devices getting returned. Not sure if they just don't work as well as people think or what, but generally nobody seems to be satisfied with them.

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Not to mention people don't realize how these devices work. You are transmitting electricity wirelessly. The only way to do this is by sending high powered signals through certain frequencies. This is also known as radiation. In this case, they (Powermat) are calling it "magnetic" radiation.

We see wireless radiation all the time, but frankly I wouldn't want a source of one so close to me. Let's just hope they don't move to wireless line voltage. For comparison, the amount of radiation from these devices is over 500 times as much as a typical wireless router (And it would most likely be located less than 5' from your bedside).

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@cs85b:

I think you are over reacting. It is indeed magnetic energy that is charging the devices. If you think of a transformer, it has two sets of isolated coils. the two wires on one side aren't physically connected to the other two wires. What inductive charging does is basically put one coil in the base while the other is in the device that sticks on the DS.

Can you cite where you read that it puts out "over 500 times as much (radiation) as a typical wireless router?" Thank you. I'm interested.

Personally I would never buy something like this, paying such royalties just to not have to plug it in? how hard is it to plug it in each day? and is the trade off really worth it to have this big honking thing on your device that takes away from the devices aesthetics?

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It always amazes me how people through the word "radiation" around right and left in such a scary manner, with no regard to what it actually means.

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I've heard that the charge is slow and takes a long time to fully charge a device. That's probably why they are getting returned. I've seen a lot of Blackberry Powermats in the Clearance sections of Target.

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@cs85b: You are not "transmitting electricity wirelessly." It's an inductive-type charger.
Also your blatant fearmongering about some "radiation" boogeyman makes me think you're a bit of a nutcase.

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At first I thought "wirelessly" was mean at some distances, but not in this case. It just an attractive way of saying not using a wire, nothing more, you still need to place the DS on the mat to charge. Which is a kind of suck because its hard to play and charge at the same time.

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I purchased two Evo Powermats kits one for myself and one for my wife.
The port plug that's in the cover seem to break off. They broke off both phone and had to have them replace about 4-5 times already in a matter of a month and a half called the company and all they said is to return it to the store or send it to them and within a month to a month and a half that they would send the same replacement not a improved version but the same. They were really no helpfull at all.
They tried blaming it on me and saying that i have to be more careful and gently with it. Which i am, but i do need to remove the plug to charge it in other places that i dont have the powermat. Very poorly manufactured.

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$8.98?Including postage it?