Originally Posted by firebirdude
The powermat is a waste of money. Not only does it add size to an already debatable large phone, it has to be sitting on a specific square to charge. Why wouldn't I just plug it in? On top of that, you can't charge and talk on the phone at the same time, like you can with a normal cord charger. And who really charges 7 different items every night? It's just a dumb product...
The point is to make charging more of a convenience, not to facilitate your already set way of charging your phone.
It provides a way to charge your phone when you take it out of your pocket and set it down. So all of the time that the phone isn't in your hand or pocket at home or work, the location you have sat the phone down on, is charging your phone. Not really meant for you to completely drain your phone and then have you run to the charging mat.
As for not being able to make a call while charging, that is a bit disingenuous.
The charging mat doesn't interfere with an incoming or outgoing call. The phone does have speaker phone capability. Again, just because it doesn't fit into your set method of charging via a cable while talking doesn't mean you can't charge and talk on the phone.
Also, it does not add much to the phone. You replace the rear battery cover with their cover and voila!
I can totally understand if this product is not for you, but that doesn't mean it's not totally 'genius' for someone else.