Powermat Picks Up PowerKiss, Gets A New Heart, Tin Man Too Late

Don’t like plugging your phone into a wall to charge? The future is close, but not exactly here yet either. Powermat, a company that builds charging stations so you can just drop your phone or camera onto a mat to charge, has just acquired PowerKiss.

According to Engadget:

The two companies will combine under the Powermat Technologies umbrella, and will, of course, support PMA exclusively. PowerKiss will bring with it 1,000 existing charging spots throughout Europe, along with installations at select McDonald’s locations on the continent.

The PowerKiss concept is pretty cool. You buy the ring that lets you charge your device, and PowerKiss works to get charging stations, also known as a “heart”, into public places that its users tend to visit, including airports, restaurants, and other people hubs. You can, if you’ve got money to burn, buy your own “heart” for 235.00 €. The “Ring”, however, only costs 19.90 €.

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