If you're like most of us, a spaghetti of wires is taking over your desktop. A new charger from Powermat promises to solve some of that problem by charging your devices sans-cords.
Using a technique called magnetic inductive charging, the Powermat juices up portable devices like your iPhone, BlackBerry, Nintendo DS and a variety of other popular gadgets, without having to actually plug them in.
Powermat does not require a physical connection making it possible to transmit power through objects such as paper, thin cloth, or even water
A special case is required for devices like the iPhone to make the process work but it also serves as added protection from scuffs and scratches.
Powermat offers both desktop and travel-friendly versions that fold neatly for storage. Prices start at $99.