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Duracell Powermat's new 24-hour Power System charges both an iPhone and a portable charging battery, giving you a full 24 hours of continuous use on a single charge.
It requires a somewhat bulky case for the iPhone, unfortunately.
The Samsung Galaxy S-III represents the future of all major smart phones in that someday it will come with wireless charging capability built in. Unlike the Getpowerpad and the Duracell Powermat products, it won't require a special case or sleeve.
Samsung recently announced, along with partner Qualcomm, something called the Alliance for Wireless Power to develop better and more flexible wireless charging technologies.
And Apple has recently applied for patents for the wireless charging of mobile devices, leading to speculation that the next iPhone will be wirelessly charged. Other phone makers are rumored to be developing wireless charging phones as well, including Nokia.
Once major-brand smart phones ship at scale with wireless charging electronics built in, the furniture makers will be incentivized to sell tables, also with wireless charging base stations built in.
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