When the wireless charging standard you support is floundering and nobody wants to adopt the technology in their actual products, making a wireless mat for portable USB chargers is one dumb way to keep yourself occupied.
Panasonic’s Chargepad uses the Qi standard to power USB bricks that you can take on the go so that you have power if your phone dies. The Chargepad can also provide juice for those other Qi-compatible gadgets you don’t own (all 2.5 of them). But only if you live in Japan (the only place where it will be available in June). [CrunchGear via Engadget]