Why would anyone want a mat that does nothing but charge phones? It’s dumb, ugly and takes up space. But an alarm clock that you just set your phone down on to charge it? Yes please.
Oregon Scientific’s new Time and Wireless Charging Station+ takes care of two of the annoying parts of otherwise cool inductive charging: the case for your phone is decent-looking, and it’s not just a charger. And honestly, half of us only charge our phones when we go to sleep anyway, so hey! That up there’s the iPhone 4 case, but they have cases for the 3GS and 3G, some Android handsets and the BlackBerry Bold. [Oregon Scientific]