True, you can charge some phones now without buying a special inductive-charging case (via their swappable batteries), but Powermat wants to work with manufacturers to put the technology into phones from the get-go.
Powermat already makes a portable, tri-fold version of their induction charger. But it’s only a bit portable, as you have to plug the thing in. Their latest Powermat is loaded with a lithium-ion battery so you can charge anywhere.
Inductive charging, allowing you to charge a gadget just by placing it on a non-electrocuting surface, is a pretty neat parlour trick. But you’re still putting a gadget on a charger. This DIY mod, however, trades synthetic chargers for wood.