From the world’s stupidest products category comes the Duracell Powermat + Ring. This product is for people who have devices that don’t have wireless charging built in and no common sense. Just plug the huge plastic loopy thing into the micro USB connector on your device and then set it on the two piece charging pad. Kudos on that design idea… and by kudos I mean what the heck?! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of wireless charging, but this solution is just about the dumbest thing I’ve seen in awhile. First of all, it’s doesn’t even use the Qi standard. Duracell’s Powermat uses PMA-3 technology. Yuck. Then there’s that giant dongle that houses the charging coil. You have to plug it when you want to charge and then remove it when you are done. How is that even a tiny bit better than just using a simple USB cable which comes free with your device? It’s not. This is a product for morons. You can purchase the Duracell Powermat + Ring for $53.98. For more info visit Duracell.
[Hat tip to Android Police]