*This post was written by me on behalf of Duracell. I received a product sample to review. All opinions are 100% mine.
If your family is like our family, you all have a menagerie of electronic devices including smartphones, tablets, and handheld video games that need to constantly be charged. In our home, I cannot even begin to tell you how many chargers we have gone through in the past year. It’s inevitable that they get lost or damaged through normal wear and tear, especially if they are being used so much and by so many people.
When I was offered the opportunity to review the Duracell PowerMat® I was beyond thrilled at the prospect of being able to have access to a 24-hour power system to charge our devices. At home it allows me to create a personal power ecosystem by placing the PowerMat® in any room so that I can power up while doing other things around the house.
I’m also excited about being able to power up by simply placing my smartphone on my desk in my classroom to charge while I am teaching. Since I’m always on-the-go, I loved the portable backup battery which sports both Micro-USB and Apple 30-Pin Connectors to charge just about any smartphone and power up my phone or the kids’ devices anywhere we are.
After careful review of the Duracell PowerMat® 24-Hour Power System for my Samsung Galaxy smartphone, here are some of the Pros and Cons that I noticed:
- Being able to power up my phone whether I’m at home or on-the-go.
- The PowerMat® is well designed and fits in with any decor as well as not being to heavy or cumbersome.
- The portable backup battery fully charged my phone when it ran out of juice while out and about.
- The portable backup battery has two connectors for smartphones that charge through Micro-USB or 30-Pin Connectors.
- It is very easy to use and you can monitor the charging of devices through automatic on and off switching of charging lights on the device.
- The wireless case on the Samsung Galaxy kit is not yet available for the Galaxy S4 so those of you who own it will have to charge your phones using the portable backup battery placed on the PowerMat®
- I found the Micro-USB attachment to go into the phone a little hard to put in but Ryan, a Duracell customer service representative, explained to me that “It is made to go in firmly, because it has to be strong enough to stay plugged in “On-the-go.” It has been tested in pockets, purses, etc. and will not damage your phone.”
I really loved the Duracell PowerMat® and, although Duracell doesn’t make a version yet for the Galaxy S4, I was able to easily able to charge my smartphone using the on-the-go back up battery with the PowerMat and the USB cable. The PowerMats will also be in participating McDonald’s so those of you who enter and win our giveaway below will be able to charge up there!
Our sponsor is giving away 2 Duracell PowerMat 24-Hour Power Systems to 2 readers of Tough Cookie Mommy for the iPhone® 4/4S which include portable backup batteries for both Micro USB and Apple 30-Pin Connections to charge just about any smartphone and power you up wherever you are.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Duracell to test/review/giveaway in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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