Sep 24 AT 2:36 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Powermat receiver for HTC EVO coming next month for $39

Way back in January Powermat was showing off some wireless batteries for Android phones during CES. I was so impressed with the demo I witnessed that I awarded Powermat as my personal Best in Show for CES 2010, but for whatever reason the products missed their target spring launch and we never heard from them again.

Now a tipster has informed me that Powermat is ready to test the Android waters again – this time with a wireless receiver for the HTC EVO 4G. The product should hit retail stores this October for $39.99 and feature a slim sleek design (see my crude Photochop job above).

Customers who purchase the receiver can snap it on their EVO and use it with any of Powermat’s pads ranging in size from 1x to 3x. No details were provided on any bundle packages, but I suspect we will see a special combo (receiver + 1x pad) for around $59, similar to their iPhone offer.

I’m disappointed the wireless batteries never saw the light of day, but at least Android fans finally have some new charging options thanks to the EVO receiver. Hopefully they will expand their lineup to include more of the popular Android phones this holiday season.

We have a few Powermat pads laying around the office, so be on the lookout for a review once we get our hands on a receiver.

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