UPDATE: A rep from Powermat just sent over a response. “We have identified that the method of attaching the door (on the Droid X) can impact the connection and have created a video to illustrate the proper method, which will alleviate the issue in most instances. We will be offering replacements to the affected customers.”
PREVIOUS: Last month we posted about the new Powermat receivers that were designed for the Droid X and HTC EVO 4G. We thought they looked pretty cool and one of Powermat’s PR firms sent us some review samples, but neither of the units we received worked.
It appears the problems could be wide spread, because other users who purchased the Droid X receiver from Best Buy are also complaining. Our friends over at Droid Life posted a quick video that demonstrates how Droid X owners were having difficulty getting the receiver to snap in place.
I tried contacting two PR companies who represent Powermat (m80 and Weber Shandwick) to get an official response, but my emails have gone unanswered.
Next time you browse into Best Buy and think about purchasing a Powermat product, it would be wise to see if their employees will let you test it in store before making your purchase. Make sure you save those receipts folks.