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WildCharge Wireless Charging Pad and iPhone 3G Adapter Case - Final Thoughts

Wireless charging is the wave of the future; we take a look at WildCharge and their conductive charging system to see how well it works.

| Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 2, 2010 3:23 pm
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: WildCharge

Final Thoughts

 

The WildCharge bundle is good value. For $80 you can get the adapter case (or skin) plus the charging pad for less than Powermat's pad alone. But there are a few issues that go with this great price. The first is the reception problems; I am not sure of the cause but it was noticeable and impacted the life of the battery.

 

The next problem is the lack of any way to sync your iPhone using the USB cable with the WildCharge skin on. This is a pain in the ass to be perfectly honest and something that WildCharge has to address very quickly if they are going to continue to compete (at least in the iPhone market). The last and least important is the looks of the case; it just looks cheap. I mean it looks like it was knocked up in someone's garage and is not a polished product.

 

But with the bad, there is some very good. The WildCharge is just as efficient at charging as using the wall adapter while actually using less wattage from the wall. The WildCharge also does not draw any power from the wall once your device reaches a full charge or you remove it from the pad. This is a great saving over using a simple wall adapter that can continue to draw 2-3 watts even with nothing plugged in.

 

So, for the WildCharge there is both good and bad; thankfully the bad is all fixable while the good should only get better. Our final recommendation is to wait for the next generation of this product (which we hope is soon) and see WildCharge has addressed some of these problems. If they have, then we would recommend getting this product. If they have not, well, we are sure you know our answer there.

 

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