Powermat Throws Out The Cases With New Swappable Batteries For Wireless Charging

They stormed their way into our hearts last year, and at CES this week have announced a further line of products, throwing out the $40 cases needed per phone with their new swappable batteries.

Owners of HTC, Blackberry, Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson phones no longer need Receiver cases, instead Powermat is offering up batteries which can be inserted into the back of the phone, and charge wirelessly just by sitting on a mat. If you still need a Receiver, they're now offered in silicone.

The Powermats themselves have been given an overhaul, now coming with enough space for either one, two or three gadgets, conveniently named the Powermat 1X, Powermat 2X and Powermat 3X.

Those Powermats also come in portable sizes for moving between between countries, in single and double options they come with a carrying case and international power plugs.

A charging station for netbooks, called the Powermat 3X Netbook, charges both a netbook and two other gadgets at once. Car owners will rejoice at the news of the Powermat Car Charger, unless of course their car already comes with a charger—or a lighter. No prices or availability deets yet. [Powermat]