The Most Depressing I-Forgot-To-Charge-My-Smartphone Story Has Been Crowned, Is a Doozy

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After a flurry of votes (4,345 to be exact), we have our winner of a Powermat 1XA Mat/Receiver Case for iPhone 3G/3GS! Click through for the saddest story ever told. Seriously, pull out some tissues. Not joking. Do it.

Well, perhaps to no one's surprise, the biggest tearjerker ever, the story of a man unable to connect with his loved ones before being deployed, is the winner of the Powermat Dead Battery Sob Story contest with over 60% of the votes. Here it is:

Entry 5: Brandon L's The Navy's Saddest Dad

I was heading out on deployment, and had to work the night before we were going to leave for 6 months. I talked to my wife the night before and we agreed to meet up in the morning before I left that day. I left the next morning to meet up with her to find that the place where we were going to meet there had been a fire and you couldn't get to that area. I called her and the moment she answered and said hello my battery died...I had plugged it in, but the cable had come loose on the other end. I tried and tried, but couldn't get to a phone in time to call her, meet up, and say goodbye for 6 months. I had to go on deployment without seeing her and our daughter thanks to my phone. To make matters worse our deployment was extended 2 additional months so I was actually gone 8 months total.

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What did we tell you?

Congratulations, Brandon L.! You have just won a Powermat 1XA Mat/Receiver Case for iPhone 3G/3GS. Keep that battery charged, buddy. And stay safe, while you're at it.

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Missed out on submitting your most depressing dead battery story? You're in luck! Powermat wants to hear from you as well. Follow @Powermat on Twitter and tweet about the battery dying on your phone and you'll have a chance to win one of their products. Use the hashtag # batteryfail to qualify.

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