When you gallivant around town as much as we do, never knowing which lucky lady’s pad you’ll be crashing at next–or more like getting unexpectedly drunk at the gang’s fantasy football party and being banished to the bathtub for the night–there are a few essential items to have on your person at all times. Eye drops (you figure it out), mouthwash (too difficult to brush on the go), and those damn phone-charging cords so we can make sure we’re able to call in sick to work the next day. We’d all be much better off if such cords were banished from existence and phones could be magically charged on some sort of pad or surface. Well…
It’s not exactly magic, but the Energizer Inductive Charger ($89, Energizer) gets the job done. The anti-wire and hassle-free device works like a charging pad that boosts your iPhone or Blackberry Curve 8900 battery by placing your device on the charger. Energizer uses Qi technology to create the inductive energy that supports the wireless charging, which is enabled by special Qi-compatible sleeves for the iPhone or Blackberry (sold separately). See how it works in this video demo:
Lucky for you, we’ve got a few extras to give away to three esteemed readers. Just a few simple rules, first:
In the comments below, tell us about that one time you lost your cell phone or had it unexpectedly die. First three commenters to make us chuckle win.
Giveaway closes Friday, Oct. 8.
Don’t forget to provide a legit e-mail address when you comment, so we can let you know you’ve won.
Sorry, U.S. contestants only.
We’ve heard some pretty horrific stories, dudes, so don’t short-change us on details, here.