WildCharger gadget charging pad reviewed (Verdict: Works, but still doomed)

Gearlog tried the WildCharger, the almost mythical charging pad that's been coming soon for ages. It works fine, but everyone's biggest fears — no good way to integrate the charge pads into gear — appear to have come true.
And there is the product's Achilles heel. Yes, you'll need a $35 adapter for each of your devices, at least until the magical day when manufacturers start building the tech directly into gadgets. Worse, the company still isn't selling adapters for anything other than the Motorola RAZR V3 phone. The Web site lists other adapters, for somewhat dated products like the Blackberry Pearl and 8800, as "coming soon." Even the iPhone charger they sent us isn't available for sale yet. With Apple about to release the 3G iPhone and Research In Motion having moved on to the Curve and the Bold, WildCharge's "coming soon" section should have come more than a year ago. And there's no mention of adapters for any Windows Mobile device, Microsoft's Zune, or anything from Sony Ericson.
Something like this is going to need more industry buy-in than a company like WildCharge can muster. Hands On: WildCharger Charging Pad [Gearlog]
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