EPT10 Barcelona: The buzz around Duracell Powermat

The European Poker Tour just loves a superlative. Bigger, better, richer and now... buzzier? Walk into the tournament room and one thing that you won't see this season compared to last is that pained expression of a player cut off mid-tweet as their smartphone runs out of juice. Thanks to Duracell Powermat, the Official Wireless Charging Sponsor of EPT Season 10, no player will suffer from electricty shortage tilt.

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Keep charged all the way to the final table

Is it magic?
Well, in a way it is. The Duracell Powermat charges your phone through magnetic induction (so give a little nod to Michael Faraday) which kicks in once a "handshake" happens between the charging surface and ypur device. Your phone will then charge wirelessy - and only to devices that it recognises - until it's fully charged and ready to go again. It's so clever that it cuts outs as soon as your phone clocks in at 100%, so there's no worry about wasting energy or overcharging your battery. Cunning stuff.

We sent out Sarah Grant to find out what the players think of the new Duracell Powermat partnership.


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Rick Dacey
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