D’you Think Steve Imagined a Completely Wire-Free World For His iPad? LaunchPort Just Made It a Reality
Cables are so last month. Just a few weeks ago, iOS 5 cut the sync umbilical cord, and gave us AirPlay, which liberated the iPad from cables when streaming video or music — and today Dana Innovations’ new LaunchPort freed the iPad completely.
The LaunchPort isn’t the first device to juice up an iDevice through inductive charging — but it is the first to combine a set of magnetic stands with enough power to juice up an iPad using inductive tech.
But boy does freedom come with a price. The system consists of three magnetically attaching pieces, all sold separately: the PowerShuttle back that snaps onto the iPad; a BaseStation tabletop stand; and the WallStation wall mount. The PowerShuttle is $149 while the two docks are $199 apiece.