Port LaunchPort inductive charger for the iPad 2 has been announced and it’s looking simplistically sweet. Like other inductive charging solutions, you don’t need a physical cable to connect to your iPad in order to top up its battery. Instead, you simply place it on the charging base and it will magnetically align, juicing up that battery with no wires attached.
The wooden docking station is handmade in Croatia, and is designed to charge a range of iOS devices, including most iPhones and iPods, with the noted exception of the iPod shuffle of course. The beautiful thing here is that it’s not some polypropyl-whatever fashioned to look like something that fell off a tree. Instead, this docking station really is made from stumps of dead oak trees.