iPort has begun shipping LaunchPort, an inductive charging and mounting system for iPad 2.
LaunchPort is an inductive charging and mounting system for the iPad.
“With so many homeowners now utilizing a vast array of Apps throughout their daily lives (email, weather, traffic, social media, recipes, streaming music, watching videos and home automation), LaunchPort is the perfect platform to enable an iPad 2 to become the information, entertainment and communication hub of one’s home,” said Ari Supran, CEO of Dana Innovations, iPort’s parent company.
LaunchPort consists of three parts:
* PowerShuttle hard case with inductive charging for iPad 2
* BaseStation table top mounting and charging station for the PowerShuttle
* WallStation wall mounting and charging station for the PowerShuttle
The PowerShuttle attaches to the BaseStation and WallStation using neodymium magnets; which provide a secure mounting solution, even if accidentally bumped or knocked. Because these magnets are located on the PowerShuttle, iPad 2 can be mounted to any metallic surface, allowing users to utilize their iPad 2 in more places than ever before.
The LaunchPort inductive charging system starts working as soon as the PowerShuttle is docked onto either the WallStation or BaseStation. This means users will no longer need to contend with plugging in cables whenever they want to recharge their iPad 2; simply place it on a Station and walk away.
The BaseStation and WallStation provide iPad 2 users with a “home base” for their iPad 2 when they are not using it in their home and the convenience of knowing that it will always be charged when needed.
The BaseStation and WallStation also allow a user to rotate their iPad 2 through a full 360 degrees into landscape or portrait mode while mounted. The BaseStation has been designed at the ideal operating angle to make typing and page browsing comfortable and user-friendly.
The PowerShuttle provides an ergonomic feel to iPad 2 with handgrips on either side and features an acoustic wave-guide that passively amplifies and redirects iPad 2’s rear facing speaker towards the user.
The PowerShuttle includes a mini USB port to allow charging from the supplied iPad power adapter when a LaunchPort Station is not available. The mini USB port can also be used for wired syncing with iTunes, if desired.
The PowerShuttle is available in a gloss white or soft touch black finish, while the WallStation is supplied in a flat white finish with paintable bezel to allow it to blend into the wall. The BaseStation sports a brushed extruded aluminum and black finish.