Gear4 PowerPad
You can now charge your Apple iPod or iPhone wirelessly using the new PowerPad from Gear4

Gear4's new PowerPad will charge your Apple iPhone or iPod wirelessly, with no need for any cumbersome connection between your electrical items and the charger pad.

All you have to do is pop your iPhone 3G/3G S face up on the pad and it will begin charging.

Where other wireless chargers rely on contact points built into a case connecting with contact points built into a charge pad (conductive charging), the PowerPad uses inductive charging, where power is simply transmitted through the case to the iPhone's battery.

So your iPhone/iPod can be placed anywhere on the charge pad and does not require specific contact points and built-in magnets.

The PowerPad is Works With iPhone (WWi) certified, and plugs into the mains to transmit electrical charge to the iPhone through the liquid rubber receiver case. The case also acts as a protective cover when you're out and about with your iPhone.

More after the break

It will be available for £80 in November from leading retailers and the Gear4 website.

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