Hitachi Maxell announces Air Voltage wireless charger for the iPad 2If the idea of charging via cable is of huge inconvenience for you and sounds messy, Hitachi Maxell has announced what they’re calling the “Air Voltage”, which combines a wireless charging pad together with a jacket that has been designed to allow the iPad 2 to be charged wirelessly.

While technically there is still a cable involved, which connects the wireless charging pad (dubbed the Energy Stand) to a power source, the iPad 2 itself is not connected by any cable at all, which means there shouldn’t be an occasion where tripping over the cable will cause your iPad 2 to come crashing down with it.

According to Maxell, a full charge will take about 3 hours, which is apparently as long as it takes to charge the iPad 2 the conventional way via AC adapter. If you want to check out the Maxell “Air Voltage” in action, here’s a video for it, or if you prefer reading, Murata (who made the wireless power transmission modules in the Air Voltage) has set up a website in English that details the device further. It is expected to go on sale 25th November in Japan for $196.

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