by Brent Dirks
January 7, 2014
Relatively new to the consumer market, iPort has unveiled an interesting all-in-one charger, case, and dock solution for both the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. With the Charge Case and Stand combination, the back of the iPad is protected with the case featuring the wireless charging contacts. Magnetic mounting and alignment allows users charge their tablet in both portrait and landscape orientation. Users can also take advantage of three adjustable mounting angles for FaceTime calls, movies, or typing. Interestingly, the system is even compatible with Apple’s own Smart Cover. Both editions of the Charge Case and Stand can be preordered now on iPort’s site with shipping expected in February. The iPad Air edition is $119.95 while the iPad mini with Retina display version is $99.95. If you own an older iPad or first-generation iPad mini, iPort also offers its solution for both of those tablets and they can be purchased now. When factoring in the cost of a separate case, extra power adapter, and stand, iPort’s solution definitely looks like a great bargain, and seems to have a lot of potiental. For other news from CES 2014 in Las Vegas, see: Signal’s RP One Will Give iOS Gamers Yet Another Wireless Controller Option, OtterBox Unveils New Symmetry Line Of Cases For The iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 5c, and Mophie’s New Space Pack For The iPhone 5/5s Combines A Battery Case With Built-In Storage.